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Communicating With Kids

The Kardashians Are Speaking Your Teenage Daughter's Language, and That's Good News

ShimmerTeen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents

The Kardashians may seem like your greatest obstacles in empowering your daughter, but they can be some of your greatest allies.

Let Your Children Speak

Kim Kalicky | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Kim Kalicky

In Patti Digh's book Creative is a Verb, she describes a time when her husband asked a doctor who had worked with children for 50 years what was his biggest lesson learned about kids. The doctor replied quickly: "Never, never interrupt a child when a child is speaking to you."

The 5 Most Important Words In Parenting

Joshua Wayne | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

Any time you allow a child to get away with a certain behavior, the message you're sending is that the behavior is OK. If there are no real consequences to his actions, all he can assume is that what he did is OK and he can get away with it.

Letters From Sleepaway Camp

Allison Carmen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

As parents, how are we supposed to handle this sometimes cryptic, sometimes heartbreaking information -- and not feel stressed and worried?

The Toddler Words That Parents Will Miss The Most

Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents

As your kids grow out of toddlerhood, they learn that their favorite color is "yellow," not "lello," and that a trip to the zoo is to see the "animals...

The 10 Toddler Words That I'll Miss Most

John Kinnear | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

What she always says with outstretched arms.

How Do I Tell My Son That I Have Cancer?

Michael Solomon | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Michael Solomon

I'm often stunned at the way people talk to children. I'm all in favor of honesty, but I recognize that children receive and process messages differently from adults.

What If We All Communicated Like 2-Year-Olds?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Age sometimes seems to rob us of the ability to say what we really want to say. Coming from us, it would sound hurtful, mean, or just plain irritating. From our daughter, even now, it's refreshingly honest.