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90 Ways to Be a Cool Parent

From Interactive Science Exhibits to Gender-Fluid Kids Clothing

— June 2, 2016 — Life-Stages
The modern cool parent is defined by their dynamic approach to cultivating an experience-driven lifestyle for their children, whether that means letting them decorate a pair of their sneakers or keeping an eye on a child's fever via app-connected wearable.

Free from some of the strictness of their parents generation, this new crop of parents actively pursue being the best parents they can be and hope to pass on their modern values, as able to be observed in such ventures as gender-neutral children's clothing brands and kid-friendly urban gardening kits.

Focused on participating in enriching activities that also facilitate familial bonding, the modern parent is eager to explore all options to make sure they are providing their children with all possible resources when it comes to development. As such, modern parents might be found taking family cooking classes, parent and tot circus classes or even taking part in a family yoga and meditation retreat.
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Childhood Investment Programs
Childhood Investment Programs
Sesame Ventures is Offering to Fund Start-Ups that Support Learning
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Kid-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations
Kid-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations
The Party for the Planet Event Celebrates Earth Day at Disney
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Mother's Day Crafting Classes
Mother's Day Crafting Classes
This Art Class Gives Kids a Fun Way to Celebrate Mother's Day
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Kid-Friendly Search Engines
Kid-Friendly Search Engines
'Kiddle' is a Family-Friendly Visual Search Engine
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Kids Equality Socks
Kids Equality Socks
The 'Pals Socks' for Kids Come in Mismatched Pairs to Embrace Differences
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Interactive Canine Safety Apps
Interactive Canine Safety Apps
The Dog's Story App Helps Children Learn About Dog Safety
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Children's Cooking Programs
Children's Cooking Programs
The Chef Upstairs Offers Kid-Friendly Food Workshops for All Ages
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Family Bike Tours
Family Bike Tours
This Company Offers Exciting Vacation Packages for Active Families
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82
Vibrant Family Activity Centers
Vibrant Family Activity Centers
The Family Lab at the Groninger Museum is Designed for Events
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Infant-Friendly Museum Tours
Infant-Friendly Museum Tours
This Museum Hosts a 'Baby & Me' Tour for Parents and Their Children
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80
Familial Travel Booking Platforms
Familial Travel Booking Platforms
Vacatia Lets Users Book Resort Residences Across the US
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79
Connected Baby Monitors
Connected Baby Monitors
The Philips Avent Video Baby Monitor Camera Offers Enhanced Functions
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78
Streamlined Childcare Platforms
Streamlined Childcare Platforms
This Parenting App Helps with Trip-Planning and Staying in Touch
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Child-Designed Content Apps
Child-Designed Content Apps
The Sky Kids App Provides Content Streaming for Younger Viewers
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Theatrical Infant Workshops
Theatrical Infant Workshops
This Interactive Child Development Class is Set at the Theater
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Themed Cruise Excursions
Themed Cruise Excursions
Princess Cruises Offers Nature and Wildlife Excursions for Families
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Entrepreneurial Parent Programs
Entrepreneurial Parent Programs
First Years' 'Parentpreneur Grant' Fuses Parenting and Business
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Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Family-Friendly Laser Tag Activities
Laser City Specializes in Kid-Friendly Competitive Gaming
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Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
Toddler-Targeted Circus Classes
This Event Makes the Circus Accessible to Parents and Toddlers
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Parental Monitoring Wristbands
Parental Monitoring Wristbands
The Kiddo Tech Bracelet Lets Parents Keep an Eye on Their Childrien
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70
School Lunch Payment Apps
School Lunch Payment Apps
The MySchoolBucks App Lets Parents Add Money to School Meal Acccounts
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69
Physics-Teaching Kits
Physics-Teaching Kits
The Physics Simple Machines Kids Science Kit Teaches the Basics of Physics
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Parental Merit Badges
Parental Merit Badges
The ‘Parent Merit Badge’ Honors Overlooked Accomplishments of Parents
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Familial Yoga Retreats
Familial Yoga Retreats
World Family Yoga Offers Fun and Kid-Friendly Wellness Programs
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Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Kid-Friendly Gardening Kits
Mountain Lily Farm's Garden Seed Kit Encourages Kids to Get Outdoors
