Kids behavior & discipline

9 ways YouTube can affect your children and how to make it safer

Whether you’re the parent of a teenager with his own smartphone or have a curious preschooler under your roof, there’s a good chance YouTube plays a role in your family’s screen time. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center study, 81% of parents with kids age 11 and under say... more

18 scary things kids have said that totally freaked out their parents

We all know that kids can say the darnedest things, but sometimes the things kids say are odd, disturbing and, well, downright creepy.  Gary Robusto, co-founder of the Tri-City NY Paranormal Society says it’s not unusual for children to describe paranormal phenomena that defies a rational explanation. Robusto, who... more

20 questions for getting to know your teenager

In elementary school, kids look up to their parents. But during adolescence? Not so much. “Teenagers rebel because they want to be different from their parents, plain and simple,” says Sean Grover, LCSW, author of “When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully and... more

The 27 best moral stories to read with your kids

The only thing better than curling up with a good book is curling up with your little one and a good book. Introducing reading to children at a very early age has numerous educational benefits, such as rapidly increasing their vocabulary and their understanding of sentence structure. But the benefits... more

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When are kids too old to sleep with a stuffed animal friend?

My daughter's 8, and she has a special stuffed bear that's been in her bed with her since she was a baby. I'm okay with it because it helps her sleep and makes her happy, but my husband wonders if she's getting too old for the... more

50 of the funniest jokes for kids

Most kids are little clowns by nature, but learning how to tell a good joke is a skill that they will need help mastering. Laughing together is a wholesome way to connect with your kids and cultivating their own sense of humor can help your children in many ways —... more

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Why is my 14 year old son sleeping all the time?

My 14 year old son used to be so active, but now sleeps every afternoon on the weekend, takes naps after lunch, and is sleepy early at night. Most parents complain their boys do not get enough sleep, but mine is the exact opposite. Is this normal?

Permissive parenting: 7 signs your kid is a brat

Excuse me, ma'am, but is that your kid throwing all 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