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Talking About "Sexting" With Your Kids

Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. Read...
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9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account. Read...
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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?

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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization.

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10 Ways To Pack More Gratitude Into Your Life

Inspired ways for families to embrace and celebrate the spirit of the season — and beyond. Read...
If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.

5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault & Consent

If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.

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What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction

A typical teen's day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks — even while doing homework. It's enough to make you wonder: Is my kid addicted to technology? Read...
Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

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