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Helping Parents Through Tween Years With Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Ages 10-12 bring lots of changes. As bodies mature, so do minds. Friendships shift and school work accelerates. How do parents help their kids through...

Forget The Parenting Experts; Just Do What Works

Angie Frederickson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Angie Frederickson

None of us knows if our kids will turn out ok. It's all just trial and error. When I finally figured that out, my firstborn and I had already suffered together for a long time and spent many sleepless and tearful nights while I tried to do the "right" thing.

The Day My Son Asked Me About Blow Jobs

Christine Burke | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Christine Burke

I knew this day would come as I had been warned by those who had gone before me. He's going to ask someday. She's going to have questions. You need to get your story straight.

I've Had it With My Sassy 9-Year Old!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Isn't it strange how children seem to operate from two different rule books? One tells them how to behave when they're out in public, and the other lets them know what they can get away with at home.

Successful Novelist Bridges Motherhood and Career with an Exciting Pen Name

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

The Good ,the Bad, the 'Social'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Parents need to stop pushing their children to compete and outperform others. Life is not all about being the best or the most popular. Children are taught the paradigms of achievement and success, and their minds are constantly burdened by the need to live up to their parents' expectations.

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

How Anxiety Affects Your Child's Self-Esteem

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.

Why I Was Disappointed When I Went Clothes Shopping With My Daughters

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Audrey van Petegem

I never want to discourage my daughters from exploring their own sense of style but I felt strongly that there was no way they would be wearing those clothes! After all, it is my credit card that pays for them!

Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

There are many ways for our children to experience teamwork and success on and off the field and the wonderful part is that these experiences can be complimentary.

My Worst Fear About My Tween Daughter And The Internet

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Cindy Brandt

I don't know when she'll stumble upon the first disturbing image or watch a commercial objectifying bodies like her own developing self. I'm not sure when her friends will hurt her by not responding to an invite or by posting photos of a party she isn't invited to.

My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your daughter has a developmental imperative to test limits. Sassing back is one of the easiest ways to experiment with asserting herself and trying on her voice -- and her power.

Quiz: Are You Smarter Than Your Fifth Grader on Instagram?

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Answer these 20 questions to see how much about you understand about what your tween is actually doing online.

'I've Had it With My Sassy Tween!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Establish guidelines for what is and isn't acceptable, stay connected and above all, don't take your daughter's behavior personally.

10 Back to School Tips for Parents of Tweens

Marcy Winograd | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Marcy Winograd

The key question to ask yourself as a parent is "How can I empower my tween?"

Trending: Pocket-Sized Hand Sanitizer Collections

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I glance at J's proud display of her rainbow of sanitizers in her bedroom, I can't help but think there are worse things than germ-free tangerine-scented hands.

When you can't stand your teen's best friend

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

QUESTION Hi Irene, What should you tell a teen whose friend is nothing but trouble when she feels that the friend is her best friend in the who...

Faith's Favorites: July Juniors

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Whether it's Christmas in July, a vacation, or even early back-to-school, this month is a great time to shop for the youngsters in your life at New York's boutiques.

A Mother's Advice to Smiley Miley

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Lamond Simone

This is just unsolicited advice from the mommy of a girl who used to adore you, because by breaking her heart, you're breaking mine. Slow it down a bit.

Tina's Top 10 Things to Do with Your Tweens This Summer

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

Cook dinner together. Find a recipe that you both like, shop for the food, and cook it together. At this age, tweens become very curious about cooking!