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  1. Is Your Child Ready to Date?

    Dating. Parents may joke that it’s an experience they want their child to have -- just not until somewhere around the age of 30. Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? Consider this: It's not just about their age. You and your child may see that very differently. A 6th grade girl may s

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  2. 6 Embarrassing Kid Situations

    You know the feeling: hot cheeks, wishing you could disappear. You'd do anything to spare your child that sense of embarrassment. But those feelings happen, and they're normal. "Starting around 4 or 5 the world gets bigger for children, and so does their awareness of it, meaning they become aware of

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  3. 5 Signs of Pushover Parents

    You might think that too-permissive parents are the ones whose kids have no rules, no curfews, no dress code, and no manners. True, but they're not the only ones. You may be surprised that some of your habits could put you into the "pushover" or permissive parent category, according to experts, even

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  4. Top 6 Tips for Single Parents

    When you're raising a child as a single parent, you're handling a lot of tasks and decisions on your own. You need effective ways to find support and make life easier and more fun for you and your child. Start with these six tips. Keep mealtimes, bedtimes, and the time the family wakes up in the mor

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  5. 9 Stepparenting Dos and Don'ts

    Despite what shows like The Brady Bunch and Modern Family would have us believe, stepparenting is hard. "Blending a family is like a dish that takes a long time to cook," says Molly Barrow, PhD, author of How To Survive Step Parenting . "You can't force it before it's ready." But if you're patient a

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  6. Why Your Child Acts That Way

    Just when you think your child is capable of acting almost "adult," or at least more mature than they used to be, they do something that makes you wonder what they're thinking. They stretch the truth, pretend they don’t hear you, or explode into tears seemingly over nothing. They tease and babble li

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  7. Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover?

    When my daughter was invited to a slumber birthday party in the fall of her kindergarten year, I found myself shaking in my boots. Yes, she'd slept away before, at my parents' house and at the home of close friends. But she'd never slept away with a group of girls -- five were invited to this party

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  8. 25 Ways to Handle the Stress of a New Baby

    Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) andcreator of MommaSaid.net, isn't particularly fond of babies. "That's because both of my sons' first years were the most stressful for me," she says. "They were colicky, one had reflux, and neither one slept through the n

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  9. 10 Surefire Solutions to End the Bedtime Battle

    Most parents can trade war stories about their kid's bedtime. Christine Althoff sits in her daughter Claire's doorway every night until she falls asleep. She's been doing this for more than five years. Before her twin sisters were born, Claire, now 7, was rocked to sleep. In an effort to get Claire

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  10. 20-Minute Home ‘Clean-Ups’ for a Healthier Family

    Doing a thorough, deep clean of your whole home can take several hours -- hours you don't always have available. Make the most of your valuable time with faster, smarter solutions for getting at those places where germs, dust, and allergens lurk. Once your children are old enough to sit safely in th

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