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Want to become a better parent? Learn what you can do to help your child have better manners, habits, and behaviors with these parenting secrets.

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How to Handle a Chatty Kid Without Feeling Like a Mean Parent When You Want Them to be Quiet

Far from being mean, helping your child curb their excessive talking is part of preparing them for the world, where nobody will listen to a nonstop talker! Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., shares strategies to help quiet the chatter.
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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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Why I Ask My Kids Who They Want to Be When They Grow Up Rather Than What They Want to Do

When I found out my 10-year-old was secretly stressing about her chances of getting into college, I realized I needed to teach my kids a different way of thinking.
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6 Simple Ways to Be a More Present Parent

I decided that it was time to put down my phone and pay attention to my kids. Here's how I did it.
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It’s OK to Give Up Some Parenting Battles

It really bothered me when people mispronounced my son's name. But then I realized, if my 2-year-old isn't bothered by the mispronunciation, why should I be?
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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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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. 
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The Most Encouraging Things You Can Say to Kids

Whether it's a missed birthday party due to social distancing or a tough homework assignment that makes her feel like giving up, here are the best words you can say to your child to keep her spirits up and confidence high.