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  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Simple resolutions for families

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    We all know that most New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside come Feb. 1 (or earlier!). Instead of making unrealistic...
  2. Mom & Dad

    Worst things to say to a mom

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    Whether well-intentioned or rude and unnecessary, moms are often barraged with annoying comments about parenting, post-baby bods and...
  3. Adoption

    How to discuss adoption with your child

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    When it comes to adoption, knowledge is power. Empower your child with the information he or she needs to develop confidently in...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to maintain a healthy relationship with your teen

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    You thought you had seen everything with your teen, but suddenly your kid goes and screws up in a way you never even imagined. Even...
  5. Mom & Dad

    How I explained to my son why Daddy is in a war zone

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    Military deployments are never easy on families. Not only do military kids miss their parents who are deployed — they also worry...
  6. School Age Kids

    Teach your kids to call out sexism

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    Sexism isn’t a problem women need to solve. It’s a problem we need to work together on as a culture. Whether you’re raising sons or...
  7. Mom & Dad

    Comebacks to unsolicited parenting advice

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    Parenting in public can be tough, especially when a stranger chimes in and tries to "help." But, who says you have to sit back and...
  8. Marriage

    A silent support system that can strengthen your marriage

    In many cases, visible support in a relationship can be very beneficial. Yet in a study by psychologists Maryhope Howland and Jeff...
  9. Child Development & Health

    How sign language can help your late talker

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    If your child has a speech delay, experts suggest trying sign language to spur communication and cut down on frustration while you...
  10. Children's School & Education

    How to encourage good study habits without nagging

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    Let’s face it — kids dislike homework. They would probably procrastinate indefinitely if a parent didn’t intervene. The only problem...
  11. Tweens, Teens & College

    What I wish my mom said to me about smoking pot

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    As parents, we want to make sure our kids get the right message about smoking marijuana. But what if our lectures and lessons are in...
  12. Preschoolers

    What does a speech-language pathologist do?

    Has your child been referred for a speech evaluation? Find out what speech-language pathologists do for kids. You may be surprised...
  13. Baby & Toddler

    Baby signing: How to boost your success

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    Baby signing is a wonderful tool, an essential bridge for babies to communicate before they are physically capable of speech. You...
  14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and the write idea

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    Last week, an envelope marked Autism Speaks arrived in the mail, which was a welcome relief from all the clothing and shoe bills...
  15. Mom & Dad

    Talking to kids about tragedy

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    When evil strikes, our parental instinct is to reassure our kids that everything will be OK. But what can really help them feel safe...
  16. Parenting Humor

    The truth about mothers and daughters on Facebook

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    Is it "normal" to friend your Mom on Facebook? Turns out, the United States ranks second worldwide in number of women older than 28...
  17. Dating

    Not a good conversationalist? Here’s how you can improve

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    Conversation doesn't come naturally to everyone — especially on a first date. We asked relationship experts how to get past the...
  18. Special Needs

    Why do smart doctors use ignorant speech?

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    When a professional athlete tossed out the R word in an emotional post-event interview with media, the special needs community...
  19. Special Needs

    Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs

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    How many times have you thought wow, I wish someone would invent [fill in the blank]? Meet three parents who fulfilled a need for...
  20. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Our magical door to communication during deployment

    Of my three kids, I knew my son was going to have the hardest time in dealing with his daddy being away. The great thing is that...