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Children's Couture Collections
Children's Couture Collections
Karl Lagerfeld Launches His First Children-Centered Lineup
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Paternal Lifestyle Guides
Paternal Lifestyle Guides
'Fatherly' is a New Parenting Website Designed for Modern Fathers
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Eco Obstacle Courses
Eco Obstacle Courses
Wilderness Waterpark's Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course is Family-Friendly
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Kid-Friendly Festival Accessories
Kid-Friendly Festival Accessories
This Feather Crown Kit Helps Kids Make a Concert-Ready Accessory
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Musical Children's Tees
Musical Children's Tees
John Paul George & Me is a Shirt Using Conductive Paint for Interaction
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Athletic Designer Kids Lines
Athletic Designer Kids Lines
The FW 2015 Lacoste Kids Collection is Perfectly Put Together
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Postnatal Yoga Classes
Postnatal Yoga Classes
Yoga Mamas Hosts Mom and Baby Fitness Sessions
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Interactive Science Exhibits
Interactive Science Exhibits
These Discovery Rooms Promote Adult-Child Interaction and Cooperation
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Toddler Art Camps
Toddler Art Camps
My Artlab Hosts Kid-Friendly Art Classes and Camp Programs
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Children's Color-In Boots
Children's Color-In Boots
Etsy's TheWoodsSecretGarden Provides a Template for Customizable Boots
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Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
Family-Friendly Fashion Retailers
The New Rachel Zoe Brick-and-Mortar is Suitable for Families
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Kid-Friendly Festival Events
Kid-Friendly Festival Events
The UK's Curious Arts Festival Hosts Creative Workshops for All Ages
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Growth-Accommodating Toys
Growth-Accommodating Toys
The 'Friendimal' Riding Toy Expands in Size to Accommodate Growing Kids
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VR Storytelling Apps
VR Storytelling Apps
Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories Puts a High-Tech Twist on Storytelling
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AR-Enabled Dinosaur Board Games
AR-Enabled Dinosaur Board Games
The Dino Mundi Triceratops Adventure Board Game is Interactive
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Play-Oriented Wall Decals
Play-Oriented Wall Decals
The Decowall Wall Sticker Set Lets Kids Play without Damaging Surfaces
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Hands-On Museum Workshops
Hands-On Museum Workshops
The Maker Club Teaches Children and Parents to Work with Their Hands
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Farming Kindergarten Programs
Farming Kindergarten Programs
Vo Trong Nghia Educates Children on Growing Their Own Food
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Gender-Neutral Science Kits
Gender-Neutral Science Kits
This Educational Toy Introduces Kids to Science at a Young Age
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Knit Foodie Childrenswear
Knit Foodie Childrenswear
The Oeuf Winter Lineup Dresses Kids in Produce-Inspired Attire
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Branded Easter Egg Hunts
Branded Easter Egg Hunts
The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunts Series Will Travel Around the UK
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Children's Needlepoint Kits
Children's Needlepoint Kits
Fanny & Alexander's Crafting Kits are Inspired by Wildlife
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Kid-Friendly Snack Subscriptions
Kid-Friendly Snack Subscriptions
This Service Allows Parents to Create Custom Snack Boxes for Kids
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Matchable Motherly Parenting Networks
Matchable Motherly Parenting Networks
Mom Meet Mom is a Network for Mothers to be Matched Up
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Gamified Homework Apps
Gamified Homework Apps
Gradestar Lets Children Earn Rewards For Completing Their Homework
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Sci-Fi Cruise Experiences
Sci-Fi Cruise Experiences
Disney's 'Star Wars Day at Sea' Features Themed Food and Events
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Interactive Gaming Sneakers
Interactive Gaming Sneakers
The Skechers Damager for Boys Includes Built-In Entertainment
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Virtual Reality Music Lessons
Virtual Reality Music Lessons
'Teach-U: VR' Makes it Easier to Learn to Play Piano or the Drums
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Bohemian Baby Wear Stores
Bohemian Baby Wear Stores
The Rich Hippies Store Offers Locally and Internationally Made Products
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Kiddie Fashion Stores
Kiddie Fashion Stores
Toobydoo Lets You Snag the Latest and Greatest Kids' Apparel
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Hybrid Bicycle Baby Carriers
Hybrid Bicycle Baby Carriers
The Wike Salamander Bicycle Stroller Converts in Seconds
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UV-Blocking Kiddie Pools
UV-Blocking Kiddie Pools
The Roarin' Shark Inflatable Pool Provides Heat Relief and Sun Protection
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Roller Coaster-Themed Playgrounds
