Research For 'Rents

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

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 Junk Drawer

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 […]


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, […]

Product Reviews

Product Review: Elf on the Shelf

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 […]