Parenting Our Children

Smiling young boy.


Malia Jacobson / February 08, 2019

If your child is sporting a cavity or two, they’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, far surpassing other ailments.

Young girl holding up a paper valentine heart.


Denise Yearian / February 08, 2019

The age of romantic awareness varies tremendously from one child to another. For some, feelings of attraction start in late elementary school; for others, it’s not until high school.

Little boy singing and playing a guitar.

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / November 09, 2018

Regularly sitting children down to write thank you notes may no longer be the order of the day, but teaching kids to acknowledge the kindness of others is always in style – and not simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Teacher showing a parent her child’s schoolwork.


Denise Yearian / November 09, 2018

At the start of every school year, parents enter into an alliance that greatly affects their children’s academic success. Though the parent-teacher partnership begins the day your kids walk through their school’s doors, the true cooperative effort occurs during parent-teacher conference time.

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.