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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Jan 14, 2020. 12 comments

How Do You Navigate Play Dates When You're a 'Device-Free' Family?

How Do You Navigate Play Dates When You're a 'Device-Free' Family?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev NextView All

As screen-free as you and your little kids may be (or you may want them to be), there comes a point when even the devices of others become unavoidable. You may not...

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David Murphy David Murphy Dec 27, 2019.

The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019

The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019
Best of LifehackerBest of LifehackerWhether we’ve made a complicated recipe absurdly simple, illustrated how to survive a natural disaster, or explained a political crisis in terms even your great-grandma would understand, these are some of our favorite stories from the past year.Prev Next View All

52 weeks, 52 Tech 911 columns—minus one or two weeks when I was on vacation and simply couldn’t...

Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Dec 17, 2019. 1 comments

How Do You Help a Young Child Get Over His Fear of a Neighbor?

How Do You Help a Young Child Get Over His Fear of a Neighbor?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev Next View All

We’ve all got stories about that neighbor. The one who never cuts the grass. The one who never cleans up after their dog. The one who plays video games—with the sound...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Dec 17, 2019. 10 comments

What Advice Do You Have for Parents of Kids With OCD?

What Advice Do You Have for Parents of Kids With OCD?

Last week, I wrote about a resource for parents of children with autism —a book that outlines parenting advice from adults who also have autism. It struck me as such an important concept that we can often overlook when our children receive a diagnosis or struggle in a way that is personally unfamiliar to us; we ask only the experts for advice. We ask doctors and therapists and we find...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Dec 14, 2019. 10 comments

Advice for Parents of Kids With Autism, From Adults on the Spectrum

Advice for Parents of Kids With Autism, From Adults on the Spectrum

When Jenna Gensic’s son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, she began to do her research. She gathered advice from the usual experts—doctors and therapists. But she felt she was still missing an important perspective.

“I realized one resource I hadn’t accessed was the autistic community,” Gensic says. “I wanted to get more of their input and advice on what they thought helped or...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Dec 10, 2019. 16 comments

What Do You Do When Your Young Child Uses the N-Word?

What Do You Do When Your Young Child Uses the N-Word?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev NextView All

Sometimes parents wish they could have a conversation do-over with their kids. A “big talk” can smack us in the face when we least expect it. This week’s Parental...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Nov 19, 2019. 3 comments

Should You Grow Your Family Through Foster Care Adoption?

Should You Grow Your Family Through Foster Care Adoption?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev Next View All

For many parents, deciding if, when or how to grow your family can be difficult. And when other factors—such as infertility or the heightened needs of your other...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Nov 07, 2019. 1 comments

How to Mentor Yourself

How to Mentor Yourself

If you’re ever stuck for ideas or advice, and you feel like you can’t find a mentor, here’s how to become your own mentor: Look at everyone else who’s doing a similar thing. Some successful ones, and some failing ones. Find everything they could be doing better. And then don’t tell them. Tell yourself.

Do it positively: Think of every cool idea you want to suggest to these people, everything...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Nov 05, 2019. 12 comments

How Do You Get Your Kid to Stop Hitting in School?

How Do You Get Your Kid to Stop Hitting in School?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev NextView All

This week’s Parental Advisory question is one that I suspect many parents have struggled with: What do you do when your kindergartener or first-grader is struggling...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Oct 28, 2019. 11 comments

When Your Kid Is Friends With the 'Bad Kid,' Should You Intervene?

When Your Kid Is Friends With the 'Bad Kid,' Should You Intervene?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev NextView All

This week’s Parental Advisory question comes to us from one of the most emotionally fraught locations on Earth: the first grade recess playground.

“Concerned parent”...

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Oct 24, 2019. 20 comments

How to Throw a Punch Correctly

How to Throw a Punch Correctly

Ideally, you’ll ever be in a situation where you’re forced to physically defend yourself. But if that day ever comes, you’re better off being prepared—especially when it comes to how to throw a punch. Sure, you’ve seen punches thrown on TV plenty of times, but do you actually know how to throw one correctly?

