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  • Bullying and the Law
    Dealing With Bullies
    Bullying and Your Child: Can the Law Protect Them?
    Name calling. Incessant taunting. Online harassment and humiliation. Threats. Getting hit, kicked and knocked down. Have any of these ever happened to your child? If so, he has been the victim of bullying. The Department of Health and Human Serv...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Fatherwalkingkidstoschool
    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) ...
  • Kids
    Building Self-Esteem
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day You can use these everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children. Thank you. It's important to acknowledge your child's efforts to help you or others. You might sa...
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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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 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...
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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...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Three-Year-Old's Temper Tantrums
    Are rage episodes "normal" behavior for a three-year-old? What causes them, and what can be done? ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication Your child is capable of communicating his basic needs right from day one. As time marches on, he gradually learns more about communicating his wants and needs to you and others. This is the ...
  • The Best Children
    Dealing With Bullies
    11 Children's Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
    Bullying is a serious issue, and reading children's books on the topic can help kids understand it better and have healthier relationships with their peers. Whether your child has been a victim of bullying or a participant in bullying or he just ...
    Erin Dower
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Kids
    Communication Skills
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers One important listening skill to have when communicating with your child is being certain to use "door openers," as opposed to "door slammers." Door openers are open-ended responses ...