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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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Time Warner Cable totally doesn’t get parenting


We like to keep the parenting discussion pretty positive here on the blog. But every now and then, we feel the need to do a little ranting – about our kids’ most terrible toys, or a paper towel ad that completely misrepresents parenthood.

Well today we’re adding another crappy commercial to our list of parenting peeves. This one comes from nobody’s favorite media provider, Time Warner Cable, for their TWC TV app ad titled “Pillow Fort.”

It goes a little something like this:

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How to make your child an Action Movie Kid

If you happen to be one of those parents who is also a totally talented, movie-making special effects whiz, you can create some truly extraordinary experiences for your child.

Here’s what we’re talking about, courtesy of DreamWorks animator Daniel Hashimoto and his three-year-old son James:

As amazingly fun as those “Action Movie Kid” videos are, you’ll be happy to know that you can give your little super hero some equally mind-blowing memories – even if you have no CGI skills whatsoever.

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Product Review: Elf on the Shelf

I see you when you're pooping...
I see you when you’re pooping…

We recently debuted Elf on the Shelf in our house. In case you haven’t already heard of it, EOTS is the newest craze in holiday-themed kid control. If the thought of Santa simply knowing whether your children are bad or good isn’t enough to prevent them from engaging in sleighfuls of coal-worthy behavior, you can stick this tiny stuffed elf someplace prominent (like on a shelf, for instance), and the cheery little narc will monitor your kids’ naughty/niceness each day, sending some presumably highly influential reports straight to the big man up north.

So it’s a totally easy way to keep the kids in line.

(Unless they react like ours did.)

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