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Hot Topics: Join Our Summery Tweetchat Today at 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 21, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Grab a cold drink and chat it up with other parents today at our Tweetchat. We're talking about all kinds of summer topics - from appropriate swimwear to what you do when you hear your out-of-class child say, "I'm bored."

ProSquad: Swimmer's Ear and Life Insurance

Posted June 20, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Thanks to our ProSquad, your family gets timely, expert advice without a doctor appointment or a lawyer fee. Today, our pros are giving parents the low-down on swimmer's ear and making sure you're protecting your family with the right kind of insurance.

Getting Through Father's Day When You're Fatherless

Posted June 14, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Father's Day. What do you do when you don't have an active one in your kid's life?

Tech Safety for Tweens and Teens: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 14, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat today, 6/14, at 1:00 CST with other parents about mobile devices and cyber safety for teens and tweens. We'll give away a $10 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky participant!

Top 10 Tech Safety Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Posted June 13, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Concerned about cyber safety for your tweens and teens? Find your answers here! We've rounded up 10 of the top tech safety tips for parents from around the web.

Cyber Safety: Interview With John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

Posted June 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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Parenting Squad interviews America's Most Wanted John Walsh on the new dangers involved with teenagers using mobile devices, and what parents can do to help guard their children in an online world.

33 Reasons to Breastfeed a Toddler

Posted June 8, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Wondering why some women choose to breastfeed toddlers (or preschoolers)? Learn about the long list of nutritional, immunological, and emotional benefits that continued breastfeeding has to offer.

Parenting Roles: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted June 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you and your significant other divvy up the parenting roles and responsibilities at home? Is there more responsibility for one of you, or are things pretty well spread out? Grab a cup of coffee and join our Tweetchat conversation today.

Road Trip Talk: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/31 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 31, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

'Tis the season for travel. Infants, young children, teenagers — it can be a challenge loading 'em up and heading across state lines. We would love to hear how you make it work!

Review for Readers: Peppa Pig Is Nick Jr.'s Newest Preschool Hit

Posted May 30, 2012 by Kelli Robinson

If your preschoolers aren't watching Peppa Pig, Nick Jr's newest animated show, they're missing out. You are, too!

Top 10 Birth Interventions You Don't Need

Posted May 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

You know what to expect when you're expecting, but do you know what to REJECT when you're expecting? Find out which 10 pregnancy procedures you may not want to agree to.

What to Do When the Teacher Is the Bully

Posted May 25, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Most teachers are wonderful, trusted friends to your child. However, some teachers have a history of abuse and bullying. It's important to know how to spot an abusive teacher in order to best protect your child.

Summer Schedules: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/24 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 24, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We would like to hear about your summer plans — not just vacation plans, but the day-to-day schedule. Do you have one? How will you run the show when children are not in school? Come join our chat for a chance to win!

ProSquad: Summer Bedtimes and Parenting Adopted Children

Posted May 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Our sleep expert answers the No. 1 question about summer bedtimes, while our adoption expert describes how parenting an adopted child is different from parenting a biological one.

What Causes Autism?

Posted May 22, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The rate of autism is rising, but the reasons are still controversial. Scientists, however, are narrowing down the possible causes, including genetics, environmental influences, and risk factors.

Attachment Parenting & Breastfeeding: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/17 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Attachment Parenting is hot in the news again. Come chat with us about raising children with the kinds of values involved in Attachment Parenting, and why breastfeeding is such a heated topic among parents.

What Is Attachment Parenting?

Posted May 16, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Attachment parenting gets a lot of attention in the news these days, but do you know what it actually is?

Go With the Flow: 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Daughter's First Period

Posted May 14, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Are you prepared for your daughter's first period? If you've never heard of a Diva Cup or a Period Party, you may not be.

Writer Highlight: Kelli Robinson

Posted May 11, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today, we're highlighting Squad writer Kelli Robinson. She is putting in her two cents about one of the hot educational topics in the news commentary over the school year. Should schools continue to teach handwriting?

Creative Discipline: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/10 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 10, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Humiliation tactics and creative discipline: How do you feel about parents taking drastic measures to get their child's attention? Have you done it? Come join our Tweetchat today at 1:00. We want to hear from you!

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