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.

Fellow Parents: If My Kid's Acting Like an A-hole, Please Tell Him!

When is it okay to discipline someone else's kid? In my opinion, any time the kid is in need of a well-earned consequence.

Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.

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.

Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs.

20 Tips for Parents From Preschool Teachers

Five teachers with a combined 90 years of experience share tips for parents of 2- to 5-year-olds.

How Much Would a Stay-at-Home Mom Be Paid Annually? A Lot!

A new survery has calculated how much the work of a SAHM would cost if she was paid for every task she did, and the result is a six-figure annual salary.

Celebrity Moms' Top Pregnancy Cravings

Pickles and ice cream? Chocolate-covered potato chips? Pop-Tarts? Check out the wacky, weird, and sometimes healthy pregnancy cravings of celebrity mamas.

How to Deal with the 'Terrible Twos'

Welcome to the terrible twos: a time when outbursts of "no!" dominate your child's vocabulary. Keep in mind her actions are not acts of defiance directed toward you; she's developing independence and learning how to express frustration. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

What's Your Parenting Style?

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

10 Clever Comebacks for Prying Parenting Questions

You probably have gotten these types of questions one too many times so it's okay to get a little sassy with your responses. They are the ones prying, after all!

Quiz: Is Adoption Right for You?

Have you been thinking about forming a family through adoption? Take our quiz and find out if adoption might suit you.

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Quiz: Are You Ready For a Dog?

Adding a dog to your family is a huge commitment. Take our quiz to find out if you're ready.

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8 Things That Happened When We Got Rid of Our TV

Spoiler alert: The apocalypse wasn't one of them.

7 Signs Your Family Is Feeling Too Much Stress

Is your whole fam frazzled? Our experts highlight seven ways to determine if your family is overly stressed--and what you can do about it.

Breastfeeding and Sex

Leaking milk, constant feedings--no wonder you're not in the mood! But you can reclaim some of the pre-baby passion.

Teaching Kids About Money: An Age-by-Age Guide

Age-by-age activities for teaching your child about money.

Mom to Dads Everywhere: 'Take the Damn Photo!'

This blogger mom calls out the importance of parents photographing candid moments of their partners with their kids.

#ThatsHarassment Video Series Highlights an All-Too-Common Problem for Women Everywhere

Actor David Schwimmer is helping to promote six short films that, sadly, most women can so relate to.

A to Z Guide to Celebrity Baby Names

Looking for inspiration when it comes to naming your baby? Here's your guide to some of the most intriguing celebrity baby names from across the alphabet.

The Real Joys of Being a Mom

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.

Exploding Unicorn Is the Funniest Dad on Twitter

James Breakwell, AKA Exploding Unicorn, is an Indiana dad who cracks some of the best jokes on Twitter, sharing the stories of raising his four daughters.

Sex After Baby: Surprising Things No One Told You About Sex After Baby

Having sex after Baby can be a very different experience. Here's the lowdown on what to expect in the bedroom and how to adapt.

Quiz: Which TV Mom Are You?

Are you more of a Claire Dunphy or a Peggy Bundy? A Marge Simpson or a Rainbow Johnson? Take our quiz to find out!

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Quiz: What Discipline Style Works Best for Your Child?

When it comes to nurturing well-behaved children, one size doesn't fit all. Take our quiz to find tailor-made discipline strategies for your child.

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