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    Effective parents

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    Parenting is definitely a subjective topic. We each have our own ideas about parenting techniques, discipline, scheduling,...
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    6 Parenting rules to ignore

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    From the moment your child is conceived, it seems that everyone has parenting advice to offer. Following are six parenting rules you...
  3. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Criticism and the teenage years

    Even if you’ve been the perfect example of constructive criticism, even if your child has been demonstrating healthy and positive...
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    Helping your child learn to give criticism

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    Learning to receive criticism is an important life skill, and it can be a challenge to master when such judgment is not always given...
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    Top 5 things I learned from Wife Swap

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    A family of ghost whisperers swaps wives with fundamentalist Christians. Motorcycle driving circus performers swap with conservative...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Learn to give and receive criticism

    Giving and receiving criticism is highly personal. It’s inherently negative feedback on some aspect of an individual’s life and/or...
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    Helping your child learn to receive criticism

    If the term “constructive criticism” makes you cringe, as it does to many of us, you may find it challenging to teach your child...
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    5 parenting mistakes that can screw up your teen

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    There are moments when parents of teens may want to throw up their hands and forget about making an effort at parenting. Their...
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    How to determine your parenting style before baby arrives

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    Is it possible to determine what your parenting style will be before baby arrives? Like a birth plan, your initial ideas of...
  10. Parenting Tips & Advice

    How to parent a difficult child

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    Ever used the following to describe your kiddo? My child has trouble adapting to new situations. My child is easily upset. My child...
  11. Having a Baby

    Introducing your toddler and newborn in three stages

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    Ever wonder how your toddler will react when you bring home your new baby? There are three stages of adjustment, according to Dr....
  12. Child Development & Health

    The truth about arguing in front of kids

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    Arguing in front of your kids can beget more than just a frown and a few questions. It might just change the course of their lives....
  13. Teen Behavior

    Teaching your children about cyberbullying

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    The recent suicides of Hope Witsell, Tyler Clementi and, tragically, many other teens brings the growing problem of cyberbullying to...
  14. Teen School & Education

    Increase your child's ACT scores with our top study tips

    Good ACT scores are important to many college-bound high school juniors and seniors. Preparation for the exam can stress our your...
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    A quick guide to good manners

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    If your child's behavior makes you want to throw a tantrum, or you're sure you'd be a millionaire by now if you had a dollar for...
  16. Child Development & Health

    Parents’ guide to praising your child

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    When it comes to kids, positive reinforcement goes a long way. But is there such a thing as too much praise? Before you risk not...
  17. Children's Health

    Lunches that give your kids energy at school

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    Kids need energy and brain power to perform well in school. However, despite your efforts of picking out fresh fruits and veggies...
  18. Child Development & Health

    Parenting the 8-year-old

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    The fact that time flies is evidenced by any 8-year-old's young life. In just a handful of years, your precious, tiny baby has...
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    Teaching kids to do laundry

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    Your children are never too young to learn laundry basics. Not only will they learn responsibility, but it’ll also prepare them for...
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    Teaching kids money management

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    A recent survey revealed that kids are banking at earlier ages than their parents. Here's how to teach your kids important money...