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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.

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano

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."

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own.

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada

Read about this inspirational couple with a new book on family fitness.

The Truth About Dyslexia

The Truth About Dyslexia

There are many misunderstandings about dyslexia. Here, Wendy Burt-Thomas separates fact from myth about the condition.

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

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.

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning

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.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

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.

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

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.

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission

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.”

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success

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

Summer Learning

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.

Ricki Lake Actress, Filmmaker, Author… Mom!

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.

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

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...




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