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How To Help High School Teens Cope With Stress
Ask a high school student why s/he’s so stressed out, and prepare to hear a long list of offenders. But you can help your teen: parents can use their own experience, along with some love and patience, to help their overwhelmed teens cope with stress. (read the story...)

Five Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Learn About Music
Kenneth K. Guilmartin—founder and director of Music Together, an early childhood music and movement program—knows how important music is to the development of young children, from language and concentration skills to social skills and self-esteem. Parents can contribute to their child's music development, without being maestros, by modeling movement and singing. (read the story...)

Connecting with Your Preteen Helps Them Be Responsible Adults
As a middle school guidance counselor, Louise Hajjar Diamond knows from experience that preteens want to spend time with their parents. They value your opinions and judgement. Staying connected and having an open and positive communication with your preteen helps them build self-confidence and a healthy self-esteem. (read the story...)

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Busy After-School Schedule
Does your child sign up for every after-school activity he finds interesting? Do you worry that your child's busy extracurricular schedule is taking up all of her free time? Here are five tips to help manage stress they may feel due to their hectic schedule. (read the story...)

Two Moms Write A Book About Everything Moms Should Know
Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss, two moms from Berkeley, Calif., wrote the book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know," which is full of priceless and practical knowledge that all moms need. We've compiled a few excerpts, as well as a list of online lingo used in parenting forums, to give you a peek of what the book has to offer. (read the story...)

A Cheat Sheet of Parenting Philosophies and Trends
Have you heard of or seen these parenting philosophies recently, but don't know what they mean? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss compiled a list of the trends in their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know." (read the story...)

What Should You Say When You're Given Parenting Advice?
You're out running errands or having an adventure with your child and someone approches you with unsolicited parenting advice—what should you say to them? Authors Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss have a few suggestions, which we've excerpted from their book "Stuff Every Mom Should Know." (read the story...)

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?
Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child? (read the story...)

Whose Summer Is It, Anyway?
With the kids out of school for the summer, parents may find it difficult to find ways to fill their free time while also remembering that summer days are for parents too. Here are five tips to help parents reclaim the summer and enjoy it as much as the kids do. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Vacations, Lessons Learned, & Turning to Silly Putty
From our July issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

What Should You Do About Bedwetting?
An orthopedic expert who specializes in pelvic floor disorder explains the two causes of bedwetting in children and provides advice on different treatments for bedwetting. (read the story...)

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias
Is your family looking to adopt a pet? Follow these easy steps from our expert ease your child's fears and turn them into pet lovers! (read the story...)

3 Tips to Make Sure Kids Don't Waste Away the Summer
With long summer days ahead, there are loads of hours to fill with your kids. Here are three tips to ensure your kids relax, but also maintain a well-balanced and structured schedule for a healthy lifestyle. (read the story...)

Spotlight On Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads
Co-founder of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads and father of one, Lance Somerfeld shares how he came to create a dads group, the best parts of raising a child and family in Manhattan, and clears the air on stereotypes about stay-at-home dads. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Thirsty, Thirsty Kids, Overwhelmed by Spilt Juice, & a Truly Admirable Kid
From our June issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Q&A: Foster Parent 101
What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Older Mothers, Always a Lack of Sleep, & an Infinite Number of Questions
From our May issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Graduation Can Mean Goodbye
A local expert—and mom of two who are moving up in school this year—shares her wisdom on how to make this milestone an easier transition for your own child. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'
In today's globalized world, it's more important than ever to raise kids who respect diversity and accept others who are different than them. Here are steps parents can take to make cross-cultural understanding second nature to their kids--and themselves. (read the story...)

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving
You know it’s important to teach your child about money -- so why aren’t you? A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make it better. (read the story...)

Talking Politics with Your Kids
Talking about politics with your kids may not come naturally, but as parents we're responsible for raising the next generation of voters. Here's how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote. (read the story...)

3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress
Shake off the winter dust and you’ll be happier and less stressed, too. Dr. Susan Bartell shares three simple spring cleaning tips that will help you reduce your stress level while also showing your kids the benefits of being organized. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk
From our April issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from around the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Use Songs to Help Teach My Young Child Small Lessons?
Margie La Bella, a Long Island-based music therapist, offers parents advice on how to write or adapt songs to help kids learn their letters, colors, and body parts as well as basic skills like eye contact and making transitions. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids About Saving Money
America Saves Week is Feb.19-26, a week dedicated to emphasizing the importance of teaching kids about money and savings by letting them interact with money and taking them to the bank to learn about transactions. (read the story...)


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