Better Parenting

Want to become a better parent? Learn what you can do to help your child have better manners, habits, and behaviors with these parenting secrets.

5 Empowering Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

Having a hard time getting your children to follow directions? Me too. So my friends and I decided to try our own group therapy. Don't laugh -- it works!

13 Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer (Straight from a Homeschooling Mom)

Learn the stealthy ways a homeschooling mom keeps her kids "accidentally" learning all summer long.

30 Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids

While these gestures may seem trivial to adults, they go a long way with your little ones. Here are a few easy tricks to make your child smile.

The One Topic That Should Be Off Limits With Your Kids

Recent studies show that talking about weight can cause long-term harm.

Should Your Child Have a Social Media Account?

Kids are focused on photos, fans, and followers--like it or not.

10 Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Your child is more capable than you realize. Even your preschooler can begin to learn these essential life lessons.

10 Parenting Debates to Hash Out Before Baby

Think you're ready to make a baby? Not so fast. Have you and your partner discussed where you stand on big parenting issues like religion, circumcision, and co-sleeping? Sure, many parenting decisions can be made along the way, but there are debates you may want to settle before or around the time you start trying. Read on to see if you've resolved these ten bringing-up-baby battles.

This Photo of a Dad Comforting His Son Is What Unconditional Love Looks Like

A beautifully raw image of a father comforting his sick son in the shower shows the kind of love every parent will recognize.

The Best Expert Parenting Advice Ever

What your doctor, babysitter, preschool teacher, and all the other pros in your life really wish you knew -- but wouldn't dare say to your face!

Quiz: Are You a Fun Mom?

Can you get your crying kid laughing in five minutes or less? Do you have a knack for seeing the lighter side of things? Think you're a kid at heart? Take our quiz to determine if you're a fun mom!

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Things Moms Should Never Post Online

If you're mom, there are some things you should just never post online. From bragging statuses to inundating your friends with baby photos, see how guilty you are of digital TMI.

Things Only Parents of Boys Will Understand

There are some things only parents of boys will understand. From their unconditional love for their mommas to furniture being turned into their own personal jungle gym, see how many you recognize.

50 Easy Ways to Be a Fantastic Parent

Throughout the year, our board of advisors -- a brain trust of the best pediatric doctors, developmental experts, and educators in the country -- shares the latest thinking about raising happy and healthy kids in the pages of Parents. Now we've gathered our all-time favorite nuggets of their advice in one outstanding article that will have a profound effect on your whole family.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

These everyday phrases may actually do more harm than good.

Say the Right Thing: 8 Go-To Phrases to Raise Happy Kids

These go-to phrases are pretty much all you need to keep in your pocket to have a happy, independent kid.

Talking to Kids About the Refugee Crisis

How do we explain something so filled with trauma to our kids? Save the Children's online video campaign--illustrating what life is like for a child refugee--offers a place to start.

The Secret to Raising a Happy, Confident Girl

Bringing up daughters is complicated: Empowerment messages and impressive achievements are everywhere, yet depression and anxiety are very real threats. This is how to help your daughter become her best, well-rounded self in spite of it all.

How to Get Your Kid to Apologize (and Mean It!)

Don't just force her to apologize. Teach her how to mean it.

Jana Kramer Really Doesn't Care What You Think About Her as a Mom

Kramer wrote a brilliant open letter to the haters who feel they need to weigh in on her parenting skills.

The Real Joys of Being a Mom

OK, there is the lack of sleep, vacation, and official sick days. But Motherboard Moms agree that this "job" comes with fantastic benefits. Here are some of them.

Mothers' Best Parenting Advice

Readers share the most valuable parenting advice their moms ever gave them.

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