Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Sexting could haunt a teen for the rest of his or her life. Here's what parents need to know.

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.

When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care

When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care

Help your teen or young adult make the transition from pediatric health care to adult health care. Get tips on finding a new doctor and getting health insurance.

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Big Kids (ages 6-12)

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Big Kids (ages 6-12)

Having a plan for the future can help your big kid reach his or her full potential. Follow this 8-step checklist to help your child succeed during the elementary school years.

Autism Checklist: Babies & Preschoolers (Birth to age 5)

Autism Checklist: Babies & Preschoolers (Birth to age 5)

When your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, there's a lot to learn. This 7-step checklist can help you find the best path forward.

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Teens & Young Adults

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Teens & Young Adults

As your child moves toward adulthood, learn the tools you need to make the transition as smooth as possible. This 6-step checklist can help.

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

What's the right way to install an infant safety seat? Is your toddler ready for a convertible seat? Get the car seat know-how you need here.

Booster Seat Safety

Booster Seat Safety

Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter

One of your most important tasks as a parent is finding a qualified babysitter. Here are some essential tips on choosing and instructing a babysitter.

Bilingual Families

Bilingual Families

In some countries, it's common for kids to learn two or more languages at a time and to use them daily to communicate and understand people around them.

Disciplining Your Child With Special Needs

Disciplining Your Child With Special Needs

Here's how to set boundaries and communicate your expectations in a nurturing, loving way.

Helping Teens Learn to Drive

Helping Teens Learn to Drive

Parents play an important role in helping teens practice their driving skills and develop confidence behind the wheel. Here's how to help your teen become a safe driver.

Staying Healthy While You Travel

Staying Healthy While You Travel

When you're traveling with your kids, there's a chance that someone might get sick. But early planning and smart packing can help ensure your family stays healthy and safe.

Teens Talk About Family (Video)

Teens Talk About Family (Video)

Hear what these teens love about family, and what frustrates them.

Becoming a Father

Becoming a Father

Pregnant women experience a variety of emotions and life changes. But most first-time dads have lots of feelings and concerns to deal with, too.

How to Find Affordable Health Care

How to Find Affordable Health Care

Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Taking Your Child to a Therapist

Taking Your Child to a Therapist

Many children and teens have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn. Going to therapy helps them cope better, feel better, and do better.

Raising Earth-Friendly Kids

Raising Earth-Friendly Kids

Want to raise "green" kids? Here's how to get 'em excited about reducing, reusing, and recycling and the other basics of environmental responsibility.

Taking Care of Your Grandchildren

Taking Care of Your Grandchildren

When you take care of your grandkids, you're probably excited to put your own parenting experience to good use. But there are a few childcare basics to brush up on.

Bonding With Grandparents

Bonding With Grandparents

Building a close relationship between grandparents and grandkids benefits everyone. Learn how.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time. But it can pose dangers to young revelers. For a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips.

Teens Talk About Health (Video)

Teens Talk About Health (Video)

Hear from teens who are managing health problems, and find out how they take care of their health.

Making the Holidays Less Materialistic

Making the Holidays Less Materialistic

It can be hard to look beyond all of the product-driven hoopla surrounding the holidays. Here are five ways to curb materialism and reinforce the real reason for the season.

Leaving Your Child Home Alone

Leaving Your Child Home Alone

It's natural for parents to be a bit anxious when first leaving kids without supervision. But you can feel prepared and confident with some planning and a couple of trial runs.

Preparing Kids for Hurricanes

Preparing Kids for Hurricanes

Hurricanes can be scary for grown-ups and kids alike. Here are some tips to help them — and you — be ready during hurricane season.

Making Sure Your Teen's Job Is Safe

Making Sure Your Teen's Job Is Safe

Many teens want to work a part-time job. Find out how to ensure safe employment for your son or daughter.

Kids & Teens Talk About Life (Video)

Kids & Teens Talk About Life (Video)

In this video series, kids & teens talk about their experiences with bullying, stress, family life, managing health problems, staying fit, eating right — and what it means to be in love.

Marriage Advice for Parents of Children With Special Needs

Marriage Advice for Parents of Children With Special Needs

When you're in sync with your spouse, you're better able to care for your child. Here are 10 ways to strengthen your relationship.

Medical Issues in Adoption

Medical Issues in Adoption

Considering adoption? Here are some things to know about the health and medical care of an adopted child, before, during, and after the adoption.

Monitoring Your Child's Media Use

Monitoring Your Child's Media Use

Some ways for parents to keep track of the media their kids watch, play, and use.

Natural Disasters: How Families Can Help

Natural Disasters: How Families Can Help

When natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes strike, it's natural for people to want to help. Here are some ways to do that.

Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs

Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs

These 10 steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.

Internet Safety

Internet Safety

The Internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has its hazards for kids. Here's how to make sure your kids go online safely.

Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting

Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting

Parenting is incredibly challenging and rewarding. Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help.

Parenting a Child With ADHD

Parenting a Child With ADHD

Parenting is as important as any other part of ADHD treatment. The way parents respond can make ADHD better (or worse). This article has parenting tips to help kids improve and do well.

