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A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life?

By Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Author of "The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting"

The strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life. » Read more

TV Guidelines for Young Children

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Dear Parent Coach, My three young children are constantly asking to see TV programs I don't approve of but their friends watch, or to rent videos I'm not sure about.  The monitoring requirements of today's parent seem constant.  Can you offer guidelines? Signed, "Parent Censor" » Read more

Crybaby: Is Your Child Too Sensitive?

By Nancy Da Silva

Teasing is usually a normal part of childhood. Some of it can be good natured ribbing between friends and some of it can also be down right cruel. We all remember those nasty days of bullies in the schoolyard, of people who seem to get their jollies by putting us down and if they brought us to tears? Mission accomplished. » Read more

Triumphing Over Tantrums

Before you had kids you probably witnessed an out of control child having a temper tantrum at the store. More than likely you thought or said, "If that was my child, I would ______". Well now here you are with children of your own dealing with these exact situations. Temper tantrums are a normal part of life with toddlers and preschoolers. » Read more

Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night:   » Read more

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate ways. » Read more

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution » Read more

6 Things to Do with Your Kids on a Snowy Day

By Alicia Purdy

Picture this scenario: it's snowing outside and your kids can't think of what to do. As a parent, you probably remember what it was like to be a child who did not live in a technologically-driven age--the outdoors were your escape and helped fuel your imagination. » Read more

8 Reasons Parents Should Put Down the Cell Phone

According to parenting coach Toni Schutta, parents spend an average of 11 hours a day using electronic devices. All of these hours add up to time that is taken away from children. » Read more

6 Tools to Help You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Audrey Morris

As a parent, are you a yeller? Most parents understand that yelling at their kids does not really accomplish anything. We know that there are probably some better forms of communication and more effective ways to accomplish our goals. But, did you know that yelling is also bad for our kids? » Read more