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Do Manners Still Matter?

Do Manners Still Matter?

Faye de Muyschondt, an etiquette expert and founder of socialskilz:-) etiquette school in Manhattan, shares some of the rude behavior she sees in kids due to the digital age and how to instill good manners in kids, plus getting kids to behave at the dinner table.

9 Ways to Be a Good Divorced Dad

9 Ways to Be a Good Divorced Dad

As a lawyer who champions dads' rights during divorce, Jeffery M. Leving shares nine bits of wisdom to be a good dad while going through a divorce.

Winning the Back-to-School Fashion Battle

Winning the Back-to-School Fashion Battle

Avoid fighting with your child during back-to-school clothes shopping with these 5 tips from a child psychologist.

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.

Is Being a Parent as Scary as it Seems?

Is Being a Parent as Scary as it Seems?

As she considers someday having kids, one Brooklyn woman wonders: I hear all about the cons of parenthood. What are the pros?

5 Back-to-School Tips Beyond the First Day Outfit

5 Back-to-School Tips Beyond the First Day Outfit

These five tips will help prepare your child to make a good first impression on the first day of school. Go over these social and emotional skills to help your child make friends and boost his self-esteem and academic performance.

Beauty Mama Gets the Scoop on Kids' Hair with Cozy Friedman

Beauty Mama Gets the Scoop on Kids' Hair with Cozy Friedman

Michele Brown sits down with Cozy Friedman to get the scoop on all things kids' hair, from first haircuts, the latest styles, and keeping things easy for both parents and kids.

8 Underrated Kid Milestones

8 Underrated Kid Milestones

Every child hits these "other" milestones sooner or later. But nobody talks about them—so we are!

How Friendships Change When You Become a Dad

How Friendships Change When You Become a Dad

So you think your relationships won’t change after having kids? Think again. Here's how your relationships may change with your partner, friends, and family when you become a father, and what you can do about it.

How to Offer Support without Overparenting

How to Offer Support without Overparenting

Let’s face it: Lots of our kids are overextended. Studying past midnight after sports practice and juggling a full plate of extracurriculars aimed at bulking up an eventual college app. Here are eight tips to offer real-life support to your overextended kids without overparenting.

Does Your Kid Look *Just* Like You?

Does Your Kid Look *Just* Like You?

Beauty Mama, aka, Michele Brown, dives into the uncanny resemblance between her and her daughter, and the importance of finding your own identity when growing up.

Teach Your Child to View Life from the Inside Out

Teach Your Child to View Life from the Inside Out

Instead of trying to stem disappointment, it is far more instructive to teach your child to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation, no matter what the situation turns out to be.

Why You Should Stop Telling Your Child 'Good Job!'

Why You Should Stop Telling Your Child 'Good Job!'

There are more constructive and effective ways to praise your child than defaulting to "Good job!" Here, Dr. Bartell explains why the phrase needs to be phased out of your vocabulary.

Children's Book Soothes Kids While Parents Are Away

Children's Book Soothes Kids While Parents Are Away

Ann M. Hughes' new children's book tackles the issues of parents who have to be away during pivotal moments in their children's lives, including school events and being sick in bed, and balancing work and parenting spheres. Long Distance Goodnight Kisses helps explain to children that moms and dads always put them first, even when they have to be far away.

How to Parent in the Present Moment

How to Parent in the Present Moment

When Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., realized she needed to stop yelling at her children, she decided to tame the mommy monster by meditating and being mindful by 'parenting in the present moment.'

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Mark Mero, a former WWE champion turned inspirational school speaker, discusses how parents can help empower teens to make the right choices, prevent bullying, and deal with peer pressure.

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

Do your kids compete over everything as if they were rival sports teams? Here's how to stop the sibling rivalry, build better sibling relationships, and foster a strong sibling bond.

The Health Benefits of Kids Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Kids Having a Pet

Whether they're furry, feathered, or funny looking, pets offer more than companionship for kids. The health benefits of owning a pet include boosting self-confidence and emotional well-being, and teaches kids responsibility.

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

When one mother started a mother-daughter book club with five other mothers, she just wanted to make reading cool for the tweens. Little did she know the book club would help her bond with her tween daughters and open the lines of communication. Plus, tips for starting your own mother-daughter book club.

How Building a Fire Teaches Beautiful Lessons

How Building a Fire Teaches Beautiful Lessons

One mother realizes that protecting her children too much can harm them in the long run. In teaching her children to build a fire, they learn beautiful life lessons.

How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices

How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices

When your child is faced with a tough choice, remember that his ability to reason out his decision is part of growing up. Here, advice from a child psychologist on how to help your kids make difficult decisions in their lives.

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Why spend hours choosing the best toys if you leave your child with a caregiver who is not engaging? Here are tips to choosing a quality nanny, handling the nanny-parent relationship, and communicating your needs to your child's nanny.

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman

Is your son's roughhousing and rude behavior making you cringe? There are things you can to do instill kindness, compassion, manners, and conviction to raise your son to become a gentleman.

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

When it comes to disciplining your children, even the most well-informed, best-intentioned parents use less-than-effective habits. Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., share the 20 discipline mistakes even great parents make.

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success

Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, LICSW, Rebecca Jackson, and Robert M. Pressman, Ph.D., authors of "The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life" and researchers behind The Learning Habits Study, found that grit—determination, tenacity, and willpower—is the key to your child's success.




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