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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity
Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence," shares why adolescence lasts for a longer period of time now than ever before, and how you can help guide your teen through positive influences. (read the story...)

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids
Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money. (read the story...)

I Love My Friend but I Hate Her Kids: Five Ways to Cope
Sherrie Campbell, PhD, a veteran LA-area Psychologist, offers five ways to cope if you have a friend you love with kids you don’t. With the holidays approaching, or even any time of year, Dr. Campbell's advice keep you and your friendship balanced. (read the story...)

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'
'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement that comes with it can be a detriment to your child. (read the story...)

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling You Kids
With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays. (read the story...)

5 Negative Traits That Will Benefit Your Tween in the Future
Parents may lament that their tweens are argumentative, messy, boy crazy, lazy, and fickle, which all seem like bad traits. Here's why it's okay for your tween to act like this, and how it will serve them in the future. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?
Paul Raeburn, journalist, scientist, father of five, and author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked", shares why fathers really matter, how fathers influence their children, and how the picture of modern fatherhood is changing. (read the story...)

What to Do About Your Child's Bad Language
Whose language is the worst? (A) Yours, (B) Your grade schooler’s, or (C) Ice-road truckers? Don’t curse yourself for setting a bad example, just follow our advice—and remember that sometimes bad words come out of the mouths of good kids. (read the story...)

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School
When your child isn't feeling well and stays home from school, there is a lot to consider, from finding last-minute child care to keeping the rest of the family healthy, and when your child can go back to school. (read the story...)

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids
When your kids are home sick, or if the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go outside, here are 10 mellow activities for kids to keep them entertained without wearing them out. (read the story...)

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA
Fall is one of the most breathtaking times to visit Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Discover fun family-friendly events to celebrate autumn—and a few on the spooky side for Halloween! (read the story...)

Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School with Special Needs
One New York mom watches her son mature and advance at the end of elementary school as he transitions into middle school and his needs evolve. (read the story...)

How One Mother Learned to Find Balance and Joy
One mother of a daughter with autism was going through a lot of changes in life when she found something that seemed empowering, new, and different. Her story, as told to Kaitlin Ahern, shows how a day of joy helped her release negative feelings and embrace the power of self-care. (read the story...)

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world. (read the story...)

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings
Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Is your child's reading struggles sapping his back-to-school enthusiasm? A Westchester-based children's literacy consultant shares three tips to improve his reading skills, including visualizing, questioning, and taking notes. (read the story...)

Helping Your Tween Transition to and Navigate Middle School
When transitioning from elementary school to middle school, there are many mores your tween will have to adjust to—more teachers, more homework, more activities. As more responsibility shifts to your child, here are some tips to help him or her navigate middle school. (read the story...)

When Quitting is the Exact Right Thing to Do
Sherrie Campbell, PhD, teaches offers insight for recognizing when quitting is the right choice for one of your child's activities. Learn the warning signs, and big advantages from accepting the situation and walking away. (read the story...)

What Will I Do This Summer?
Terri Fedonczak, a life coach, parent counselor, and author helps you answer the question, "What should I do with my kids this summer?" from finding childcare, to summer hours, to finding activities to cure a lazy afternoon. The answer will be different for every parent, and here are a variety of solutions to beat the summer blues. (read the story...)

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