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    Parent/Child Relationships
    How to Live with Your Adult Child
    They're called Generation Y--the growing numbers of young adults who promptly move back home after college, or perhaps never move out at all, in an effort to save money while searching for a perfect job. Living with your grown child can be a stre...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Spanking
    Spanking Leads to Aggression Later in Kids
    Spanking Leads to Aggression Later in KidsCould spanking turn your child into a bully? Recent research shows it might and gives parents another reason to think again before turning to spanking for discipline. Occasional spanking of a 3-year-old c...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Five-Year-Old Throwing Tantrums
    An expert evaluates the possible reasons for a five-year-old's temper tantrums in public places. ...
  • Dealing With Bullies
    Bullying and Your Child: Can the Law Protect Him?
    Bullying and Your Child: Can the Law Protect Him? Name calling. Incessant taunting. Online harassment and humiliation. Getting hit, kicked, and knocked down. Have any of these ever happened to your child? If so, he has been the victim of bullying...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Dealing with Your Child's School
    From when they're 4 or 5, right through until they're 16 or 18, there are certain basic Rules that will get you, and them, through their school career more happily. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Parenting" by Richard Templar) ...
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Discipline Do's and Don'ts
    I don't know about you, but I don't like the word "discipline." It implies telling off, punishment, even (heaven forbid) beating. Children should be seen and not heard-all that stuff. Actually though, after you get over the word itself, it's a ha...
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    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    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...
  • School and Learning
    Signs of Giftedness
    Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers
    Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers In a fascinating study in the early 1990s, Ellen Moss and her colleagues compared the way that mothers of exceptionally gifted preschoolers talked to them during problem-solving tasks with conversations between ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Kids Facing Their Fears
    Kids Facing Their Fears Fear is very persuasive. It can make even the most unlikely scenarios seem like certainties. When frightened, most children do not even consider the other ways in which a given situation could work out because they remain...
  • Kids
    Power Struggles
    My Child Won't Eat
    A child who won't eat may be having a power struggle with the parent. Find out why the problem may not really be food-related. ...
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    Anxiety
    Dealing With School Anxiety
    Dealing with School Anxiety For dealing with anxieties about school performance, many of the techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts are relevant. However, parents might find the following suggestions helpful: Try to stay relaxed yourself....
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination There's a lot of talk these days about the "obesity epidemic" in the U.S., and with good reason. The overall rate of obesity has doubled in the past 20 years, and it has tripled in teens. Twenty percent of kids ...
    Nancy Witting
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Seven Ways to Discipline Effectively
    Seven Ways to Discipline Effectively Let's start with the effective big seven -- the most effective, kindest, most positive disciplinary techniques out there. These are the ones you should be using. Here they are, in alphabetical order (so you w...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
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  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child The first skill your child should learn is how to communicate. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are verbal and are able to communicate effectively; others may have enough speech ...