Roller Coaster-Themed Playgrounds
This Children's Park Was Designed to Look Like a Roller Coaster
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Hanging Hammock Chairs
Hanging Hammock Chairs
FieldCandy's 'Hang-About Hanging Chair' is a Fun Outdoor Furniture Piece
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Burrito Baby Blankets
Burrito Baby Blankets
This Baby Burrito Blanket Makes Newborns Look So Cute You Could Eat Them Up
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Rapper-Inspired Kids Footwear
Rapper-Inspired Kids Footwear
These Yeezy Baby Boost Sneakers are Adorable and Stylish
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Smart Parenting Sensors
Smart Parenting Sensors
The Mother Smart Sensor System Makes Keeping Tabs on Your Family Simple
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Connected Children's Toy Boxes
Connected Children's Toy Boxes
The Smart Toybox Teaches Children to be Tidy with Games
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Versatile Baby Monitors
Versatile Baby Monitors
'Good Night Charly' is a Multipurpose Baby Monitoring Device
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All-Inclusive Kids Class Passes
All-Inclusive Kids Class Passes
The Kids Passport Gives Parents Access to NYC's Best Kids Classes
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Unisex Baby Clothes
Unisex Baby Clothes
This Retailer's Online Store Includes Gender-Neutral Baby Clothes
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Upcycled Eco Childrenswear
Upcycled Eco Childrenswear
Petite Marin's Eco Kids' Clothes Are Made from Old Menswear Items
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Stereotype-Fighting Tees
Stereotype-Fighting Tees
This Gender-Neutral Clothing Line is Designed for All Kids
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Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
'Little Giants Giant Shorties' Reworks Brand Logos for Baby Clothes
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Cloud Rocking Horses
Cloud Rocking Horses
The Iconic Cloud by Maison Deux Rethinks the Classic Children's Toy
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DIY Doll Kits
DIY Doll Kits
Seedling's Personalized Doll Toy is Reflective of a Young Maker Culture
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Barbecue Board Games
Barbecue Board Games
This BBQ Game Challenges Kids to Expertly Handle Simulated Sizzling Food
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Indoor Family Hammock Seats
Indoor Family Hammock Seats
The Flora Family Hammock is Easily Suspended Inside the Home
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Kid-Friendly Ice Creams
Kid-Friendly Ice Creams
This Sugar-Free Ice Cream Range is Designed for Kids
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Juvenile Education 3D Printers
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
The 'MiniToy' 3D Printer System Enables Kids to Learn STEAM
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Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
Activity-Encouraging Trampolines
The Springfree Trampoline Encourages Kids to Get More Exercise
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Indoor Playground Toys
Indoor Playground Toys
'Solo' is a Small-Scale Indoor Playhouse with a Slide, Ladder & Chalkboard
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Charitable Children's Tattoos
Charitable Children's Tattoos
This Artist is Inking Sick Children with Temporary Airbrush Tattoos
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Kids Sneaker Showrooms
Kids Sneaker Showrooms
This Sketchers Kids Showroom Displays the Entire Line
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Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
The 'Balmain Kids' Line is Inspired by the High-End Designer Label
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Kids Crossfit Equipment
Kids Crossfit Equipment
The HearthSong Rope Climber Lets Kids Train and Play at the Same Time
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Developmental Toddler Toys
Developmental Toddler Toys
The 'Willa Walker' Makes Learning to Walk a More Streamlined Task
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Gender-Neutral Kids Clothing
Gender-Neutral Kids Clothing
'Muttonhead' Has Unveiled a New Line of Unisex Clothing for Children
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Self-Propelled Strollers
Self-Propelled Strollers
The 'Smartbe' Intelligent Child Stroller Allows for Handsfree Operation
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Urban Kid Catalogs
Urban Kid Catalogs
Cute Graffiti Kids Carries Style-Focused Streetwear for Kids
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Gender-Fluid Kid's Collections
Gender-Fluid Kid's Collections
Jaime King Will Be Launching a Gender Neutral Clothing Line
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Children's Design Festivals
Children's Design Festivals
The Kids Design Week in Milan is the First of Its Kind for Young Ones
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Sensorial Bubble Wrap Parties
Sensorial Bubble Wrap Parties
This Multi-Sensory Brand Activation Was Hosted by Cadbury Dairy Milk
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DIY Cardboard Toys
DIY Cardboard Toys
MacoshDesign Created Downloadable Templates to Make Eco-Friendly Toys
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Wearable Brand Activations
Wearable Brand Activations
This Fit Bit Event Invited People to Try Its Obstacle Course
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