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Chinese Parent Amy Chua Talks Extreme Discipline and Parenting Regrets

Author Amy Chua and her family. Credit: The Penguin Press Amy Chua is getting a lot of flack these days for her parenting style, which ...Is Chinese parenting better than American parenting? Author Amy Chua says yes, but not for every kid.

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."

Survey: When it Comes to Punishment, Parents Start to See TV, Internet the Same

The percentage of parents who limit Internet access as a form of punishment has nearly doubled in the last decade. Credit: Getty Images NEW YORK (A...No TV for a week, the time-honored punishment for misbehaving children, has been enhanced. Now, parents are also withholding Internet access to punish their kids, further sign that the Web has become as important to families as television.

Confessions of a Childhood Bully

Do bullying wounds ever heal? Illustration by Christopher Healy
My sister was three years younger than me and small for her age. She had a pixie h...
I want to believe my sister is guarded only around me. I can't bear to think she is aloof with strangers and close friends alike, and that I helped make her that way.
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My 7-Year-Old is Getting Kicked Off the School Bus for Misbehavior!

Dear AdviceMama, My 7-year-old is very cranky most of the time. Time outs and taking things away from her don't seem to work. She got kicked off ...

Heavier Twin May Have More Behavior Problems, Study Finds

Same appearance, different experiences. Credit: Getty Images
That chubby little baby may be cute and cuddly, but if she's a twin she's more likely...

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