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How to Handle Your Child’s First Crush

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?

Etiquette Tips: Ensure Your Kid's Monster Costume Doesn't Reflect His Behavior this Halloween

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.

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

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.

October Check-In: How to Assess Your Kids' Progress in School

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.

How to Make This Halloween a Family Affair: Dress Up in Costumes with a Common Theme

How to Make This Halloween a Family Affair: Dress Up in Costumes with a Common Theme

Although most parents consider Halloween a holiday for kids, why not get in on the action and dress up in a costume too? Pick a theme and include everyone (even the family pet) in the festivities this October 31. Read on for tips on how to make Halloween 2011 a family affair.

4 Tips on How to Monitor What Your Kids Are Watching on TV

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.

Ask the Expert: What Are Your Top 5 Tips for Raising Confident Kids?

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.

Toilet Training Guide for Children with Special Needs

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Love That Max, Terrible Teachers, and Bully Action

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.

Eight Alternatives to Slapping or Spanking Children

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.

Earthquake Coping Tips for Parents

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.

Tips for Surviving Potty Training Trauma

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.

How to Talk to Your Kids about 9/11

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.

How to Help Your Children Build and Maintain Relationships With Their Grandparents

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Chore Wars, Romantic Moments, and Messy Monsters

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.

Teaching Your Kids to Live in the Moment

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.

Why Your Kids Should Volunteer

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”...

3 Summer Activities that Teach Kids Patience and Perseverance

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.

Children and Technology: Three Steps to Ensure your Kids are Being Safe and Responsible Online, On the Computer, and While Using Social Media.

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Quotes from Our Favorite Mom Bloggers and Writers

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Quotes from Our Favorite Mom Bloggers and Writers

From our July print issues: check out our latest roundup of thoughtful, observant, and laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite mom bloggers and writers.

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

When one child has special needs, families face the challenge of keeping the stress away from brothers and sisters. Our expert offers advice on how to help siblings cope during trying times.

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment

Going a little greener here and there is not only easier than making huge, unrealistic changes, it's also more likely to instill a lifelong environmentally conscious attitude in your child. Here's tips on how to teach your kids to respect the natural world and live sustainably.

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising

So, girls play with dolls, boys with trucks, eh? With parents, adults, and the rest of society and the media reinforcing ideas of what it means to be a feminine woman and a masculine man and that those gender roles are correct, it's easy to send children the wrong message at a young age. To avoid teaching your preschooler to follow traditional gender roles, read on for more information.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Quotes from Our Favorite Moms (and Dads)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Quotes from Our Favorite Moms (and Dads)

From our June print issues: Check out a roundup of thoughtful, laugh-out-loud quotes from a group of our favorite mom (and dad!) bloggers.

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums

America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to beat your child's food tantrums.




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