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a mom and daughter with a backpack walk on the street
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The nonprofit founder and educator talks about how best to invest in kids.
A kid holds an iPad.
By Craig Cox
A fraught battle with our 4-year-old grandson over screen time has forced Grandma and Grandpa to admit that his customary weekly visits may now hold less allure for him — and us — than they once did.
A mother and daughter hugging.
By Emily Ewen
Get inspired to add new kids’ activities to your family’s routine with these tips and best practices.
A collage of images of kids having fun at Life Time, including doing yoga, playing at the pool, sliding down a slide, and playing basketball.
By Callie Chase
Fall, winter, spring, or summer — there are always fun activities and healthy play options for your kids to take part in at the club.
wood carving of a person with a child like hole
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Coping with the loss of a pregnancy can take a toll on both a person and a relationship. Here's why — and what to do about it.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Do you do things for the image of it or because it feels right to you? Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary explains that people — especially women — are often conditioned to sacrifice authenticity for goodness, putting others before themselves. She breaks down why and how this happens, as well as ways we can pursue a more free and true version of ourselves.

a parent talks with a child
By Michael Dregni
Sleep disorders, gastrointestinal infections, and a higher risk of premature death are just some of the possible effects, according to a recent study.
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
A reminder about being present, courtesy of a phone-free trip to the Grand Canyon.
Two birds over a couple of orange halves.
By Craig Cox
Like many empty nesters, I often wonder what role I should be playing in my adult children’s lives. An unexpected visit from our daughter after months of silence provided some clarity.
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin
By Jamie Martin
They may be young, but our kids have a lot to teach us when we slow down and listen.
A mother and daughter are both on devices.
By Helen Martineau
Are your children glued to their smartphones? Here are a few ways to help them reclaim their time and focus.
a father and son showing affection
By Henry Emmons, MD
Many doctors prescribe medication for teen anxiety, but an integrative developmental and behavioral pediatrician offers these natural therapies.
A child draws angry faces on a piece of paper.
By Michael Dregni
Four experts weigh in on child and family behavior amid the global pandemic.
A little girl drinks juice.
By Michael Dregni
Corporate campaigns targeted kids and helped to create our obesity crisis.
Kids Soccer Team
By Chris Ballard
Many children simply don’t have fun playing sports anymore. Here’s a plan to reverse the “adultification” of youth athletics.
little girl in garden
By Heidi Wachter
Access to green space during childhood may lower the incidence of mental-health issues later on, according to a recent study.
Mom on couch with basket of laundry and two children
By Michael Dregni
The stress gap between men and women may be growing, according to recent research. Here are three ways to manage stress — for everyone.
Soapy hands in a bath make a heart shape.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
We all need a break to recalibrate. How I’m using my timeouts for self-care.
child putting recyclables in a box
By Jon Spayde
It's important to model best practices — and make it fun!
A mother cosleeps with her infant.
By Sheila Mulrooney Eldred
Most people around the world share their beds with an infant. If you choose to do this, James McKenna, PhD, offers some tips to be as safe as possible.
Family enjoying a meal
By Michael Dregni
There are numerous benefits to eating together as a family. Here are some tips to make it happen.
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