independence

  1. School & Education

    Help kids develop independence

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    As with many other character traits, children develop independence at their own pace. There is no right or wrong time to help your...
  2. School & Education

    Help kids become self-learners

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    How can we develop our children into inquisitive, self-reliant and confident learners? Dr. Rachelle Theise, licensed clinical...
  3. Birthdays & Celebrations

    20 Fun DIY decorations for the 4th of July

    Get your patriotic DIY on with these Fourth of July-inspired crafts. Great for your Independence Day decor or to show your...
  4. K-12

    Teach your kids about the 4th of July (for real)

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    The 4th of July is an American tradition filled with picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks, but all of that pageantry may be...
  5. Parenting

    Give your middle-schooler more freedom

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    Middle school is a big jump for kids. Whether they start in 6th grade or 7th, the scene in middle school is completely different...
  6. Tips & Advice

    Parenting Guru: When you stop enabling

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    Kay Wills Wyma, author of Cleaning House , earned an MBA and worked at the White House, but her greatest challenge may have been...
  7. Family Fun

    Fourth of July quotes and poems

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    Fourth of July isn't all about barbecues and fireworks. It's also about freedom, liberty and the birthday of our country. Teach your...
  8. K-12

    The kids’ table rocks

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    It’s crucial for your kids to have autonomy at home, and child-sized furniture and activities that your children can do...
  9. K-12

    Raising an independent baby

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    Is the absence of a lovey good or bad? Find out whether you should try to encourage your child to love a lovey, and what it says...
  10. K-12

    A course in household budgeting for your teen

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    If you have a teenager at home, he or she is closer to going out on his or her own than you might like to admit. You’ve worked hard...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Teaching kids about grocery shopping

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    You’ve gone to the grocery store with your child hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times by now. He watches you, he knows where...
  12. Parenting

    Introducing your kids to what it takes to run a household

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    What does the term “running a household” mean to you? Is it cleaning? Is it budgeting and bill-paying? Is it cooking? Is it...
  13. Parenting

    How much independence should a teenager have?

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    It’s a challenging time for everyone. As much as you know your job as a mom is teach your children to leave you, it feels too close,...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Let go a little. Or a lot.

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    Parenting is full of contradictions. You keep them safe and healthy and close -- so they can leave and live without you one day. You...
  15. Parenting

    How much independence should a middle school child have?

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    Your middle school daughter -- not a baby, but not a teen or adult -- wants to go to the movies with a friend, but without a parent....
  16. K-12

    How much independence should an elementary school child have?

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    The path to adulthood and independence starts the moment your child is born. Yes, it does. While you wouldn’t dream of give...
  17. Dating

    How to enjoy a Saturday night alone

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    Saturday night doesn’t have to mean date night. If the weekend is creeping ever closer and your phone isn’t exactly ringing off...
  18. Dating

    Don't let your relationship overtake your personality

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    Being one half of a great couple is, well, great. But it can be easy to get so lost in new love that you lose sight of the fact...
  19. Baby

    The pros and cons of extended breastfeeding

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    No one will deny that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your infant for the first year of life. The AAP recommends “exclusive...