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  • Although a lot of media attention is given to marijuana or other illicit drug use, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for many teens despite the long-term dangers.

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    by Charlie Claywell2

  • All symptoms of ODD and bipolar disorder have resolved in my son since we started using non-flushing niacin (vitamin B3). He has been 95% symptom-free of his conditions for 11 months now. There is hope. Here's my story.

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    by Willow Mattox113

  • It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    by Kristin Trapp53

  • When my 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism, I worried about his future. Could he attend public school, go to college, and get a job? Given his limited social skills, though, the thing I worried about most was whether he'd have friends. With my help, he most definitely did!

    How Parents Can Help Their Autistic Children Make Friends

    How Parents Can Help Their Autistic Children Make Friends

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Most people have heard of the “dive reflex,” which apparently means that babies are born able to swim. But there is more to the dive reflex than most of us assume, and some of its effects may not be what you would want for your baby. If you are thinking about teaching a young baby to swim read this article first.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    by Yvonne Spence37

  • Today's dads are, on the whole, much more involved than fathers have been in the past. Still, all fathers need encouragement to be present to their developing children.

    When Fathers Play With Kids

    When Fathers Play With Kids

    by Sheilamarie13

  • Speech and language delays are a concern for many parents, who wonder if their child is simply a "late talker"or if there is a true language disorder present. Learn the signs of a language delay: early intervention is vital to successful treatment.

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    by Leah Lefler12

  • Achievement comes from within. Even though there are people who teach, motivate, and encourage us in our quest, what we do and what we achieve is up to us. We are in charge of our success. Yet, when it comes to achievement, we’re not all made to do the same things; we are all different.

    Helping Teens and Young Adults Discover Their Unique Talents to Succeed

    Helping Teens and Young Adults Discover Their Unique Talents to Succeed

    by Kim Egan1

  • Here are six rounds of Family Feud questions for kids. It's a great game for encouraging kids to build reasoning and recollection skills, imagine how others think, and have fun with each other.

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    by Sam Mendoran30

  • Introverted children might be difficult to understand, especially for extroverted parents. Their thoughts and actions can differ from what is assumed to be normal. This article provides some tips on how to build a strong and meaningful relationship with your introverted child.

    Building a Strong Relationship With Your Introverted Child

    Building a Strong Relationship With Your Introverted Child

    by Lisha C10

  • A mother and teacher details 5 of the most common and consequential parenting mistakes that moms and dads make. If you're not putting your marriage first and not letting your kids fail, you're going down a perilous path. It's not too late, though, to alter course and save yourself a lot of grief.

    The 5 Worst Parenting Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

    The 5 Worst Parenting Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US. As a former fat kid, the author understands all too well its long-ranging negative impact. While concerned parents want to intervene, they often make matters worse. By focusing only on the weight and not the bigger picture, moms and dads can miss the mark.

    How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid

    How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • We recently ran across a picture for Matilda's Activity Tower on Pinterest. We immediately saw the usefulness and made one for ourselves. Learn why we love this tower and see a few changes we made.

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    by Preston and Kate19

  • If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • Want to start writing about your experiences as a mom? Here are lots of ideas for topics that can inspire, encourage and entertain. We've all been there!

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    by Virginia Kearney19

  • Moms and dads nag their kids even though research shows it's highly ineffective and damages the parent-child relationship. If they take the time to figure out why they resort to badgering, they can stop this destructive habit and find better ways to motivate their youngsters.

    5 Compelling Reasons Why Parents Should Stop Nagging Their Kids

    5 Compelling Reasons Why Parents Should Stop Nagging Their Kids

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • This article discusses tricks for getting your children to love eating vegetables. Preparing them with flavorful ingredients and letting children share ownership in the preparation of vegetables are a few suggested tips.

    Easy Tricks for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables

    Easy Tricks for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables

    by Abby Slutsky2

  • It's a common belief that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But used correctly in the form of positive reinforcement, this parenting strategy can help children learn what's expected of them and become compliant with parental instructions.

