Parenting may be the toughest -- and the most fulfilling -- job you'll ever do. Whether you have a baby on the way, a teen on the way out, a toddler, a preschooler, a school-ager or a house full of kids of all ages, read on to learn about critical development stages, fine-tune your parenting style, and find answers to your toughest parenting questions.
How Do You Parent?
There are as many approaches to (and controversies about) parenting today as there are junior members of the Jolie-Pitt household. The bottom line is this: Trust your instincts and follow these basics for raising healthy, confident kids.
Rx for Hot-Button Issues
Ah, if only kids were born with instruction manuals. That way, whenever an issue arises -- from a diagnosis of autism to a problem with bullying -- moms and dads could just skip to the "Troubleshooting" section and find the answers they need. Without such a guide, there are lots of resources for common parenting challenges.
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The average number of hours kids ages 8 to 18 spend on screen media daily
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What activities can I do with my children to encourage a healthy lifestyle?
Parents should agree what type of lifestyle goals they want to instill in their family while prioritizing their own health needs. Raising healthy kids requires . . .
- Q How can I get my child back on a sleep routine for the school year?
- Q What can I do if my newborn baby is making me angry?
- Q How can I help my newborn's brain and body develop?
- Q How can I make sure my newborn baby is safe when traveling in a car?
- Q Should I let my six-month-old baby fall asleep with a bottle?
- Q Why is it important to have a sleep schedule for my child?
- Q What should I do when my baby cries out for me at night?
- Q What are good bedtime habits to develop in my child?
- Q What should I do if my older child is unhappy about having a new sibling?
- Q What reactions can I expect from kids if I implement a Screen Free Week?
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