Spotting Game Addiction
How can you tell when you're child's become addicted to video games?
Video Game Ratings Explained
Ratings are helpful tools for parents who want to make informed buying decisions.
Hush Little Baby
If your baby is waking you up several times during the night, the good news is ... this too shall pass. But until it does, here are some survival tips.
Seeing Marriage in a Positive Light???Despite the Divorce
Children suffering from divorce still rely on their parents to help them learn how to form lasting relationships.
Treatment of AD/HD
A comprehensive approach to treating AD/HD.
What Children Want Their Divorced Parents to Know
Children of divorce need extra love and understanding as they adjust to life with parents who've gone their separate ways.
Helping Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep
Helping your child sleep better at night might be as simple as creating a calm, soothing environment, setting a few limits, and establishing some basic nighttime rules.
Investing in Your Child's Self-esteem
Each small investment you make into your child's self-esteem bank can help them grow rich in self-worth.
Successfully Parenting Your AD/HD Child
Children with AD/HD have many unique and creative qualities. These useful abilities can be enhanced by working to create a favorable home and school environment.
It Matters What They Watch
Steven slaughtered Xbox villains, watched R-rated movies and surfed endless channels on television. Trouble is, lax boundaries steered him down a destructive path.
Leverage for Life: Helping your Child Develop a Healthy Self-esteem
Archimedes, the great mathematician, theorized he could move the world with a single lever. When it comes to developing self-confidence, the same concept often applies to kids.
Children: Are They Worth It?
Children can be demanding, frustrating and exhausting. But they can also be a tremendous source of positive change in our lives.
Eliana Joy
When Eliana Joy died from severe brain abnormalities, her parents faced the toughest test they'd ever faced.
Exerting Influence Over Your Family's Media Choices
Active parents are often the best defense against wrong media choices.
In His Image
Her genetic makeup said she was flawed, but her Father thought otherwise.
The Power of Friendship
Healthy friendships can be a great self-esteem booster, but it takes the help of parents to teach their child to be a good friend.
Three Ways to Help Your Special-Needs Child
If you want to know how your special-need child can fit in, here are some helpful activities and organizations.
Your Relationship With the Doctors
From choosing the right one to communicating well, it's important how you relate to your child's doctors.
Loving the Stepmomster
It wasn't easy, but I did grow to accept the woman my dad remarried.
The Television Time Warp
If you've got more to do than you have hours in the day, it might be time to turn off the television.
When Mom and Dad Split
If divorce brings happiness to the parents, the kids will benefit right?
Chronic Kids, Healthy Spirits
Two sisters write about parenting their children with chronic illnesses
A Spiritual RX for Healthy Mind and Body
A new study of bereaved spouses shows a significant link between religious faith and the ability to heal after a loss. It's just one more confirmation of the faith/health connection.
Adopting on Your Own
This advice can help single parents who want to adopt children.
Dear Friend
In the face of bad news, it helps to hear from someone who's already passed through the valley.
Different Homes, Different Values: Uniting Instead of Fighting
The former spouse would walk away or hang up the phone. The anger became a vicious cycle that had to be broken if our stepfamily was to survive.
Finding the Will to Fight: Disciplining in Spite of Screams and Sobs
No one enjoys following through with discipline but it helps to remember we're conveying critical life lessons. Here are a few practical suggestions for providing loving correction on and off the battlefield.
Forgiveness: What it is and What it Isn't
Understanding and granting forgiveness can help you move past the pain of divorce.
Learning to Roll With Change
It's not the most fun you'll ever have, but the results are worth it.
Suggestions for Taming the Tube
Parents hold the key to moderating their children's entertainment.
Healthy Communication With Your Ex
Words are powerful. Use them wisely.
How Low Can They Go?
Sometimes the pit of low self-esteem can seem bottomless. Your kids may need a lifeline now more than ever.
How Violent Media Affects the Brain
New research cements a link between violent video games and increased levels of violence in teens
Little Time to Make a Big Difference
Your kids need you to make the most of whatever time you have together..
On Your Own
A lot changes after a divorce occur, most notably, the demands of parenting.
Self-Esteem Programs Get Low Grades
Can a school curriculum adequately fill kids with decent values?
Stage Fright
Understanding what makes kids lose their composure can help them regain it.
Take Note
Communication is an important part of keeping relationships strong. How do we get this loving message to our teen?
The Parent Trap
How can single parents keep their children from assuming adult roles?
The Perfect Child
A little perfectionism goes a long way. Too much can be a real downer for kids.
The Power of the Media
It's hard to deny that music and visual images have tremendous sticking power. But do those lingering sensations really make a difference?
The Way It Wasn't Supposed to Be
Divorce is a hateful thing. But with help, you can mend the torn fabric of your family's life.
The Wounded Spirit
Bullying is not the harmless youthful activity some think it is. It inflicts psychological scars that can last a lifetime.
When Life Imitates Art
We need to be very careful about what we allow ourselves to watch and listen to. Examples of others who didn't make wise choices are numerous, and some of them are frightening.
