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Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object. (read the story...)

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush
I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe (read the story...)

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress. (read the story...)

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season
Take a step back from the season's commercialism to give thanks for the small things in your life, and in turn teach your children to be more thankful and optimistic. (read the story...)

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma
Parenting expert Jo Frost, host of "SuperNanny," weighs in on childhood asthma and offers tips on how parents can help. (read the story...)

Marissa Jaret Winokur: Broadway Star, First-Time Mom
Read about celebrity parent Marissa Jaret Winokur - Broadway actress, singer, dancer, and first-time mom of 15-month-old son Zev. (read the story...)

Kids' Slumber Parties - Ideas, Tips, and Guidelines to Make Them Great
Check out these tips from Penny Warner, author of "Slumber Parties: 25 Fun-Filled Party Themes," on how to make your child's next slumber party both memorable and fun! (read the story...)

Five Ways to Raise a 'Good Enough' Child
As a parent, you may subtly be giving your child the message that he or she is not good enough. Read these tips from Jan Denise, author of "Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth that You're Not," on how to stop this negative conditioning and give your child a more positive message. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide. (read the story...)

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides
Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study. (read the story...)

How to Be a Good Party Guest
Attending a birthday party is a wonderful way for your child to learn valuable social skills — how to be gracious, responsible, courteous, respectful, organized, and thoughtful. Here are some tips from Faye Rogaski, founder of socialsklz:-), on how to be the perfect guest. (read the story...)

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano
Check out these tips from author and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano, author of "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents." (read the story...)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)
Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada
Read about this inspirational couple with a new book on family fitness. (read the story...)

The Truth About Dyslexia
There are many misunderstandings about dyslexia. Here, Wendy Burt-Thomas separates fact from myth about the condition. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch
Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat. (read the story...)

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning
This excerpt from "Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom" offers tips from other working women on how to brave the morning frenzy of getting ready for work and school. (read the story...)

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured
Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and consistency. To help your child get on the organized track, try these 10 strategies. (read the story...)

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills
Your child is struggling in school, and you want to help her in every way you can. Read on for tips to support your child's learning. (read the story...)

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission
Broadcast Journalist Brenda Blackmon has had her share of accolades and honors, from Emmys, to Associated Press awards, to two honorary doctorate degrees – and in March of 2006, she was chosen one of The Network Journal’s “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business.” (read the story...)

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success
Whether we like it or not, the lazy days of summer eventually give way to back-to-school frenzy. This can be a stressful transition — for kids and parents (read the story...)

Summer Learning
The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational. (read the story...)

Ricki Lake Actress, Filmmaker, Author… Mom!
Ricki Lake’s proactive stance on natural childbirth is balanced lovingly by her views on family and her relationship with her two sons. With the birthing portion of motherhood over, here’s how she approaches the follow-up challenges – and rewards – of simply being Mom. (read the story...)

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school.... (read the story...)


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