age 14

  1. Age by Age

    10 Simple ways to bond with kids

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    Between work, school and extracurricular activities, you may feel disconnected from your family and kids. If you feel like you are...
  2. Child Development & Health

    Why teach responsibility?

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    As a parent, aren’t you amazed by the fact that kids are able to easily absorb some lessons while others take a little…prodding?...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Daredevil kid? How to keep your adrenaline-seeking child safe

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    You’ve got one of those kids who just loves adrenaline and to push his or herself beyond the comfort zone. Most of the time...
  4. School Age Kids

    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.
  5. Children's 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...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    "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...
  7. Family Activities

    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...
  8. Children's 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...
  9. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  10. Child Development & Health

    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...
  11. Family Activities

    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...
  12. Crafts

    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...
  13. Family Activities

    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...
  14. School Age Kids

    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...
  15. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. Child Development & Health

    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...
  18. Family Fun

    Should your teen become a Junior Camp Counselor?

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    Each summer, teens flock to camp -- but not as campers. Many camps offer Junior Camp Counselor positions that give teens the...
  19. School Age Kids

    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...
  20. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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 --...