ZemZen: April 6th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.



Seven things parents of kids with special needs hate, and seven ways to be supportive

Parenting children with special needs can be challenging and can often feel lonely. Rebecca Hastings, an opinion writer for The Washington Post, shares tips for the friends and family of parents of children with special needs and how they can be supportive of their parenting journey. You can read the article here.



John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on A Quiet Place, Parenting and Their One True Movie Obsession

Another installment to our recurring series “they’re just like us” – in anticipation of their new movie A Quiet Place, stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt talk with Time Magazine’s Eliza Berman and share some of their experiences with parenting. You can read the article here.


Parenting: Help your kids discover new interests

According to POP Parenting, a one-hour weekly syndicated talk radio show, hosts Jenni Stahlmann and Jody Hagaman, one of the most frequent questions they get is how can parents help their kids discover new interests. In this article, they share their hints for doing just that.



Teen Monitoring Apps Don’t Work and Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds

Do you use apps to help monitor what your kids do online? A new preliminary study suggests that could be doing more harm than good. You can read more about the study here.


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