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    Coping With Giftedness
    9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)
    Has your gifted child been struggling with some social, emotional, or academic issues lately? Giftedness comes with a surprising set of problems, ranging from perfectionism and competitiveness to friendship issues. Learn about these common challe...
    Erin Dower
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    Mother/Son Relationships
    Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys
    There are a lot of tips out there for a good mother/daughter relationship, but maintaining a healthy mother/son relationship is tricky and less talked about. Learn the keys to showing your son the ropes in life and staying connected as he grows. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Missed Menses in 15-Year-Old
    It can be "normal" for a girl to skip a few months of periods, especially early on. But when is it a cause for concern? ...
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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
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-est...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative It's a belief many parents of kids with ADHD have long held — kids with ADHD are more creative than their non-ADHD counterparts. New research shows that what was perhaps once consi...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Growth and Physical Development
    Has Teen Stopped Growing?
    Find out what's involved in determining whether a child has reached his full height. ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Mobile Apps
    Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use
    It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not? We...
    Erin Dower
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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
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    5 Essential Tools and Tips for Disorganized Boys
    5 Essential Tools and Tips for Disorganized Boys We recently spoke with Ana Homayoun, the author of the book That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life. She holds a master's degree i...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Growth and Physical Development
    Breast Lump on Boy
    A mother is concerned that her young son has some swelling or enlargement of the breast tissue under the nipple. ...
  • Gifts
    8 Imaginative Holiday Gifts for Kids
    In a world filled with commercialized toys and violent video games, providing your children with toys that encourage imaginative play can help you preserve their innocence and help develop their creativity. This holiday season, look for creative ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    10 Ways to Nurture Ambition in Children
    10 Ways to Nurture Ambition in Children Encourage them -- Someone has to be President. If your child wants to do something remarkable, don't rubbish the idea. Encourage them to work out how they could make it happen. Challenge them -- Wrapping ...
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    Social and Emotional Development
    Top 10 Parenting Tips
    Top 10 Parenting Tips Show them you love them -- Fathers in particular can find it difficult to cuddle and kiss their children. However, children need physical comfort from both parents. Let the children see you cuddle each other, too. Maintain...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Going to the Doctor's Alone
    Our expert believes that age 12 is too young to go to the doctor alone, particularly for a physical. ...
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    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Top 10 Developmental Toys for Children with Special Needs
    When your child has special needs, you want to do everything you can to help him learn and grow. The good news is, learning time can be play time, too. Whether your child is physically or learning disabled, or you would just like to work on his d...
    Lindsay Hutton