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Christine Carter: What should a parent do when your child says, "I'm bored!"?

The author of "Raising Happiness" says parents shouldn't try to save kids from boredom. Besides, the complaint usually has nothing to do with being bored.

The myth of the Ivy League

She won the golden ticket: admission to one of the nation's top colleges. She soon found that too many students choose "the best," rather than "the right" school.

5 tough questions about teens, alcohol, and drugs - answered

To talk or not to talk? Is offering a safe ride home always a good idea? Should you come clean about your own drug history? Get answers to tough parenting dilemmas concerning alcohol and drugs.

Danica McKellar on "I'm bad at math!"

"Math isn't for nerds!" Danica McKellar, best-selling author of "Kiss My Math," wants kids, girls especially, to know they can learn to love math.

Jane Healy on "Mom, what's wrong with him?"

The bestselling author of “Your Child’s Growing Mind” says that before knowing how to answer, it’s essential first to understand what is going on in your child’s mind.

Been caught sexting

Her teenage son is a great kid. He also sends racy text messages. Is this just a sign of the times, or is he a virtual philanderer? One mom shares her strategy for dealing with sexting.

Falling short of failing

Not thriving, but not quite failing. Is there help for my boy in this educational no-man’s-land?

Betsy Brown Braun on "Mom, what's wrong with him?"

Kids notice difference, says the renowned child development specialist. A parent’s job is to deftly deal with the situation to avoid embarrassment.

Family man: Bruce Feiler on happy families

After a terrible summer trip, a 21st-century dad realizes happy families don’t just happen, they're made. Best-selling author Bruce Feiler shares what he learned.

Raising a child with mental illness: What I wish I’d known

8 great survival tips from a mother in the trenches.

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