emotions

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Help! My kid's breakup is exhausting me

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    Adolescent breakups aren't for the faint of heart. As much as you want to roll your eyes and say "get over it already," try to get...
  2. Parenting Advice & Columns

    What to tell your kids when a grandparent dies

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    Even if children sometimes seem like they're from another planet, they are truly fully human and experience all the same emotions as...
  3. Child Development & Health

    How to teach emotional intelligence to children

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    Emotional intelligence will help your child secure loving relationships and even a stellar career. Here are ideas for how to build...
  4. Dating

    How to determine his emotional age

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    Just because he's 30 doesn't mean he acts like it! We talked to some experts to help you determine the emotional age of your love...
  5. Happiness & Friendship

    The busy woman’s guide to making time for emotions

    You know when you need to cry, but when you squeeze and squeeze (and squeeze!) no tears come out? You're preaching to the choir,...
  6. Mom & Dad

    Crying in front of kids: Emotional education

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    If you’re feeling sad or upset, you may feel like you have to hide your tears so your children don’t get upset too. However, experts...
  7. Child Development & Health

    Top 6 things you should never say to your kids

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    You wouldn't tell your child you wish he was never born, but other comments that you may think are harmless may be doing just as...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Are you emotionally neglecting your kids?

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    You know you love your kids, but are you being emotionally neglectful and causing damage that will last long into your children's...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Raising a sensitive child

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    Does your little one burst into tears at the drop of a hat? Does he always feel like someone’s laughing at him? Learn how to nurture...
  10. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mommy meltdowns: Make it up to the kids

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    Let's face it, motherhood has its moments. And every mom has been there — lost her cool with the kids and wished she could take it...
  11. Tweens, Teens & College

    Battling a moody tween

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    Some parents may think that major moodiness doesn’t surface in full force until the teenage years, but tweens can definitely push...
  12. Child Development & Health

    I let my kids curse. Yes, I (*@$&%) do!

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    You’ve cursed in front of your child. Not intentionally, but you called out a name in vain after hitting your thumb with a hammer,...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    Helping your teen deal with life fears

    Was your son afraid of spiders when he was little? Did he (mostly) outgrow it? Did you ever laugh with a girlfriend, expressing...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Help your child understand emotions

    Most children go from zero to temper tantrum without pausing to express feelings in a rational way. While there’s no fool proof way...
  15. Child Development & Health

    Help your kids learn to make amends for mistakes

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    There are times when a simple “I’m sorry” isn’t enough. It’s hard enough to face this situation as an adult, but it can be even...
  16. Mom & Dad

    Emotional fallout: The crisis after the crisis

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    The emergency is over. The crisis done. So why are you so on edge? Why does a siren make you flinch? Why does your daughter hide...
  17. Child Development & Health

    Helping your child understand natural disasters

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    Natural disasters are difficult enough to manage as adults -- both practically and emotionally. If they scare you and you don’t...
  18. Child Development & Health

    What to do when your child’s fear becomes debilitating

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    Your child is afraid of something. Big or little, every time your child encounters, or even might encounter this thing, there’s a...
  19. Mom & Dad

    Should you suppress anger?

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    The emotional life of humans is messy, messy stuff. It’s not logical, it’s often unexpected, and it can throw a wrench into the most...
  20. Child Development & Health

    How to help your child manage simple fears

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    It’s that shriek you know well. “Mommy, I’m scared!” What is it this time, you wonder and groan? A dog? A dust bunny? Something else...