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  1. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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...
  2. Monday Mom Challenge

    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...
  3. Conditions

    How to help your school age child cope with bedwetting

    Does your school-age child have a problem with bedwetting at night? A pediatrician offers some advice.
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    The cure for bedwetting

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    Many misconceptions revolve around the idea that there is or is not a cure for bedwetting. The fact is that different things work...
  10. 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....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Super Mom Tips

    Tips to shop peacefully with young children

    Shopping with kids can be oh-so-stressful, but these easy tips will make your next trip a lot more enjoyable.
  16. 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...
  17. Age by Age

    Tricks kids use to get their way

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    It doesn't take long for a parent to discover the dichotomous nature of children. On one hand, they are adorable, precious and full...
  18. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dealing with your child’s big lies

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    Sadly, lying is a part of life. Even if we put a big emphasis on honesty at home, as adults and parents we lie, and kids learn how...
  19. 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...