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Helping Kids Beat Homesickness at Sleep-Away Camp

I visited nine sleep-away camps last summer and talked to a lot of children about their experiences of being away from home. What impressed me was...Ninety-five percent of children experience at least a bit of homesick feelings when they are away from their parents at summer camp.

Connect With Your Child Through Play

When you think about your own childhood, do you recall times when you and your parents played together? Maybe it was hide-and-seek, or Monopoly or...Through play, children make sense of their experiences, and express their ideas and emotions.

When to Introduce Kids to Music: Early and Often

As a musician, music educator and researcher, parents often ask me when they should begin introducing their children to music. As with most easy...You should begin age-appropriate music “lessons” soon after birth, or maybe even before birth.

Annoyed Your Kids Don't Get Along With Your Best Friend's Offspring? Here's How to Make It Work!

Isn't it nice when we all just get along? Credit: Getty Images It's hard enough to find cool people to hang out with, let alone cool...Tired of playing police when your kid isn't getting along with others?

Parents' Bumblings and Stumblings, Uh, Help Kids to Speak, Study Shows

Sentences with stumblings and pauses are easier for children to follow. Credit: Getty Images Parents who, uh, you know, kind of like,...What did Henry Higgins know, anyway? An er, um, like or pause can benefit speech development.

More Girls Entering Puberty at a Very Young Age

More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a...
More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a rise in the number of girls entering puberty early.

Explaining ADHD to Others

Credit: Getty Images Dealing with an ADHD diagnosis can be tough. The complexities of this disorder -- like when your child has a...Dealing with an ADHD diagnosis can be tough. The complexities of this disorder-- like when your child has a meltdown in the supermarket checkout line--are not easily understood.

Bedwetting More Common in Boys Than Girls, Study Shows

Boys are twice as likely to wet the bed. Credit: Getty Images Bedwetting is one of those anxiety-producing, embarrassing situations...New findings suggest boys are twice as likely to wet the bed.

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