age 9

  1. Tips & Advice

    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...
  2. Tips & Advice

    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...
  3. Tips & Advice

    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...
  4. K-12

    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,...
  5. Tips & Advice

    The most ineffective things to say to your kids

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    Communicating with kids isn't always easy. As parents, we have plenty of opportunities to pour wisdom out on our kids -- probably...
  6. Tips & Advice

    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...
  7. Tips & Advice

    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...
  8. K-12

    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...
  9. Tips & Advice

    Helping your child learn to receive criticism

    If the term “constructive criticism” makes you cringe, as it does to many of us, you may find it challenging to teach your child...
  10. Cooking & Entertaining

    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...
  11. K-12

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. Tips & Advice

    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...
  14. Tips & Advice

    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...
  15. K-12

    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...
  16. Parenting

    The kids’ home alone debate: What’s the right age?

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    What is the right age for kids to be home alone? We spoke with experts and moms to get the scoop on how they determine when kids can...
  17. Tips & Advice

    15 Back to school tips for moms 

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    The long, lazy days of summer are getting shorter, and summer vacations are concluding as suitcases filled with summer memories are...
  18. Parenting

    Keeping track of your kids online

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    Things certainly have changed since we were kids. How often do you find yourself saying that? It’s true, though! The internet didn’t...
  19. K-12

    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...