age 12

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to protect kids from cyberbullying

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    That cellphone you just got for your teen could be a deadly weapon. And, no, we're not talking about texting (or talking) while...
  2. Travel

    Travel kits for kids: 15 ideas

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    Most kids love going on vacation, but long car rides can be a bore. Here are some tips on assembling fun and inexpensive travel kits...
  3. Children's School & Education

    7 Signs your child needs help in school

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    If your child is falling behind in school, you may be the last one to know about it. Your child might be too embarrassed or ashamed...
  4. Child Development & Health

    Teaching children to embrace their differences

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    Everyone feels different at some point in her life. Rather than focusing on differences in a negative way, parents can teach their...
  5. Family Activities

    Family bonding: Trying something new, together

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    Last weekend, we took the kids to a climbing gym about an hour away. We'd seen the ads for the place and wanted to try it for at...
  6. Children's School & Education

    4 Ways to get kids to school on time

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    For most families, the most hectic time of day is when the alarm clock goes off. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready...
  7. School Age Kids

    How to find a music teacher for your child

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    It turns out the trumpet was the right choice for your daughter. She loves it and wants more than the weekly 20-minute lesson at...
  8. School Age Kids

    Help your child discover her talents

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    Is your child a talented, budding artist, athlete or academic? No matter where your child’s talent lies, you can help him discover...
  9. Child Development & Health

    How to explain to your kids why parents fight

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    When kids witness their parents butting heads or engaging in a yelling match, they may be confused, scared or even worried that the...
  10. Teen Behavior

    OMG mom! Kids and slang

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    Every generation has it's own slang. Every generation develops its own ways of communicating certain issues within the group. What...
  11. Teen School & Education

    Teens & makeup: What's OK for school?

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    Though many young teens wear makeup on special occasions, your daughter may want to start experimenting and wearing makeup every day...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Is 3-D okay for your kids?

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    Advances in technology are bringing 3-D into movie theaters, the home and even your kid's hand-held video game. But the technology...
  13. School Age Kids

    How to help your child choose a musical instrument

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    It’s the beginning of the school year and elementary schools across the country are introducing musical instrument instruction to...
  14. Age by Age

    Is your child over-scheduled?

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    As a parent, it seems there are a million opportunities to sign your child up for some sort of activity. Whether it's sports, clubs,...
  15. Babysitters and Childcare

    Keeping your babysitter happy

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    If you've found a good sitter that your kids like and who is dependable, you've got a good thing going. Sometimes finding the good...
  16. Activities for Kids

    How many activities should my child have?

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    Here's a quick guide to activities for kids of all ages, including recommendations on what different age groups can handle.
  17. School Age Kids

    Teaching your kids different types of deal making

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    If you’re like a lot of moms, you use deal-making terms pretty much interchangeably. Negotiation, bargaining, compromise…they’re all...
  18. Mom & Dad

    Kids help with the cooking? Sure!

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    Sometimes our lives get so busy that feeding our family can feel like a chore. After a long day, toiling in the kitchen seems...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Getting your sedentary children moving

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    Sometimes resolutions for fitness in a new year aren’t just personal goals. Sometimes it’s a goal for your whole family. If your...
  20. School Age Kids

    Helping the introverted child make friends

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    Being introverted can make it hard to develop friendships -- especially for children. But parents can help.