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6 Steps to Wean Your Children (and You) from Digital Toys after the Summer

Over summer your family probably spent more time connected than they usually spend during the school year. But there is no reason to panic or to feel guilty. You can transition back to school and back to work in a painless manner with a digital detox!
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?
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The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
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American Mom in Paris: After School Picnics

When an American woman planned a move to Paris with her French husband, she was preparing to embrace a very temporary stay-at-home moment. Here's what actually happened.
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Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.

The Motherhood Diaries: 6 Tips for Holidaying with a Baby

Recently, my husband and I undertook a major challenge. Now, just for context, you should know that we have both climbed some serious mountains in our time. Yet nothing prepared us for what we did last month. We went on holiday with our baby.
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How I Protect My Child With Food Allergies at School

Any mom who has a an allergic picky eater knows just how sensitive a proper diet is for the little one’s well being. For those of you with allergic children in Paris, here are some steps you can take to help protect your child in school and generate awareness of food allergies.
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Man in the Kitchen: The Importance of Holiday Meals

Holidays mean different things to different people, but one thing that never fails to unify the family around a table is a lovingly-prepared holiday meal.
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6 Essential Tips to Boost a Student’s Budget in Paris

For young adults, Paris doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these helpful tips to maximize a student's budget and make the most of the city.
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Girl Scouts in Paris: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Paris chapter of the Girl Scouts is a fun way for girls to connect with each other and their community to help make the world a better place.