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It's important to talk to your teen about drinking. Here's some advice from the experts.
Teens and trouble: think they go together like bread and butter? Well, you may be wrong.  Parenting tips on setting limits for your teen.
Toys come in all shapes and sizes, and range from simple classics like dollhouses and toy trucks to complex products designed to engage, amuse, and distract. But when faced with a toystore full of options, how's a parent to choose? Take a look at these five toys that stand the test of time.
'Does not play well with others.' Parents fear hearing this from a teacher. We all want our kids to grow up with a good circle of friends, and playing is key for young children. The good news is that almost all kids struggle to play with others as they negotiate the balance between their desires and that of others. It's normal. And as a parent, you can do plenty of things to help your child learn to play well with others. Check out these tips and your social butterfly will grow his wings in no time!
Here are expert ideas from a child psychologist for helping your preschooler play with others.
'Bang, bang! You're dead!' Whether it's fake sword fighting, pretend gunplay, or a superhero scene recreated, parents may cringe at the idea of make-believe violence where kids pretend to kill each other. But there's more to pretend play than meets the eye, which is part of the reason you can't stop kids from doing it. Learn what pretend play means to children, and find out when you should step in.
From biting to throwing food, some child milestones can be really grating. Read on to learn why kids do them—and what you can do about it.
Parents often worry about if their child is on track with his development. What should a toddler be able to do, and how can you do to foster his development?
If your child suddenly developed a me-first, gimme-gimme attitude once first grade hit, it's not a coincidence. Learn why first grade is the year that finishing first becomes first priority to children, and find out how you can deal with it.
Teens today are entrenched in the online world, but do they really know how to create, and control, their own virtual persona?
We’re often our own worst critic—and that includes kids. Help your child move beyond her perfectionism and keep the stress off.
What makes a good read for a toddler and what are some of the best books for young children? Here are our top picks.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, young girls enjoy math just as much as boys. Somewhere along the way, though, their enthusiasm gets quashed.
Here's a cheat sheet on what your child's social studies curriculum should be at the beginning and end of third grade.
It's important as a parent to know what your preschooler is capable of understanding, so that you can form reasonable expectations.
Bullying isn't cut and dry. Our experts comment on the underlying issues (and the myths) about this complex behavior.
Convincing a kid to get a part-time job is only half the battle. Find out how to help him actually land a gig!
For many students second grade is a time of leaps and bounds in PE class. Here's a checklist of new movement abilities that second graders are exploring.
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