Author: Michelle Woo

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When I read the statistic from a University of Maryland study that children between the ages of six and twelve spend only twenty-four minutes a... [Read More]
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New parents are often told they should baby proof their homes, but then when they start to think about it, they'll do so while standing... [Read More]
Kids talk a lot. Parents usually respond with a nod or chuckle or maybe a glazed-over look when it's already 18 minutes past bedtime and... [Read More]
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While not everyone was thrilled about the fidget spinner explosion of 2017, one thing it did bring is more awareness about tactile aides for kids... [Read More]
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While watching the second episode of the new season of Black-ish, I could almost hear a collective gasp by moms across my social media channels.... [Read More]
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Traditionally, teenagers who needed to buy notebooks or new sneakers on Amazon either had to ask their parents to do it for them, or log... [Read More]
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When little kids create a work of art—say, a drawing or painting or pipe cleaner sculpture—adults typically respond in two different ways. There's the effusive,... [Read More]
Consent isn't all that complicated. And yet according to a study from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, there's still lots of confusion over what... [Read More]
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When you have young kids, it can be tough to travel frequently for work (though once in a while, it's pure bliss, amirite?). One... [Read More]
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The Boy Scouts will soon welcome girls. It's a divisive move—some see it as a long-fought victory for all the girls who've campaigned to... [Read More]
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Upon hearing the news of abuse and sexual harassment by men in power like Harvey Weinstein (and Bill Cosby and Donald Trump and all those... [Read More]
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"Anyone here good at geometry? I suck, and my kid needs help. Help!" [Read More]
Tags: good - geometry - suck
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If getting your kid a flu shot is something you've been putting off, don't wait too much longer. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that... [Read More]
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This is the first installment in the Postpartum Pain Clinic, a multi-part series on managing the aches and pains that come along with caring for... [Read More]
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When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder... [Read More]
Sometimes, a decision that's even tougher to make than "Should we have a child?" is "Should we have another child?"—and if the answer is yes,... [Read More]
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As kids rip open their birthday or holiday gifts with cake-fueled glee, parents brace themselves for the aftermath: a house cluttered with toys that no... [Read More]
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We're all curious about what others think of us. For teens, the yearning for validation is intense. Does anyone think I'm cool? Was the outfit... [Read More]
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My four-year-old daughter has a beautiful wooden dollhouse that she got for Christmas last year. She plays with the dolls and furniture inside, but what... [Read More]
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Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they're visibly upset, that's when parents tend to swoop in... [Read More]
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