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How to Teach Your Child Not to Quit

Posted April 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's easy for children (and adults) to get frustrated by mistakes and failures. But setbacks are a part of life and teaching your children how to overcome them is an important aspect of parenting.

When Time-Outs Don’t Work

Posted March 30, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Time-outs are one of the most common discipline methods. Unfortunately, they don't work for every child. If you and your child are struggling with time-outs, there are ways to find success, or other methods of discipline to try as well.

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe

Posted March 23, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Druckerman's book Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting is brilliant, funny, and makes all of us just a little uncomfortably defensive.

Online Videos Help Special Needs Families Connect

Posted March 14, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

The internet is proving to be a remarkable source for parents of children for special needs. Online support groups and personal blogs are helping connect families from around the world. And now, through videos, families are getting to know each other and help each other on a more personal level than ever before.

Book Review: The Secret Power of Middle Children

Posted March 4, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Middleborns hold a precarious position in birth order. Want to know what makes them tick?

How to Not Raise a Spoiled Child

Posted February 24, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Saying "no" to our children can be tough, but sometimes it is for the best. Teaching our children the right values that allows them to grow into successful adults starts with knowing when to say no.

The Benefits of Equally Shared Parenting

Posted February 23, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Parents often face the difficult question of whether to work or stay at home. Equally shared parent allows for both. Moms and dads can work together to let go of guilt, reduce anxiety, and keep their kids home.

5 Ways to Get Children Excited About Art

Posted February 19, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Art is important for your child's development and there are plenty of ways to get her excited about it. Contests, museums, and playtime are all great opportunities to introduce art. Start now to help your child build stronger academic skills, confidence, and appreciation of the arts.

7 Ways to Take the Scare Out of the Dental Chair

Posted February 9, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Help take the fear out of going to the dentist whether it's your child's first or tenth visit. With just a few tricks up your parenting sleeve you can even make the dentist fun.

5 Apps for Autism

Posted February 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Your iPhone isn't just a toy — it can be a gateway for your child with autism to develop her skills. Take advantage of the new apps being developed to help children and adults with ASD.

Lack of Mother-Toddler Bond Can Lead to Teen Obesity

Posted January 21, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

A new study shows that when a mother and child don't bond well, the child is more likely to become obese. Ensure that you are your children have a strong relationship while building up their emotional health.

Dealing With Your Child's Non-College Decision

Posted January 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Your kid was getting great grades and in your mind you've been planning her college career. Your daughter has something to tell you...and you aren't going to like it. How to cope with those dashed dreams?

REVIEW: Momma Baby Mama: Story of a Knocked Up Lesbian

Posted December 21, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Ever wonder what life is like for lesbian parents trying to conceive and plan for their families? It's not that different from what straight moms have done for centuries. And it's very different too.

7 Reasons to Take Your Kid to a Protest

Posted November 8, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Over the course of two months the Occupy Movement has grown. With the growth of people from various walks of life has come the inclusion of families at protests and rallies. Should the kids be there? Here are some reasons why this writer thinks they should be included and what they might learn from it — and why parents need to proceed with caution.

Avoid the Toy Takeover

Posted November 7, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

When you have children, toys can take over your home. Too many toys isn't fun for you, your home, or your kids. Scale back this holiday season and your kids will have more fun than ever.

Relocating with Kids: Tips to Make the Move Go Smoothly

Posted November 3, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Moving with kids is never easy, but there are a few steps that will make the process a whole lot better.

Dealing With F Bombs and Other Foul Language From Mommy and Child

Posted October 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

I always swore like the proverbial sailor AND swore I'd stop once I had kids. I'd love to pretend that my kids learned the 7 words you can't say on TV from the school yard, but some of them they learned from me. How do we keep our language and our children's language gutter-free?

The Cooperative Toddler

Posted October 1, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Toddlers are known for temper tantrums, but it doesn't have to be that way. Some simple tricks of the trade can help you and your child avoid complete meltdowns — most of the time.

7 Surefire Ways to Survive Your Mother-In-Law

Posted September 30, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Love her or hate her, your mother-in-law is hard to avoid. But don't worry — no matter what kind of relationship you have, you'll love these 7 surefire ways to survive it!

6 Tips For Enhanced Communication In Your Relationships

Posted August 31, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Where is the time and energy to communicate with your loved ones in a genuine way? Here are six tips for better communication when the hustle of life gets in the way.