Child Development

Is your kid on track? Here's what you need to know about child development for the older kid, including appropriate behaviors, psychological development, social growth spurts, and emotional considerations.

8 Reasons Video Games Can Improve Your Child

Parent-approved video games that are played in moderation can help young kids develop in educational, social, and physical ways.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

How Birth Order Shapes Personality

Oldest, middle, youngest, or only child? Where you are can shape who you are.

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Need an etiquette refresher? Helping your child master this list of good manners will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.

6 Benefits of Music Lessons

Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction.

Short Film Helps Angry Kids Learn to 'Just Breathe'

This 4-minute film is a must-see for every parent, and their kids!

How to Talk to Kids About Conspiracy Theories

In light of the many conspiracy theories surrounding this Presidential election, we need to teach our kids how to "reality test" these stories by thinking critically.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

Can't talk about the birds and the bees? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives you the matter-of-fact ways to talk about sex.

Quiz: Is It Time to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty?

Take our quiz to find out if it's time to have the "puberty chat" with your kid. And if it is time--have no fear! Our expert advice will make it easier.

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How to Talk to Kids About Masturbation

Help your child understand that masturbation is private but not shameful. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," shares how you can explain this natural part of growing up.

How to Improve Attention Spans

If you're saying, "Focus!" more than usual, read on for creative and constructive ways to increase your kid's attention.

How to Stop Your Child From Gossiping

Who knew the rumor mill started this young? Gossiping is a common pastime for kids as young as 8 and 9. Avoid drama and hurt feelings by teaching your child how to respect others.

Dealing with Stealing

If your child swipes something from a store, her school, or a friend, don't panic -- just learn the right response to this common situation.

Why Kids Tattle--and What to Do

Don't be worried if your child starts tattling -- learn the real reasons behind it to prevent her from becoming a full-blown tattletale.

Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.

7 Ways to Raise a Well-Rounded Kid

Surround your children with love, happiness, and encouragement so they have the confidence to reach goals.

The Year Ahead: Age 4

There's plenty to get excited about this year (preschool!). Find out what lies in store as your child turns four.

No! Parents of Kids with Severe Disabilities Should Not Be Able to Stop Their Growth

The mom of a special needs child shares why she is vehemently against stunting the growth of children with disabilities to make them easier to care for.

The Lasting Impact of the Early Childhood Years

The experiences children have during their first five years have a tremendous impact on the development of their brains, their health, and their future as adults.

How to Deal with 3 Super-Annoying Toddler Situations

Super Parent's best tips on how to handle the toughest toddler situations, like whining and full-blown meltdowns.

18 Genius Ways to Make Kids Love Reading

These tricks should get your kids reading on their own in no time!

6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids

Try these no-nag strategies to get them to pick up, do homework, brush teeth, and more.

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