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Tween Angst, and How You Can Help
How to help your child overcome shyness. (read the story...)

Points and Rewards
You may have gotten through the toddler years without tantrums, but sometimes when a child becomes an adolescent, she refuses to comply with house rules. (read the story...)

September Reading: Some Insider Tips
If you have children just starting school, building their confidence and comfort with books is the most important thing that you can do. (read the story...)

How To NOT Be a Stage Mom or Dad
Let's face it. Stage moms and dads have, over the years, gotten a bad rap. (read the story...)

How to Buy and Store Finger Paints
Children love to finger paint; but they end up with paint on their faces and fingers that can accidentally get into their mouths. Worried? Here are some tips to keep your kids safe. (read the story...)

How-to Have Healthy Teeth
Parents often question the right way to care for their children’s teeth. At what age should they start brushing and flossing? Which toothbrushes and toothpastes are safe? And what is the appropriate age to start regular dental check-ups? (read the story...)

How to Quell Household Disputes and Restore Domestic Tranquility
Like it or not, moms are usually the home “sheriffs” and the ones charged with “putting out the fires.” Momagers® (mom and manager) must be great problem solvers who can quell the almost daily sibling or spousal flare-ups. Effective mothering, put simply, requires fine-tuned conflict management skills. (read the story...)

How to Avoid a Bad Birthday Party
Whether it’s an over-stimulated toddler, a jealous party guest or a horrified mom (just look at my couch!), there are many ways to ruin a party. But there are so many ways to throw a great party that you can minimize the horrors. Here are some suggestions to avoid common pitfalls... (read the story...)

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
No matter how busy the doctor or chaotic the situation, parents need to make sure the doctor hears their own explanation for why they are there. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Child to Sleep
If children are not given the opportunity to develop strategies to fall and stay asleep on their own, they may become dependent on outside stimuli to assist them. Consider these tips for helping your child get the sleep he or she needs... (read the story...)

How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy
An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

How to Be Safe in the Sun and Surf
For kids, summer usually equals sand, sun and fun. For parents, however, summer brings a slew of safety issues to think about. But with the proper preparation, the entire family can enjoy a relaxing vacation. Consider these tips... (read the story...)

How to Handle Boredom: Beat the Summer Blues
I’ve taken an informal poll and discovered that the words “I’m bored” exasperate parents more than any others uttered by their children. More than cursing; more than whining; more than bickering with siblings. (read the story...)

How-to Raise an Optimistic Child
I’ve been studying optimism – and how to teach it to children – for more than 15 years. The research is clear: optimism is a critical skill for happiness, health and success. (read the story...)

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money
We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept. (read the story...)

Solutions for Over-the-Top Sports Parents
Raise your hand if you have ever seen an over-the-top sports parent – maybe even in the mirror. (read the story...)

Quarterback Dad
Take on the sole responsibility of watching the star while the head coach takes time to do a hobby, has dinner with adult friends, and so on. Man-on-man defense is actually empowering for you and great for the kid. (read the story...)

Baby Food: Make It Yourself
There are many good reasons to make your own fresh, homemade baby food. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Child in Sports
Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, so getting children to participate in some sort of physical activity is important. Many children lead such sedentary lives – often parked in front of the television set or video game console for hours on end – that a child who wants to be active should be applauded. (read the story...)

How to Detect and Prevent Dehydration
Keeping hydrated is always important, but as the temperature outside increases, parents should keep an even closer eye on their children’s fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate and dependence on others for access to fluids. (read the story...)

How To Green Your Family Vacation
Eight hundred six- to 17-year-olds recently answered a survey that found they were stressed from school and extracurricular activities, and they needed a holiday. But taking the family on vacation is no reason to give your green principles a holiday (read the story...)

Into the Mouths of Babes: Eight Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids
The latest obsession among moms focuses on how they can trick their children into eating foods that are actually good for them. And, since summer is when most of us start craving juicy, fresh fruits and veggies, now is a great time to experiment with some fun, healthful food tips for you and your family... (read the story...)

How-To: Pack a Diaper Bag
Whether you’re a new mom or have some experience, exactly what belongs in a diaper bag is not always obvious. The following should get you through a trip to the playground or a more ambitious adventure. (read the story...)

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles
Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life. (read the story...)


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