Big Kids

Your big kid's ready for school! As your child's development continues, focus on kindergarten and education with tips to improve reading and writing, test taking, and homework. Make sure to talk about any potential school problems, such as bullying, school cliques, and peer pressure. At home, focus on family values by teaching good manners and money management skills, and use our printable Chore Charts to teach responsibility. No matter the age, your child may throw a temper tantrum, so consult our discipline tips, and satisfy picky eaters with our nutritious and delicious school lunch and snack recipes.

8 Reasons Video Games Can Improve Your Child

Parent-approved video games that are played in moderation can help young kids develop in educational, social, and physical ways.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

How Birth Order Shapes Personality

Oldest, middle, youngest, or only child? Where you are can shape who you are.

Could Your Child Be a Model?

Of course your child's cute -- but could he or she be a model? Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at what it really takes to be picture-perfect.

11 Fun STEM & STEAM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM and STEAM with interactive toys and crafts they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.

Teens Are Hoarding Borax & Glue to Make Slime--But Is It Safe?

Kids are obsessed with making slime out of Elmer's glue and Borax, but some are saying it's unsafe. We asked a pediatrician to weigh in.

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.

Quiz: Is Your Kid Addicted to Video Games?

There's nothing wrong with your child playing an online or console video game or two (or even three). But do you worry that this pastime may be turning into a problem? Our quiz will help you spot signs of potential trouble.

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We Need More Physical Education in Schools

Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it's so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school. Support this issue in your community by sharing this video with your child's teachers, school board members and administrators.

What's Your Parenting Style?

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

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.

6 Benefits of Music Lessons

Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction.

8 Best Solutions to Beat Bedwetting

Worried about your child wetting the bed? We have ways to help you stop the bedwetting.

6 Tips to Raise an Optimist

Wondering how to raise an optimistic child? After all, kids who see the glass as half full are better at dealing with life's challenges--and happier too. Here's six tips to help yours develop a sunny outlook on life.

How to Improve Attention Spans

If you're saying, "Focus!" more than usual, read on for creative and constructive ways to increase your kid's attention.

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Going outside at this time of year can make kids sneeze or wheeze, but as one mom learned, what's inside your home might actually be causing the symptoms.

Why Kendra Wilkinson Baskett Is Super-Honest With Her 7-Year-Old Son About Sex

The reality star recently opened up about how she tackles sex ed with 7-year-old son Hank IV, who she says already knows about the birds and the bees.

Female Soccer Players Get the Most Concussions in High School Sports

New research shows that head injuries are now more common in girls' soccer than boys' football.

Handling Aggressive Behavior

Learn how to punish your child for aggressive behavior, such as biting or hitting, and whether his punishment should be adjusted as he gets older.

Healthy Breakfast: 3 Quick Meals for Kids

A healthy breakfast is usually sacrificed on an hectic morning. Here are 3 quick and healthy meals for kids.

Quiz: Are You Raising An Emotional Eater?

Are you teaching your kids to eat their emotions?

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