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Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Children all over the country are heading back for another school year. For girls heading into middle school, the plunge into the deep waters of adolescent culture is just beginning. Since Rosalind Wiseman's <i>Queen Bees and Wannabes</i>, first published in 2002, which skillfully described how girl on …

21 Mom-Tested Discipline Tricks

When it comes to fixing bad behavior, moms are the real experts. Read on for smart strategies that will put a stop to whining, tantrums, back talk, and more.<p>"When we were teaching our son Anthony to stay in bed at night, we gave him a special paper lunch bag to sleep with. If he went down without a …

Parenting

6 Things That Will Actually Help You Get A More Flexible Work Schedule

Flexibility at work is important to many employees, but perhaps to no group more so than parents. An arrangement that lets a commuting mother work from home so she can actually see her kids at night, or flexible hours that let a father scale back to four days a week instead of five can mean the …

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Sons About Sex

Remember how we said we accidentally bred on the same schedule and both have 6-year-old daughters? Well, we weren't kidding about that breeding schedule -- we also each have 3-year-old sons. So it's only fair that, after publishing the "Top 10 Things We'll Tell Our Daughters About Sex," we should …

Top 10

Adventurous Eating from A to Z

We've compiled a list of off-the-beaten-path foods. Try them with your kids in alphabetical order - if dates don't go over well, just move on to eggplant, or choose another food from the list.<p>We don't have to tell you that a steady diet of PB&J and fried potatoes can't provide the variety of …

Food

Teaching Our Son About Death, One Fish at a Time

I hit the car radio's "off" button as fast as I could without getting us into an accident, but it was too late. I had spent much of the afternoon trying to give my 5-year-old son, Gabriel, a break from the d-word, but thanks to Don McLean, it was already out there.<p>"This will be the day that I die," …

Potty Training in 17 Easy Steps

<b>1. Potty training realization:</b> C is several months older than T was when he was potty trained. C has shown no interest in anything toilet-related, although his classmates are rapidly joining the ranks of underwear-wearers. As C seeks neither peer or authority figure approval, this doesn't bother …

3 Day Potty Training

• <b>Author:</b> Lora Jensen<p>3 Day Potty Training gives you a step-by-step approach to toilet training that aims to have your child completely potty trained in as little as 3 days.<p>You will learn how to:<br>+ Work with the child that has ZERO interest or motivation;<br>+ Work with stubborn children;<br>+ Get your child …

4 Steps to Deal With a Tantrum

When a baby cries, their tears express real life needs. I am hungry/tired/need to be changed/cold/hot/really sick of you. Their wails are less about emotional breakdowns and more about actually crying out for help. Once your infant becomes a toddler, they will no longer cry solely because of their …

Parenting

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

Apps

Stop Saying, 'You're So Smart!' 3 Better Ways to Praise Kids

<i>"You're so smart!"</i><p><i>"You're so creative!"</i><p><i>"You're so... [insert convenient, but possibly damaging description here]"</i><p>The other day during a frantic scramble to get my 1-year-old to music class, I watched her perform her latest trick -- slipping into her little gym shoes and tightening the Velcro straps …

Parenting

13 Signs You Need to Spice Up Your Sex Life

Consider this your orgasm intervention<p>Routines can be great—especially at work or at the gym—but they have pretty much no place in your sex life. The thing is, you often don’t even realize you’re slipping into a sex rut until you’ve already fallen…and landed on your side of the bed wearing those …

30 Best-Ever Potty Training Tips

Trust us—we know these top tips work! We tapped the experts—everyone from Parents.com readers to doctors—who spilled their secrets on getting your toddler potty trained in no time.<p>1 of 32<p>5 Easy Potty Training Tips<p>1 of 32<p>2 of 32<p>Turn Potty Time Into a Magic Trick<p>2 of 32<p>kotanya/Shutterstock<p>Boost the …

Parenting

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.<p>When you become a parent, you earn a medical merit badge of sorts. Whether you're sopping up a goopy nose or extracting a dangling-by-a-thread baby tooth, eventually few things faze you. But sometimes it's tough to tell …

Pediatrics

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe - How to Make Perfect Pecan Pie

Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Might Want To Date His Daughter

Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter.<p>He begins with threats ("If you break her heart, I will hear it snap"), but continues with words of tremendous love and awe for this human he helped raise.<p>"I have been teaching her love all of her life, and all that …

How to talk to your children about money

Know what your kids are up against before you start advising them about money.<p>From post-secondary education to home ownership, we need to start rethinking our message to reflect the reality that what worked for us may work differently or not at all for our children. Teach your offspring about the …

Personal Finance

Coconut Oil Benefits That Can Make Your Life Better

Oil Pulling<p>Getty Images<p>Tired of Listerine? Try oil pulling!<p>Using coconut oil instead of mouthwash is believed to do a better job of getting rid of …

Irresistible Nutella Buttercream

There are many different frosting recipes out there and many of them are called buttercream, but not all buttercreams are created equal, though many …

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

March 17, 2014<p>If you like your brownies rich then these are for you.<p>I’m talking chocolatey gooey goodness on the bottom, Kit Kat wafer bars in the …

Creating a lush lawn: Everything you need to know for a green patch, whether grass or an alternative

Americans love their lawns, feelings that immigrated with settlers from Europe, where grass signified affluence. Formal French gardens and English …

Tutorial: Slipcover for an IKEA Poang chair and ottoman

IKEA’s Poang chair is super comfy to sit in, and it’s also affordable. The downside is that it’s only available in a handful of colors. Danielle from …

40 Must Read Bedtime Books

Establishing a routine for reading every day is important and one of the easiest ways to do that is to read with your kids every night. No ifs, …

How to Teach Your Kids About Homophobia

One of our most important jobs as parents is to teach children to treat others as we want to be treated.<p>When my daughter was 9 years old, I told her that I'm gay. She'd always been raised in a household that valued equality and acceptance, so it didn't take her long to get comfortable with the idea …

Parenting

136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane) | HuffPost

Free Printable for Preschoolers: Bakery Play Mats!

Here’s a free printable for preschoolers that works as a great boredom buster, especially for kids who love to draw or play with play dough! These …