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How to Talk to Your Kids about 9/11
Your children may have some questions about what happened on September 11 and what it means in history. Read on for some suggestions from Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., founding president of the Child Mind Institute, for discussing the 9/11's significance with your children and answering any questions they may have. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Children Build and Maintain Relationships With Their Grandparents
In honor of Grandparents Day, check out the following tips for helping your child to build and maintain relationships with their grandparents whether they live just around the corner or farther away. (read the story...)

Six Ways For Kids to Create Lasting Memories With Their Grandparents
Marriage and family therapist Sharon Nolfi lists six activities and ways for kids to stay in touch with their grandparents. (read the story...)

Dental Advice for Kids
Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents. (read the story...)

Teaching Your Kids to Live in the Moment
Summer fun doesn't have to end when the back-to-school ads come on TV. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, too much back-to-school planning in August can make kids feel rushed into the next season, even before the current one is over. Teach your kids to live in the moment with these helpful tips. (read the story...)

How to Make Easy & Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com
Here are a few tips on how to give your kids healthy (and economical!) school lunches. Easy recipes included from Weelicious.com! (read the story...)

Advice For Moms: How To Maintain Your Friendships
Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms post-baby. (read the story...)

Tips To Turn Your Child Into A Better Reader
As back-to-school season approaches, learn tips and tricks to help your child become a better reader for the upcoming school year. (read the story...)

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year
Volunteering with your kids in the community brings a sense of pride and satisfaction. Helping others and getting involved in charities also presents a bonding experience for the whole family. Find out why you should and how you can donate time with your kids in a fun way this year (read the story...)

How to Manage Volunteer Work: Tech Help
With school back in session, your own “volunteer” obligations—school committees, carnivals, class trips, etc.—escalate. Get some tech help to manage it all. Blogger Jeana Lee Tahnk from CoolMomTech.com recommends a website and mobile app to manage it all. (read the story...)

How to Store and Freeze Baked Goods
Carla Kelly, vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," offers tips on the best way to store baked goods - including cakes, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and other desserts - so they keep fresh as long as possible. Kelly also gives advice on the proper way to freeze and reheat baked items. (read the story...)

7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills
An occupational therapist shares some tricks of the trade for helping kids master age-appropriate self-care tasks like dressing themselves, using zippers and buttons, tying their own shoes, and using a knife and fork. (read the story...)

How to Make Chores Fun
Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on. (read the story...)

How to Treat Typical and Special Needs Siblings Fairly
Follow these tips to make sure you're paying enough attention to the siblings of a child with special needs. (read the story...)

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs
Addicted to "Top Chef" but still unsure about your own culinary abilities? These four easy cooking tips and shortcuts from "The Lazy Gourmet" cookbook will give you the confidence you need in the kitchen. (read the story...)

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs
When one child has special needs, families face the challenge of keeping the stress away from brothers and sisters. Our expert offers advice on how to help siblings cope during trying times. (read the story...)

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment
Going a little greener here and there is not only easier than making huge, unrealistic changes, it's also more likely to instill a lifelong environmentally conscious attitude in your child. Here's tips on how to teach your kids to respect the natural world and live sustainably. (read the story...)

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising
So, girls play with dolls, boys with trucks, eh? With parents, adults, and the rest of society and the media reinforcing ideas of what it means to be a feminine woman and a masculine man and that those gender roles are correct, it's easy to send children the wrong message at a young age. To avoid teaching your preschooler to follow traditional gender roles, read on for more information. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage
Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues. (read the story...)

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids
As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible. (read the story...)

Grandpa's Got Stories
This Father's Day, give Granddad a way to record his memories for your kids. Here's tips on how to help him start a journal and preserve his life stories for generations to come. (read the story...)

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July
With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town. (read the story...)

Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude
Lisa Bloom, author of "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," believes busy moms still deserve time to think, to dream, and to revel in their own passions. With wisdom and humor, this TV host and mother encourages all working moms to reach higher. (read the story...)

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary." (read the story...)


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