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?
You want to have pleasurable time together, but forced family fun is a bummer for everyone involved. How can you bring your favorite people together without resorting to coercion or threats of violence? We have some suggestions.
Blending families isn't an easy task, and when your stepkids are older, getting to know them and earning their trust can be twice as tough. Whether it's joining your stepkid for TV time or taking her to the mall, here are five bonding tips that will work for you.
Whether it's swimming or painting or listening to a story, there are so many fun activities for you and your little one to try out together. We'll look at 10 of the most popular plus places where you can find them.
The development of a child is a very tricky thing, and there are so many factors that play into it. But if you don't take the time to bond with your infant right away, it could be disastrous when they're older.
You're his hero, role model and protector. But you also want to show him that you're a guy just like he is. Spending time with your son doing silly or serious things will bring you closer together. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Juggling work, after school activities and house maintenance can leave you feeling drained. But you've got to make time for fun if you want to stay connected with your family. Here are 10 creative, low-cost ways to bond with your loved ones.
Even in these days of equality, the majority of household work is still done by women, even if they also work outside the home. But there are many ways to get your spouse or partner to help out more. He may even get to enjoy it.
No offence to June Cleaver, but '50s portrayals of motherhood are not, how shall we say, spot-on. Today, we're more likely to see films like "Stepmom": poignant, conflict-filled and often funny accounts of the joys and heartaches of being a mother.
Life is busy, but if you find yourself abandoning the things you love most just so you can tear through that to-do list, it might be a sign you've take on too much. What are 10 signs that you're doing more than you can handle?
Growing your family with a surrogate's help is a wonderful, if expensive, option for couples today. But finding the right person can be tricky. Here are five tough questions to help you decide if surrogacy's right for you.
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.
Single parents face day-to-day issues and experience emotions that married couples may not be able to relate to. Do some groups and programs specifically address the needs of parents who don't have partners?
If you want to learn new parenting skills for when your child reaches a certain age or goes through a difficult situation, parenting classes could be for you. What kinds of classes are offered, and what can they teach you?
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?
Studies have shown that children who have a close relationship with their parents typically have higher self-esteem and perform better in school. How can parents effectively communicate with their kids?