raising kids

  1. School Age Kids

    The pitfalls of perfect

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    It's perfectly natural for parents to want their children to succeed in school, on the soccer field and everywhere in between....
  2. Child Development & Health

    Raising courageous kids

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    When something traumatic happens, people will tell you again and again how resilient kids are. But some of the courage and...
  3. Mom & Dad

    7 Ways to teach thankfulness to kids

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    Amidst the “I wants,” the “gimmes (please)” and the constant adding to holiday wish lists, comes a moment of clarity: This is a...
  4. Parenting Tips & Advice

    How kids react to the idea of gay marriage

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    The topic of same-sex marriage is a tough one to discuss with kids, but maybe it's not as tough as parents might think. These kids...
  5. Mom & Dad

    How to avoid being a helicopter parent

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    Helicopter parenting stems from the best intentions — wanting to protect our children. However, this parenting style has been...
  6. Child Development & Health

    5 Tools for raising compassionate, empathetic kids

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    Are youth today heartless? A University of Michigan survey says today’s college students are 40 percent less empathetic than the...
  7. Parenting How-to

    How to teach your kids to be grateful

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    We live in a material world, and unfortunately many of us spoil our kids. Parents want to give their children more than they had...
  8. Super Mom Tips

    What a son needs from Mom

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    The mother-son relationship can be complex but it can also be extremely rewarding. While a father’s role in a boy’s life is a little...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Spoiled rotten: Why you shouldn't coddle your kids

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    Spoiled kids often develop into self-absorbed adults with a lack of self-control and a major sense of entitlement. No matter if your...
  10. Mom & Dad

    Moms on parenting boys

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    If you pictured yourself with girls and saw your future filled with hair bows and frilly dresses, but instead were blessed with bow...
  11. Children's School & Education

    How to parent a gifted child

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    Statistically, most children are not “gifted.” While they are always exceptional to us , they’re probably not exceptional to the...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Raise a truly happy child

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    Our lives are centered on our children, and we would do anything to make them happy. Can we give them what they need to find true...
  13. Mom & Dad

    Are you a free-spirited or a careless parent?

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    Does your mom or grandma say things like: “Those things weren’t around back when you were a baby” or “you played with toys that...
  14. Parenting How-to

    How to become a more easygoing mom

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    It's certainly OK to run a tight ship. But if your strict, competitive, overbearing parenting style is becoming detrimental to your...
  15. School Age Kids

    The downside to having a smart kid

    Raising an academic overachieving child can be both invigorating and exhausting. When children set their own bar extremely high, how...
  16. Mom & Dad

    Are middle-class parents enablers?

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    The American model of raising children, where kids come first in every regard, is spoiling them.This may not be a novel idea, but...
  17. Mom & Dad

    How to marry two parenting styles in one household

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    You may not realize how drastically you and your partner’s parenting styles differ until your children arrive in the world. When...
  18. Mom & Dad

    Signs you're too close to your child

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    Parenting is never easy. Knowing that the decisions we make on a daily basis will forever impact our children is a stressful -- and...
  19. Having a Baby

    Is attachment parenting a prison? Erica Jong thinks so

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    Writer Erica Jong compares Attachment Parenting to prison for mothers expected to do it all. Where do you side in the debate?
  20. Parenting Advice & Columns

    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...