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  1. Child Development & Health

    Your 7-year-old: Development, behavior and parenting tips

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    Parents of 7-year-olds know firsthand that time does fly. It seems one minute our kids are tugging on our legs for a sippy cup, then...
  2. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: Letting kids work it out

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    Sibling rivalry is frustrating for everyone -- parents and kids alike. Kids get angry with each other and lash out, and parents...
  3. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Is sibling rivalry a developmental phase?

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    Is sibling rivalry a developmental phase that all siblings go through? In every conflict, there are at least three sides: one side,...
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Organizing a crazy family schedule

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    Feeling overwhelmed by your crazy family schedule? No matter the season, we lead busy lives. Some times are busier than others, and...
  5. Age by Age

    Cell phone options for kids

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    What type of cell phone options are there for kids? Once you have decided your child is ready for a cell phone, it's time to pick...
  6. Child Development & Health

    Six-year-olds: Development, behavior and parenting tips

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    Understanding your 6-year-old requires a basic understanding of what is happening developmentally. This is the age when your child's...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom, are you and Dad divorcing?

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    Divorce affects people in many ways -- even if you aren't divorcing. You and your kids may feel empathy for those you know who are...
  8. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Helping kids understand divorce

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    You may think that if you have a strong marriage you don't need to talk to your kids about divorce and what it means. That's not...
  9. Tweens, Teens & College

    The kids’ home alone debate: What’s the right age?

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    What is the right age for kids to be home alone? We spoke with experts and moms to get the scoop on how they determine when kids can...
  10. Children's Health

    Get kids to eat more vegetables

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 73 percent of Americans are not meeting the recommended number of...
  11. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Keeping kids and parents happy on family vacation

    When planning a family vacation, it's about the family - not just the kids or just parents. Everyone has to get some of what they...
  12. Age by Age

    No fuss tips for getting your family out the door

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    Does the morning hustle and bustle leave you feeling exhausted before you even set foot out the door? From organization tips to...
  13. Family Activities

    4 Ways to be a fun mom today

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    Forget schedules, discipline and goals for a second! These things are important, but so is having fun which is why you shoulds take...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Athletic parents and non-athletic kids

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    Our kids are totally unique. In fact, it's quite amazing how different they can be from their parents. Take for example, the...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How far should you push kids at sports?

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    When you have an athletically gifted child, it can be easy to be swept up into the momentum of the sport. Before you even realize...
  16. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Monday Mom challenge: Dance with your skeletons

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    George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, was once quoted as saying, "If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd...
  17. Studying & Making the Grade

    10 Tips to get kids ready for school

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    September’s almost upon us, and the kids will soon be back in school. It’s time to kick off the flip flops, pull up your socks, and...
  18. School Tips for Moms

    Avoiding conflicts when your college kid comes home

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    The semester is over, and your college kid is home for break. When you and this newlyindependent-thinking person attempt to live...
  19. School Tips for Moms

    5 Ways to become an involved parent

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    The best way to help your child get the most out of her education is to become an involved parent. Here are a few ways to increase...
  20. Studying & Making the Grade

    5 Non-monetary rewards for good grades

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    You’re so proud when your children bring home good grades! How do you reward them for their hard work? Here are some fun...