Behavioral Development

Learn how to guide your kid through his behavioral development. Plus: Try these ideas for building self-esteem.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.

6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids

Try these no-nag strategies to get them to pick up, do homework, brush teeth, and more.

Dealing With Your Child's Mood Swings

Learn what's behind her erratic emotions and how to go with the flow.

That's Enough! Four Ways to Discipline Ungrateful Children

Stop your kid's seemingly endless requests and ungrateful attitude with our expert plan.

When Teens Make Out in Public

Jan Faull, MEd, advises parents on how to deal with their kids' public make-out sessions.

Wimpy & Whiny: Understanding Emotionally Sensitive Children

Some kids are just born more sensitive. Help your child not take everything so hard, whether it's hurt feelings or scraped knees.

The Year Ahead: Age 5

Your baby is heading off to kindergarten this year -- where did the time go? There's more excitement on the horizon. Here's some of what lies ahead.

Helping Kids Cope with Grief

Tips on how children can deal with the death of a close friend or family member.

How to Deal with 3 Super-Annoying Toddler Situations

Super Parent's best tips on how to handle the toughest toddler situations, like whining and full-blown meltdowns.

The One Reason Your Kid May Not Really Be Ready for Kindergarten

Self-regulation is crucial to helping kids get an early jump on education, so the kids who develop later are already behind.

Horoscope for a Cancer Baby

Babies whose astrological sign is Cancer love being at home surrounded by family. Keep your little Crab--born from June 21 to July 22--comfortable by sticking to a routine, as kids with this zodiac sign tend to not like going out of their comfort zone.

Age-by-Age Guide to Lying

Yes, kids lie. (But so do adults.) The good news: If parents take a strong lead on a no-lying policy, most children will learn to walk the straight and narrow.

Monsters Under the Bed: Understanding Kid Fears

Many of kids' fears seem mystifying or irrational, but to them the world is full of threats. Most fears fade as kids develop, but if your child's fear persist and totally preoccupy him, he'll need your help to overcome them. We've got the top soothing strategies for his biggest fears - -real and imaginary.

Failure Is an Option

A little disappointment can actually benefit your child -- as long as you teach him how to bounce back from it and cope with failure.

Is My Daughter Ready for Makeup?

Parenting Expert Jan Faull, MEd, helps a mom decide whether to allow her 10-year-old daughter to wear makeup.

Why Are Kids So Angry?

Kids are kids, which means that when they get mad, they're not especially diplomatic about it. What's disturbing, though, is that more and more kids seem unable to stop at ordinary expressions of childish ire. "I see hundreds of kids each year, and I'm shocked by the level of aggressiveness I'm observing," says Edward Christophersen, Ph.D., a psychologist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Why Kids are Competitive

Eager to one-up their peers, 5- and 6-year-olds compare everything from lost teeth to soccer goals to Beanie Babies. Should you discourage this relentless rivalry?

Trouble at School

Even well-behaved children sometimes act up in class. Be prepared for a note or a call before you get one.

The Know-It-All Phase

Suddenly, your kid thinks he's an expert at everything. We've got ways to give your wiseguy some insight.

10 Ways to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

The end of summer can make any happy kid sad and anxious about going back to school. Here are tips on how to help your kids beat those summer blues.

How to Leave a Store Without Buying a Toy

Are you worried about a potential meltdown every time you go to the store and don't buy your son a toy? Here are some tips to handle the situation before, during and after!

Horoscope for an Aries Baby

Patience is definitely required to wrangle in this bundle of energy! Your little Ram, born between March 21 and April 19, is full of independence, according to astrology. But be prepared for temper tantrums from your Aries baby if things don't go his way.

It Seems Kids Aren't as Kind as They Used to Be

Bet you can guess who is to blame.

Study: Kids with Half- and Step-Siblings Are More Aggressive

Aggressive behavior is more common in kids who live with half- and step-siblings, a new study finds.