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Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids.

Is It Time for Preschool?

Is It Time for Preschool?

Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child.

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade

Psychologist Susan Bartell offers advice for parents on how to raise a confident, well-behaved, and happy child.

How to Manage Your Money in the New Year

How to Manage Your Money in the New Year

Make 2010 the year to get your finances in shape - check out these tips from finance writer Kirsten Denker on how to manage your money in the year ahead.

Just for Moms: 8 Diets for the New Year

Just for Moms: 8 Diets for the New Year

Resolving to shed some pounds in 2010? Check out our list of eight great diets to find the one that fits your lifestyle and weight loss goals.

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'

Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior.

Four Strategies for Financial Success in 2010

Four Strategies for Financial Success in 2010

Julie Murphy Casserly, a 14-year veteran of the financial services industry, offers strategies for a financially successful new year.

How to Parent an Oppositional Child

How to Parent an Oppositional Child

David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder.

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays.

10 Tips for Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season

10 Tips for Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season

Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of "Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do," offers ten tips for stepfamilies to make this holiday season a smoother and more enjoyable one for everyone.

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study

A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes.

How to Manage Back Pain During Pregnancy

How to Manage Back Pain During Pregnancy

Studies show that between 50 to 80 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point during pregnancy. Physical Therapist Luba Starostiak offers seven tips on how to help manage those aches and pains.

Family Travel: How to Stay Safe On-The-Go This Winter

Family Travel: How to Stay Safe On-The-Go This Winter

Planning to travel for the holidays or embark on a winter family vacation? Before you hit the road, rails, or air, check out these tips for safe winter travel, courtesy of Laura A. Jana, M.D., pediatrician and certified child passenger safety technician.

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season

Cure the Holiday Humdrums: Tips on How to De-Stress and Enjoy This Holiday Season

Recapture your holiday spirit with these four simple steps, courtesy of family psychologist Dr. Susan Bartell.

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.”

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays and Beyond

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays and Beyond

It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of life and lose control of our own health, especially around the holidays. Without our health, the chaos of motherhood can be overwhelming, exhausting and draining. The more we ignore our own need for balance and health, the less effective we became as mothers and wives. This year, let’s make up our minds to change some habits and stay healthy during the busy holiday season and beyond!

Getting the Best Shot

Getting the Best Shot

As a parent, you are always taking pictures of your children. Find out the best tips for great photos of your family. Don't miss the perfect shot of your children's activities, or the family gathering at birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, or any other holiday or celebration.

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

There are great family photographs to be captured in holiday celebrations, pictures you’ll look back on for decades to come. Following these few simple tips can make your pictures even better.

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday

The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin.

Make Root Veggies Fun for Thanksgiving

Make Root Veggies Fun for Thanksgiving

Laura Joseph Mogil, The Inspired Chef, gives tips on how to incorporate healthy root veggies into a fab side dish this Thanksgiving.

How to Stop Winter From Weathering Your Skin

How to Stop Winter From Weathering Your Skin

Skin dries out if it's deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as "winter itch."

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat.

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick

Arm yourself with knowledge this cold and flu season. Read on for symptoms of the most common illnesses you and your little ones may be faced with and for tips on how to make it all better.

How to Keep Your Family Healthy When One Child Gets Sick

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."

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma

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.




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