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D+D on PBS: Guided Play Maximizes Kids’ Learning AND Fun

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School’s out for the summer! But that doesn’t mean your kids have to take a vacation from learning.

Our latest article on the PBS Parents website shows parents a really easy way to help their kids keep on learning all summer long – simply by playing!

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D+D on PBS: Inspiring Your Child’s Imagination

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Has your child ever flown a unicorn right out of the house? Forged a peace treaty with thimble-sized aliens? Or become the first person to open a fast casual fondue restaurant on the moon?

It’s all possible…with a little imagination.

And helping your kids develop some super-powerful imagination skills is what our newest article on the PBS Parents website is all about!

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D+D on PBS: Fathers Know Better Than EVER

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Father’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to sit back and reflect on just how delightful dadhood can be.

We decided to celebrate the big day in the most “Doctor and Dad” way possible – by reading a research survey about the thoughts and feelings of modern day dads, and then writing an article about it for the PBS Parents website.

(Do we know how to have fun, or what?)

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D+D interviewed: Coping with kids with colds

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If you’ve been reading our updates about what having three kids is really like, you know that adding that third kiddo seems to have resulted in at least one person in our family being sick all the freaking time.

So I guess you could say we’re kind of experts on the subject. (Yippee.)

That’s why it came as no surprise to us when Catherine Phelan over at rebates.com interviewed us for an article she was writing about how parents can deal with sick kids, being sick themselves or both.

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D+D on PBS: Anatomy of the Perfect Toy

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Toys. They’re everywhere these days. Although their natural habitat is a well-organized chest in your child’s room, they frequently migrate to places like the living room, kitchen table, the car, your bed and of course, directly under your feet in a dark hallway in the middle of the night.

What’s worse, new toys threaten to encroach upon your home environment all the time, as birthdays, holidays and random visits from grandma and grandpa often bring more and more of these parasitic playthings with them.

So how do parents like us know which of the thousands of toys out there are actually worth keeping (or buying in the first place)? Which ones will maintain our children’s interest, help them learn something, boost their problem-solving skills and inspire their creativity?

It isn’t as hard as it seems.

Just read our newest article on the PBS Parents website, and you’ll learn about five distinguishing characteristics that can help you spot the perfect toy in no time.

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D+D on Deadspin: How to Fly with Young Children

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You know that feeling you get when you pack some bags, grab your kids, and head to the airport brimming with confidence that your entire family flight experience will be easy, effortless and enjoyable?

Of course not. No one does. Because that feeling does not actually exist.

But if you’re planning on flying with young children at some point in your life, you owe it to yourself to read our new article on Deadspin’s Adequate Man website!

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D+D on PBS: Raising Environmentally Responsible Kids

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Tonight, after you’ve forced open your child’s bedroom door despite the giant pile of stuffed animals behind it… After you’ve somehow managed to tiptoe through a minefield of toys, books and discarded dirty laundry without breaking your neck… And after you’ve leaned over and kissed your adorable little angel’s crusty, crumb-covered face goodnight, consider this:

Your child – who is quite possibly the messiest human being you know – is going to clean up our entire planet.

Don’t believe us?

Then you need to read our latest article on the PBS Parents website.

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