age 5

  1. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dealing with your child’s little white lies

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    When your child has gotten into the habit of telling little lies, how do you respond? Do you focus on the lie or the partner...
  2. Mom & Dad

    How to adjust your parenting style for your second child

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    Does the following scenario sound familiar? You had your first child, successfully navigated your way through a few years of...
  3. 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,...
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: "Safe" conflict

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    One of the biggest challenges parents often face is dealing with sibling rivalry. No matter how hard you try to treat your children...
  5. 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...
  6. Child Development & Health

    Should you give in to your child’s picky eating?

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    Should you give in to your child’s picky eating and fix them a different meal than the rest of the family? Or do you insist they eat...
  7. Family Recipes

    Five fun marshmallow yummies for kids

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    Kids love marshmallows! While they are certainly not in the top 10 most nutritional things to feed your kids, they are definitely in...
  8. School Age Kids

    20 age-appropriate chores

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    While some children are more eager than others to help out around the house, giving your kids chores helps teach them responsibility...
  9. Parenting Tips & Advice

    How to parent a difficult child

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    Ever used the following to describe your kiddo? My child has trouble adapting to new situations. My child is easily upset. My child...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Helping your young child manage embarrassing mistakes

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    Your little darling is at the playground and accidentally whaps a playmate in the head with a shoe. The playmate is crying, the moms...
  11. Babysitters and Childcare

    How to save on child care

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    You wouldn't entrust your children to just anyone. But that top-rated nanny with the stellar references may be a little beyond your...
  12. Babysitters and Childcare

    Finding part-time childcare

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    Finding childcare on a part-time basis is a lot harder than finding a full-time childcare provider. So how can you find the right...
  13. Child Development & Health

    Parents’ guide to praising your child

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    When it comes to kids, positive reinforcement goes a long way. But is there such a thing as too much praise? Before you risk not...
  14. School Age Kids

    Bringing up Beckham: Raising athletic kids

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    Look out, Tiger Woods. Move over, Maria Sharapova. There's a new golfer, tennis pro, soccer player (insert hot sport here) in the...
  15. Family Activities

    Live Easter pets: Buying bunnies or chicks for kids

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    They are so cute, aren't they? Baby bunnies and chicks are fluffy and soft and can elicit an "Aww!" from even the most hardened...