Parenting

Want to be a better parent? Use our parenting tips to teach your children to have better manners, habits, and behaviors. Keep your relationships with your partner and friends strong after having kids. Learn about traditional and non-traditional family relationships, including single-parent families, families with gay parents, and military families. Get the scoop on your favorite celebrity parents, and follow along in their pregnancies. We have helpful advice on coping with separation or divorce. We also have all the details on adoption: the process, cost, and expectations. Plus tips on how to save money, the latest beauty and fashion news, and help for working moms.

20 Volunteer Ideas for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Doing Good

From sorting recyclables to taking part in a rally for a good cause, these community service ideas for kids will make giving back second nature.
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Weeknights With Your Kids

If you’re frustrated that you get only a few hours with your kids, try these simple strategies to optimize your moments, and trust that they’re enough.
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How to Help Your Child Realize Their Big Dreams

It might feel overwhelming when your child says they want to grow up to become a famous actor or world-renowned scientist. Maybe you worry that your encouragement would set them up for disappointment. But what would happen if you leaned into their big ideas? You might be surprised by what they accomplish.
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3 Free Meditation Practices to Try During Your Lunch Break

Trying to get over that mid-day slump? Even the busiest parents can squeeze these free meditation practices into their lunch break. The result is a clearer mind, reduced stress, and better concentration.
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What to Do If Another Child Hits Your Child

How you respond to situations like this teaches your child what to do with their own strong feelings. Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., explains how the more you use mindfulness in your parenting, the more effective you will be.
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Zoom Fatigue is Real, Here's How to Deal With It

Video conferencing has become the new norm for school, work, and play, but so many kids and parents are just over it. Luckily, there are ways to cope through the calls.
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63 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Children ask lots of questions, but now it’s time to turn the tables. Here are 63 fun “get-to know-you” questions for kids to get a conversation started.
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25 Grandmother Name Ideas We Love

Do you think the the traditional titles “grandma” or “grandmother” sound stuffy? Then choose one of these alternative nicknames that kids will love.
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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Reveals She 'Rehomed' Her Son Who Has Autism 2 Years After She Adopted Him

"Do I feel like a failure as a mom? Like, 500 percent," Myka Stauffer said in a YouTube video.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Agree to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Case

Under the terms of the agreement, which is still pending a judge’s approval, Lori will serve 2 months in prison and Mossimo will serve 5 months.
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This Mom of 4 Shares the Secrets to Her Multimillion-Dollar Business Success

Mahisha Dellinger just celebrated the 18th anniversary of launching her wildly successful hair care brand Curls. Here, she offers words of wisdom for anyone who wants to go into business for themselves.
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This Is What Phone Addiction Looks Like for Teens and How Parents Can Help

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, an 18-year-old reflects on how teens rely heavily on technology, especially now, and what happens when parents take their phones away.
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How Do I Help My Child Cope With Separation Anxiety?

As normal as separation anxiety is in young children, it's painful for parent and child to experience. Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., shares strategies that can help ease the anxiety.
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