Parenting

Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Stay Home With the Ones Who Love You Most

Surely, you’re not thinking of going out on Valentine’s Day. Babysitters and decent reservations are equally scarce. And the truth is, your kids probably want to hang with their parents, for now their dearest loves. We’re staying in, then, and creating our own festive approach to a love-laden holiday that originally began with sacrificing a …

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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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Can Cooking With Kids Develop Their Emotional Intelligence? The Science Says Yes.

There is no shortage of research today documenting the health benefits of teaching kids about cooking—from understanding the origins of ingredients to learning S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). These things combined give our kids a leg up in making better food choices throughout life, but what often goes unrecognized is the role …

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