age 11

  1. School Age Kids

    Where are the modest bathing suits for girls?

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    Abercrombie and Fitch has raised major waves by marketing a padded push-up bikini to their younger girl customers. What's really...
  2. Child Development & Health

    How to help your angry child

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    You ask your son to unload the dishwasher and he responds with a angry bark. You ask your daughter if she’d like to go to the mall...
  3. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to take the candy out of Easter

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    Easter doesn’t have to mean gigantic baskets overflowing with candy. Many parents are limiting the candy in favor of more useful and...
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Is your child a smartphone orphan? Balancing work and family

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    Blackberries and cell phones and laptops, oh my! When it comes to the virtual office, let's face it, sometimes we're too...
  5. Babysitters and Childcare

    Checking a babysitter's driving record

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    Is it feasible to check the driving record for a potential nanny or babysitter? Here's how you can verify that the childcare...
  6. Super Moms Guide: Money & Career

    5 Ways to teach your children to save

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    Anytime is the right time to teach kids the value of money. Older kids, especially, are subjected to constant media and peer...
  7. Child Development & Health

    Is your child depressed?

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    As parents, we know that kids experience a wide range of emotions on any given day. One minute they can be happy, the next...
  8. Family Fun

    Families hit the road: Extended trips with the kids

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    Have you ever dreamed of traveling full time? The idea might sound impossible, but more and more families are going on extended...
  9. Children's School & Education

    Why is the teacher giving my kid m&m's?

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    Six-year-old Carlos Melendez stood in line waiting as his first-grade teacher bid farewell to her students at the end of the school...
  10. Babysitters and Childcare

    Choosing a teenage babysitter

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    For generations, teenagers have been the first line of babysitters (after siblings, of course). Here are some tips on how you can...
  11. Family Activities

    Family movie night: Recreate the larger-than-life movie experience right at home!

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    The expense of theater movies, concessions and gas to get there has reached beyond most family budgets. So why not enjoy a weekly...
  12. Children's School & Education

    What did you learn in school today? Getting your kids to talk to you about their day

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    Does getting your kids to offer information about school seem more difficult than pulling teeth? Do you ever feel like a lawyer...
  13. School Age Kids

    Home packed lunches banned at Chicago school

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    We all know how important healthy eating is, especially given the obesity epidemic in our country. But is banning home-packed...
  14. Family Activities

    6 Spring party themes for kids

    It has been a long, drawn-out winter for many parents and kids. Cooped-up kids can’t wait to run outside and shake off the cold...
  15. School Age Kids

    Teaching kids to set goals

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    Most of us are familiar with the concept of setting goals and we'd like to teach our kids how to do so. But few are familiar with...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to stop hyper-parenting and just relax with your kids

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    If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it -- we parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing. But if you are, you...
  17. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Plan your family garden

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    How many times, as you have started the annual spring yard work and cleaning, have you thought, “This year, I am going to plant a...
  18. Parenting Advice & Columns

    When to find a tutor for your child

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    Why is it that so many of us are afraid or reluctant to ask for help? Oh we talk a good game about understanding that no one is...
  19. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Help your child academically without helicoptering

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    We all want what is best for our children and for them to succeed in life. That includes school. Ostensibly for the benefit of our...
  20. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Favoritism and sibling rivalry

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    How many times have you heard it? “It’s not fair!” Or “You let her do it. Why won’t you let me?!” Or the atom bomb of sibling...