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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »