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Parents Of The Bullied Speak Out

Maybe your child is a ringleader. Maybe he's a brute. Either way, you've just found out he's picking on other kids. The good thing is that you're concerned. You haven't shrugged it off as "kids will be kids," and you're taking the news seriously... more

(Gulp!): What To Do When Your Child Is The Bully

   No one said raising kids would be easy. But nothing cuts to the core of a parent's insecurity greater than when our mini-me's behave in a way we find reprehensible. It's incredibly hard to admit that our child might be a bully; it raises fear, anxiety, insecurity... more

Yes Or No?: Does Adhd Stimulant Medication Suppress Growth?

  Parents with children who have ADD or ADHD often weigh the benefits of medication with the possible side effects of the stimulant drugs.  Even though research has shown that the best outcomes for children with ADHD comes from a combination of medication and behavioral therapy, many parents agonize... more

Potty Training: Some Kids Call For Deeper Understanding

    It's only natural for parents to become jealous when they hear about potty training prodigies who make their final poop in the pants at age two. According to The New York Times, the average age that children nowadays master the art of independent toileting is between 36... more

Oops! Clever Ways To Clean Bad Stains And Messes

Eight solutions for common household cleaning problems.Penicillin, car seats, DVDs. We have much to be grateful for when it comes to modern day parenting.But perhaps the single greatest breakthrough when it comes to ushering small people into adulthood is Google. Specifically, the "how do you..." search. As in... more

Parents Talk Openly About Autism

Get 4 parents' take on what it's like to raise an autistic child. Every child on the autism spectrum is unique, with varying degrees of impairments and manifestations of the disorder.  Parenting these children, too, brings a wide array of challenges, and also, special gifts.  But parents and... more

Understanding The Autism Spectrum

"She's on the spectrum." You may have heard that phrase, but do you know what it means?  The spectrum refers to Autism Spectrum Disorders, which are typically considered to be autism, Asperger's and PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified).  These neurobiological disorders are the three... more

Autism: Gaining Awareness

Learn about the signs of autism and how autism research and awareness is impacting the disorder. For many people over age 35, our first understanding of autism came from Hollywood when Dustin Hoffman played the role of Raymond Babbitt, an autistic savant living in a mental institution.  Now, with as... more