Parenting Tips

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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.

Top 10 Picky Eater Tips

It's easy to get frustrated when you're the parent of a picky eater, but these tips will help you please any child.

8 Tips for Surviving Stay-at-home Motherhood

Stay-at-home motherhood is a luxury many women will never know, but it's not a walk in the park. Here are 8 tips for stay-at-home moms.

5 Things to Know: Family Fights

All families have their arguments and squabbles, but here we'll look at how family arguments impact kids, from models of conflict resolution to how stress effects children.

10 Careers for Power Moms

For those power moms looking for a career revival, starting from scratch or switching jobs, we've compiled a list of 10 career choices, based on accessibility, flexibility of schedule and average income.

How much does it cost to be a stay-at-home mom?

The result of giving up income in favor of raising kids is what has come to be known as the "mommy tax," but what factors need to be considered to find the real cost of being a stay-at-home mom?

Word Games for Kids

Let your inner Mark Twain out and take on these fun word games for kids. There's something for everyone. How well can you turn a phrase? Are you quick on your feet when it comes to writing on the fly? Test your word skills with these fun word games and see.

How to Help a Child Who Is Having Trouble Falling Asleep

A child's sleep patterns change with age. Learn about these sleep patterns and how to help a child who is having trouble falling sleep.

How To Discipline A Child

Some children are hyperactive and pose greater challenges to their parents. But all should be accepted and loved, and parents should remember to show proper guidance or discipline. Read about how to discipline a child.

Understanding a Child's Eating Habits

As your child becomes a toddler stage and has a more active role in what he eats, you will lose a little of the control over your child's diet. Learn about a child's eating habits.

How to Care for a Child's Teeth

When your baby begins to smile, you will probably see an endearing toothless grin. By taking a few steps early, you can ensure a healthy smile throughout her life. Learn how to care for a child's teeth.

How to Choose Clothes for a Child

New parents usually receive a lot of clothes as gifts. Unfortunately, some of the more popular gift items aren't very useful to or popular with babies. Learn how to choose clothes for a child.

How to Choose Toys for a Child

The first time you look through the toy department you may be struck by how expensive toys are today. With toys, expense has nothing to do with quality. Learn how to choose toys for a child.

How to Answer Difficult Questions From Children

You give your child a great deal of information in answer to his questions. However, some of your child's questions will be easier to answer than others. Learn how to answer your child's difficult questions.

Understanding How Children Mature

For your child, the journey to independence is an exciting, frequently frustrating, and sometimes frightening adventure. By the time your child is three years old, she has made remarkable developmental strides.

How to Stimulate a Child's Mind

Stimulating a child's mind can result in a child who is engaged and excited about the world around them. Read about how different toys, books, games and art projects can stimulate a child's mind.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Making of a Stay-at-Home Mom

Staying at home with baby isn't as easy as one might think. It's a tough job -- and there are lots of things to consider before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Getting Your Children to Listen to You

Here are some techniques that you can use to improve communication with your kids. They may not mind you or agree, but at least they'll hear what you're saying.

Can you really make your child smarter?

There aren't any quick, simple ways to turn your child into a genius, but your actions as parents do have a big influence on your children's intellectual capacity. Learn how to nurture a child's inherent mental capabilities.

Talking to Your Child About the Terrorist Tragedy

How can you, as a parent, deal with the fear and anxiety that can affect your child in the wake of tragic events? Learn about what you can do to communicate with your child and help them cope.

Teaching Honesty and Responsibility to Your Children

Teaching honesty and responsibility takes a considerable amount of time and patience. But with consistency, you can instill in your children a sense of morality.

Sharing the News: A Sibling's Expected

The news that a new baby is going to be in the house is going to prompt many interesting questions from your children. Here are some tips for making sure that your entire family is ready to welcome that new little bundle of joy.

Raising Your Child to Have Good Manners

Kids have a hard time remembering rules for dinner at home and rules for dinner out. But with patience and consistency, you can instill good manners in your children.

Parenting: Discipline and Limit Setting

Setting appropriate limitations on children and doling out discipline is a struggle for many parents. Here are some effective guidelines for setting limits with children of different ages.

Preventing Tantrums While Shopping

Consistency is key when it comes to preventing tantrums. If you let your guard down because of a tantrum, your kids will continue to throw them. These tips will help you prevent tantrums while shopping with kids.