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Hopscotch, jump rope, dodgeball; these playground games for kids aren't only fun, but they actually boost brainpower! Check out our picks for games that promote learning while busting up boredom.
Rough and tumble play helps children learn about their bodies and the world, and prepares them for learning. But how much is too much?
Why can kids seem happy one moment, then fall apart the next? We've got the tips you need to raise a well-balanced child.
Got a sibling rivalry brewing at home? This article reveals the five most common reason your kids fight with each and what you can do about it.
Every kid has one at some point: the annoying friend. You had one when you were a kid, and your kid probably has one now. Of course, you probably didn't even realize how annoying your annoying childhood friend was until you dealt with it from a parent's perspective. If you're not only annoyed, but also worried about the bad influence this friend could have on your pride and joy, it's time to take action. Read through to learn how to deal with the bad seed of your child's social life ... for everyone's sake.
You've heard of book smarts and street smarts, but a growing group of experts is urging parents to work on something even more fundamental: 'sensory smarts.'
Don't limit thankfulness to the holiday season. Teaching children gratitude will help them drop the 'gimmes' for good and learn to be happy with what they have all year long.
Got mom friends? New parents often need new friends: parent friends. Keeping your old friends can be hard enough. Parents find themselves stuck between fun nights out and staying in to care for their kids. Not only that, but parents like having friends who have something in common. Who else really understands the joys and difficulties of being a parent? Read on to learn where to find mom friends and how to keep them.
Pretend play is an essential part of a young child's development. Pick up the props and toys on this list to spark some great pretend play ideas.
Getting kids in touch with their feelings can be tricky -- but it's not impossible. Help your child build emotional literacy skills with these expert tips.
Superhero play may be banned in some schools, but it's ever-present in most every other school. Read what one doctor has to say about superhero play!
Patience is not one of a preschooler's strongest skills. Here are 5 things you can do to help your child become more patient.
One of the most important things that you can do for your preschooler is to establish routines. Here's expert advice and tips from a child psychologist.
For an increasing number of children, play just isn't taking place, and the consequences for child development may be severe.
Has your child been bitten by the 'mine' monster?  Here are expert parenting tips on how to teach sharing.
An expert guide to the mental development of kindergarteners.
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