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Why We All Need An Impromptu Dance Party In Our Lives

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

The music could be heard throughout our home, as my daughter turned up the volume for her favorite singer. Justin Timberlake's popular song created a ...

Help! My Child Won't Go to School: Separation Anxiety and Preschool -- Part 2

Danielle Lindner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Did I do the right thing by leaving her? Would she be crying all day for me? That first day was torturous for me. I kept looking at my watch thinking, what was she doing now? Was she crying again? Thinking maybe that I had abandoned her? When it was finally time to pick her up from school I was overjoyed.

5 Ways to Create a Healthy Media Diet for Your Family

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Truth is, there is no magic formula. And just as every family differs in what they eat, when they eat, and what they like, a healthy media diet is different for every family. The key is making sure that the things that are important to your family are fairly balanced over the long term.

How to Help Tweens and Teens Ease Their Social Media Anxiety

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here's how you can help. By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Teens text, twee...

3 Places Families Should Make Device-Free

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Sure, our devices keep us connected, informed and engaged. But meals, bedtimes and even time in the car are the three times when we need to just say no.

Brussels Attacks: Explaining the News to Our Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.23.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids. In our 24/7 news world, it's become nearly impossible to shield kids from distressing current events.

35 Sweet Side Effects Of Parenting

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

After hours and hours and hours of bedtime story reading, you become quite the orator and public speaker.

14 Ways You Know You're A Parent In The Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste

Parents are kind of like wizards in the kitchen.

How To Make Lo Mein Lettuce Wraps

Laura Fuentes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

I've become a fan of recreating our favorite dishes with ingredients everyone will love.

6 Ways To Survive Your Teenage Daughter

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Lara Fox and Hilary Frankel, authors of Breaking the Code: Two Teens Reveal the Secrets to better Parent-Child Communication, give us their best advic...

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The food landscape in America is bleak, but the landscape in your home is of your own design. Here are a few ways to lay the groundwork for healthy habits.

Tweet, Text, or Talk? Decisions for a New Way of Living

Andy Braner | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

I'm finding more and more teenagers don't have "hang out places" anymore, they've found their tribe of friends on social media and smart phones. Looking someone in the eye is a foreign concept for a new generation of emerging adults.

Help, My Son Is Turning My Granddaughter Against Me!

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Reader Question: My son and his family were living with me, and moved out of my house after a disagreement. My grandd...

Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Modern parents are almost obsessed with filling up their children's time. There are after-school classes, team sports, camps, lessons. What's often missing from the schedule is valuable time spent alone.

Tips for Parents on Talking to Kids About Sexual Abuse

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Once they reach a certain age, our children spend the majority of their waking hours away from us, and in the end it is incumbent upon them to know when to steer clear, when to say no, and, most importantly, when to speak up -- and loudly.

The Value of Teaching Kids About Poverty

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Growing up in a place where poverty confronted us on a daily basis profoundly impacted my life. We were taught that if were were successful, we should give back to those in need.