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The Key to Boosting Your Child's Health and IQ: Your Time

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As parents, you are the number one most effective source of stress relief in your child's life, and that time spent together as a family has a profound impact on your child's academics.

6 Ways To Survive Your Teenage Daughter

Posted 11.19.2013 | 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 a...

The Pie That Will Make Your Daughter Strong

Michelle Cove | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

It took her awhile to fill in all the pieces but she did it, and by the time she got to the decorating, she was noticeably calmer -- even joyful. I believe in large part this was because she'd come back to who she is and felt stronger. I also know it was because she loves purple glitter glue.

Putting Technology in Its Place

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

Technology needs to be navigated so that it's in its rightful place -- in service to the real and rich experiences of living our best lives, and not in a way that draws us away from nature, human interaction or the fleeting moments of family life.

Pundit Would Tell His Child That Being Gay Is 'A Road Of Destruction And Death' If They Came Out

Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer followed in the footsteps of fellow conservative Pat Robertson in offering "advice" to the parents of ...

Family Law Litigation: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Everyone in the family law trenches knows that such overreactions are far from uncommon as a result of the exacerbation of conflict and increased distrust resulting from a litigated divorce.

The One Quality You Must Instill In Your Child

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.08.2013 | Miami

Teachers and parents: What if we told you you were only 10 minutes away from having studious, focused, well-adjusted, compassionate, and happy childre...

'You've Got to Be Carefully Taught'

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When my first child began to talk, I was astonished to hear my words, phrases and tone of voice coming from a 2-year-old.

If Only There Was a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

There may be techniques and tools that are helpful. But each family is different -- each child is different -- and parents have to integrate and implement what works best for them and for their children.

7 Important Rules For Helping Gay Kids Be Themselves

Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for I'm 50, I'm gay, and I was once a confused, mixed up, hormones-raging male teen, shamefully hiding my truth. Not...

Duck Syndrome: How to Help Your Stressed-Out Teen

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ryan Thomas Neace

So far as the tendency to be overinvolved and overwhelmed with school and social life, I don't suspect that teenagers today are fundamentally different than those from 10 or 20 years ago -- too much pressure on a foundation has always resulted in cracks. Yet, I suspect there are at least two cultural changes that do make teens today feel these pressures more acutely.

Family Vacation Escape From Sibling Rivalry

Sally Black | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sally Black

The rules for family vacations should really be about what is best for your family at this very moment in time. In reality, a vacation away from one another may be the exact vacation your family really needs, and may be a secret for bringing a family back together.

The (Other) 3 Words Your Child Needs to Hear

Michelle Cove | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Why does she think the person was mean or rude or pushing too hard? Can she imagine another way of seeing the situation? Can I learn something from her thinking?

5 Tips for Getting Teens to Read

Varda Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Varda Epstein

I can't get my kids to read. They're too busy playing on their computers and hi-tech devices. They read all the time, of course, but they aren't reading BOOKS.

The 2 Most Important Things You Can Give Your Children

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

One of the fundamental goals and responsibilities for me as a parent for the last 21 years has been the notion of giving my children Roots and Wings. To raise them in a way that they feel they have a strong sense of self and of belonging and at the same time instilling in them through unconditional love, trust and respect the confidence to truly spread their wings and fly.

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...

Dr. Toy's 10 Tips for Learning and Fun©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with construction toys, listening to music and being active outdoors.

Middle School Worries: Locker Anxiety

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Maybe you worry about his ability to find his locker. Is he be able to stop there between classes? You have this image of him carrying all his books around with him all day. You would have heard something by now, right? Well, maybe not exactly.

Two Words Parents Need To Stop Saying

Posted 10.11.2013 | Parents

Whether it's reminding them that "money doesn't grow on trees" or warning them that their silly faces will "get stuck that way," mothers and fathers o...

Moms: OK Is Good Enough

Kristen Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

I'm that person that if you compliment my dress, I will tell you I got it on sale. If you like my hair, I will tell you it needs to be washed. If you tell me something good you see in me, I'm the first to tell you something bad I see in me. It's not a good trait, the deflection of compliments.

How Not to Yell at Your Teen -- and What to Do Instead

GalTime | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

There isn't a parent around who hasn't lost it with his or her teen, gotten frustrated and screamed and yelled and later regretted it. It's normal. Parents are human and sometimes lose their cool. If this happens occasionally there is nothing to worry about.

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Whether it is a new baby, a big move or Mommy's going back to work, our kids need us to help them find their way along life's tumbling, twisting path.

Lisa Belkin

The Only Parenting 'Philosophy' You Really Need | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

My two boys are standing at the top of a hill at the edge of our dead end street. Each has a scooter, and a helmet, and an eye on the slope stretched ...

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

How Do We Define Success For Kids?

Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents

In an achievement-oriented culture -- where mounting academic and college admissions pressures are beginning earlier in life than ever -- raising bala...