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Life Kit: Parenting


Raising awesome kids takes help. NPR has science and experts to get you through the toughest parenting moments. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on parenting.

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5 Tips For Transferring Colleges

Nov 11 • 19:28

How To Build A Sleep Routine For You And Your Children

Nov 8 • 18:02

Finding Agency With A Birth Plan

Oct 19 • 22:57
For expectant parents, navigating pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum can raise a range of emotions. There are so many things to think about and prepare for, and knowing where to start can feel daunting. But a birth plan can help!

In this episode, Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Gabrielle Horton of NATAL, offer guidance on creating a birth plan that works for you, and makes it...

It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid

Sep 30 • 14:25

How You Can Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide

Sep 28 • 18:49

How Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond With Your Kids

Sep 27 • 19:54

In 'We're Not Broken,' Author Eric Garcia Takes On Myths About Autism

Sep 20 • 22:00

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From The Delta Variant

Aug 30 • 12:19
Returning to in-person schooling is both a relief — and a source of great anxiety — for a lot of parents this year. The pandemic is still happening. The Delta variant is surging. And millions of children are too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The news changes fast — updates on vaccine trials and breakthrough infections seem to roll in every day — but there's still a lot ...

5 Tips For Becoming A Stepparent

Aug 19 • 21:22
Becoming a parent is challenging and the same is true for those becoming stepparents. In this episode, we talk to experts — some of whom are stepparents themselves — about how you can navigate the process. They share their do's: let the biological parent deal with discipline — and their don'ts: don't say anything to the child that you wouldn't want them to repeat to the ot...

Do's And Don'ts For Parents Whose Kids Have Gained Weight In The Pandemic

Aug 16 • 10:22
If you've noticed that your kid put on some weight during the pandemic and you're not sure what — if anything — to do about it, you're not alone.

Weight is an incredibly fraught topic — and an imperfect indicator of health. As parents, a kid's sudden weight gain can be hard to know how to tackle — the last thing we'd want is to do anything that might create poor body image ...

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