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Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.

April 2014
Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

A mom who is a huge sports fan learns on the day of a big game that there's something more important, and it's taking care of her sick son.

April 2014
Helping Your Child With Separation Anxiety

Helping Your Child With Separation Anxiety

How can you make sure you're not making your child's anxiety worse when you leave them at daycare, preschool or with the babysitter? Here are seven tips for parents.

April 2014
Girls and Labels: Stopping the Negative Name Calling

Girls and Labels: Stopping the Negative Name Calling

Good girls are calling themselves derogatory names, and thanks to rap music and television, it's the norm. How can you get your daughter to stop using negative terms?

April 2014
Electronic Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know

Electronic Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know

These battery-operated devices, also known as as e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers, have gained popularity among adults and teens. What are they, and what risks do they pose to kids?

March 2014
Putting the 'Fun' Back in Parenting

Putting the 'Fun' Back in Parenting

Studies tell us parenting is a drag. Metro Parent talked to Jennifer Senior, author of the new book 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,' about why and how to change that.

March 2014
Protecting Kids From On-Screen Violence

Protecting Kids From On-Screen Violence

The National Television Violence Study found that children's programming has more violent acts than shows geared at adults. How does this impact your child's developing mind?

March 2014
Tips on Organizing Your Kid's Clutter

Tips on Organizing Your Kid's Clutter

If your kids and all of their stuff are your No. 1 organizational impediment, these tips are for you. Here are some easy ways to get all that clutter in order.

March 2014
The Great Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Great Mother-Daughter Book Club

A local mom shares the story of her quest to make her kid a true-blue bibliophile by forming a neighborhood reading club.

March 2014
Raising a Confident Decision Maker

Raising a Confident Decision Maker

Help your kid make decisions on their own without added anxiety with these six tips.

March 2014
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