Parenting Our Children

Shy little girl peering out from behind a tree.

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Denise Yearian / November 09, 2018

Childhood shyness is a common concern among parents, who fear their youngsters may lack self-confidence and lag behind in social development.

Little girl asleep in bed, clutching an alarm clock.

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Malia Jacobson / October 12, 2018

Even if everyone goes to bed on time without grumbling (ha!), ensuring your family gets the rest it needs to meet the day ahead can take some doing.

Little boy getting his temperature taken.


Jeanne Muchnick / October 12, 2018

Your child wakes up feeling miserable. They’re complaining of a stuffy nose and a sore throat but they don’t have a fever. Should you keep them home or send them off to school?

Orchestra on stage beneath a giant screen projecting dancing

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / October 12, 2018

Pint-sized witches, ghosts and goblins eagerly lean forward in their seats as the lights dim. A shadowy masked figure steps up to the podium and dramatically raises his arms.

Scowling little boy.


Jeanne Muchnick / September 11, 2018

What do you do when your son or daughter makes friends with someone you think is a bad influence?

A happy family celebrating their children.


Beryl Meyer / September 11, 2018

Take our quick quiz to discover your parenting style and how your answers can help your approach. 

Exhausted, yawning woman.


Katelin Walling / September 11, 2018

Your kids left their shoes in the middle of the hallway and your first reaction is to lose your cool and yell at them. You’re pulling away from your partner because you feel like they aren’t doing their fair share of household chores.

Happy mom and dad speaking to their baby.

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Beryl Meyer / August 07, 2018

Did you know that the simple act of conversing with your young child will be one of the single most influential factors in their language skills down the road?