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Kindergarten is a huge step for children, full of excitement and, for many, anxiety. Kids want to make friends right away, and as a parent, you'd hate to hear that your child is having trouble or being left out. Know that kindergarteners having trouble making friends is extremely common. You just need to help your kid along! Learn what to do to strike the delicate balance between doing everything for your child and letting her learn to do it for herself.
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.
You want to protect your child and you want to ensure that he has plenty of friends.  Here are some tools he needs to be social and to be a good friend.
Here are four ways that parents can help raise their child's self esteem.
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.
We all know that saying the wrong thing can make a child feel hurt, angry, or confused. However, it’s just as important to say the right things. These 20 sentences will help your child feel valued and aid her development, so they’re worth saying often.
Read about seven amazing kids who are using their talents and interests to make valuable impacts on their communities.
Word to parents: your teens can't avoid peer pressure, but you can teach them decision-making skills to soften the damage.
For some children, the holidays are one the most difficult times of the year. Figuring out if your kids are hiding depression can be difficult but important.
Today's teenagers are trying on new identities in some visually extreme ways that make some parents nervous. Should they really worry?
I have noticed that lately my four-year-old son will not do anything that requires him to be away from me. Is there something wrong with him? What can I do?
As a parent, there's little you can do to avoid embarrassing your child at some point in their lives. Mitigate awkward (or hurtful) confrontations by avoiding these potentially flush-inducing situations.
Here's a parent-friendly guide to getting preschool behavior on track, from dealing with whining and rudeness to noncompliance and refusal.
Encourage your child to solve a problem that's important to him with these eight service-learning projects for young children.
Tweens (children nine to 12) are at a pivotal age for forming and maintaining exercise habits. Here's what parents can do to encourage them.
The arrival of a new baby is hard for children. Here are eight ways to ease the transition, so that they're more likely to welcome their new brother or sister.
Sooth your children and keep their toes tapping with these 10 CDs.
Should parents expect the same level of discipline out of their children over the summer months?
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