Behavioral Development

Learn how to guide your kid through his behavioral development. Plus: Try these ideas for building self-esteem.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

Wimpy & Whiny: Understanding Emotionally Sensitive Children

Some kids are just born more sensitive. Help your child not take everything so hard, whether it's hurt feelings or scraped knees.

6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids

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

The Truth About Lying

All kids tell whoppers sometimes. The way you handle it can determine whether the fibs fade or become a big, fat problem.

Failure Is an Option

A little disappointment can actually benefit your child -- as long as you teach him how to bounce back from it and cope with failure.

That's Enough! Four Ways to Discipline Ungrateful Children

Stop your kid's seemingly endless requests and ungrateful attitude with our expert plan.

The Know-It-All Phase

Suddenly, your kid thinks he's an expert at everything. We've got ways to give your wiseguy some insight.

Age-by-Age Guide to Lying

Yes, kids lie. (But so do adults.) The good news: If parents take a strong lead on a no-lying policy, most children will learn to walk the straight and narrow.

Helping Kids Cope with Grief

Tips on how children can deal with the death of a close friend or family member.

How to Leave a Store Without Buying a Toy

Are you worried about a potential meltdown every time you go to the store and don't buy your son a toy? Here are some tips to handle the situation before, during and after!

The Year Ahead: Age 5

Your baby is heading off to kindergarten this year -- where did the time go? There's more excitement on the horizon. Here's some of what lies ahead.

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.

When Your Kid Makes a Mistake

You can't protect your child from messing up, but you can help it hurt a little less. Seven to 9-year-old kids have a more difficult time shrugging off mistakes. Use these scenarios to help your child shake off the disappointment.

Is My Daughter Ready for Makeup?

Parenting Expert Jan Faull, MEd, helps a mom decide whether to allow her 10-year-old daughter to wear makeup.

Monsters Under the Bed: Understanding Kid Fears

Many of kids' fears seem mystifying or irrational, but to them the world is full of threats. Most fears fade as kids develop, but if your child's fear persist and totally preoccupy him, he'll need your help to overcome them. We've got the top soothing strategies for his biggest fears - -real and imaginary.

Away We Go: Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

A vacay with your toddler can be fun -- if you're prepared. We've got expert solutions for the most common travel problems.

Dealing With Your Child's Mood Swings

Learn what's behind her erratic emotions and how to go with the flow.

Why Kids are Competitive

Eager to one-up their peers, 5- and 6-year-olds compare everything from lost teeth to soccer goals to Beanie Babies. Should you discourage this relentless rivalry?

Encourage Your Child's Individuality

If your kid seems to follow the pack, you can still encourage his individuality.

Why Are Kids So Angry?

Kids are kids, which means that when they get mad, they're not especially diplomatic about it. What's disturbing, though, is that more and more kids seem unable to stop at ordinary expressions of childish ire. "I see hundreds of kids each year, and I'm shocked by the level of aggressiveness I'm observing," says Edward Christophersen, Ph.D., a psychologist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

When Teens Make Out in Public

Jan Faull, MEd, advises parents on how to deal with their kids' public make-out sessions.

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.

How to Get Kids to Eat Something You Want Them to Eat

Tips on how to get even the pickiest of eaters to try (and enjoy!) their veggies.

10 Ways to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

The end of summer can make any happy kid sad and anxious about going back to school. Here are tips on how to help your kids beat those summer blues.

Horoscope for a Cancer Baby

Babies whose astrological sign is Cancer love being at home surrounded by family. Keep your little Crab--born from June 21 to July 22--comfortable by sticking to a routine, as kids with this zodiac sign tend to not like going out of their comfort zone.