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Getting Teens to Talk: 6 Tips to Loosen Lips

Can My 14-Year-Old Babysit Siblings? Making Babysitting Work For Everyone

There is hardly a more gleeful day than when you realize your older kid is officially able to watch your younger ones.

Operation Organization

Whether you’re taking advantage of back-to-school season to get yourself on track or you’re helping a student gear up for a new year, these ideas can make getting organized easier than ever.

Beat the Back-to-School Power Struggle in 30 Days (The Secret? Start Now!)

James Lehman, MSW, courtesy of Empowering Parents.com

Bedtime Calculator Helps Families Prioritize Healthy Sleep

“Back-to-school time provides families with a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate their sleeping habits and establish healthy routines to ensure sufficient sleep.

Back-to-College: Design Tips for Small Living Spaces

Decorating a small space doesn’t have to mean limiting your style or personality. Here are a few solutions for creating a setting peaceful enough for dedicated study, yet vibrant enough for entertaining.

Going to College: What Families Need to Know About Sexual Assault and Safety on Campus

One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.

Replace Bullying to Erase Bullying

Today, “bullying” is often used as a catch-all term to describe unkind actions. True bullying, however, is more than an isolated incident of a child being mean. It’s aggressive behavior intended to hurt or harm someone – and here’s the differentiator – that is repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power.

Kindergarten is the New 1st Grade: Is Your Preschooler Ready?

Kindergarten is the new first grade" isn't just an anecdote, it's a fact.

Advice on How to Be a Stay-at-Home Dad

According to recent studies, the number of stay-at-home dads in the United States is estimated to be between 1.4 million to 2 million and the number of fathers who choose to stay at home with their kids has doubled over the past ten years.

5 Tips to Help Teens Master Their Money

For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions.

My Bored Kids Complaining About Being Bored Is Driving Me Crazy!

“I’m so bored!” For many parents, hearing this refrain all summer is like nails on chalkboard.

Sibling Fighting, Back Talk and Yelling – It Must Be Summer!

“My kids are making me crazy,” my sister said. “How am I supposed to get any work done with their constant fighting, yelling and arguing?” I listened and shared stories of my own kids: backtalk, whining, complaining, and in-fighting. Ahhhh, summer.

The Tragedy of Parenting After the Loss of a Spouse

My wife, Valerie, died unexpectedly in the jungle of northern Guatemala. The frantic attempts to save her life, working to transport her body back to the United States and telling my young children they would never see their loving mother again took their toll.

Large Gender Gap in First-Onset Depression Disproportionately Affects Adolescent Girls

Depression in adolescence is even more common than previous estimates indicated and girls experience more depression than boys
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