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Difficult Child, Difficult Parents

No surprise here.<p>The child was acting out on top of being ostracized and struggling in school with dyslexia and processing problems, plus her …

Moot

Becoming a Stepparent

Becoming a parent by blending families or marrying someone with kids can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. If you've never had kids, you'll …

Understanding the unique needs of stepfamilies

<i>We interviewed licensed marriage and family therapist Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®), about the unique needs</i> …

Parenting

Absent fathers no longer: men confront stereotypes to become involved parents

Fatherhood support groups in Boston help working-class dads deepen relationships with children that go beyond the ascribed role of breadwinner<p>On a Saturday in late October, in the working-class Boston suburb of Revere, an organization called the Fatherhood Project held a scheduled playgroup for …

All in the family: 12 parent-tested tips for raising siblings

Not everyone gets along as well as the kids of "The Brady Bunch" or Wally and The Beav. Sometimes, brothers and sisters interact more like Monica and Ross on "Friends" — sometimes fine, sometimes ... not so much.<p>We asked our TODAY Parenting Team contributors to share their advice for encouraging …

How your parenting tactics influence your teen's problem behaviors

New study by UC Riverside psychology professor finds discrepancy between parents' and teens' views of parenting style contributes to teens' behavior …

The Effect Of Shouting at Teenagers

Middle-class parents who shout at their teenage children are increasing their risk of depression and troubled behaviour.<p>Even if parents enjoy a close …

Psychology

5 Lessons Single Moms Can Learn From Their Kids

Being a single mom is tough, and it's easy to lose yourself in the daily grind. But when it comes to happiness, your kids can be the best teachers!

Grounding our children in gratitude

The holidays are a great time to begin instilling gratitude in your child. And if you want your young one to live a life of contentment, he or she must learn to be genuinely grateful.<p>It might be hard to imagine your 13-year-old, who complains about every little thing, actually living a life of …

Parenting

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Happy Families? Relate Research Highlights The Pressures On Family Relationships

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina begins with the now famous adage: 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Tolstoy …