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Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and …

Carolyn Hax: How to raise grateful, caring children

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended family.</i><p><i>I have two small children, and I want them to understand just how lucky we are, and that we should be grateful and give back. How can we encourage</i> …

Parenting

Mom's Heartbreaking Post Urges Parents To Teach Their Kids About Differences

Stacey Gagnon has multiple children with special needs.<p>Stacey Gagnon believes in the importance of embracing differences.<p>The Arizona nurse and her husband have six children, four of whom are adopted and have special needs. The kids range from 6 to 16 years old. The family is also in the process of …

Parenting

10 Ways To Raise A Kid Who Can Handle Money (And Isn't An Entitled Jerk)

In Beth Kobliner’s excellent book “Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not),” many readers are taken aback to learn that financial literacy starts as young as age three. What’s more, your child’s basic money habits are formed by age seven. <i>If only I had read this when my kids were toddlers</i> …

Personal Finance

How to raise brilliant children, according to science

Parents receive a lot of mixed messages surrounding how best to bring up their children.<p>How strict should you be? Should you be more of a friend or …

Parenting

Worried that my kids would only remember me as a stressed-out mom, I tried this.

I slammed a glass plate down on the wooden dining room table, where it shattered into tiny pieces that flew around the room. My husband and children stared at me, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. No one, not even I, could believe that I had just smashed a salad plate. But there I was with tears streaming …

Parenting

8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child's development, sometimes safety settings aren't enough.<p>Besides built-in precautions …

Tech That Can Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Children of all ages love using the computer, with many kids learning to navigate the internet from their earliest days, through exposure at home and …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

<b>1. Let your kids fail.</b><p>To learn self-sufficiency, kids need to occasionally dust themselves off (literally and figuratively) without your help. "Most …