Parenting Issues & Tips

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

A hearty dose of humor could actually improve your family's health or at least offer a little therapeutic value!

When Is Your Teen Ready to Date?

It's a tricky topic. But there are ways parents can support and guide kids through first romantic relationships.

Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

There's no special pill for giving a kid confidence, but here's a prescription for fostering a can-do attitude.

I Hate Over-Commit-itis

What happens to SAHMs and WAHMs when the youngest kid starts first grade? We over-commit ourselves!

I Hate Being an Old Mom

I never intended to be a parent of young children at this age, but fate has its own plans, not to mention a sense of humor.

How to Make Your Family Happier

Looking for family joy? Try these six realistic, everyday tips from 'positive psychologist' Tal Beh-Shahar.

Helping Children Make Friends

Learn how to teach struggling kids the basics and open them up to opportunities so they can make and keep pals.

Awesome iPhone Apps for Parents

Have you swapped your old mobile for an iPhone? Here are 5 cool little 'applications' that can make parenting a bit easier.

I Hate Socks!

My family leaves them strewn everywhere - �and forget finding pairs. Seemingly 'harmless' socks can launch wars at our house!

I Hate Stuff

Buying stuff used to make me feel independent. Now, taking care of four people's stuff just makes me crazy!

Self-Care for Parents

Resolve pay some 'extreme' attention yourself this New Year, mom (and dad). It'll help the kids, too!

Amy Grant Talks to Metro Parent

Before a local show, the pop vocal star chatted about her 'blended' family, balancing mommyhood with fame and more.

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