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Internet safety for kids

Make sure your child is safe online by following these easy guidelines.

Books on tweens and teens

Tweens and teens can drive parents crazy. Here are some books to help you understand, and better communicate, with your older child.

Seven ways music boosts that brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

Kansas to try Finland's anti-bullying program

Parents and educators have only to scan the headlines to realize the urgent need to stop bullying. In Kansas, they're trying the miraculous program that's transforming Finnish schools.

Matters of the (young) heart

Love at first sight. Crushed crushes. From preschool to puberty, here's how to help with your child’s heartthrobs and heartaches.

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.

Sticks, stones, and drama: the truth about bullying

Author Emily Bazelon talks about her new book -- and what kids, parents, and schools can do to put an end to bullying.

Girls' and boys' brains: How different are they?

A close up look at the gender achievement gap, and why it matters.

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.

If video games could make us better

A new app aims to impart social-emotional skills, via purging dark energy, dog and cat politics, and deep breathing.

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