age 6

  1. School & Education

    What did you learn in school today? Getting your kids to talk to you about their day

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    Does getting your kids to offer information about school seem more difficult than pulling teeth? Do you ever feel like a lawyer...
  2. K-12

    Home packed lunches banned at Chicago school

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    We all know how important healthy eating is, especially given the obesity epidemic in our country. But is banning home-packed...
  3. Family Fun

    6 Spring party themes for kids

    It has been a long, drawn-out winter for many parents and kids. Cooped-up kids can’t wait to run outside and shake off the cold...
  4. Tips & Advice

    How to find a good childcare program for your child

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    Finding quality care for your child during those vital, formative years is one of the biggest challenges you'll face as a parent....
  5. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Preschooler sleep problems solved

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    Your preschooler was sleeping through the night...until suddenly they weren't. Or maybe yours can't seem to tire enough to go to...
  6. Tips & Advice

    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...
  7. Tips & Advice

    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...
  8. Well-being

    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.
  9. Tips & Advice

    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...
  10. Tips & Advice

    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...
  11. Tips & Advice

    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...
  12. Tips & Advice

    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...
  13. Tips & Advice

    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?...
  14. K-12

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. Tips & Advice

    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...
  17. Tips & Advice

    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...
  18. Tips & Advice

    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...
  19. Tips & Advice

    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....