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How does psychology affect parenting?

Deciding on how to raise a family can be a tricky situation -- you want children to become happy, well-rounded individuals, but subtle variations in parenting psychology can have wildly different effects. How can your attitudes and actions influence your child?

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    "Freerange" Parenting: How much do you know?

    If you think the term "freerange parenting" has a parallel to chickens, you're not too far away off from the heart of the movement. Newspaper columnist Lenore Skenazy inadvertenly started the movement when she wrote a piece for the New York Sun on how she and her husband allowed their 9-year-old son to ride the New York City subway system by himself, something he had always wanted to do. Test your freeranging parent smarts now. See more »

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    10 Healthy Snacks for Parents on the Go

    Parents often find that they are constantly on the go, but you don't have to go hungry with these easy-to-pack healthy snacks. See more »

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    10 of the Worst Parenting Tips Ever

    Just let the baby cry. Rub some whiskey on his aching gums. Don't ever scold a child. We've all heard some parenting advice that gives us pause. How much of it is hokey -- and how much is downright horrific? See more »

  • 10 Parenting Shortcuts for Raising a Large Family

    10 Parenting Shortcuts for Raising a Large Family

    Whether you're raising five children or 15, you'll find these parenting tips will streamline your daily life. And they'll work just as well if you've got only two kids! See more »

  • 10 Ways for Parents to Relax

    10 Ways for Parents to Relax

    In addition to the joys of parenting, the responsibilities are likely to bring along some stress and anxiety, too. What can you do to prevent -- or at least reduce -- some of that tension? See more »

  • City vs. Suburbs: Which is a Better Place to Raise a Family?

    City vs. Suburbs: Which is a Better Place to Raise a Family?

    Deciding between a condo in the city and a home in the suburbs is complicated when you have a family. You have to consider everything from diversity to cost of living. We'll help you navigate the differing landscapes to find a place to settle down. See more »

  • Does your kid have a valentine? How to Deal with Young Love

    Does your kid have a valentine? How to Deal with Young Love

    Remember the thrill of getting a valentine from a secret admirer in middle or high school? Well, the shoe's on the other foot now. Here are our tips for parents on handling lovelorn teens. See more »

  • How does psychology affect parenting?

    How does psychology affect parenting?

    Deciding on how to raise a family can be a tricky situation -- you want children to become happy, well-rounded individuals, but subtle variations in parenting psychology can have wildly different effects. How can your attitudes and actions influence your child? See more »

  • How to Cook a Gourmet Meal for Kids

    How to Cook a Gourmet Meal for Kids

    Sure, classic comfort foods for kids, like pizza and macaroni and cheese, are easy to make and well-received. But with a few simple changes, you can turn a normal fast-food staple into a gourmet meal suitable for younger taste buds. See more »

  • How to Deal with Parenting Stress

    How to Deal with Parenting Stress

    The responsibilities of raising a child often take their toll on parents and cause them to feel overwhelmed. What are some ways to cope with and cut down on parenting stress? See more »

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