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How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children
Schools may teach the value of acceptance during Black History Month, but it is our duty as parents to instill an unbiased mindset in our children all the time. Here, some thoughts on why teaching tolerance is important, and tips for handling the awkward moments. (read the story...)

How to Stay Safe on Your Snow Day: Winter Safety Tips for Kids and Parents
Heed these tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on how to keep you and your children injury-free while shoveling snow, snowblowing, sledding, and playing outdoors this winter. (read the story...)

Good Clean Fun: How to Throw a Family-Friendly Super Bowl Party
If you're hosting a party for the Super Bowl, check out these tips from ConsumerReports.org on how to make it safe, clean, and fun for all. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Overcome Their Separation Anxiety When Kids Leave Home for Summer Camp
When children leave home for sleepaway camp, sometimes it's the parents who struggle with separation anxiety. Here, the experts at the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey offer tips for how to cope. (read the story...)

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain
Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight! (read the story...)

How To Make Delicious, Kid-Friendly Meals
Making a meal together can be an exciting and entertaining activity for every member of the family and it also helps to foster positive eating habits in your kids. Nutritionist Mary Hartley, RD, MPH of CalorieCount.com shares her tips on how to create delicious, kid-friendly meals that are both satisfying and nutritious. (read the story...)

How to Tame Pregnancy Mood Swings
Pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster. Learn how to soothe stress and other negative emotions with these tips from Jessica Denay, author of "The Hot Mom to Be Handbook." You can use these soothing methods to relax your baby when the time comes, too. (read the story...)

Four Tips to Break Your Child's Bad Homework Habits
If your child is a chronic procrastinator, try these four approaches recommended by an education expert that are proven to break those bad homework habits. (read the story...)

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family
Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom." (read the story...)

How to Make a Successful New Year's Resolution
Don't let 2011 be one more opportunity to make — and ignore — New Year's resolutions. Follow our practical, two-part advice to make them successful from the start. (read the story...)

Fight Less, Love More: Tips from Relationship Expert Laurie Puhn
Five New Year's resolutions from famed relationship expert Laurie Puhn that will help you talk more effectively with your partner — and be a better role model to your kids. (read the story...)

Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family
Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child
Advice from a child psychologist on teaching your child to be appreciative and generous, especially during the holiday season. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Reducing Financial and Personal Stress During the Holidays
The end-of-year holidays often bring additional stress factors as well as good cheer. Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn offers five tips for reducing stress during the holidays in relation to financial concerns and family get-togethers. (read the story...)

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency
Fifty percent of children get a dental injury at some point. Here, our dental experts lay out a recipe for handling a variety of tooth-related emergencies. (read the story...)

Where Charity Begins: How to Raise a Generous Child
Now is the perfect time to teach your child the importance of being charitable — both at home and in the greater community within which he lives. Read on for tips from Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist. (read the story...)

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to! (read the story...)

How to Raise Self-Confident Kids: Advice from the Experts in Queens
We asked child experts in Queens for their best advice on how to instill and cultivate self confidence in children. (read the story...)

How to Raise Self-Confident Kids: Advice from the Experts in Manhattan
We asked child experts in Manhattan for their best advice on how to instill and cultivate self confidence in children. (read the story...)

Parents of Children with Special Needs: How to Tame the 'Worry Reflex'
A mom to an autistic 7-year-old reflects on her child's day in the spotlight, and the accompanying anxiety that can sometimes seem ever-present. Together with experts in the field, she offers advice to parents on how to tame their own 'worry reflex.' (read the story...)

Wish You Were Here!: How to Keep Kids Close to Distant Relatives
When your relatives don't live right around the corner, heed our tips to help your kids stay close to them in other ways. (read the story...)

8 Tips from Weight Watchers on How to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids
Let the folks from Weight Watchers inspire your family to eat more healthfully and get active — check out this excerpt from Weight Watchers' new book "Eat! Move! Play! A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids." (read the story...)

The Happy Stepmother: How to Keep Your Family Harmonious, Even During the Holidays
Rachelle Katz, a family therapist and stepmother herself, offers advice for stepmoms on how to set boundaries and keep your blended family harmonious, even during holidays. (read the story...)

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports
Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Your Child's First Day of Kindergarten
A child development expert shares a few simple do's and don'ts that will help make your child's first day of kindergarten a success. (read the story...)


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