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  • shy preschooler
    Shyness
    Age-by-Age Guide to Helping Your Shy Child Thrive
    Not every person is cut out to be a social butterfly. Research shows that nearly half of all teens and adults identify themselves as shy. Some people are born with a timid temperament, and others seem to develop a shy personality along the way....
    Erin Dower
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    Gender Differences
    6 Tips for Understanding and Raising a Transgender Child
    Learning that your child is transgender can bring on a range of emotions — from confusion and grief to anger and fear — and will likely leave you with many questions. Will your child be safe? How will this change the dynamic of your family? M...
    Erin Dower
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen YearsThe surging hormones and emotional changes that frame our daughters' adolescence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes the "terrible teens" can dim the glow of the most confident moms. Dr. Roni Co...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • 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
  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Father and son playing chess
    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
  • Teens
    Teen Depression
    Son Threatens to Kill Himself
    If you feel manipulated, you probably are. Your son may be seeking power and finding that this response gets him what he wants. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • what is the right age, baby with TV remote
    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • LGBT student alone
    Homosexual Teens
    Support for Gay Teens Facing Homophobia and Bullying
    Support for Gay Teens Facing Homophobia and Bullying In the span of a few weeks in September and early October 2010, at least five gay teens in the U.S. took their own life after struggles with teasing and bullying in school. The suicides of Tyle...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Prom
    After-Prom Parties
    After-Prom Parties The after-prom party has taken a twist in recent years as parents have teamed up to sponsor alcohol-and drug-free celebrations -- often on school property -- chaperoned by parents and teachers. The challenge is to make the part...
    Susan Crites Price
  • Teen Depression
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone The teenage years can be tough - we all know that. Many teens don't know how to deal with the confusion and inner turmoil that comes along with adolescence, and some may resort to drastic measur...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Teen Stress
    Is Your Teen More Stressed Than You Think?
    Is Your Teen More Stressed Than You Think? As a parent, you might think your teen has a pretty easygoing life. After all, being a night owl and sleeping late on the weekends doesn't exactly spell stressed out. However, recent findings are telling...
    Lindsay Hutton
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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...
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    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
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  • child anxious about going to school
    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....