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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

Florida Is the Worst Place to Raise Kids (and It's Not Because of Zika)

If you want to play it safe, the Midwest is best for raising kids!

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.

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.

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.

Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting

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

Stephen & Ayesha Curry Talk Parenting Riley and Ryan

NBA superstar Stephen Curry knows a thing or two about basketball, but with two daughters, he and wife Ayesha know a bit about parenting, too. Find out why they have no regrets over Riley's famed press conference appearance and how they play off each other's strengths.

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.

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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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.

19 Ways to Prepare for the #Toddlerpocalypse

It's coming. Here are 19 ways to get ready for your child's pending toddlerhood.

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

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

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

Although the days with little kids often seem long, the years fly by. Use this practical and purposeful blueprint to savor the moments you have together.

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.

This Is Why Mila Kunis Wants Her Kids to Think They're Poor

"Mommy and Daddy have a bank account but you have nothing," Kunis said.

Kate Middleton Says She'd Seek Help for Her Kids' Mental Health--Would You?

Kate Middleton is speaking out about the unfortunate stigma surrounding mental illness in kids.

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!

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.

19 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

Moms and dads from our Facebook community share the parenting routine or habit they feel most proud of when it comes to effectively raising happy, responsible kids.

What You Need to Know About Your First-Born

Find out more about your first-born's personality and how he differs from his younger siblings.

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