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What's The Going Rate For a Lost Tooth Nowadays?

What's The Going Rate For a Lost Tooth Nowadays?

08.30.2013
NEW YORK — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year...
Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

02.19.2013
For me, spring begins when the air fills with the crack of the bat or the snap of a ball hitting a glove. It begins in February, when baseball...
How To Deal With Teacher Trouble

How To Deal With Teacher Trouble

Susan Stiffelman  04.19.2012
Dear Susan, My daughter complains that her teacher hates her and that she is always getting angry and yelling, but my neighbor's daughter...
What To Do When Your Child Feels Neglected

What To Do When Your Child Feels Neglected

Susan Stiffelman  04.12.2012
Dear Susan, Our five-year old son loves his baby sister, but yesterday he told me that he thinks we love her more than him. We told him...
9 Steps To Stress-Free Parenting

9 Steps To Stress-Free Parenting

Susan Stiffelman  04. 4.2012
Dear Susan, I have 2 kids -- 6 1/2 and 5 years old. My husband works long hours and I am alone with them most of the time. It seems like...
'My Son Refuses To Play Team Sports'

'My Son Refuses To Play Team Sports'

Susan Stiffelman  03. 9.2012
Dear Susan, I want my son to play team sports like I did so he will develop self esteem, but he doesn't want to. He played basketball...
7 Ways To Get Your Kid To Eat

7 Ways To Get Your Kid To Eat

03. 7.2012
I like to think things are not so bad at our collective family tables that we need to assume, as this note did, that all children fall...
How To Help Your Teen Cope With Depression

How To Help Your Teen Cope With Depression

Susan Stiffelman  03. 2.2012
Dear Susan, My daughter seems quite depressed. She takes it out in ways like being lazy, not wanting to do anything... sits in her room......
10 Ways To Make Your Child Miserable

10 Ways To Make Your Child Miserable

02.29.2012
The best parenting advice I ever got was from a cousin who had two sets of twins. Upon the birth of my first child said "Heed my words:...
'Bizarre Foods' Producer On Getting Kids To Eat Adventurously

'Bizarre Foods' Producer On Getting Kids To Eat Adventurously

02.27.2012
Stinky tofu, snake bile, lamb kidneys ... you name it, Andrew Zimmern's tried it all. With enthusiasm. Chef and host of "Bizarre Foods,"...
How To (Peacefully) Get Your Kids Out The Door

How To (Peacefully) Get Your Kids Out The Door

Susan Stiffelman  02.27.2012
Dear Susan, I have battles every morning with my strong-willed eight-year-old twins. I have to deal with one argument after another, fighting...
Project Yes

Project Yes

02.20.2012
I was curious to see what a day would look like if it was driven by what Little Dude wanted, instead of what I would allow.
How To Get Your Kids To Do What You Ask (Without Starting World War III)

How To Get Your Kids To Do What You Ask (Without Starting World War III)

Susan Stiffelman  02.17.2012
Dear Susan, I am just plain worn out over getting my six-year old to do the simplest things like brushing her teeth or putting on her...
Italian Lessons: How to Take Kids to a Restaurant

Italian Lessons: How to Take Kids to a Restaurant

02.17.2012
Say what you will about French parenting but when it comes to food and family around a table, no one does it better, or enjoys it more,...
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