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Teaching kids compassion

Show children the value of empathy by volunteering as a family, donating old toys, or trying any of these reader-tested solutions.

How Can Parents Spot Low Self-Esteem in Their Children?

An expert describes the signs and symptoms of low self-esteem in kids -- and how to spot them in your child.

Mackenzie Thorpe's Art "From the Heart"

When it mattered most, a caring teacher gave this now-famous artist with dyslexia the support he needed to pursue his passion.

Quit or carry on: When should you let your child give up?

How do you engage your child in music or sports so he won't give up?

Speaking of dinner

Family dinners aren't just about food. Learn how to boost your child's language skills one meal at a time.

Teen travel troubles

High school travelers' troubles abroad underscore questions parents need to ask when looking for a good study or service abroad program.

Kids, divorce, and school success

It's best to keep the focus on the kids, and leave parents' egos aside to help kids achieve success in school. Here are some tips to help.

Preserving your family stories

A family gathering during the holidays is an ideal time to record your family's stories.

How to tell if your child is happy at preschool

Is your child having problems at school? Find out the warning signs.

Home Rules

How you can help at home: Have your child come up with household rules and learn about the importance of rules.