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So you took the leap. Find out everything you should -- and, maybe shouldn't -- know about your children and get a few parenting tips.

Adoption

Adoption

Adopting a child into your family can be a life-changing experience. Read about adoption in these articles. See more »

Babies

Babies

Bringing home a new baby is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. HowStuffWorks is here to help with tips on caring for your baby and acclimating to life with an infant. See more »

Child Development

Child Development

Understanding child development will help prepare you for each stage of your child's growth and maturation. Read up on child development in these articles. See more »

Expectant Parents

Expectant Parents

If you've got a child on the way, be prepared for a lot of change in your life. These articles for expectant parents will help you get ready. See more »

Family Bonding

Family Bonding

Family bonding happens naturally, but it can also be strengthened with just a bit of effort. Communication and group activities can help your family bond. In this section you'll find information and tips for strengthening your family's ties. See more »

For Moms and Dads

For Moms and Dads

Balancing work, parenting and relationships is no easy task. How about a little "you-time," Mom and Dad? Lose the guilt and get some thoughts on how to care for yourself. See more »

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity and Paternity Leave

So you've got a new child at home -- you'd probably like to get to know your baby a bit better before returning to the office. Read up on maternity and paternity leave. See more »

New Parents

New Parents

So you've got a new child. Adjusting to parenthood is no easy feat, so read up on advice for new parents in these articles. See more »

Parenting Adult Children

Parenting Adult Children

Gone are the days of hair bows and teddy bears. How can you still provide for your kids now that they're all grown up? See more »

Parent-to-Parent Networks

Parent-to-Parent Networks

No parent has to go it alone -- parent-to-parent networks are a great source of support and encouragement. See more »

Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

Parenting tips always come in handy for new and seasoned parents alike. Get helpful parenting tips at HowStuffWorks. See more »

School Issues

School Issues

Whether you're sending your kids off to kindergarten or college, you may feel a little overwhelmed. HowStuffWorks to the rescue! Get some guidance on where to start and what you should know. See more »

Single Parents

Single Parents

Raising a child alone is full of challenges, for both the children and the parent. Read up on being a single parent in these articles. See more »

Toddlers

Toddlers

The carefree days of preschool may be long past for you, but you can still live vicariously through your youngster. Take a refresher on pre-school with these articles. See more »

Teens and Tweens

Teens and Tweens

Adolescence can be a tricky time, both for parents struggling to understand their children’s issues and for teens and tweens attempting to forge their new identities. Learn how to understand your teenagers in these articles. See more »

Working Parents

Working Parents

Working parents face a number of challenges. Find out how working parents can balance the responsibilities of the office and the family in these articles. See more »