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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Should I be concerned if my child doesn't have many friends?
In elementary school, children begin selectively choosing their friends. Parents help this process by asking their child about his or her playmates at school, actively networking with other parents and . . .
- Q What social skills should I teach my child to help him to make friends?
- Q How can I help my kids remember rules?
- Q Should I require my child to write a thank you note for gifts?
- Q How can I teach my children to love themselves?
- Q How can I help my child be successful in school?
- Q How can I help my child deal with pain at the doctor's office?
- Q What should parents do who think their children are gay?
- Q How can I help my child make new friends after a move?
- Q Can I teach my child social skills?
- Q Should I let my six-month-old baby fall asleep with a bottle?