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Moving Onwards: Your Ten-Year-Old’s Development

Your son is now officially in his second decade and, while he no longer needs you to hold his hand as much, you still have …

Getting Your Preschooler to Stay in Bed in 4 Easy Steps

While all parents expect their child to have the occasional restless night, a preschooler who won’t stay in bed can be a serious issue. Some …

Moving On: Your Nine-Year-Old’s Development

  You’ve been a parent for nine years and you’ve seen your son progress from a helpless infant to an increasingly independent child with his …

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a …

5 Tips to Save Your Toddler’s Words Forever

If you have a young child, you’ll probably be recording their changing looks and developments with your camera. But what about their words? Kids often …

Moving On: Your 5-Year-Old’s Development

Your child has started school, and though they’ll be learning about themselves and the world around them in class, you still have a critical role …

Moving Onwards: Your Three-Year-Old’s Development

One of the greatest joys as a parent is watching your child learn and develop, but how do you know if she’s on track and …

Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to …

The Danger Window Blinds Pose to Toddlers

Parenting can sometimes seem like a constant series of emergencies, with threats to your child’s health around every corner. From the sodas that children drink …

5 Tips for Avoiding a Toddler Tantrum When Shopping

  If you’re planning a shopping trip with your toddler, you’ll be crossing fingers you can get him around town without a tantrum. But that’s …

7 Ways to Connect with Your Children

At one point or another, all parents fear they aren’t connecting with their children as well as they want to. You might start to worry …

How to Enforce Driving Rules for Your Teen

One of the scariest days for any parent is the day their teenager, having passed their driver’s exam, takes the keys and backs out of …

6 Survival Tips for Successful School Mornings

Have you ever noticed an inverse relationship between the behavior of parents and their children in the early hours of school mornings? As parents become …

4 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

When your child was younger, you taught him or her how to look both ways before crossing the street, to avoid talking to strangers, and …

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid …

5 Ways to Improve Family Communication

Healthy communication skills amongst family members can be some of the most difficult and trying to develop and maintain. They may be directly related to …