A Cry for Help
When colic threatens to push you over the edge, get help before it's too late.
Accepting a New Identity
Unexpectedly widowed, a woman has trouble accepting her role as single parent.
Adam's Story
Special Needs children require faith, lots of love and courage
All Ears
Try these techniques for not just listening to your children, but truly hearing what they have to say.
Big Effects From a Small Screen
Sure, it's a convenient babysitter, but the television can't always be trusted.
Breast to Bottle
These tips can help make a smooth transition for both Mom and baby.
Brotherly Love
If your kids bicker, here's how to help them get along.
Calming an Angry Bottom
Nearly every baby will develop diaper rash at some point. Find out what causes it and how to treat it.
Children and Television
If parents don't know what their children watch on TV, it may come back to haunt them.
While we don't have a cure for the common cold, we can help our body fight them.
Detecting Learning Difficulties
Here are some age-specific indicators of how your child should be developing.
Do What I Do
Children learn by watching us live our lives. It is all the more reason to live honorably.
Fast Asleep?
This overview of common nighttime problems may help parents and kids get a good night's rest.
Fit Kids
Obesity is a growing problem for families, but parents can help kids get healthy. Here are a few tips to you get started.
Food Fight
Don't know how to handle your strong-willed child? Here is some advice that could help.
Giving Your Teens a Vision for Sex
There's more to abstinence than saying "no."
Ground Rules
With dozens of entertainment choices available for kids, parents need to establish a family standard.
Halting Homework Hassles
These practical tips can help your student succeed in the classroom.
Having "The Talk"
It might be awkward, but it's a parent's place to talk about sex.
Health Problems, Hypochondria or Cries for Help?
When your adolescent repeatedly complains of not feeling well in the morning, how do you know whether to offer TLC and bed rest or escort him to the bus stop?
Helping Children of Divorce
Children experience many of the same emotions husbands and wives feel during and after a divorce. It's important to arm yourself with practical ways to soften the blow.
Holiday Hostility
When fighting overshadows festivity, parents can help make the holidays happy again.
Hope for Hurting Parents of a Sick Child
When you find yourself feeling stretched almost to the point of breaking, there are healthy ways to gather strength to cope, and in turn, reflect hope to your child.
Hot Shot Tips
When it's time for a shot, make your baby's experience ??? and yours ??? a bit less traumatic by trying these tips.
How Much is Too Much?
Here are age-appropriate guidelines for teaching kids about sex.
How to Teach Your Child About Sex
Taking a practical approach can make this often difficult, but critical, conversation easier.
Journey of No Return
Sometimes as parents, we have a knee-jerk response to our kids as we're barraged by their numerous inquires and desires. Maybe it's time to stop being so negative.
Just a Little Respect
Here is how to help your child whether she's the disrespected or disrespector.
Kids are Resilient, Right?
Some parents insist divorce will restore peace in the home and benefit the children. Little do they know, the trouble is just beginning.
Lay Down the Law
Establishing basic rules of respect in your home can hopefully lead to peace.
Make Room For Baby
When a new baby becomes a part of the family, you've got to prepare your older kids.
Men Raising Daughters
She may seem like a foreigner in your own home, but you can learn to speak her language.
My Mother, My Hero
My mother sacrificed her life to give her kids the best she could ??? and to help us be our best.
Open Wide
Tips for introducing your baby to solid foods.
Our Son Joe
The following letter was written from the father of a child born with Spina Bifida.
Ready for Meat and Potatoes
If a couple of teeth erupt before six months of age (the usual time of the first appearance of teeth), this in itself is not a sign that your baby is ready for pizza.
Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Potential contributing factors to SIDS can be minimized by taking a few basic preventive measures.
Sex Talk Starters
Here are some pointers for talking about and living out your views about sex.
Shaping Attitudes
These practical suggestions can help shape your child's behavior and character.
Shaping a Child's Will
Parents' actions and reactions are key in teaching submission.
Single Parenting a Special Needs Child
If you are a single parent with a special needs child, here's some advice to cope and keep balance in your life.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This advice won't eliminate all cases of SIDS, but it could save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives every year.
Superstore Showdown
The SuperStore is a mother's paradise and a child's playground. How can you control your kids while in public places?
TV Watching Linked to Child Obesity
Your child's weight may be linked to the amount of time he spends watching television.
Taking an Accurate Temperature
Feeling the forehead, temperature strips, oral or ear thermometers ??? which method is best?
Teed Off
Does your child need to learn how to express his anger properly? Here"s help.
Ten Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You
It can do wonders for the frazzled parent to know what's going on in the mind of your little one.
The Debut of Teeth
Though it's exciting for parents, getting teeth can be a pain in the mouth and elsewhere for babies.
The Gift of Time
Your offer to provide a time-out for a frazzled parent may be far more valuable than any baby-shower gift.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
What to do when your child says, "I'm afraid of the dark!"
To Each His Own
It???s normal for some kids to learn at a slower pace.

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