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    by Natalie Frank13

  • As adults, women who grew up with emotionally absent mothers can feel flat. Because their inner world got ignored as children, they may not know how to nurture it now. But by understanding their past they can make peace with it, embrace all their feelings, and say goodbye to the blahs.

    How an Emotionally Absent Mother Impacts Her Daughter's Life

    How an Emotionally Absent Mother Impacts Her Daughter's Life

    by McKenna Meyers16

  • Family dinner time is an important part of raising successful children. Here's how to make your family dinners peaceful and pleasant with good table manners.

    The Family Dinner: Table Manners for Children

    The Family Dinner: Table Manners for Children

    by Katharine L Sparrow7

  • A collection of the tried and tested home remedies for diaper rash (nappy rash), proven to work quickly and safely to relieve your baby's discomfort.

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    by Alison Graham9

  • My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. These five assets helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children. They offer hope, not despair, to single mothers and fatherless children.

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    by Dora Weithers46

  • Self-absorption, negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that can drive moms and dads nutty. When parents appreciate that their kids' brains are still developing, though, and this behavior is normal, they can relax, stop worrying, and sail through the teen years.

    Parenting a Teenager: 6 Tips to Enjoy It, Not Just Survive It

    Parenting a Teenager: 6 Tips to Enjoy It, Not Just Survive It

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    by Theophanes Avery31

  • A visit from the Tooth Fairy can be a lot of fun. Here are a bunch of ideas to help build a Tooth Fairy tradition and make wonderful memories for your family.

    Fun Ideas for Tooth Fairy Letters

    Fun Ideas for Tooth Fairy Letters

    by Joanna Fonté0

  • Advertising is a prevalent influence in children's lives. How has it changed over the years, what effect does it have, and what can parents do to counteract its influence?

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    by Ruth Coffee72

  • Are you looking for a way to break the summer boredom for your kids? Learn how to create Mom Camp, a one week craze of activities to pile on the fun and good times. Your kids will be begging for more Mom Camp!

    Summer Fun Ideas: Mom Camp Schedule for Kids

    Summer Fun Ideas: Mom Camp Schedule for Kids

    by Sarah Johnson8

  • Family game nights are always a great way to bond as a family, even more so if you switch it up and play truth or dare together! Try out this list of 100+ truths and dares for kids!

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    by Tatiana339

  • Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever—a combination of fever-reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler22

  • Helping children cope with death is one of the hardest things you will encounter. But the most important thing is to let them deal with death on their terms.

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    by Angela Michelle Schultz14

  • Recycle toilet paper rolls into binoculars, a kazoo, race tracks, marble runs, and other fun toys for toddlers. These inexpensive crafts will inspire a lot of imaginative play!

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    by Leah Lefler32

  • Even natural toothpastes aimed at toddlers can contain ingredients that you would not want your child to swallow. This article reviews several natural toothpastes, taking a close look at ingredients as well as taste.

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    by Yvonne Spence14

  • Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marissa34

  • Sometimes our actions do not reinforce our words. This article cautions against sending mixed messages and provides suggestions for ensuring that your kids understand that "no" means "no".

    Does "No" Mean "No" in Your House?

    Does "No" Mean "No" in Your House?

    by Abby Slutsky1

  • With the right programming, a television can provide entertainment and education for children. However, as we all know, it contains a significant amount of negative images. Learn more about its influence and how to counteract it.

    Television Violence and Children

    Television Violence and Children

    by Ruth Coffee49

  • With competitive job markets, and a need for people to step up and take leadership roles, it has become important that we instill strong leadership qualities in our children. Here are some tips and ideas on how to shape the future leaders of the world.

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    by Jared Zane Kessie17

  • Reading the statistics on what happens as a premature baby grows up can frighten parents. But statistics only paint half the picture. Read this article to see how to look behind them.

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    by Yvonne Spence21

  • Great toys for three year olds are simple and meet the developmental needs of a child moving from babyhood to childhood. Preschoolers need toys that foster language, gross motor, and social/emotional development. Don't break the bank—find out what toys matter for this age group!

    The Best Educational Toys and Games for 3-Year-Old Children

    The Best Educational Toys and Games for 3-Year-Old Children

    by Leah Lefler6

  • Modern cell phones can be great things for kids to have but they present a number of risks as well. Find out what a parent can do to protect their kids or monitor their activity.

