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Smashing Step-Family Myths

January 7, 2013 Myths are beliefs that strongly influence the way people in step-families adjust to their new family and react to one another. more »»

What It Takes to Make It Big

January 7, 2013 Twenty-year-old Sydney Rose, whose debut pop single, “Breaking Rules,” hit No. more »»

Surviving Noel With a Newborn

December 3, 2012 Having a baby over the holidays transforms the season from merely festive to utterly unforgettable. Sure, it can be exhausting and overwhelming. But it comes with built-in advantages. more »»

Call Me, Maybe?

December 3, 2012 According to research, 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teen. more »»

Five Tips for Holiday Shopping With Tots

December 3, 2012 1. Keep your trip short. You may love to shop and be ready for a power shopping trip to knock out several holiday gifts, but guaranteed your child isn’t up for tha. more »»

Why Snowplow Parents Clear the Way for Kids

November 16, 2012 You have heard the term "helicopter mom," I am sure. It certainly has worked its way into our vernacular. Sneaking in right behind it is another term, "the snowplow mom. more »»

Column: Questions Kids Won't Be Asking About Elmo

November 15, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — First, Big Bird became an unwitting player in a presidential debate that argued for clipping his wings. more »»

What NOT to Say to Adoptive Parents

November 6, 2012 Deciding to adopt is a very personal decision. Many couples and individuals research and ponder the possibility for years before committing to the process. more »»

Free Kids Media App Guide

November 6, 2012 Common Sense Media launched a new, free Kids Media app for parents offering Common Sense’s age-based ratings and reviews of movies, apps, video games, TV shows, books, websites and music. more »»

Bond, Parent-Child Bond

November 6, 2012 Two opportunities will be presented this month for mother-daughter and father-son fun. From 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. more »»

Help Your Child Be a Good Sport

October 1, 2012 Have you ever been to a sporting event and noticed how some parents act? Some parents scream and shout at the umpire or referee because they disagree with the call. more »»

Choose to Parent in the Slow Lane

October 1, 2012 Lamenting the rush-rush of the morning drop-off line at her daughter’s elementary school one day, Susan Sachs Lipman made a change that profoundly impacted her family’s life: She parked the car a fe... more »»

'You Can't Make Me': Turning Conflict Into Cooperation

September 5, 2012 In Cynthia Tobias’ new book, “You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded),” the author— the mother of a strong-willed child — makes the case for the old adage: “It’s not necessarily what you say but... more »»

Review: 'Arlo Needs Glasses' by Barney Saltzburg

September 5, 2012 Barney Saltzburg has become one of our favorite authors. Like Sandra Boynton, Saltzburg is a quirky children’s author who is not afraid to shake things up with creative formats and crazy characters. more »»

Ways to Save on Breakfast

September 5, 2012 1. Eat at home. Even though you are in a rush, eating at home costs less and takes less time than picking up coffee and a bagel later. more »»

A ‘What Are We Going to Do Today?’ Summer

July 6, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Hofreuter-Landini authored this column. Summer has arrived with her long, warm days full of infinite possibilities. more »»

Is Your To-Do List Doing You In?

July 5, 2012 At least 50 percent of women say they don’t have enough free time and 60 percent feel guilty for spending what little time they do have on themselves, according to a survey published in the March... more »»

Petition to Stop Facebook from Targeting Pre-teens

June 25, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO — Common Sense Media launched a petition June 7 asking for the public to join a campaign to stop Facebook from targeting kids under 13. more »»

Mother's Day don'ts: dish gloves, Cougar shirts

May 11, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — What were they thinking? Through plastic smiles or gritted teeth, moms have to suck it up sometimes when Mother's Day means a gifted toilet, unsolicited wash tub or anti-aging cre. more »»

Mother's Day of Rest

May 4, 2012 When MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) asked a Facebook group of thousands of moms of young children what they wanted for Mother’s Day, not one of them mentioned a... more »»



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