Better Parenting

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Hate Did Not Trump Love This Election Day

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, we must figure out how to move forward as a nation together--for ourselves and for our kids.

Is Your Smartphone Affecting Your Relationship With Your Kids?

"It's much harder to toggle between mom or dad brain and other aspects of life because the boundaries have all blurred together."

5 Crafts Kids Can Make for a Good Cause

Parents magazine worked with charities across the country to create projects that help kids and animals in need, all while teaching your own children the spirit of giving.

What Is Helicopter Parenting?

Confused about how to be an involved parent without smothering your kids? Here's how to tell if you're a helicopter parent, along with expert advice to curb the hovering.

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

When it comes to dealing with bad behavior, everyone screws up. We'll help you do it right.

Jada Pinkett Smith Has Some Spot-On Parenting Advice for You

The actress says it's time to quit throwing shade and start supporting each other.

Are You Expecting Too Much from Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.

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.

Secrets to Cleaning with Kids

15 ways to make helping out fun and easy for kids (really!).

Quiz: Do You Overshare on Social Media?

From breastfeeding selfies to diaper details, some moms (and dads, too!) have a no-holds-barred approach to social media. But is your "oversharenting" style a turn-off to your friends, fans, and followers? Take our quiz to find out!

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Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting

Attachment parents are nurturing and available to meet their children's needs day and night.

How Birth Order Affects Your Child's Personality and Behavior

Whether you're firstborn, middle child, last-born, or only child, birth order can have a big effect on your personality and behavior.

Mom Awesomely 'Closes' Living Room Until Thanksgiving With LOL Viral Note

This mom nails how annoying it is to clean your house for the holidays, only to have the kids destroy it moments later.

Is Your Child Acting Out--or Just Acting His Age?

If your child melts down, talks back, or ignores you, it could be because he's still a little kid! Consider this a reality check.

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.

Viral Facebook Post Urges Dads to Take More Photos of Their Wives

Think about it: How many photos of your family are you actually in?

How to Help Kids With Homework (Without Doing It for Them!)

When your kid says she can't solve a math problem or spell a tricky word without your help, don't fall for it. We've got a lesson plan to make her DIH.

6 Ways Halloween Is Different Before vs. After Kids

Figuring out a Halloween costume used to be easy--but then you had kids.

Parenting in a Fakebook World: How Social Media Is Affecting Your Parenting

Raising a family can be a lot of pressure in our Instagram-happy, Pinterest-perfect culture. With so many friends and followers posting and, yes, bragging about their kids and lives, how does "oversharenting" affect us as parents? And more important: What is it doing to our kids?

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.

Funniest Quotes About Parents: Pin These for a Laugh

Thanks for all of the LOLs and Likes! We are still cracking up over your comments on these images. Here are the most popular humorous images we posted on Facebook -- and your favorite comments about them!

What's Your Parenting Style?

Learn about four different parenting styles to see which one fits with your philosophy.

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