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8 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child

Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? Research published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies has found that over-parented children show less autonomy, competence, and ability to relate to others as teens, which can result in depression and decreased overall life satisfaction. The following are the top areas moms and dads can fall into the over-parenting trap, and some helpful hints for how to take a step back. Transcript: read more

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 — trend. read more

Do You Know One of These Annoying Facebook Moms?

Social media can be a wonderful thing, especially when you have kids. Not only does it allow you share pictures and milestones of your kids with your friends, it also can be a great source of support when the going gets tough and you need a place to vent. But as we all know, it's also a place where people can be, well, kind of annoying. Is anyone on your friend list guilty of being one of these annoying Facebook moms? (Or, [gasp] are you one of them?) read more

Our Top Tips and Tricks to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles

There are many parenting styles, and what works well for one child may not work for another kiddo. Learning to respect and appreciate differing parenting styles will help avoid conflicts with other parents. You may not get along with the parents of your child's friends and classmates, and you don't have to, but we've got tips and tricks to help you navigate the sometimes awkward interactions. read more

What's Your Discipline Style?

Are you too tough or too easy on your child? Take our quiz and find out your discipline style. read more

Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent?

Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent? Think back to when you were a child--did your parents allow you to roam free and play as you pleased? Or did they keep you within eyesight and make sure you were supervised by an adult at all times? Could you head outside to play for hours on end, and only come home when called for dinner, or were you only allowed to ride your bike to the end of the street, never out of sight of your house? read more