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19 Things You Should Never Say to Kids

Get parenting tips on how to talk to kids -- and learn what NOT to say.     Unfortunately, kids don't come with a manual -- imagine how great that would be! Parents make mistakes all the time, and that's OK. One of the hardest things to learn as a... more

Day Care vs. Nanny Share: Which One's Right for You?

We asked real parents to discuss the factors they considered when deciding between nanny shares and day cares. Weighing the pros and cons of the many child care options out there can be stressful. The two most obvious options are day cares or babysitters. But have you also thought about... more

Permissive Parenting: 7 Signs Your Kid Is a Brat

Excuse me, ma'am, but is that your kid throwing all of the condoms off the shelves in the drugstore, ignoring you when you ask him to stop, kicking and screaming that he must have the blue and the red boxes, and telling you that he hates you when you calmly... more

Should Kids Be Allowed In Nice Restaurants?

Did you hear about the chef who suggested some restaurants not allow kids? Leslie is one of our VPs and had a quick, personal reaction to this controversial topic. Whose side are you on? When my son, Casey, was two weeks old, my husband and I started taking him to... more

60 Babysitter Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Finding the right sitter takes research, preparation, and a dash of intuition. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking before you decide on “the one.” Turns out your kids aren’t the only ones with homework. When it comes to finding the right babysitter for your family, you’ve got... more

51 Mexican Baby Names for Boys and Girls -- and What They Mean

Here's a list of 51 popular Mexican baby names and their meanings to help you with this important decision! It seems like everyone has a pretty strong opinion about what you should and shouldn't name your child. In addition, tradition and family connections play a big part in... more

What Are Realistic Babysitter Responsibilities?

Know what's fair to expect from a babysitter -- and what's not. From Mary Poppins to Supernanny, parents have seen a few too many miracle-working child caregivers to be 100 percent sure what to expect from an everyday babysitter. And sitters want to do a great job caring for... more

101 Things to Do When You're Stressed

How do you deal with anxiety when life's pressure-cooker has you tied in knots? Here are stress-busting activities to help you unwind.Just as stress can seem to come at you from a thousand different directions, you can find relief from stress from a seemingly unlimited number of sources... more