age 12

  1. K-12

    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. K-12

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Tips & Advice

    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. Parenting

    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. K-12

    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. 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. Family Fun

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. K-12

    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...
  13. Family Fun

    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...
  14. K-12

    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...
  15. Tips & Advice

    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...
  16. Tips & Advice

    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...
  17. Tips & Advice

    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...
  18. Tips & Advice

    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...
  19. Tips & Advice

    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...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Build special relationships with each child

    It’s impossible to treat our kids exactly the same. You know it is! Yet do you sometimes find yourself trying to do just that? An...