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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.

5 Tips on How to Give Your Kids an Allowance

5 Tips on How to Give Your Kids an Allowance

While giving kids an allowance is a smart way to teach lessons about spending and saving money, it can also be a stressful situation for parents to navigate. Read on for five tips that will help avoid any allowance-induced anxiety.

Keeping Your Kids Safer While Out and About

Keeping Your Kids Safer While Out and About

Keep your kids out of harm's way with some practical safety tips for everyday outings.

Helping Your Children Control Their Impulses Makes Them Better Students

Helping Your Children Control Their Impulses Makes Them Better Students

Children who can control their impulses are often more successful in school and academic settings. Find out how you can help start your kids down the right path.

Dr. Janet Taylor: Can I Kick My Adult Kids Out of the House?

Dr. Janet Taylor: Can I Kick My Adult Kids Out of the House?

How do you know when it's the right time to kick your adult children out of the house?

Tips for Parents Raising Their Own Child Star

Tips for Parents Raising Their Own Child Star

Does your child have a special talent? Check out these quick tips for raising a well-adjusted child star.

Granny-Guru's Parenting Advice: Break Some Rules

Granny-Guru's Parenting Advice: Break Some Rules

Carol Colvin, AKA "Granny-Guru" offers insight on why grandparents sometime break parenting rules and how it can help child development.

Board Games: Should You Let Your Kids Win?

Board Games: Should You Let Your Kids Win?

It's an age-old question when it comes to playing games with your children: Should you let your kids win to boost their self esteem, or let them lose, so they can experience how the world really works? Read on for advice from a parenting expert.

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'

ABC National News is interviewing moms about how a life-changing event may have had a stressful effect on their child or infant. Help them out, and read up on how to prevent transferring stress to your child.

Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids

Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids

Striking the right balance between providing the best things for your children and spoiling them can be difficult, so we asked experts in the New York metro area for their best advice for parents.

Teach Your Kids to Appreciate the Little Things

Teach Your Kids to Appreciate the Little Things

Taking the time to smile upon the good things in your life will help you (and your children) keep perspective.

How to Stay Motivated This Spring

How to Stay Motivated This Spring

Dr. Susan Bartell, national expert on child raising, shares her advice for parents on how changing a few small things can lead to more motivation for the whole family.

Decoding the Teenage Brain

Decoding the Teenage Brain

From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents.

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts

We asked New York metro area experts: "How can I avoid being overprotective of my child?" Check out their best advice on how to let your kids go - and grow!




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