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3 Tips for Flint Parents: Help Your Child Fight Lead Poisoning

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Every Adult in Flint should become knowledgeable about water contamination. Becoming an expert on these issues will help all parents protect their children in the future.

How to Teach Your Children Cause and Effect

Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Anabelle Valenzuela-Alarcón

At the end of the day what we most want for our children is that, growing up, they become good people and learn to do good in the world.

How To Help Your Adult Child Find Love

Next Avenue | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Carpenter Rule No. 1: Don’t overstep your bounds. Plus 7 more dos and don'ts. The current dating scene is...

The Right Toys for Preschoolers

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Preschool is an important, fun, learning opportunity where your child expands social skills and practices communication skills. Observe the toys your child plays with at preschool. You can learn a lot by observing your child during play.

Becoming Grandma too Soon: Tips for Navigating an Unplanned Pregnancy

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Lisa Carpenter

The news that your beloved baby will soon have a baby is not the end of the world. It's also not the end of hopes and dreams for an education, a career, a happy marriage and well-adjusted children and grandchildren. Trust me on that: I've had all the above and more.

Dr. Toy on Toys as Tools for Learning

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

We should be concerned about the demise of recess, the extent of serious health issues of young children and the failure of schools to produce well-balanced children who are able to read, write, compute, communicate and also play and interact successfully.

Let's Go Play: Helping Kids After Sandy Hook

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Every day, Save the Children responds to children and families in need here in the United States and around the world, but we often get the most attention for our work in far-flung communities. I never expected to be deploying to a crisis in my own backyard.

10 Pieces Of Parenting Advice

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 11.13.2011 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

"A child who has not been bandaged has not been well parented." Dr. Benjamin Spock taught us many lessons, but this is my favorite. Children need to struggle, sometimes fall down.

Keeping Kids Calm Before -- and During -- the Storm

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.27.2011 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As unnerving as it is for parents who find themselves in Hurricane Irene's path, it can be terrifying for kids. Here are some tips for helping anxious children get through the storm.

Weathering Back to School Madness

Eileen Wacker | Posted 10.18.2011 | Parents
Eileen Wacker

Getting ready for a new school year is one of the biggest transitions our kids make, so we've decided to try to shape positive expectations using some of these approaches.

Helping a 10-year-old deal with bullies

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My 10-year-old daughter has been having a lot of trouble with friends recently. Some of the problems are caused by boy drama, ...

How To Respond When Your Child Lies

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

You know darn well that they're lying to you or hiding something. It can be very hard to take, much less comprehend. Let's face it: of all of the behaviors kids are prone to, lying can especially sting.