Positive Parenting

Are you a positive parent? Whether you're disciplining your child for bad behavior or helping through a difficult homework assignment, you'll love these tips for positive parenting.

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

Although the days with little kids often seem long, the years fly by. Use this practical and purposeful blueprint to savor the moments you have together.

Why Telling Kids They Can't Sing Could Hurt Them Later in Life

When it comes to musical abilities in our kids, we should focus less on talent and more on the benefits that hard work and persistence bring.

Big-Sibling Blues

No matter how old (or young) your firstborn is, she'll have some adjusting to do when a brother or a sister comes on the scene. These tactics will make the changes easier for all of you.

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.

5 Crafts Kids Can Make for a Good Cause

Parents magazine worked with charities across the country to create projects that help kids and animals in need, all while teaching your own children the spirit of giving.

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First--Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.

This Father-Daughter Morning Mirror Motivation Sesh Is Everything We Need

You might want to steal this daddy-daughter duo's morning routine for yourself.

Readers' Best Screen-Time Solutions

Our readers share their best ways to manage TV, computer, iPod, and video game time.

What's Your Parenting Style?

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

Funniest Quotes About Parents: Pin These for a Laugh

Thanks for all of the LOLs and Likes! We are still cracking up over your comments on these images. Here are the most popular humorous images we posted on Facebook -- and your favorite comments about them!

This Powerful Post Should End Mom Judgment Forever

Thank you to this eloquent mama for seeing the best in all moms, instead of judging them. Here's hoping her words inspire more mothers to do the same!

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

Your child is learning to read other people's feelings. Teach her the right way to respond.

13 Celebrities Talk Co-Parenting

Their relationship may not have lasted, but these celeb couples are still on the same parenting page, and they've got some great advice for other co-parents out there. From Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's unusual set-up to Jewel's trick for always keeping the peace, these famous exes show that raising kids together can work, even when the relationship doesn't.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

These everyday phrases may actually do more harm than good.

The Secret to Raising a Happy, Confident Girl

Bringing up daughters is complicated: Empowerment messages and impressive achievements are everywhere, yet depression and anxiety are very real threats. This is how to help your daughter become her best, well-rounded self in spite of it all.

The Age-by-Age Guide to Raising a Kid Who Cares

It's never too early to teach children to see the significance of giving to people in need.

Discipline Your Kids With Natural Consequences

Let your child learn from the natural consequences of his own actions, and you can prevent power struggles without being the bad guy.

Say the Right Thing: 8 Go-To Phrases to Raise Happy Kids

These go-to phrases are pretty much all you need to keep in your pocket to have a happy, independent kid.

Dove's New Campaign Challenges the 'Perfect Mom' Stereotype

The message behind the brand's new campaign is that everyone parents differently, and there's no such thing as a "perfect mom."

I Don't Feel Guilty About Not Feeling Mom Guilt

It's cool to feel like a "bad mom." But I'm not buying into it.

One Mom's Secret to Getting More Done (and Having Fewer Regrets!)

Bringing a "vacation mindset" to your everyday life can help you make the most of the time you have with your kids.

This Photographer Is Changing the Meaning of 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Photographer and mom Kirsten McGoey's #ABoyCanToo photo series breaks down gender stereotypes.

6 Parenting 'Fails' That Are Actually Wins

Good news: A "fail" on your part may actually lead to a great learning experience for your child. Experts weigh in on some common parenting missteps that, on the flip side, are really wins in disguise.

Watch These Trans Kids Getting Affirmations From Their Parents and Try Not to Sob

This video featuring moms and dads showering their trans children with unconditional love is warming hearts across the Internet.

Parenting Style: Positive Parenting

Positive, or authoritative, parents value mutual respect and being a good listener.

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!