To find out, we asked a few experts to help us learn the proper method of punching,...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Oct 21, 2019. 15 comments

When a Third-Grader Threatens to Shoot His Friends, What Do You Do?

When a Third-Grader Threatens to Shoot His Friends, What Do You Do?
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.Prev Next View All

In Lifehacker’s first-ever Parental Advisory advice column, I’m diving right in to a topic that kids and parents should never have to deal with—and yet, here we are....

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Oct 14, 2019. 2 comments

Introducing the 'Parental Advisory' Advice Column

Introducing the 'Parental Advisory' Advice Column
Parental AdvisoryParental AdvisoryTackling your most pressing parenting dilemmas, one tantrum at a time. Email your kid-rearing questions to mwalbert@lifehacker.com with "Parental Advisory" in the subject line.PrevNext View All

At some point (or many points) during the parenting journey, we all need a little help. New parents, parents who have been at it for a while—all of us at one time or...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Oct 04, 2019. 20 comments

How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

All of us sweat, but some of us sweat a lot. Like, seriously, a lot. If you fall into this category, you know how annoying and sometimes embarrassing it can be. But never fear, my sweaty friends; we’re here to share some tips to make your life a little easier.

Why you sweat so much

First of all, sweating is completely healthy and normal. Everyone sweats. It’s how your body cools off, removes...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Oct 03, 2019. 17 comments

What Do You Wish You'd Known Before You Had Kids?

What Do You Wish You'd Known Before You Had Kids?

Before you have kids, you have this vision in your head of what it will be like. Maybe you picture tossing the football in the backyard, teaching them how to ride a bike or the way their eyes will light up on Christmas morning.

I imagined all of those things. What I did not foresee was what a prominent role ear infections and breathing treatments would play in my son’s early years. Or how...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Sep 17, 2019. 15 comments

Tell Us About Your Worst Behavior

Tell Us About Your Worst Behavior
Jerk WeekHow do you detoxify your timeline? Deal with the boor hogging the squat rack at the gym? Tell a stranger on a plane that no, you won't swap seats with them? It's Jerk Week, and we've got everything you need to handle the rudest people in life—and advice for what to do when you're the one in the wrong.  

There’s a famous subreddit where people tell you whether you’re being an asshole....

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Aug 30, 2019. 8 comments

The Best Back-to-School Advice for Teens, According to Reddit

The Best Back-to-School Advice for Teens, According to Reddit

Whether they’re navigating the high school hallways for the first time or decorating their first dorm room, back-to-school time can be stressful for teens taking on ever-harder coursework and new responsibilities. Even they must realize they could benefit from the advice from those of us who have been there, done that, and spent way too much on textbooks.

Enter Reddit, with its Back-to-School...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Aug 28, 2019. 10 comments

How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Struggling with Depression, According to Reddit

How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Struggling with Depression, According to Reddit

Talking to a friend that’s struggling with their mental health is tricky. You might be concerned about saying the wrong thing or pestering them with too many phone calls and texts. On Reddit, u/burnie57 asked users how to help a friend struggling with depression—and while everyone is different and communication is necessary to understand their needs, there are things you can do to be a good...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Aug 08, 2019. 4 comments

How to Sound Interesting in a 'Let's Get Coffee' Email

How to Sound Interesting in a 'Let's Get Coffee' Email

It’s intimidating to email someone whose work you admire, asking for advice, or a coffee chat, or any first meeting that you secretly hope sparks a career-long mentorship. It’s like asking someone on a date while also asking them for a raise. It’s hard and even if you do it right, it might not work! The Harvard Business Review has a killer strategy: present your most interesting, valuable,...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Aug 07, 2019. 18 comments

Here's What People Wish They Knew at Your Age

Here's What People Wish They Knew at Your Age

“You don’t have to be so angry,” I wish I could tell myself at 16. “Get a real job and stick with it,” I wish I could tell myself at 23. You can’t tell your younger self what you know now. But you can give advice to everyone of the same age. And you can read what other people wish they’d known at your current age: at the website Hey, From the Future.

On the site, you can read advice for every...

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