age 8

  1. 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 --...
  2. School Age Kids

    School safety measures every parent should take

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    It has happened to every parent at one time or another -- you're late to school to pick up your child (and of course your cell phone...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Why is one child a risk taker and the other a couch potato?

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    Every day mothers across the country and across the world marvel: How can two children from the same home be so different?! Same...
  4. Activities for Kids

    Care packages for kids at camp

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    Camps across the country are filled with campers eagerly awaiting camp care packages, but you're left wondering what to send to your...
  5. Tweens, Teens & College

    Botox Mom: Not who she says she is, loses custody of her daughter

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    First, Kerry Brown went on Good Morning America , insisting that it was perfectly acceptable to give her eight-year-old daughter...
  6. Children's School & Education

    What is unschooling?

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    To those brought up in a strict school environment, the idea of unschooling seems almost unfathomable. But this growing movement...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Supplementing your child’s art education

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    School budgets all over the country are taking hits. Hard, hard hits. Even while there are increasing demands on academic...
  8. Mom & Dad

    Skechers Shape-ups for girls: Cute or inappropriate?

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    Skechers recently introduced its apparently not-so-functional and previously adult-sizes only Shape-up shoes for young girls, and...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Small changes: Improve your family’s eating habits

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    We constantly hear about the obesity rate in the United States -- how children today are far heavier than they should be and how...
  10. School Age Kids

    How to afford to send your kids to camp

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    Dream of giving your child the same summer camp experience you had as a child, but worried that you won't be able to swing the costs...
  11. Children's School & Education

    Homeschool: Why are so many parents choosing it?

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    What is behind this growing movement in home education? With over two million students being homeschooled in the United States,...
  12. Activities for Kids

    High-tech, musical and artsy summer camps for kids

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    Is your child a film-lover? A budding scientist? A Grammy-winner in the making? Here are some of the most unique camps and summer...
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    Summer camp packing checklist

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    Packing for camp is an art form. Unlike sending your child for a sleepover at a friend's house, a stay at a resident camp can last...
  14. Family Activities

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  15. School Age Kids

    Is the iconic Barbie bad news?

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    Barbie might be an icon, but she’s also a hot button topic for controversy. Some say the blond bombshell is all in good fun, while...
  16. Crafts

    Sunshine prints: Make art from the sun

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    If you have sun and have kids, here's a cool craft project to try (though if you just want to get a set just for yourself, we won't...
  17. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Define your family traditions

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    Routine. Kids tend to thrive on it -- and adults find comfort in it, too. Whether it’s the rhythm of a morning as the house rouses...
  18. Child Development & Health

    Sunscreen for kids: Ask the expert

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    How often does your child really need to wear sunscreen -- and which type is best? A pediatrician has some advice for you!
  19. Parenting Humor

    CFS (Can't Find Sh*t) Syndrome

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    Like color-blindness, CFS Syndrome is a predominately male affliction. The main symptom is a frustrating form of object blindness...