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Parenting is hard work! No matter what your profession is, being a parent is your most important & rewarding job. These fact-filled expert articles offer parenting tips, life-changing insight and easy ways to become a better parent. No matter the age of your child, there is no better time than now to learn about the most effective parenting styles and apply them to your own life. Being a parent isn’t easy, but with helpful hints and practical advice from parenting experts and child psychologists you can become a more confident parent and raise children who are happy, healthy and independent.

7 Ways to Connect with Your Children

All parents worry from time to time that they’re not connecting with their children the way or as often as they would like. You might …

Moving Onwards: Your 12-Year-Old

You’ve supported your child for over a decade, and your son or daughter is fast approaching their teenage years. What can you expect in the …

Moving Onwards: Your 11-Year-Old’s Development

Your child is facing significant changes in their life: a new school, approaching teenhood, and a changing body may feel scary and make life challenging. …

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

Your child is now officially in their second decade, and while they no longer need you to hold their hand as often, you still have …

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

You’ve been a parent for nine years. You’ve seen your child progress from a helpless infant to an increasingly independent child with their own personality, …

Moving Onwards: Your 13 to 15-Year-Old

Your child is now officially a teenager, and it can be a challenging time for both of you. While they might be walking more confidently …

Communication Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD

  Parenting a child with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a challenge. Communication is essential and communicating with a child who …

11 Tips for Becoming a Peaceful and Calm Parent

Anger and frustration are universal human emotions, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of negative feelings. As adults, we have an …

Screen Time Recommendations For Parents: How Much Is Too Much For Kids?

The amount of screen time children spend in front of digital devices is worrying. Children don’t seem to tire of watching YouTube on mom’s smartphone, …

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

As a parent, your job is to take care of your children until the day arrives when they can strike out on their own. While …

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens

Everyone experiences times when they wish they could relax for a few minutes. Taking a few moments to engage in simple, everyday relaxation techniques will …

Set Your Child Up for Success by Teaching Healthy Boundaries

As a parent, you may have wondered how best to help your children learn to make positive choices. One way to set your children up …

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect. It’s simple and meaningful interactions, …

How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem plays a significant role in the development of healthy children. Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Unfortunately, the outcomes for …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Vaping

Recently, the US surgeon general issued an advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes, with experts also stating that it’s reaching epidemic proportions. Alcohol and cigarette …

Stepfamily Success: How to Draw Your Blended Family Closer Together

Let’s rewind to the 1970’s. Even if you haven’t seen it, you may have heard about a hit sitcom of the time called, “The Brady …