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New year, new mom ... right? Not always. Despite good intentions, new year resolutions often fall flat. Get our picks for resolutions that any parent can keep!
Here's a parent-friendly guide to getting preschool behavior on track, from dealing with whining and rudeness to noncompliance and refusal.
One problem that no preschool parent has ever been spared is that of the tantrum. Try some of the following ideas to help avoid tantrums.
What exactly is attachment parenting? According to a huge body of scientific research, it can have a major impact on a child's ability to thrive.
The reputation of stay-at-home-moms is still stuck in the 1950s. Check out the words you should never utter to a SAHM.
Great college student gift ideas can elude many parents, who spend big money on the wrong college gifts. Buy your college students gifts she'll actually use!
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.
Talking back is very common in children of preschool age. Here's what parents can do to cut back on attitude.
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.
Tired of your little one's little white lies? It's not the big deal you may think it is. Lying is extremely common among children around preschool-age, and that's due to some interesting reasons. Check out these tips on dealing with a young child who has some trouble telling the truth, and you'll learn a few interesting psychological tidbits as well.
Here are six museums to visit that are rich in learning opportunities, but aren't spread across acres or up three floors.
Find the best in green toys that are great for first graders' brains, and easy on the environment, too.
Find the best in green toys that are great for kindergartners' brains, and easy on the environment, too.
It's no secret that the holidays bring together families, cheer, good food ... and sometimes, tricky behavior from our kids. Check out some common offenders, and how to deal.
By the time a child has turned three, biting should be rare. Here's what parents can do if children are still biting long after they have turned three.
A parent often finds herself with a child whose temperament feels foreign and frustrating.  Practical parenting advice on handling your spirited child.
Even with the excitement of the holidays, active kids can sometimes feel dizzy with pent-up energy when 'the weather outside is frightful.' Back away from the TV and counter 'I'm booored' with these ten indoor activities.
Parenting a toddler can be tough. Here's how to help with appropriate and effective discipline techniques for this age.
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