parenting tips

  1. Tips & Advice

    How to manage your child's medical care when you're divorced

    You've split your possessions and filed a custody agreement. That's a great start. Now, bring your child's physician into the loop...
  2. School & Education

    Yay or nay: Notes in your child’s lunch box

    Are notes in your child’s lunch box cute and thoughtful or do they just end up in the trash with your child’s banana peel? We...
  3. Tips & Advice

    How to travel alone with your kids without going nuts

    Vacationing solo with your kids? It can be a serious handful. We talked to seasoned pros to find out how to make traveling alone...
  4. Parenting

    The most epic messes made by children

    If there is one indisputable truth about babies, toddlers and kids, it's that they are messy. Some are a lot messier than others,...
  5. Tips & Advice

    10-Year-old's lemonade stand raises funds for kids with special needs

    Imagine living in a world where you can see, hear, touch and feel, but you cannot speak. Your behavior must become your...
  6. Tips & Advice

    After teen dies in football accident, parents push for better research

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    Bob and Lisa Gfeller experienced every parent's nightmare when their youngest son, Matt, died suddenly. A high school sophomore,...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Mom, keep these helpful bags on hand this summer

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    Summer is a big time for family travel, and having the right bag can make your trip away from home a lot less complicated. From...
  8. Television

    Lessons we learned on parenting from these six TV shows

    Parenting is not for the faint of heart, which is something television script writers know all too well. Here are a few real-life...
  9. Tips & Advice

    Update: What you need to know about the Georgia dad charged with hot car death

    When 22-month-old Cooper Mills Harris died June 18, media outlets nationwide covered the heartbreaking story of a father who...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Teen with rare genetic disorder competes in Special Olympics

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    Looking for some inspiration? Perhaps a little perspective? Go no further than Whitney Lackey, a 17-year-old Special Olympics...
  11. K-12

    This simple question could save your child's life

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    Forgiveness is powerful. But here's how one simple question can prevent a senseless tragedy from occurring in the first place.
  12. School & Education

    School car lines are out of control

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    Elegant, smooth and focused participation in her son's school drop-off and pickup lines is something this author has not yet...
  13. Tips & Advice

    How to celebrate your terrible ex on Father's Day

    Father's Day is a tricky holiday when your relationship with your kids' dad is over because he's an awful person. Here are some ways...
  14. Toddler & Preschoolers

    The biggest mistakes parents make with pre-K kids

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    Let’s face it — parenting preschoolers can be a tough gig. We chatted with parenting experts to find out the biggest mistakes...
  15. New Moms

    Everybody’s a critic: How to listen and filter advice about parenting

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    We've all been there: The kids are melting down, and out of the corner of your eye, you see a concerned stranger approaching. Do you...
  16. Parenting

    30 Tips to make running your household a breeze

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    Sometimes it takes just the littlest thing to make your life easier. Design and organizing experts offer their best tips for making...
  17. Tips & Advice

    20 Things your kids need to hear you say

    Between school and activities, meaningful conversations are sometimes crunched out of the parent-child relationship. Make sure your...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Dealing with a bad-mouthing ex

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    Even if your relationship is over, the father of your kids can give you a serious headache by bad-mouthing you to your children....
  19. Tips & Advice

    How to answer your child’s uncomfortable questions honestly

    Nothing can make you regret becoming a parent more than being questioned by your kid at an inopportune time. Be honest with them now...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Modern ways to teach spirituality

    Religion in the U.S. has shifted away from a formulaic Sunday school approach and toward more individualized expressions of...