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School Age Children

The Number One Mistake Even Good Moms Make

Heather Creekmore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

We don't have to be perfect moms. There's no such thing. And, ironically, even if there was, I don't think we'd like being her as much as we think we would. No one actually likes a perfect woman, anyway.

Coping With Haywire Hormones and a House Full of Kids

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Looking forward to a stress-free summer? Good luck with that! Perimenopause and menopause is stressful enough, thank you very much. Having your kids home all summer long is stress squared.

Stop, Listen and Validate!

Rachel Cedar | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cedar

I'm not naïve about the way that children can treat one another, and I have no doubt that my son will be on the receiving end of teasing at some point in his life, but I certainly wasn't prepared to address it when we needed to be out the door five minutes ago.

5 Annoying Feeding Challenges Parents Should Expect (and How to Handle Them)

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Besides advice on feeding babies, parents aren't given much support when it comes to the 18 long years they have to feed their children. As a result, many assume that food-related behaviors, like picky eating, are a cause for concern when most of the time they are a normal part of growing up.

Consistency May Be the 'Secret Sauce'

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

New data on sleep patterns for young children suggests that getting your children to bed at the same time each night is critical.

Putting School Year Activities Into Perspective

Asha Dornfest | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Asha Dornfest

There are serious logistics involved when your children are in school. What with the lunches and the clothes and the papers and the pickups and the drop-offs and the homework and the social and extracurricular activities and the vacation schedules (not to mention the volunteering)...

Can High-Conflict Couples Make Shared Parenting Work?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Increasingly, parents and the public are in favor of shared parenting arrangements following divorce. Although shared parenting arrangements still represent a small amount of the total arrangements, they continue to increase.

Census Bureau Reports Significant Increase In Poverty For School-Aged Kids

U.S. Census Bureau | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

A U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday showed a statistically significant increase of poverty in about 20 percent of counties within the country...

What Do The Kids REALLY Think About Your Divorce?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There has been a steady stream of scientific findings indicating that children whose parents do not resolve their marital conflict have difficulties adjusting.