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.
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.
Every child hits these "other" milestones sooner or later. But nobody talks about them—so we are!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money.
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.
'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.
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.