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Got a kid who isn't into the Santa story? Get our tips to help him avoid ruining Santa Claus (and the Christmas spirit) for other children.
One of the best lessons parents can help their children learn over the years is how to cope with frustration. Here's how to get started.
Got a kid who's never been camping before? Ease her fears with this collection that shows getting closer to nature can be fun and a precious memory.
As much as you'd love your parenting style to be more Mary Poppins than Betty Draper, there are definitely days when your best intentions go out the window. Cranky kids, a lack of patience and your own habits and needs can all get in the way of that perfect parenting moment. Never fear, though; feeling like the worst parent ever happens to everyone. The trick is to take a deep breath, realign your philosophy and try to do better tomorrow.
As a parent, it's your natural instinct to protect your child. It's part of the animal makeup we're all born with; like a mama bear, you'll do anything to keep your cub safe. Sounds great, but your kid is trying to survive a different type of wild—one filled with science projects, playground wars, and hopefully college down the road. A little breathing room can go a long way in raising a strong, independent child, but many well-intentioned parenting mistakes get in the way. Here are seven things you shouldn't do for your kid:
You've spent the last five years prepping your child for school, but no matter how many times you've recited the ABC's, there are a number of things no one has told you about kindergarten.
Parenting can surprise you at every turn, and no one tells you everything you need to know. Here's a list of seven things you weren't told about parenting.
Parenting isn't easy, and sometimes it can be hard to keep your cool. Learn how to quell knee-jerk reactions and stay positive with these tried-and-true techniques.
Power struggles are a common occurrence during the preschool years. Here are expert tips for avoiding power struggles and dealing with them if they do occur.
What's the right way to respond when your preschool child starts asking questions about his or her private parts or those of the opposite sex?
In a world where academic cheating is rampant, plagiarism is a major concern, and childhood lying can lead to real danger, all parents wish that they could teach their kids to live with honesty and integrity. When your 2-year-old lies about spilling the juice or your 8-year-old is caught cheating on a test, you may be shocked. Take heart — you haven’t done anything wrong. Read on to learn why lying is normal for kids, how you should react to dishonesty, and how to raise honest kids.
Here are some ways to deal with a teen who talks back and shows disrespect.
What parent hasn't heard her child say, 'It's not fair'? Especially when you have multiple kids, it can seem impossible to assure any of them they're getting their fair shake. They 'always' get the smaller piece of pie, and they 'never' get your attention when they want it, right? Learn what kids really want when they say 'It's not fair,' and you may just avoid a supercharged sibling rivalry.
Whether you're planning a bash for an April or August birthday, here are 11 ways to host a memorable classroom birthday celebration.
The reputation of stay-at-home-moms is still stuck in the 1950s. Check out the words you should never utter to a SAHM.
Take a weekend outing without taking out a loan! These family activities don't cost a penny.
What site outranks Google in the ratings, tramples Tumblr and leaves LinkedIn in the dust? Pinterest. Moms are the main users—in fact, moms were 61 percent more likely to visit the site than the average American, according to Nielsen report The Digital Lives of American Moms.

Dubbed 'the hottest social media start-up since Facebook and YouTube,' by the 2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report, Pinterest is now the third most-visited social networking site in the U.S.—trailing only Facebook and Twitter. With over 17 million users, the site is one of the fastest growing internet and social media sites in the world.

Entirely user-created, Pinterest has plenty of parent pinners who focus on kid-friendly activities, parenting advice and educational ideas. But if you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options, check out our guide to the Pinterest moms you should follow now.
Learn to engage your child in after-school conversation with some alternatives to the old classic, 'How was your day?'
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