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To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports

To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports

What happens when you are raising a boy who has no interest in sports? Society has deemed that raising boys to play sports is the norm, and often times as a result, these boys become the targets of bullying. Written by a psychologist and an educational consultant, "The Last Boys Picked" shows parents how to help their child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem.

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on topics including redecorating your child's room, credit cards, and keeping in touch.

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

As we prepare to send our kids off to school this week, we are excited, overwhelmed, and yes, a little nervous. Mental health consultant Stefanie Weiss offers some tips to handle the situation.

5 Tips to Raise a Child Who Will Change the World

5 Tips to Raise a Child Who Will Change the World

Raising a child to be a world-changer is no easy task. Being an intentional parent while instilling strong values in your children is important. Here are five tips that can help you raise a forward-thinking world-changer.

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

Teacher and school administrator Gary Howard has been helping children get better grades for over 35 years. He has just released a book, "Help Your Kids Get Better Grades," and he shared some of his key tips with us.

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

Paul Antico, father of three children with food allergies and the founder of AllergyEats, offers advice on how to manage children's special diets during sports season, when they're eating and traveling with their teams.

Empty Nest Survival Guide for Parents

Empty Nest Survival Guide for Parents

As teens head to college this fall, many leave their parents behind to live in an empty nest for the first time since having children. Mom.Me offers tips on how to cope with an empty nest after the kids have gone off to college for the year.

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

It turns out dogs are not only good for our health, finding missing people, and helping disabled people live independent lives – they're good for kids' report cards, too. Michael and Linda Amiri offer five reasons why dogs make great reading partners for your kids.

September Strategies to Start the School Year Right

September Strategies to Start the School Year Right

Earlier wake-ups, spiffy duds, and a new class for your kids mean organizational and motivational challenges for you. We’ve got September strategies from Katherine Lee, a Brooklyn mom and expert on school-aged children, to help you start the school year right.

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

Helping Challenged Kids Go Back To School

How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Nature's Finest Playground, Marriage Crushes, and Exhaustion Treatment

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Nature's Finest Playground, Marriage Crushes, and Exhaustion Treatment

From our September 2012 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

To My Baby, With Love

To My Baby, With Love

A mother of two maintains a consistent journal of her sons to cherish the moments of their childhood and transforms her writing into a gift they can all relish and appreciate together.

Shopping for Independence

Shopping for Independence

When Dr. Susan Bartell's daughter went shopping for a graduation dress with a school friend and purchased a dress for the occasion, it wouldn't have been one of Dr. Bartell's first choices for a graduation dress. She takes this life experience to teach her daughter an important lesson on becoming more independent.

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Teach Your Kids to Make Smart Purchases While Back-to-School Shopping

Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions.

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Table Manners

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Table Manners

Parenting experts offer advice on dining out with kids, including tricks for teaching them good table manners and avoiding tantrums.

Parents Want to Help Teens Through College But Unsure How, Survey Says

Parents Want to Help Teens Through College But Unsure How, Survey Says

A national survey of parents conducted by Discover Student Loans found that three out of four families in the U.S. want to help their children pay for college but worry they will not be able to come up with enough money.

Free E-Book Guides Parents on Managing Child's Stress and Preventing Smoking

Free E-Book Guides Parents on Managing Child's Stress and Preventing Smoking

Real Parents. Real Answers, a youth smoking prevention program, has launched a free e-book on their website that gives parents advice on managing their child's stress level and preventing them from smoking—many children attribute starting smoking to high stress levels.

Kids, Porn, and Parents

Kids, Porn, and Parents

The constant struggle of communication between parents and teenagers will always be on the foreground of the parenting world. Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC explores what happens when teenagers discover pornography, the possibility of porn addiction, and how to cope and talk with your teen about the subject.

Six Tips to Prepare Your Child to Go Back to School

Six Tips to Prepare Your Child to Go Back to School

If your child could use a little help getting back into the school swing of things, there are a number of simple things you can do to make the transition easier. Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares six tips to make September easier.

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially

If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.

How Should I Deal with My Child's Demands and Frustrations?

How Should I Deal with My Child's Demands and Frustrations?

A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in.

The Luncheonette

The Luncheonette

Once a week, Marcelle Soviero's mother took her to Uncle Joe's soda shop, Soviero's Luncheonette. This family-owned restaurant became Marcelle's safe haven, where she learned compassion and acceptance from her family and the patrons who frequented.

Local Parents Share How They Are Learning to Let Go

Local Parents Share How They Are Learning to Let Go

Giving your child freedom and independence should be balanced by the parental instinct for protection. Local parents share how they are learning to let go so that their children feel grown-up.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Moms Take Over Social Media, Rise of the SAHD, and Reaching for the Stars

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Moms Take Over Social Media, Rise of the SAHD, and Reaching for the Stars

From our August 2012 issue, selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.

Stress-Free Back-to-School Shopping

Stress-Free Back-to-School Shopping

It's back-to-school season again, which means it is time to go shopping for school supplies. You bought your kids new crayons last year and they're perfectly fine to use again this year, but does your child try to bargain with you? Make shopping for school supplies easier for you both with five quick tips.




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