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Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids.

Is It Time for Preschool?

Is It Time for Preschool?

Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child.

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade

Raising Our Kids: Four Life Skills for the New Decade

Psychologist Susan Bartell offers advice for parents on how to raise a confident, well-behaved, and happy child.

Broadway Icon Brian Stokes Mitchell

Broadway Icon Brian Stokes Mitchell

Take a look into the life of the multi-talented Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway's leading man and father of one.

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'

Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior.

How to Parent an Oppositional Child

How to Parent an Oppositional Child

David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder.

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays.

Talking Money and Parenting with Jim Rogers, Author of 'A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing'

Talking Money and Parenting with Jim Rogers, Author of 'A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing'

Finance legend Jim Rogers discusses his new book "A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing" and offers advice for parents on educating their children about money and investing.

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults.

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.”

What To Do For Picky Eaters On Thanksgiving

What To Do For Picky Eaters On Thanksgiving

For parents with kids that don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving foods, here are some nutritionist-approved suggestions to help create a healthful, successful holiday meal.

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving seems to represent two tenets of American life: food and football. Here are some tips on how to integrate them both into your holiday tradition.

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday

The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin.

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child

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.

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush

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

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

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.

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season

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.

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma

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.

Marissa Jaret Winokur: Broadway Star, First-Time Mom

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.

Kids' Slumber Parties - Ideas, Tips, and Guidelines to Make Them Great

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!

Five Ways to Raise a 'Good Enough' Child

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.

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'

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.

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides

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.

How to Be a Good Party Guest

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.

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears

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.




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