'Teenage as a Second Language': Q&A With Author Barbara Greenberg, PhD

Your teen will talk, but you have to wait until she's ready. Credit: Adams Media
Fine. Whatever. I don't care. That's the opening to ...
Do you ever feel like you and your teen are speaking different languages? Well, you're right, but there's help.

Emotional First Aid Kit: Q&A With Gerald Koocher, PhD

Don't forget to stock your emotional first aid kit. Credit: Ciano Design Most parents have Band-Aids at the ready for the inevitable sc...Stock your parenting first aid kit with tools for treating emotional scrapes like a first crush, cyberbullying, step-sibling rivalry.

How to Prepare for Your Next Parent-Teacher Conference

Help make parent-teacher conference constructive. Credit: Getty Images We all think our chil...We know you think your little angel is perfect, but if you try to see things from his teacher's perspective, it will make the oft-dreaded parent-teacher meetings much more constructive.

How to Create a Family Tree

Software programs can help in your family tree research. Credit: MCT There are as many ways to make a family tree as there are types of...So, you want to create a family tree? Learn how to get started!

Emptying the Nest: Q&A With Author Dr. Brad Sachs

Brad Sachs investigates why your baby birds won't leave the nest. Cover design by David Baldeosingh Rotstein, Credit: Getty Images You ...The cost and extended length of education required in today's job market are two reasons why kids are taking longer to leave home.

The Curse of the Good Girl: Q&A With Author Rachel Simmons

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Did you know that being a good girl is actually a bad thing? It's bad for self-...
Help your daughters avoid the trap of "good" girlhood.

Picky Eaters: Pathological or Just Particular?

For picky eaters, there can be no food substitutions. Illustration by Dori Hartley Harrison Bloom, age 5, will eat macaroni and chees...There's no official diagnosis called "picky eating," as it's often a symptom of a larger problem.

Male Anorexia: One Boy's Story

Eric Ostendorf, left, at age 10, pre-anorexia; Ostendorf, center, at age 15 with full-blown anorexia; Ostendorf at age 17, a recovered ano...Eric Ostendorf was starving himself while engaging in obsessive-compulsive exercise regimens.

Kim Stagliano, Author of 'All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa,' on Raising 3 Kids With Autism

Jacket design by Adam Bozarth It's a known fact that boys are affected by autism more than girls are -- the oft-quoted statistic is f...
The author says we're normalizing autism, "And that's a real concern for me."

Maternal Ambivalence: Dr. Barbara Almond Discusses the 'Hidden Side of Motherhood'

Dr. Barbara Almond tackles the topic of maternal ambivalence in "The Monster Within." Book cover design and illustration: Lia Tjandra
Twen...
Do you suspect that you don't have the maternal instinct? You're not alone.

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