    Cell Phone Parental Control Options

    Cell Phone Parental Control Options

    by Christine Mulberry19

  • Ways to teach your children empathy (caring for other people and caring for animals), and why that is so important. Being empathetic is essential to success in all areas of a person's life. Empathy begins at home.

    The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

    The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

    by C E Clark68

  • Want to cloth diaper for the first time but have no idea where to start? Here's what I used to cloth diaper my girls from infancy through toddlerhood and what I would have added to my registry in hindsight.

    Cloth Diapering Basics: 10 Things You'll Use Every Day

    Cloth Diapering Basics: 10 Things You'll Use Every Day

    by Kierstin Gunsberg3

  • Deciding when to have kids can be a complicated process, but deciding when to close the book on the baby-making chapter can be even more so. Here's my top reasons for not having any more kids.

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    by Kierstin Gunsberg11

  • Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar year, and each year is named after an animal. This tale of the Chinese zodiac is an animal story based on the great race. Add it to your collection of short bedtime stories for kids.

    The 12 Chinese New Year Animals: A Zodiac Story for Kids

    The 12 Chinese New Year Animals: A Zodiac Story for Kids

    by Mazlan36

  • In this article, you will learn lots of fun and unexpected ways to use glow sticks, including games and party ideas as well as decor ideas for weddings and birthdays.

    Fun Things to Do With Glow Sticks

    Fun Things to Do With Glow Sticks

    by Jamie Brock116

  • Car insurance for teen drivers cost more since accidents by teenage drivers are the number one cause of death among teens. Tips to help decide if your teenager is ready to drive are given.

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    by Kristin Trapp8

  • Want to buy infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free? They're useful when baby has dairy or soy allergy or intolerance, suffers with colic. stomach ache, gas or spit up. Maybe you're vegan or Jewish or Muslim and need a specialist formula for lifestyle reasons...

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    by Susana Smith25

  • Don't be bored this summer! Here are 101 fun hobbies for teenage girls; everything from playing on your phone to hanging out with friends! You're sure to find something fun to do!

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    by Tatiana56

  • It's important to understand the positive and negative effects of technology on kids so that you can make the best decisions possible for your children and what they are exposed to. Technology isn't all bad—it has some great positives—but you need to truly understand the scary side of it.

    The Positive and Negative Effects of Technology on Kids

    The Positive and Negative Effects of Technology on Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness12

  • A parent lets go of her child during stages of child development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child.

    How to Let Go and Let Your Child Grow Up

    How to Let Go and Let Your Child Grow Up

    by Janis Leslie Evans106

  • How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant? Perplexing questions with startling answer, all right here, along with many other reproductive records.

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    by Theophanes Avery51

  • Sometimes a stroller is needed for an older, larger child. This article reviews different stroller types for big kids, and provides examples of stroller alternatives, jogging strollers, and large umbrella strollers.

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    by Leah Lefler67

  • Most of us experienced some degree of name-calling when we were kids, from siblings and classmates. But what happens to a person's psyche when those hurtful words came from their own parent? New research reveals that verbal abuse can be just as damaging as other forms of mistreatment.

    5 Reasons Parental Verbal Abuse Is Far More Damaging Than We Thought

    5 Reasons Parental Verbal Abuse Is Far More Damaging Than We Thought

    by McKenna Meyers25

  • The Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike is a great toy for any young child who likes to play outside. With the steering handle, you can push your child around even if he is too young to pedal. And when he gets bigger, you can remove the steering handle so he can pedal on his own.

    Product Review: Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike

    Product Review: Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike

    by Cassidy Cornblatt0

  • Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together.

    15 Simple, Easy and Fun Classic Card Games for Kids

    15 Simple, Easy and Fun Classic Card Games for Kids

    by Marianne Sherret14

  • The weather is finally getting warmer and the days are growing longer. It's time to get outside with the kids and do fun things that cost virtually nothing. Go on a scavenger hunt. Eat green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Make a "bug bottle," and learn how to compost!

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    by McKenna Meyers4

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