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.
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!
Learn the stealthy ways a homeschooling mom keeps her kids "accidentally" learning all summer long.
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.
Recent studies show that talking about weight can cause long-term harm.
Kids are focused on photos, fans, and followers--like it or not.
Your child is more capable than you realize. Even your preschooler can begin to learn these essential life lessons.
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.
A beautifully raw image of a father comforting his sick son in the shower shows the kind of love every parent will recognize.
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!
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!Take Quiz
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.
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.
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.
These everyday phrases may actually do more harm than good.
These go-to phrases are pretty much all you need to keep in your pocket to have a happy, independent kid.
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.
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.
Don't just force her to apologize. Teach her how to mean it.
Kramer wrote a brilliant open letter to the haters who feel they need to weigh in on her parenting skills.
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.
Readers share the most valuable parenting advice their moms ever gave them.