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How To Teach Your Kids to be Thankful this Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, help your children learn the art of being grateful. In preparation for the holiday season, teach them to follow in the footsteps of the holiday’s original Pilgrim and Native American celebrants by giving generously to others. Todd Patkin offers tips and ideas to help your whole family get started. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: A Book of Farts, the Tickle Monster, and Roasting a Chicken
From our November print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers and groups, including Mamiverse and Adventures in Mommyland. (read the story...)

What Pets Can Teach Kids
The American Kennel Club (AKC) highlights the important ways that pets can benefit children. (read the story...)

Doctor's Advice on Raising Healthy Children
With a surplus of health and parenting information available on the Internet, it's a challenge for parents to determine what they should take or leave. Here, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene offers up advice for first-time and seasoned parents on raising healthy, happy kids. (read the story...)

How to Stay Positive and Avoid Saying No Too Much
No one wants to be a broken record of “No, no, no” or “Don’t do that!”—but it’s often easy to slip into a cycle of negativity with our kids. Here’s how to escape that cycle, practice positive reinforcement, and help build stronger self-esteem in our children (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mom Mantra, Daddy Duty, and Funny Money
From our October print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers, including Lady and the Blog, Love that Max, Nona Brooklyn, and NYC Dads Group. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child is the Bully
If you suspect your child is bullying others or you've noticed your child being aggressive, read these tips on how parents can stop bullying. (read the story...)

How to Handle Your Child’s First Crush
When school begins, so do first crushes puppy love, and playground weddings. How should you cope when your child has an innocent infatuation? (read the story...)

Etiquette Tips: Ensure Your Kid's Monster Costume Doesn't Reflect His Behavior this Halloween
For many kids, the excitement over the Halloween festivities of dressing up and trick-or-treating for candies overshadows anything else. And, with all the craziness, it's easy for kids to forget to mind their manners. Use the following tips to ensure your kids stay polite while having fun. (read the story...)

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About
Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine. (read the story...)

October Check-In: How to Assess Your Kids' Progress in School
Is your child enjoying this school year? It’s not too early to assess—and kick some problems to the curb before they become unmanageable. (read the story...)

4 Tips on How to Monitor What Your Kids Are Watching on TV
With Premiere Week beginning, your family might be planning a few nights of channel surfing and TV watching from the comforts of the living room couch. In addition to providing some quality family time, it also gives parents the opportunity to learn more about ways to monitor what their kids are watching on television when they aren't around. Read on for 4 tips to ensure your kids are watching age-appropriate content. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Are Your Top 5 Tips for Raising Confident Kids?
Gina Otto, author of "Cassandra's Angel" and international children's advocate, provides the following five tips on how to raise confident, self-assured children based on the experience she gained during her 15 years spent speaking with and learning from children firsthand. (read the story...)

Toilet Training Guide for Children with Special Needs
Potty training can be trying for any family—but when your child has developmental delays, including autism, the process can seem almost impossible. Our expert comes to your rescue—with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to achieve success. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Love That Max, Terrible Teachers, and Bully Action
From our October "Special Parent" issue: check out our latest roundup of thought-provoking, observant, and sometimes laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite parent (and kids!) writers and bloggers. (read the story...)

Eight Alternatives to Slapping or Spanking Children
Corporal punishment (hitting, slapping, spanking) can result in a number of personal tragedies, such as children becoming abusers themselves, or even worse, death. Help prevent corporal punishment among children by opting for one of these eight examples of discipline that don't involve getting physical. (read the story...)

Earthquake Coping Tips for Parents
The American Humane Association offers tips to help children deal with concerns that may arise following an earthquake. Experts remind parents and caregivers that even mild quakes can have a lasting impact. (read the story...)

Tips for Surviving Potty Training Trauma
Samantha from the mom blog 'Have Sippy, Will Travel' lists her tips for helping parents potty train their children with as little stress as possible. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Your Kids about 9/11
Your children may have some questions about what happened on September 11 and what it means in history. Read on for some suggestions from Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., founding president of the Child Mind Institute, for discussing the 9/11's significance with your children and answering any questions they may have. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Children Build and Maintain Relationships With Their Grandparents
In honor of Grandparents Day, check out the following tips for helping your child to build and maintain relationships with their grandparents whether they live just around the corner or farther away. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Chore Wars, Romantic Moments, and Messy Monsters
From our September print issues: check out our latest roundup of thoughtful, observant, and laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite mom (and dad!) bloggers and writers. (read the story...)

Teaching Your Kids to Live in the Moment
Summer fun doesn't have to end when the back-to-school ads come on TV. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, too much back-to-school planning in August can make kids feel rushed into the next season, even before the current one is over. Teach your kids to live in the moment with these helpful tips. (read the story...)

Why Your Kids Should Volunteer
When your child asks, "Why Should I Volunteer?" you might not know how to answer. According to PBS Kids, here’s why kids should donate some time and what’s “in it for them”... (read the story...)

3 Summer Activities that Teach Kids Patience and Perseverance
Building sandcastles, learning to swim, and playing outside are more than fun summer pastimes. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, these activities help teach kids life skills like patience, perseverance, focus, and determination, which they'll call on later in life. With your encouragement, your child's summer fun can lead to character development. (read the story...)

Children and Technology: Three Steps to Ensure your Kids are Being Safe and Responsible Online, On the Computer, and While Using Social Media.
As technology becomes more important in everyone's lives (parents and kids alike), it is important to know how to limit and restrict a child's technology usage. Follow these three tips for keeping kids safe as they learn to use technology from cell phones to social media in a responsible way. (read the story...)


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