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Boys Are Going Through Puberty Earlier -- Dads, We Need Your Help!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's less embarrassing to talk to a guy than your mom -- and it can be really helpful and reassuring to hear about someone's personal experience; to know that they've lived through what you're living through and understand how you feel.

20 Things You Need to Say to Your Teenager

Mara Shapiro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Kids these days are have so many choices. They're exposed to a lot, much of which they are not equipped or mature enough to handle.

Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers with one hand while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened.

Papa Glow: 7 Tips For Bonding With Baby & Paternal Satisfaction

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Whether you are a new papa or a veteran in the baby game, it's always good to learn some new tips to sharpen your skills, build your confidence, and boost your bond with your baby.

The Cost of Halloween Can Be Spooky

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

With a little creativity, you can save money and spend more time creating lifelong memories while teaching valuable lessons to your children.

Breaking Up With Minecraft Is Hard To Do

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

For the past month, my son has been living in an "all-screen blackout" -- a 100 percent, strictly enforced policy where he gets his stripped-of-all-games phone only when I need for him to have it and he doesn't go near the computer except for homework.

Rejecting the Balance Myth

Beth Woolsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

God knows I've asked busy moms how they do it all, hoping they'll share the secret. Or the magic. Or the pills. I'm not picky, really; I just want some of whatever they've got.

Are the Media Creating a Generation of Narcissists?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

How can children these days avoid being infected with this "disease" when, thanks to the wired world they live in, the majority of messages they receive venerate and encourage narcissism?

Is Facebook Creating a False Self in Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The development of the false self grounded in the unrelenting messages from the many forms of media enables children to meet the demands of the "manufactured" world of popular culture. Yet, the cost is high.

The Word I'd Rather You Not Use To Describe My Daughter

Stacey Forman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Stacey Forman

Kids are awesome. They ask direct questions. They are genuinely curious. They mean no harm (under a certain age). Adults, though... not so much.

Why It Matters if Disney Princess Sofia Is Latina

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I now face the unenviable and incredibly stupid task of trying to tell my girls I THOUGHT Disney's new princess Sofia was Latina, but I must have been wrong.

3 Things Every Little Girl Should Know

Bethany St. James | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Bethany St. James

What words would I have wanted to hear that could have saved a lot of time and trouble in the years that shaped who I would later become?

Sad Dad Left Out of 12-Year-Old Daughter's Life

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

"Daddy, I'm breaking up with you."

7 Tips for Parents to Ensure a Safe Halloween for Kids

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

There's a nip in the air and pumpkins are everywhere: In patches, on porches, in stores and in schools. It's hard to ignore the signals that Halloween is fast approaching.

Your Child's Good Mental Health Starts in the Womb

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

What can moms-to-be do to ensure the best mental health for their soon-to-be child?

6 Baby Products You Really Don't Need

The Stir | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
The Stir

The truth is, you need very little to raise a child, and most of these products marketed to parents are useless at best, no matter how much they make you want them.

Bully Me No More

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Lee's energy is so positive, energetic and even ebullient that it's hard to imagine his life being anything but charmed. So when he revealed that this play was inspired by his 6th grade diary entries, I was more than shocked.

The Evil Toddler Meme Is Here

Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy

It's no secret that raising kids is tough, but have you ever suspected your toddler of being downright evil? That's what the Evil Toddler meme is ...

When Siblings Fight: Should You Step In?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's tempting to think that our children will be best friends, naturally and without conflict. But while we can encourage our kids to treat each other with kindness and respect, we can't force them to get along.

He Said/She Said: When You're Both Work-from-Home Parents

Women & Co | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

My husband and I have both worked in and outside of our home. We've also taken turns with the daytime job of raising the kids. Though working outside the home is no piece of cake, we both agree that being a work-from-home parent is far more challenging than most people realize.

Brilliant Bottom-Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Susie Spain

In September, kids are mostly on their best behavior, or sort of. By October, they start finding their way into challenging and dangerous situations like drinking and driving.

The Most Heartbreaking Thing My Son Said To Me After Divorce

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.18.2012 | Divorce
Carolyn Bucior

A year after the divorce, Erik said the words that changed our family's course. "It's my fault Daddy left," he said. "If I was perfect, he wouldn't have left."

Giving In to Your Kids' Nagging Does Not Make You a Good Parent

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Children will nag; it's in their nature. We parents feel bad not giving in, and that's in our nature. It's all OK. You're not alone in wanting to be good parents in your eyes and your children's at the same time.

Study Connects Parent's Education, Income To Child's Learning, Brain Development

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists found a correlation between a parent’s income and education level ...

A Different Day, a Different Time

Ron Brounes | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

When I was growing up (half a century ago), life was different. Telephones had rotary dials and did not double as game consoles. Kids sat next to the TV because we didn't have remote controls to change to the other three channels and rabbit ears needed constant adjustments.