Positive Parenting

Are you a positive parent? Whether you're disciplining your child for bad behavior or helping through a difficult homework assignment, you'll love these tips for positive parenting.

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.

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.

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.

Big-Sibling Blues

No matter how old (or young) your firstborn is, she'll have some adjusting to do when a brother or a sister comes on the scene. These tactics will make the changes easier for all of you.

The Reason Why This Boy's Mom Will Never Ask Him to Stop Wearing Nail Polish

There are no words to express just how moving this mom's post is about accepting her son, nail polish, tutus, and all.

How To Stop Saying No

You're as tired of the word as your kids are of hearing it. Follow a parenting expert's strategies for getting kids to behave by saying "yes" more often. Then sit back and enjoy the positive results.

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.

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!

Discipline Your Kids With Natural Consequences

Let your child learn from the natural consequences of his own actions, and you can prevent power struggles without being the bad guy.

This Mom's Lunch Notes Teach Her Daughter About Hope After a Tragic Loss

'Notes for Amelie' prove there is so much goodness in the world, even in the face of tragedy.

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.

What's Your Wish for Kids?

The best present for our 85th year: to have all these hopes and dreams for families come true by the time Parents turns 100!

How to Celebrate the Last Day of School

Our readers share their great ideas for marking the occasion.

7 Playful Ways to Teach Kids Manners

Yes, those good old p's and q's still matter--but teaching them calls for a creative approach. Read on for fun ways to get your kids schooled in the essentials of etiquette. You'll thank us!

Raising Daughters With High Self-Esteem

How could I raise confident daughters if I didn't get comfortable in my own skin first?

What's Your Parenting Style?

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

Steering Clear of Grumpiness

How one mom used her son's love of cars to teach him to how to navigate bad moods and angry moments.

Talking to Kids About Body Image

The new F word is Fat-- a topic many moms have trouble discussing with their kids. Get the tools to talk about positive body image and healthy weight in the best way possible to develop good self-esteem.

What Hillary Clinton's Nomination Means for Our Daughters

You don't have to agree with the former Secretary of State's policies to acknowledge the importance of her presidential nomination.

Gift Overload? Try Experiences Instead of Toys

For Catherine Newman and her family, shared adventures make the happiest birthday presents -- and the best memories.

Idea of the Month: Catching Memories

How a mom and dad use short, timely notes to create a precious record of their daughters' childhoods. One family's easy solution for preserving fleeting childhood moments

This Marine Dad's Pre-Holiday Celebrations With His Son Are the Sweetest Idea Ever

Marine dad John York made sure he got to spend every holiday with his son by celebrating them all before he was deployed.

How to Raise a Chill Kid

Young children often don't know how to handle their anger -- but you can help them learn to relax and let it go.