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  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    From awesome to awkward overnight

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    You get it, really, you do. You felt the same way about your mom. (Eye rolls and deep sighs come to mind.) So why does your tween’s...
  2. Parenting Tips & Advice

    How to follow through so the kids don't play you

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    Sometimes you think you’re more of a violin than a mom. Your kids work your strings to make you sing whatever tune they want to...
  3. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: Is ADHD good?

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    According to the most recent Centers for Disease and Prevention reports, 9.5 percent of U.S. children have been diagnosed with...
  4. Parenting

    E is for Extrovert: Parenting an outgoing child

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    If your child is an extrovert — super social, talkative, craves high-engagement play — a little insight into how he sees the world...
  5. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Funny and embarrassing things kids say

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    You're out and about with your child. You feel confident that you have taught your child good manners and how to behave in public....
  6. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Anxiety over separation anxiety

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    Is your child’s separation anxiety causing you anxiety? Are you becoming more and more anxious over leaving because you know what's...
  7. Mom & Dad

    Take action to stop bullying

    Bullying is a serious problem around the country and it has gone beyond the playgrounds and school hallways. In this digital age,...
  8. Children's School & Education

    What to do if your child is struggling at school

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    Is your child beginning to struggle with grades or behavior? Learn how to best serve your child and how to work with his teachers to...
  9. School Age Kids

    Kindergarten freak out

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    After dealing with a kindergarten child’s excited anticipation of beginning “real school,” parents are often confused and shocked...
  10. School Age Kids

    Your 5-year-old: Development, behavior and parenting tips

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    Understanding normal 5-year-old development and behavior will help you know the best way to parent your child. As parents, we know...
  11. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Are you raising a spoiled brat?

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    Recently, there was an article in The New Yorker that sent chills through many moms. Titled Spoiled Rotten, it was about — you...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Implementing a reward system that works

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    We all want to reward our kids for good behavior and encourage them to reach their goals. Sometimes a reward system is a great tool...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Manners matter

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    Our style of communication has become more relaxed and casual. This is fine for a text or email, but don't let this lack of...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Keeping your hyperactive child calm

    Usually from 18 months to 2 years, you will notice if you have a hyperactive child. This is something that can certainly alter the...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Don't be a hypocrite, Mama

    Kids notice. They notice when you say something and do something else. They notice when you don't apply standards fairly. And yes,...
  16. Child Development & Health

    Is your defiant child driving you crazy?

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    Children often go against what their parents say and ask of them, but when it starts to concern you — or affect your mood and family...
  17. Parenting How-to

    How to encourage good behavior

    All kids misbehave from time to time, but by setting limits and establishing logical consequences, you can encourage positive...
  18. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    Charlie Sheen: Why are we so fascinated?

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    Charlie Sheen is like an impending train wreck – we know it’s going to have a gruesome ending but we can’t help but watch it. Why...
  19. Preschoolers

    Manners for preschoolers

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    Your children first learn manners at home. From your instruction and example, children establish a basic understanding of how they...
  20. Child Development & Health

    Timeouts can cause misbehavior

    Most parents nowadays try not to use physical punishment, which they know undermines kids' self esteem. Many experts advise using...