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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!

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts in New York City

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts in New York City

See advice from experts in New York City, including children's school and program directors, on how to stop being an overprotective parent.

Granny-Guru's Advice on Parenting Through the Generations

Granny-Guru's Advice on Parenting Through the Generations

A grandmother shares her wisdom on how moms and grandmothers can get along, even when their child-raising ideals are different.

How to Teach Kids Financial Literacy and Money Management

How to Teach Kids Financial Literacy and Money Management

To build financial literacy in your children, you must first teach a respect for self and a respect for money.

How to Raise Optimistic Kids

How to Raise Optimistic Kids

Dr. Susan Bartell, a nationally recognized child psychologist, offers parents advice on how to instill optimism in their children.

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

When evaluating preschools, it helps to know the basics of the most common early education philosophies. Read on for descriptions of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, play-based, and academic preschools and tips for how to know which is right for your child.

How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children

How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children

Schools may teach the value of acceptance during Black History Month, but it is our duty as parents to instill an unbiased mindset in our children all the time. Here, some thoughts on why teaching tolerance is important, and tips for handling the awkward moments.

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain

Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight!

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family

Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom."

Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family

Family Finances: How to Open Up Financial Communication in Your Family

Few of us don't worry about money at least sometimes. Here are some tips from Sharon Nolfi, a licensed marriage and family therapist and school psychologist, as well as a mom, on how to talk about finances with your kids in an age-appropriate way.

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Tame the jitters you feel when your child asks for help with the math homework that looks oh-so-different than you remember. Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read their tips to help you help your child.

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart

If you're the parent of a child with special needs, take a look at this chart that compares services provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975.

How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child

How to Raise a Generous and Appreciative Child

Advice from a child psychologist on teaching your child to be appreciative and generous, especially during the holiday season.




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