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What are some good brain-boosting indoor activities for kids?

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Today’s question is one we’ve all probably thought about a lot. (Or at least a little, like whenever the cable goes out.)

What are some good indoor activities for kids that can boost my little one’s brainpower more than just watching TV?
– Elyssa

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7 lessons ‘The Simpsons’ can teach parents about bullying

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Did you know that bullying can start as early as preschool? D’oh! As if maintaining a three-foot-high beehive hairstyle or avoiding nuclear contamination at work every day didn’t give you enough to worry about, right?

Even if you haven’t yet had to deal with your kids getting picked on (or picking on someone else for that matter), it’s a good idea to brush up on your bullying knowledge now. That’s why The Doctor and The Dad have teamed up with The Simpsons to bring you some useful bullying DOs and DON’Ts.
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The mom in this TV commercial is about to enter a world of pain

Have you seen the Bounty commercial with a little boy showing his baby brother how to use a straw to blow bubbles in his chocolate milk? The kid makes a truly epic mess, with thick streams of dark, sugary moo juice flowing out of his cup, over the sides of the dining room table, and onto the floor below.

What’s their mom doing during all this, you might ask?

Oh, just thinking that it’s pretty much the most adorable thing she’s ever seen.

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Celebrity Parenting Strategies From Stephen Colbert

Ever feel like you’re letting your kids watch too much TV? Maybe that’s just because you’re letting them watch a bunch of terrible, mindless, garbage-y crapfests.

Or at least that’s how Stephen Colbert sees it.

Check out this clip of Stephen explaining why he lets his kids watch as much Mr. Peabody & Sherman as they want:

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The Berenstain Bears theme song makes either no sense, or more sense than you could ever hope to comprehend

Here’s what happened when a family of four waxed philosophical over the most cryptic lyric in children’s television.

If you’re like most parents of young children, you’ve been subjected to way more kiddie cartoons lately than you care to admit. As a result, your brain is now completely filled with shows and shows’ worth of simple, sugary and excruciatingly infectious theme song lyrics. This is why you sing “Doc McStuffins, Doc McStuffins, come on let the visit begin, the Doc is in” while shampooing your hair. And why your coworkers hear you belt out “Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max, Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max” when you think your phone is on mute during conference calls.

But there’s one theme song that sticks with a person more than any of the others – not because it’s the catchiest (it isn’t), but rather because it contains the single most enigmatic song lyric in the history of music.

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Daddy Does Dusting

How’s the housework and child-care divvied up in your house? Is Mommy rocking an old-school June Cleaver impression? Is Daddy pulling a Mr. Mom? Or are you working together to land somewhere in between?

Who gets THIS next load?
Who gets THIS next load?

Well, according to research published just last month, division of labor actually has a major impact on the happiness of your entire household.

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Happy (Family) Meals

If you’re like most Americans, you’re making plans for a pretty important meal later on this week. And no, we’re not talking about 4 a.m. corn dogs in the Kohl’s parking lot Black Friday morning.

Eating together won’t make your family look this pretty. But it will give you some pretty sweet benefits.
Eating together won’t make your family look this pretty. But it will give you some pretty sweet benefits.

Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful time to sit down and connect with family and friends. But if holiday meals seem to be the only times your family ever sits and eats together, you might want to rethink your family’s dining habits.

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