popular topics in parent/child relationships

  • Sad teen girl laying alone on bed
    Teen Depression
    11 Signs Your Teen Could Be Depressed
    Teen angst and moodiness is something you expect your child to go through somewhere around middle or high school. Although general sulkiness is par for the course during these hormonal years, sometimes these behaviors can signal a deeper problem....
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Style
    9 Surprising Ways You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
    Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? In today's society, "helicopter parenting," or the tendency for parents to hover and help their child even when they are capable of acting alone, is a growing — and perhaps detrimental —...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Father's Day
    Top 10 Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day as a Family
    Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your Pops? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make la...
    Erin Dower
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Mother/Daughter 101: Smart Tips for Raising Girls
    Every mother/daughter relationship is different. Whether you and your daughter are close as can be or constantly battling, find out the key steps in building a strong relationship and raising a happy, healthy girl. (Also take a look at our mother...
    Erin Dower
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    Connecting With Your Teen
    10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen
    Let's face it — sometimes it seems as though teenagers hail from a different planet. While it's true that your teenage child still needs your guidance as a parent, many times it feels as though having a conversation with her might seem about as...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    8 Disorganization Styles of Struggling Boys
    Why is your child struggling in school? In her book "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life," author Ana Homayoun identifies eight styles of disorganization and distraction that ...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Father/Daughter Relationships
    Should Father Bathe with Toddler Daughter?
    Read what our expert has to say to a father who has been bathing with his daughter. ...
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    Communicating With Teens
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Raising Teenagers Successfully
    When your child becomes a teenager, you're well over halfway through the job of raising them, and you have only a few years left to instill all those values and principles you want them to go into adult life with. And suddenly, they look as if th...
  • Annoyedmotherandboy
    Parent/Child Relationships
    Essential Rules of Parenting: How to Stay Sane
    Your sanity isn't only important because you are important, but also because your children need sane parents. And there are just a few Rules that you'll find, after you get the hang of them, help you keep your head when your children are crying t...
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    7 Essential Rules for a Happy Family Life
    Here are some basic rules to make it easier to maintain a loving family dynamic, whether you already have a close-knit family or one full of tricky relationships and old resentments. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Love" by Richard Templar) ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters
    Battles Are Part of Raising Teenage Daughters You aren't imagining it. Battle days are increased during adolescence. And most experts will tell you that Mom is the favorite target of her daughter's anger and frustration. Why? You will forgive a...
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    Building Self-Esteem
    10 Tools for Parenting Happy, Healthy Children
    Doing some of these things may be hard work; some of them will come naturally. Irritatingly, some of the pieces you find difficult will come naturally to your partner, but that works both ways. On the plus side, however, working on the difficult ...
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    Parenting Books
    Best Parenting Resource Books
    Whether you are new to parenting or an old pro, you're bound to have questions at some point in your child's life. We've provided a comprehensive list of the best books to turn to when parenting has you questioning everything you do. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Parent/Child Relationships
    Do You Play Favorites?
    It's not abnormal to have a favorite child, but it's not good parenting to play favorites. Get a reality check on your parenting behavior with this quiz. ...
  • Family Life
    Father Involvement
    What Boys Learn from Their Dads
    What Boys Learn from Their Dads Fathers are different from mothers. They look different, they sound different, they play in a different way, and they usually have a different approach to raising children than a mother does. And that's a good thi...
  • Family Life
    Parent/Child Relationships
    How Involved Are You with Your Kids?
    Do you know your child's interests? Are you a hands-on parent? Take this quiz to determine how involved you are with your kids. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Famous Moms
    Which TV Mom Are You?
    Answer questions about your parenting style and find out which famous TV mom you most resemble. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Tv Dads
    Which TV Dad Are You?
    Answer questions about your parenting style and find out which famous TV dad you most resemble. ...