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Parent cliques: how to handle them at your child's school

What to do when you feel left out of the "in" crowd at your child's school? Follow the advice of the experts: moms and dads who've been in the trenches and made it work.

The surprising truth about roughhousing

Science now backs up what so many parents instinctively know: a spirited round of rough-and-tumble play is good for kids, helping them build academic, emotional, and physical smarts. Here's why.

"Nurture shock" therapy

A best seller delves into the new science of parenting to reveal all the ways we go wrong.

Superstorm Sandy: How you can help

From basic needs like food and shelter to helping schools recover, here are five helpful, proven ways you can pitch in now to help repair the damage after the storm.

10 Mindful Minutes

Goldie Hawn's new parenting book tackles the task of teaching EQ to children.

Teaching kids to be resilient

Does your child tackle obstacles optimistically, or do pitfalls stop him in his tracks? Here's how changing your child's self-talk can make all the difference.

Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

For some kids, when the pressure's on, the ability to focus turns off. Here's how mindfulness lessons can help kids bypass distractions to do their best.

How Can I Help My Second-Grader With Separation Anxiety?

Please help! My 7-year-old son started second grade three weeks ago. Every morning when we get out of the car he cries and doesn't want to go to school. He says it's because he will miss me and wants to stay at home with...

Help! My Child Lies

Recently I caught my 5-year-old daughter in three lies. They are all simple, yes, but her approach and answers to me were so convincing, it really has broken my heart. I am a single divorced mom and she and I have had a special...

My Child Needs Help Making Decisions

My 9-year-old is a smart girl, and she typically gets all A's. Her problem is she can't make a decision, for fear of being wrong, or not choosing what someone else might choose. It has now gotten into her problem solving at school, and...

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