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10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Media editor Parents know firsthand the impact a poor night's sleep has on kids. Lack of sleep can contribute to crankiness, problems with attention and learning, behavioral issues and even health problems such as obesity. Show More Summary

The 5 Types of Unsolicited Parenting Advice I Find Most Helpful

I'm not a big fan of unsolicited parenting advice. I believe in seeking wisdom for our parenting journey (because who among us really knows what we're doing?) by reading parenting books and articles or talking with friends and experts...Show More Summary

A Little Fine Tuning: How Music Classes can Improve a Child's Confidence

As a parent, caregiver, or loved one of a child, one of the most important things you need to do for the child in your life is help them build confidence. Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to know how to best encourage and challenge your child at the same time. Show More Summary

Explaining Holy Week to Children

9 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

This week is Holy Week for Catholics and Christians that are preparing for Easter. EHow assembled an excellent summary of the week that can be used for helping parents explain the holiday to their children. It is instructional also for...Show More Summary

Missing Mexican students’ parents seek help from drug gang

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Some of the parents of the 43 Mexican students missing since Sept. 26 last year are now seeking assistance from the leader of a drug gang to find out what happened to their sons, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The case of the college students — who disappeared after a confrontation with...

Roth IRA Conversions And College Aid: Timing Is Everything

For parents of college-bound children, Roth IRA conversions need to be timed wisely to maximize the Roth conversion for retirement and college aid eligibility to help pay for their children's college costs. Converting a regular IRA to a Roth IRA creates a huge spike in income that can ruin a child's eligibility for need-based college aid.

Facebook's 'Scrapbooks' feature helps parents organize pictures of their kids

Facebook rolled out a new feature today called "Scrapbooks" that lets parents more easily create and organize photo albums of their children. Scrapbooks adds quite a few new options for managing photos of your kids with special tags and the option to share a scrapbook with your significant other. Show More Summary

Morning Listen: Six States Have Trigger Laws - What's Next (If Anything)?

Can parent triggers help schools without ever being "pulled"? Listen to the story above or read about it here: What's Next for the Parent Trigger Movement?

Smack those kids into shape

    What’s a Parent to Do? Lovett 1971 Not only is the Devil hell bent on getting you fat, he is now on to your kids and Lovett has some super helpful advice for you parents. Just smack ‘em. Literally. The fist on the cover is no joke. Over 200 pages of helpful advice on […]

The Happy Sleeper + Building Resilience

Julie Wright, co-author of The Happy Sleeper. Topic: A science-backed guide to helping your baby get a good night’s sleep Issues: Babies already know how to sleep—parents don’t need to “train” them; how to be sensitive andShow More Summary

The Latest Articles for Military Families

I just posted a new batch of articles for military families on about.com. This month I covered: the many ways deployment affects parents and children, strategies to help kids keep busy when a parent is deployed, understanding–and handling–rebellious...Show More Summary

IBM steals a high-profile customer from Amazon's cloud (IBM, AMZN)

Fast on the heels of its deal with Twitter, IBM has signed another interesting partner in its quest to help companies make sense of massive amounts of data: The Weather Company (parent company of the Weather Channel). As part of the deal, the company will move from Amazon Web Services to IBM's cloud. Show More Summary

7 Ways for Parents to Help Stop Sexual Abuse

I shared a savvy piece on my Facebook page last week from Lauren's Kids about how smart parents miss sexual abuse. It got more shares than anything else I posted last week. Or the week before. Or the week before that. Since it struck a nerve, here are some additional tips and resources on this tough topic: 1. Show More Summary

Artimys Aims to Help Parents Protect, Not Overprotect Kids from Social Media Threats

Artimys Language Technologies is launching applications that attempt to help parents walk the fine line between being overbearing and being oblivious to the threats their children face when using social media. The company launched aShow More Summary

The Chromebook Help app: Why you can safely give your parent a Chromebook

Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to. Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most users. Show More Summary

Astounding Images Show Indians Climbing Walls of School to Help Students Cheat

The image above is from a video shot in Hajipur, India, on Thursday. It shows parents and friends of students who are taking nationwide 10 th -grade examinations climbing the walls of the test building to pass the students information; 600 students have been expelled in the area for cheating. Show More Summary

'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times by Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

Another mom grows incensed by a parenting culture gone mad, but we have to turn frustration into connection. Recently, I got a letter that made me want to scream: A kid was stopped by the cops for riding his bike on a three-house street! But this exchange ends with … well, you’ll see. Show More Summary

How To Get Your Kid To Eat

Being a parent requires blind, unconditional love. But blind, unconditional love, by definition, must contain some blind spots.The job of The Gay Uncle, Brett Berk, is to shine a light onto these and help parents rectify them. With 30...Show More Summary

Britney Spears: Math Class Adds To Quest To Become World’s Greatest Mom, And Here’s How She Bribes Sons [Video]

Britney Spears is taking math classes for a reason that parents everywhere will appreciate. The singing superstar is struggling to help her sons master the art of algebra, she told People. Beyond those pesky plus signs and stubborn subtraction...Show More Summary

Safety-Net Parenting

Leon Scott Baxter, author of Secrets of Safety-Net Parenting. Topic: Raising happy and successful children. Issues: The importance of letting our children fail—and learn from the experience; helping children find their passions and...Show More Summary

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