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How to Keep Your Family Healthy When One Child Gets Sick
Read these tips from Philip Tierno, Ph.D., author of "The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them." (read the story...)

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma
Parenting expert Jo Frost, host of "SuperNanny," weighs in on childhood asthma and offers tips on how parents can help. (read the story...)

Kids Party Recipe: Sweet Whoopie Pies
Learn how to make these fun and sweet treats! (read the story...)

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how. (read the story...)

Kids' Slumber Parties - Ideas, Tips, and Guidelines to Make Them Great
Check out these tips from Penny Warner, author of "Slumber Parties: 25 Fun-Filled Party Themes," on how to make your child's next slumber party both memorable and fun! (read the story...)

Five Ways to Raise a 'Good Enough' Child
As a parent, you may subtly be giving your child the message that he or she is not good enough. Read these tips from Jan Denise, author of "Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth that You're Not," on how to stop this negative conditioning and give your child a more positive message. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide. (read the story...)

How to Throw a Great Party for Any Age
Read these tips we've compiled from the party planning experts on how to throw the perfect party for any age - from your child's first birthday celebration to a teenager's birthday bash. (read the story...)

How to Be a Good Party Guest
Attending a birthday party is a wonderful way for your child to learn valuable social skills — how to be gracious, responsible, courteous, respectful, organized, and thoughtful. Here are some tips from Faye Rogaski, founder of socialsklz:-), on how to be the perfect guest. (read the story...)

How to Go Green This Halloween: Help the Environment
Read these tips from Jodi Helmer, author of "The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference," on how you, your family, and your neighbors together can lessen Halloween's impact on the environment. (read the story...)

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not. (read the story...)

How to Find the Right Bra
A staggering 85 percent of women are wearing and buying the wrong bra size, and you're probably one of them. Read our tips on how to find the right bra, once and for all. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano
Check out these tips from author and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano, author of "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents." (read the story...)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)
Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child
Teaching writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer yourself. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your kids in grade school or high school — age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits. (read the story...)

Vegan Lunch Box Treats
Who says a vegan diet can’t be delicious and fun? Try these suggestions for your child’s lunch box — and be sure to make enough for the whole family. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch
Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat. (read the story...)

Children and Migraines
One of every four children will complain of headache pain by the age of 15. What parents might not know is that this common gripe, often dismissed with a painkiller and a nap, may actually be the beginning of a lifetime of much harder-to-manage migraine pain. (read the story...)

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning
This excerpt from "Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom" offers tips from other working women on how to brave the morning frenzy of getting ready for work and school. (read the story...)

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…
New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality. (read the story...)

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!
Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional. (read the story...)

Back to School Shopping on a Budget
How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget? (read the story...)

Summer Learning
The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational. (read the story...)

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school.... (read the story...)


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