Parenting Advice & Tips

Even the seasoned parent needs a little help dealing with common parenting issues. We've got a great go-to guide full of tips and advice for all those challenging situations.

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.

Google Just Introduced Family Link to Help Manage Your Kids' Digital Lives

I don't know about you, but my digital life is a mess. Google is attempting to fix that.

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.

Insider's Guide to Summer Camp

You've booked the summer camp--now here are 12 things parents REALLY need to know to ensure their child has a great experience.

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.

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.

Quiz: Are You Teaching Your Child to Be a Good Person?

We all think we're raising our children to be good people. How much are we really prioritizing our child becoming a good person who cares about others? These questions may help you reflect on this question and guide your parenting efforts.

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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: Are You Raising An Emotional Eater?

Are you teaching your kids to eat their emotions?

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New Parent Jitters: Don't Be Scared, Mom!

Nervous about everything from bathing to carrying your newborn? We'll help you feel at ease during those early days of parenthood.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

These everyday phrases may actually do more harm than good.

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.

Life with Two Under 2

Chaotic? Of course! But having back-to-back babies can come with many rewards. Use this advice from moms who have been there to manage your busy year ahead.

4 Easy Ways to Carve Solo Time Into Your Busy Mom Life

It may be challenging, but the most important thing you can do is schedule time for yourself. Not only can it save your sanity--it will also make you a better mom.

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Learn how to manage parental controls on iPhones, Androids, gaming systems, and every device in between to ensure anything your kid gets her hands on is safe.

10 Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Your child is more capable than you realize. Even your preschooler can begin to learn these essential life lessons.

4 Fun Activities to Teach Kids About Money

These simple activities teach kids about basic financial principles, including charitable giving, delayed gratification, budgeting, saving money, and compounding interest.

Parents Trying to Limit Kids' Screen Time Should Start With Their Own

The majority of parents spend more than nine hours a day looking at a screen (and that's not counting work hours!)--are you one of them?

10 Parenting Debates to Hash Out Before Baby

Think you're ready to make a baby? Not so fast. Have you and your partner discussed where you stand on big parenting issues like religion, circumcision, and co-sleeping? Sure, many parenting decisions can be made along the way, but there are debates you may want to settle before or around the time you start trying. Read on to see if you've resolved these ten bringing-up-baby battles.

9 Ways to Maximize Family Time

Can't find enough time to spend together? These simple and effective tips will help decrease busy schedules and increase quality family time.

Quiz: Do You Overshare on Social Media?

From breastfeeding selfies to diaper details, some moms (and dads, too!) have a no-holds-barred approach to social media. But is your "oversharenting" style a turn-off to your friends, fans, and followers? Take our quiz to find out!

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16 'Don't Sweat It' Tips for New Parents

Take advice from parents who've been there, done that. We asked the experienced moms and dads among 'Parents' readers and editors what "don't sweat it"y tips they would give to first-timers. Benefit from their wisdom!

Five Things a Mom Should Never Post Online

We love to see pics of your bambino, but there is such a thing as digital TMI.

Quiz: Are You Raising a Responsible Child?

School isn't the only place where kids can learn to be resourceful and independent--what you teach them at home is even more important. Find out whether you're taking the steps to raise a responsible person.

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