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The birds and the bees: What's the status of sex ed?

As the debate rages over the kind of sex education schools should provide, parents have a key role to play.

Exercise and the brain

Think that sweating only benefits the body? Think again. Find out what the latest science says about intense physical activity and how it can help your child learn.

House rules on drugs and alcohol

When do parents start talking about it, and what are their rules? Are drunk pickups, no questions asked, a good idea? See how these parents handle tough scenarios.

How to prepare your child for preschool

Six ways to ease your child's transition into preschool.

Tips to make school lunches healthier

There's a new kind of food fight erupting in schools, districts and state legislatures as alarm over childhood obesity spreads. What's a parent to do?

Three ways to revolutionize school lunch programs

Need help banning mystery meat from your school's cafeteria? Get the tools you need from these organizations dedicated to serving up better lunches.

Bullying smack-down

Can a star-powered website make teen civility hip?

Bright Ideas From Our Readers: Disputes About Dress

These parent-tested tips will help avoid arguments about school dress.

How to help your child make (and keep) friends

Learn what to it takes for kids to be socially successful.

The wilderness transformed my son

What happens when a desperate mom helps her unhappy teen by sending him away? Nothing short of a small miracle.

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