Conflict Resolution

ProSquad: Fantasy vs. Reality: Dealing With Children's Concerns About Their Adoption

Posted March 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Children can have big feelings, and the adopted child's feelings may be even bigger. How do parents add "gray" into the child's "black-white" perspective? How do parents help the child develop an empathetic and nonjudgmental viewpoint of adoption and all it encompasses?

5 Childhood Fears and How to Calm Them

Posted March 1, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Children have lots of different fears. Help them defeat those fears without belittling them.

Taking Care of Us: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/28 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 28, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

How do you care for your relationships in your life with kids around? And how do you take care of yourself? Come chat with other parents today on the topic for a chance to win.

5 Benefits of Sports for Girls

Posted February 19, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Girls and sports are a great mix. The benefits are immediate and life-long.

Preparing for the Tough Stuff: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 02/07, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted February 7, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Talk with other moms and dads at our chat today about preparing children for the hard stuff: medical issues, death of a family member, and the day-to-day tough stuff that kids don't always know how to handle. Join us on Twitter for a chance to win!

ProSquad: Transracial Adoption: How Expansive Is Your Rainbow?

Posted February 6, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Considering adopting a child from another culture? Check out some important information on transracial adoption from our Adoption Pro.

How to Get Out of the House on Time (Without All the Yelling)

Posted February 5, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

Mornings are rough. Make them easier by having a game plan.

Finding Your Happy Place: A Resource Roundup for Moms and Dads

Posted January 29, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Need refreshment? We've pulled some resources for you to on staying happy while parenting.

Hot Parenting Trends and Topics: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 01/24, 2:00 EST For a Chance to Win!

Posted January 24, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Twitter chat today with other moms and dads about current topics and parenting trends.

Healthy All Over: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 01/17, 2:00 EST For a Chance to Win!

Posted January 17, 2013 by Rhonda Franz

Health headlines are all over. Are you and your family paying attention? Check out our healthy family resources and join our weekly chat today for a chance to win.

When Friends Break Up With Your Family

Posted January 4, 2013 by Maggie Wells

It's a different kind of divorce but just as common. What do you do when your old friends divorce your family?

Book Review: Teaching Kids to Be Good People by Annie Fox

Posted December 28, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Teaching Kids to be Good People challenges parents to be open and honest with their children in the hopes that children will learn from them and, in turn, become better people.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, 12/20, 2:00 EST For a Chance to Win!

Posted December 20, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our #pschat today on Twitter. Topics today include child safety, family safety, and safety during the holidays. Every week we give away an Amazon gift card to a participant!

Holidays and Special Needs: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 12/13, 2:00 EST for a Chance to Win!

Posted December 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat with parents about managing the holidays with children who have special needs. Every week, we give away an Amazon gift card to one participant!

Special Needs Gift Guide 2012

Posted December 12, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Finding the perfect toy for a child with different abilities is easier than you think. Here are 10 of our favorite gifts for children with special needs this season.

36 Tips for Surviving the Family Road Trip

Posted December 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Road trips with the kids can be stressful. If you're driving to see family for the holidays this season, plan ahead. You'll be glad you did.

10 Reasons to Make Your Child’s Costume This Halloween

Posted October 23, 2012 by Fred Lee

Halloween is loads of fun, and it can be a special experience for parents and children when you work together to make a costume.

Parent Health: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 10/4, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted October 4, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you take care of you? Come join the #pschat today on Twitter at 1:00, and give us your thoughts on making time for your adult relationships, getting away, or just taking some time for yourself. We're giving away an Amazon gift card!

Sibling Rivalry: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 9/27, 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted September 27, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Sibling rivalry and conflict is today's chat topic. Come give us your suggestions for what works in your family, or come for help and advice from others. #pschat today at 1:00 CST with @parentingsquad on Twitter.

Defiant Children: How Parents Can Survive Sibling Fights

Posted September 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got sibling rivalry? Most families do, but when a child has particularly challenging and defiant behaviors, it adds a whole new element to the conflict. There are steps parents can take to work with children and teach them skills for dealing with difficult behaviors while teaching children life skills in the process.