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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!

Mr. Picky Eater And His Food Allergies

Having a child with food allergies means you probably have a picky eater. As babies, they have a natural defense/instinct to reject foods that could harm them. Nature is well made. As they grow older, they become a bit fearful of food and trying new things, which makes feeding an allergic child more challenging.

Teen Coach: Open Letter to Families in French Schools

Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.

Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...

Why Baby Teeth are Important Even if They Fall Out

Yes, the sweet little baby in your arms, already has 20 teeth forming underneath his or her pink gums- like tulip bulbs waiting to sprout. Although the process isn't as poetic as flowers, involving lots of drool, red swollen gums, crankiness…believe it or not little is known about the causes and management of the presumed discomfort.

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Children (Part 1)

The first in a three-part series in which digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov shares the real deal: how insiders on eSafety deal with their own children, the rules that they set and best practices.

American Mom in Paris: Docteur Knows Best

An American mom in Paris discovers cultural differences in dealing with French doctors when her daughter develops a middle ear infection.

HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.

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Executive and teen coach Jane Mobille shares her reflections on life after the terrorist attacks on Paris in a touching poem.

15 Rainy Day Activities for Families in Paris

It’s raining, it’s pouring and your whole family is bouncing off the walls. Fear not—there are plenty of indoor activities in Paris to keep your entire clan amused and dry!