Parenting Multiples

Parenting Multiples

Parents of twins (or more!) can feel as if they've left the hospital and arrived home on a different planet. Here's how to cope.

Parenting a Teen With ADHD

Parenting a Teen With ADHD

Parenting is as important as any other part of ADHD treatment. The way parents respond can make ADHD better (or worse). This article has parenting tips to help teens improve and do well.

Support for Parents of Kids With Special Needs

Support for Parents of Kids With Special Needs

You might have more on your plate than most parents, but it doesn't mean you have to do it all alone. Here's how to ask for help and avoid caregiver burnout.

Road Rules for Little Passengers

Road Rules for Little Passengers

Use these tips to teach your kids how to stay safe when riding in a car or on a school bus.

Play & Learn Center

Play & Learn Center

Play is the building block of childhood. It teaches kids about their world. Here, learn what activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.

The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development

The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development

Learn why play is so important during the preschool years, and what you can do to foster your child's imagination.

Connecting With Your Preteen

Connecting With Your Preteen

As your preteen becomes more independent, staying connected may seem like more of a challenge. But it's as important as ever – here are some tips.

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained and off the couch when the weather's bad? These quick-and-easy ideas will keep them happy and busy.

Finding Respite Care for Your Child With Special Needs

Finding Respite Care for Your Child With Special Needs

Finding that perfect person to care for your child can be a challenge. These resources can help.

Rules of the Road for Teen Drivers

Rules of the Road for Teen Drivers

When teens get their driver's license, parents should consider creating their own rules of the road beyond the relevant driving laws.

Road Trip Boredom Busters

Road Trip Boredom Busters

Road trips can be fun and educational with just a little planning and preparation. Here are some ideas to get your family revved up for a trip long on smiles and short on frustration.

Screen Time Guidelines for Babies and Toddlers

Screen Time Guidelines for Babies and Toddlers

Not sure how much screen time is appropriate for your baby or toddler? Get advice here.

Screen Time Guidelines for Big Kids

Screen Time Guidelines for Big Kids

Not sure how much screen time is appropriate for your big kid? Get advice here.

Screen Time Guidelines for Preschoolers

Screen Time Guidelines for Preschoolers

Not sure how much screen time is appropriate for your preschooler? Get advice here.

Screen Time Guidelines for Teens

Screen Time Guidelines for Teens

Not sure how much screen time is appropriate for your teen? Get advice here.

Birth of a Second Child

Birth of a Second Child

Expecting another child? Things will be a little different this time. Here's how to prepare for your new addition.

Caring for Siblings of Seriously Ill Children

Caring for Siblings of Seriously Ill Children

By being aware of what healthy siblings are going through and taking a few steps to make things a little easier for them, parents can help kids cope.

Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

The arrival of a new baby can cause lots of changes. But parents can prepare kids for an addition to the family.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

As upsetting as it can be for a parent, conflict between siblings is very common. Here's how to help your kids get along.

Caring for Siblings of Kids With Special Needs

Caring for Siblings of Kids With Special Needs

Kids love their siblings. Often, those who have a brother or sister with special needs want to help. Here's how to help them feel loved and secure about their place in the family.

Signing Kids Up for Sports

Signing Kids Up for Sports

Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. Consider your child's age, personality, and abilities to help make sports participation a positive experience.

Smart Toys for Every Age

Smart Toys for Every Age

An age-wise guide on play and the toys that encourage learning, promote motor skill development, and spark imagination.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

Before kids or teens hit "enter," make sure they know the rules when it comes to oversharing, teasing, posting personal info, and other online don'ts.

Breath-Holding Spells

Breath-Holding Spells

Kids who have these spells hold their breath until they pass out. Although upsetting to watch, the spells are not harmful and do not pose any serious, long-term health risks.

Competitive Sports: Helping Kids Play it Cool

Competitive Sports: Helping Kids Play it Cool

Sometimes the pressure to succeed on the field or in the court can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help your child keeps things in perspective.

Becoming a Stepparent

Becoming a Stepparent

Stepparenting can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. Learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your stepkids.

Biting

Biting

There are ways to get to the bottom of your toddler's biting habit. These steps can help.

Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.

Disciplining Your Toddler

Disciplining Your Toddler

Reeling in your active little one can be tough. But setting limits now helps prevent bigger problems down the road.

Traveling Without Your Child

Traveling Without Your Child

Here's how to prepare kids before you leave so that you both feel more comfortable when you need to travel without them.

How Media Use Affects Your Child

How Media Use Affects Your Child

Technology can be part of a healthy childhood, but it's important for parents to track their kids' screen time and set limits.

Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

TV, interactive video games, and the Internet can be excellent sources of education and entertainment, but too much plugged-in time can have unhealthy side effects.

Community Service: A Family's Guide to Getting Involved

Community Service: A Family's Guide to Getting Involved

One of the most satisfying, fun, and productive ways to unite as a family is volunteering for community service projects. It sets a good example for your kids and helps the community.

Talking Politics: What to Say to Your Kids

Talking Politics: What to Say to Your Kids

Talking with your kids about important issues, the electoral process, and why voting is important not only teaches how government affects the world, but also shows that every person's opinion counts.

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