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  1. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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...
  2. Monday Mom Challenge

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Teen Behavior

    When your teenager hates you

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    It's the rare parent-child relationship that doesn't go through some growing pains during adolescence. Even the most loving,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Is your teenager lying to you?

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    You thought you dealt with the lying issue when your child was younger. You thought it was clear: you and your teenager had enough...
  10. Mom & Dad

    How not to be a helicopter parent

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    Helicopter parents -- ones who are knee deep in every school and life issue, leaving kids little room for their own problem solving...
  11. Teen Health & Wellness

    Acne actually causes depression, new study finds

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    A new study by British medical researchers found that teen acne can actually cause depression. How can parents help their teens...
  12. Child Development & Health

    The problem with helicopter parenting

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    Helicopter parenting is quite common in our society these days. It goes by many names -- overparenting, death grip parenting,...
  13. Mom & Dad

    Slow parenting: The hands-off approach

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    Slow parenting means child-led parenting, to an extent. Those who parent this way prefer to let their children explore their world...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Giving kids privacy online

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    The time has come. Your child has been watching your online life for years now and wants such a life of his or her own. Okay, you...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Helping your child learn to receive criticism

    If the term “constructive criticism” makes you cringe, as it does to many of us, you may find it challenging to teach your child...
  16. Mom & Dad

    5 parenting mistakes that can screw up your teen

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    There are moments when parents of teens may want to throw up their hands and forget about making an effort at parenting. Their...
  17. Tweens, Teens & College

    5 Reasons being your teen daughter’s BFF is a bad idea

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    You’re a mom, so you likely want to have good, close and meaningful relationship with your daughter. You can have that, but not by...
  18. Teen Behavior

    Teens and alcohol

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    Underage drinking is against the law and can lead to dangerous behavior and tragedy. Yet many parents are not only aware that their...
  19. Teen Health & Wellness

    Is your adolescent accident-prone?

    Every developmental issue, it seems, has multiple phases -- as parents, we seldom deal with any given issue just once. More...
  20. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to parent teens and tweens

    The heavy sighs. The eye-rolls. The comments you can't quite hear but that you know were insulting. All the signs are there: you've...