parenting tips

  1. School Tips for Moms

    Teachers speak: Advice for parents

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    After a long summer break, most kids are ready to go back to school, but are the parents? Teachers agree that parents are one of...
  2. Studying & Making the Grade

    Teachers speak: Best ways to help kids with homework

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    Your child is struggling with her math problems once again. What do you do? Offer a small bit of direction and let her do it on her...
  3. Parenting Articles

    Help kids deal with disappointment

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    Your child comes in the door in tears. He didn't make the spelling bee. Her best friend is moving away. The cool kids wouldn't sit...
  4. Having a Baby

    Childproofing for a walking baby

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    So you thought you were totally set after you hired the babyproofer, who put locks on everything from your toilet seat to that...
  5. School Tips for Moms

    Preparing for the first school bus ride

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    The backpack has been packed and the new school clothes laid out. The calendar has been taped to the cabinet, and the teacher's name...
  6. Age by Age

    11 Questions with Maria Shriver

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    In addition to being a member of America’s royal Kennedy clan, Maria Shriver has achieved a level of fame in her own right. A...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Teaching kids pet etiquette

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    Kids love pets, however just as kids' personalities differ, so do pets' personalities. Some are friendly and some are not. While we...
  8. Preschoolers

    6 Classic games your child will love

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    Recently, I walked into my cousin's backyard to see her sitting with her kids in a circle. They were playing a fun, impromptu game...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Dealing with potty training regressions

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    It's the rare child who doesn't go through childhood without an issue or two. Child development may be a mostly linear path, but...
  10. Parenting How-to

    How to fit multiple carseats in a back seat

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    Figuring out a way to fit multiple car seats in your car can be a challenge that is made trickier when you have more than two. You...
  11. Teen School & Education

    What parents should know about getting college athletic scholarships

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    Is your child a student athlete? Your child's sport pastime could help pay for college tuition, thanks to college athletic...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Teaching kids to donate to charity

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    Just as we teach our kids about savings and banking, teaching them about setting aside a portion of their allowance for charitable...
  13. Child Development & Health

    What is your kids' body language telling you?

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    How often do you talk with someone and notice that her words say one thing while her physical appearance says another? A facial...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Kids and manners: Start with the basics

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    Almost from the time our kids babble their first "mama" or "dadda" we try to instill in them the use of basic manners. "Please" and...
  15. Mom & Dad

    Stressed out mom? Try changing your attitude!

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    As rewarding as parenting is, it can also be overwhelming and stressful. The constant juggle of day to day demands and obligations...
  16. Having a Baby

    The 411 on childproofing your home

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    New parents are continually amazed at the new things their child manages to accomplish. From first smiles to the first time she...
  17. Child Development & Health

    5 House rules parents should not ignore

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    In my humorous how-to book, 35 Things Your Teens Won't Tell You So I Will, I lay down rules about every aspect of a teen's life....
  18. Family Activities

    Kids' playlist makeover

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    Your kids probably know all the top songs and artists today, but what about the classics? With great artists like The Who playing...
  19. SheKnows TV: Families Collide

    Five ways to stay connected with your family

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    Life is busy. With so many dual-income and single-parent households, busy at-home parents, and kids participating in sports and...
  20. SheKnows TV: Families Collide

    Communicating with your teen

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    Whether it's talking to your teen about her first love, warning her about the dangers of smoking or simply trying to find out what...