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  1. Monday Mom Challenge

    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...
  2. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Getting to the bottom of your kids' health issues

    Does your child seem to have a chronic or persistent medical issue? How do you know? Are symptoms related? Or not? Are they subtle?...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Do you ever worry that YOUR child is the class bully?

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    All of us believe that our child, who is sweet and lovable at home, behaves and shows the utmost respect while at school. Most...
  4. Family Fun

    Make a tissue paper heart decoration

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    For Valentine's Day, why not make a simple and sweet tissue paper heart to decorate with? This craft is fun to do with kids, but...
  5. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Start looking for summer programs for your kids now

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    It’s cold outside. You’re more likely thinking of baking cookies than baking in the sun. However, right now -- when your favorite...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Flying with kids: What you need to know

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    Air travel has changed a lot in recent years. If you are planning a trip with your kids, this is what you need to know to get your...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom, I’m getting teased!

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    With teasing and bullying getting more attention, it's important to understand what’s behind it – and how to protect your own child....
  8. Tweens, Teens & College

    Are your kids addicted to video games?

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    A new study published in Pediatrics showed that nearly 1 in 10 kids are pathological gamers. Find out the signs that your child is...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dueling hormones: When puberty and menopause collide

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    Now, more than ever, so many households are experiencing puberty and perimenopause and menopause (I call it PM&M for short) at the...
  10. Tweens, Teens & College

    I miss my little boy

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    There are times that I look at my tall and lanky pre-teen son and I ache. My first born baby boy is so far away, and I miss that...
  11. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Educate yourself about head injuries in childhood

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    When our children were newborn, we cradled their heads in our hands, supporting their necks and anxiously aware of the importance of...
  12. Child Development & Health

    How much is too much exercise for a child?

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    By now, we all know that a healthy life means healthy choices, like eating well and regular exercise. That applies to kids, too. As...
  13. Child Development & Health

    Is yoga right for your child?

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    Yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise over the last decade. Whether it’s the core of your fitness routine or just...
  14. Teen Behavior

    How to help kids manage their emotions

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    Life isn’t easy for a tween. In fact, life can be downright complicated and confusing for adolescents. Keep reading to learn how to...
  15. Family Activities

    Crafty letter-writing tips for kids

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    As a child (and into adulthood!), one of my favorite things in the world is getting "real" mail. You know what "real" mail is. It...
  16. Teen Health & Wellness

    Should kids be banned from buying energy drinks?

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    Long Island, New York is mulling a potential ban on energy drink sales to kids, claiming that the drinks are too unhealthy for...
  17. Family Activities

    How to have a last-minute cookie decorating party

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    If you’ve always wanted to have a Christmas cookie decorating party, there’s no time like the present. Yes, just days before...
  18. Teen Behavior

    When friends are a bad influence

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    Sometimes watching your kids grow up can be painful, especially when you can't keep them from making mistakes. Chances are, many of...
  19. Super Mom Tips

    Tips to keep your kids healthy at school

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    A healthy, happy child will perform better at tests and learn more at school. You know how to keep him healthy at home, but how can...
  20. Children's School & Education

    Unschooling: Learning from life

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    Have you heard about unschooling? Unlike homeschooling, which you've probably heard of, unschooling is a life-long parenting and...