age 12

  1. K-12

    Teach your kids to spell like national spelling bee champs

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    Want a spelling be champion in your family? Then use these tips to help your child learn to spell with the best of them.
  2. School & Education

    The end of the school year: Summer enrichment

    As the school year winds down, the freedom of lazy summer days beckon. Weeks - perhaps months - on end to laze and play and...
  3. Tips & Advice

    "I'm not here to be your friend."

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    Growing up, I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "I'm not here to be your friend, I'm here to be your father!" Anytime I...
  4. Family Fun

    9 Experiences your family should have this summer

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    From watching fireworks to jumping in puddles, these easy (and mostly free!) summer activities are sure to make lasting good...
  5. School & Education

    Are homeschooled kids really lacking in socialization?

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    With the growing numbers of homeschooled kids getting into Ivy League universities, most people would now agree that homeschooling...
  6. Parenting

    Negotiating with teenagers: Crazy or critical?

    You may put the notion of “negotiating” with teenagers on the same level as negotiating with toddlers: Crazy. After all, both...
  7. K-12

    Using peer pressure to your parenting advantage

    You likely remember your parents warning you about the dangers of peer pressure. “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do...
  8. Family Fun

    Fun (and messy!) activities with your kids

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    When’s the last time you and your kids had some good, messy fun together? Set aside an afternoon for the entire family to wear their...
  9. Family Fun

    Creating a birthday scrapbook

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    Keeping a scrapbook for your children is a great way to keep the birthday memories alive! If you need some inspiration for birthday...
  10. Family Fun

    10 Family fun nights under $20

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    In the age of texting, tweeting, blogging and skyping, families can go days without face-to-face conversations. That's why planning...
  11. K-12

    How to recognize when peer influence turns to pressure

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    As much as we talk about helping kids to resist “peer pressure,” it exists. Even for the most self-assured, independent-thinking...
  12. Parenting

    5 Simple steps to help your tween or teen study for a test

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    Test anxiety is no fun for kids or moms. Teens and tweens are stressed out enough on a normal day, and when you throw in a huge...
  13. Super Moms Guide

    Make a summer bucket list with your kids

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    Hot, lazy days spent lounging and playing are great -- but they shouldn't be the only kind of days you and your kids have this...
  14. K-12

    How to talk to your kids about natural disasters

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    When natural disasters -- like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes -- happen you can’t shield kids from the news and they...
  15. Parenting

    5 tips for traveling with tweens

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    The road to raising a tween can be filled with bumps, but hitting the road with your tween can be filled with even more challenges....
  16. K-12

    How to handle kids' crushes

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    Whether it’s a secret crush on a cute kid from class or a crush on a teen pop star, chances are that your child’s first crush will...
  17. Tips & Advice

    3 Tips for helping your child establish strong interpersonal relationships

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    Teaching our kids about relationships -- friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships and professional relationships --...
  18. K-12

    Why is one child a risk taker and the other a couch potato?

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    Every day mothers across the country and across the world marvel: How can two children from the same home be so different?! Same...
  19. Family Fun

    Care packages for kids at camp

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    Camps across the country are filled with campers eagerly awaiting camp care packages, but you're left wondering what to send to your...
  20. Parenting

    Botox Mom: Not who she says she is, loses custody of her daughter

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    First, Kerry Brown went on Good Morning America , insisting that it was perfectly acceptable to give her eight-year-old daughter...