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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...)

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession
More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door... (read the story...)

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators
There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind... (read the story...)

Celebrity Dad: Mark Consuelos
Devoted father or three, Mark Consuelos was drawn to Lever 2000’s outreach concept after being introduced to the results of a study by the company revealing that the increased economic stress facing families was substantially alleviated by closeness — physical affection in particular. (read the story...)

Alison Sweeney: The Biggest Loser’s Advocate Mom
While awfully good at playing it bad as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives, and serving as host of the popular TV reality show The Biggest Loser – actress/mom Alison Sweeney has recently taken on another role: advocate for allergy sufferers. (read the story...)

Movie Ratings for Kids...
Taking your child, no matter his age, to movies for which he is not emotionally ready is a very big deal. This is the perfect time to think about the type of movies you will allow your child to see and how to communicate this... (read the story...)

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year
As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?” (read the story...)

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?
When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parents: Cynthia Nixon — Actor & Mom
Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the hit TV show 'Sex and the City' and its record-breaking big screen follow-up in 2008. Lucky New York theatergoers, however, are privy to another aspect of the Emmy-winner’s acting gifts... (read the story...)

Vacation Contest Winners
We received so many thoughtful responses to our contest question asking how you measure your success as a parent. It was difficult to select just three winners. (read the story...)


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