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EW TV Recaps: Top TV Shows and Reviews | EW.com

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TV

Your Child Is Being Bullied. Now What?

At first, it's hard to see the changes. They are subtle and small, but soon there is an undeniable sadness in your child's eyes. If you're lucky, you'll actually get an answer when you ask what's wrong, but most of the time, you just get nothing. Nothing's wrong, nothing happened and nothing much …

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Make Your Own Snacks {Week 42}

<i>Each week for 52 weeks, I’m sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000</i> …

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

This past Christmas, I was late getting gifts wrapped and put under the tree. I don't know about your house, but the minute I do this every year, my kids get really interested in what's happening under the tree. Curiosity kills my kids. And the cat.<p>"Mom, when are you taking us shopping to buy gifts …

The Future of Play: How Technology Is Changing the Way Kids Play

Imagine printing your own toys at home. Or watching your child have a one-on-one chat with her favorite TV character. These are just a few of the exciting changes that could be in your family's future.<p>My 65-year-old mother and my 9-year-old daughter, Grayce, were sitting on the floor surrounded by …

Help! My Second-Grader Has a Boyfriend!

Valentine's Day got you worried about pint-sized love? Our dos and don'ts will help children develop healthy relationships.<p>It's so tempting when parents see little toddlers holding hands to say the wrong thing, says Wendi Prescott, the mother of four in Hardin Valley, Tennessee. "I was guilty of …

22 Twists on Mac 'N' Cheese

Dig into slimmed-down, flavor-packed versions that you'll love as much as the kids do.<p>These bites are perfect for an on-the-go snack or packing lunches—you can't go wrong either way.<p><b>1.</b> Stir 1 egg into prepared mac ’n’ cheese<p><b>2.</b> Spoon into 20 greased mini muffin cups<p><b>3.</b> Sprinkle with shredded cheddar …

Instill a Secure Self in Your Children

In my first post looking at how to raise secure children, I explored how you can help ensure that your children have a secure attachment with you. The second message of security involves children's sense of security that they develop about themselves. For children to feel truly secure, they must …

"My Tummy Hurts": How to Solve Common Stomach Problems

Lots of kids say this every single week. We'll help you figure out what's wrong and how you can ease your child's pain.<p>Poop has become a major topic of discussion in the Scott household. That's because 4-year-old Caroline, who has frequent stomachaches, is a "holder"--the term doctors often use to …

35 Insider Hacks For Taking Your Kids To Disneyland

Make sure your visit to The Happiest Place On Earth is a great one.

11 Tips to Nourish Active Kids

With the Sochi Olympics in full swing, what better time to provide top tips from a few nutrition pros to help active kids meet their nutrient needs?<p>Although a 2013 <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i> study that looked at national survey data of more than 1200 children aged 6 to 11 found that 70% of them met federal …

17 Signs Having Kids Makes You Crazy

Your kids know just how unwell you are.

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

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Stock Markets

What Not to Do If Your Child Is Sick

A pediatrician mom explains why some classic health concerns may benefit from a wait-and-see approach.<p>One fact I've learned in my years as a doctor treating kids: Parents just want to do what is right. But defining what's "right" isn't always that simple. And this is especially true when it comes …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

These everyday phrases may actually do more harm than good.<p>You probably wouldn't use old-school phrases like "Wait until your father gets home" or "I wish you were more like your sister" with your kids. But there are lots of less obvious ones that you should avoid, for their sake and yours.<p><b>1.</b> …

This Powerful Video Will Change How You Parent In 60 Seconds

"Children see. Children Do." That's the description, and overall message of this one-minute film that's meant to open parents' eyes. The video, created by NAPCAN, shows kids mimicking common adult behavior -- smoking, littering, yelling at other drivers. The images are quite jarring, but they're …

10 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Anyone who has kids knows that they are both a magical blessing and a constant source of stress. Raising children requires a lot of work—just …

Self-help

How to Raise a Confident Child

I must be the last person in the world to hear about 10-year-old football sensation Samantha Gordon, but really, it's my children's fault. I almost never go on YouTube unless they direct me to something, and thus far, they had missed her electrifying "Highlights" reel. No longer. By a happy …

A Parenting Moment You Will Never Forget

Dear Daughter,<p>You learned to ride a two-wheeler this week. You are exactly (per your terms) 6 and three-quarters years old. And now you can ride a two-wheeler.<p>Your daddy huffed and puffed his way up and down the block maybe 600 or so times before you got it.<p>I stood on the sidelines, cheering you …

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

This week, a 10-year-old girl was kidnapped in front of her own home in Missouri with a tragic ending. This is an unfortunate reminder that there are predators out there and parents need to be proactive to try to prevent more children from becoming victims.<p>Not every child abduction can be …

6 Secrets Every Parent (and School) Should Know About Academic Success

You would do anything to insure your children's academic success, right? Helping with homework, meeting with teachers, arranging for tutors -- whatever it takes to give them that little extra boost. You also care about your kids' health -- and want them to eat right and get enough physical activity …

Mrs. Obama: Stop Promoting Junk Food!

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Let's Move! campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is making the rounds to continue raising awareness of childhood obesity.<p>Tuesday morning, she made a major announcement that will impact the future of schools across the country. Mrs. Obama outlined new rules that …

10 Strategies for Stopping Cyberbullying

It's a fact of life in the 21st century that kids are connected to each other 24/7. A generation ago, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are ever-connected through texting, instant messaging and social media sites; …

Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

It's no big secret that children are currently on the fast track to success. What kind of success they might find at the end of this high-pressure race remains to be seen, but they are being pushed to succeed everywhere they turn.<p>Children, it seems, are losing childhood.<p>I recently took a call from …

10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child. But not until a few years ago did someone actually point out that loving a child means wanting what's best for them <i>long-term.</i><p>When my four daughters were young, <i>long-term</i> didn't resonate with me. Back then it was about survival, …

Time for the Truth: What Does it Really Mean When Kids Lie?

<b>My son cut a hole in his t-shirt the other day.</b> Well, according to him, the scissors were just walking on the counter when they walked right over to …

Parenting

There's a Perfectly Good Reason Why Parents Think Their '3-Year-Olds are A**Holes'

After reading Sarah Fader's recent HuffPost blog, "3-Year-Olds are A**Holes," I felt compelled to respond.<p>The fact that a third of a million Americans "liked" this article, as well as it garnering hundreds of comments generally slamming children, speak to the child-adult discords we have in our …

Lights Out: Helpful Hints for Bed Time

Sleep Deprivation: (noun) A form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep.<p>Until I became a parent, I didn’t realize how …