age 9

  1. Travel

    Travel kits for kids: 15 ideas

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    Most kids love going on vacation, but long car rides can be a bore. Here are some tips on assembling fun and inexpensive travel kits...
  2. Child Development & Health

    Your "accident-prone" child

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    When your child seems to get a lot of bumps and bruises -- more than what you think is typical -- your first instinct may be to...
  3. Children's School & Education

    7 Signs your child needs help in school

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    If your child is falling behind in school, you may be the last one to know about it. Your child might be too embarrassed or ashamed...
  4. Child Development & Health

    Teaching children to embrace their differences

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    Everyone feels different at some point in her life. Rather than focusing on differences in a negative way, parents can teach their...
  5. Children's School & Education

    4 Ways to get kids to school on time

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    For most families, the most hectic time of day is when the alarm clock goes off. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready...
  6. School Age Kids

    How to find a music teacher for your child

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    It turns out the trumpet was the right choice for your daughter. She loves it and wants more than the weekly 20-minute lesson at...
  7. School Age Kids

    Help your child discover her talents

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    Is your child a talented, budding artist, athlete or academic? No matter where your child’s talent lies, you can help him discover...
  8. Child Development & Health

    How to explain to your kids why parents fight

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    When kids witness their parents butting heads or engaging in a yelling match, they may be confused, scared or even worried that the...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Is 3-D okay for your kids?

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    Advances in technology are bringing 3-D into movie theaters, the home and even your kid's hand-held video game. But the technology...
  10. School Age Kids

    How to help your child choose a musical instrument

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    It’s the beginning of the school year and elementary schools across the country are introducing musical instrument instruction to...
  11. Age by Age

    Is your child over-scheduled?

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    As a parent, it seems there are a million opportunities to sign your child up for some sort of activity. Whether it's sports, clubs,...
  12. Babysitters and Childcare

    Keeping your babysitter happy

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    If you've found a good sitter that your kids like and who is dependable, you've got a good thing going. Sometimes finding the good...
  13. Activities for Kids

    How many activities should my child have?

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    Here's a quick guide to activities for kids of all ages, including recommendations on what different age groups can handle.
  14. School Age Kids

    Teaching your kids different types of deal making

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    If you’re like a lot of moms, you use deal-making terms pretty much interchangeably. Negotiation, bargaining, compromise…they’re all...
  15. Mom & Dad

    Kids help with the cooking? Sure!

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    Sometimes our lives get so busy that feeding our family can feel like a chore. After a long day, toiling in the kitchen seems...
  16. Child Development & Health

    Getting your sedentary children moving

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    Sometimes resolutions for fitness in a new year aren’t just personal goals. Sometimes it’s a goal for your whole family. If your...
  17. School Age Kids

    Helping the introverted child make friends

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    Being introverted can make it hard to develop friendships -- especially for children. But parents can help.
  18. Family Activities

    Family dinners that the kids can make

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    Get your kids involved in the family dinner rotation with these easy meals that kids can make with little or no help!
  19. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How to teach your kids to do the laundry

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    You've heard it before: “Mom, I need my soccer socks clean today!” And it’s not laundry day. Or after a day of household chores,...
  20. School Age Kids

    Teaching your kids not to be sore losers

    You probably can hear your own mother saying it now, just like you say it to your kids, “Don’t be a sore loser.” Whether it’s a...