• What Do I Do With This (Gifted) Kid?
    He's a little different. Some might say he's a (cool) nerd. I didn't want to admit it, because I thought it would sound arrogant. But it turns out, he's gifted. So what now?
  • Open Adoption
  • Unhealthy Competition
    The way we frame contests and competition, whether it be a Parker Brothers board game, a standardized test or a Little League game, fosters a range of destructive behaviors in our kids. How and why does this happen – and what can we do about it?
  • Holding a Conversation
    In the age of texts and tweets, parents are struggling to raise children with voices of their own. What you can do to raise a confident communicator.
  • What To Do When Your Kid Says "&#$%!"
    Why kids curse and how to break the cursing habit – in you and your kids.
  • What To Do When Your Child Says No
    “No” is a favorite word for many a toddler. The good news is this phase is completely normal and healthy – but frustrating. Here are some proactive strategies to forge a path of less resistance.
  • Inspiring Creativity in Your Kids
    Creativity guru Julia Cameron tells how to raise a more successful child and build a stronger family too.
  • How to Succeed at Letting Your Child Fail
    Learning to cut the cord and allow your kids to make their own mistakes.
  • Bad Mommy
    I rubbed my growing belly and occasionally talked, even sang to her as I had been instructed. But truth be told, I felt more meh about beginning some sort of relationship with someone I had yet to meet.
  • Adopting Through Foster Care
  • Teaching Your Kids to Recycle
  • Overscheduled Kids
  • Raising an Introvert
    Some 25 percent of Americans are introverts, or innies, and their tendencies emerge early in life. Often confused with shyness – a learned fear of social situations – introversion is a built-in temperament the parents can learn to understand.
  • Dealing with Homesickness at Camp
    6 tips for promoting a positive camp experience – before your child even gets there
  • An Age-By-Age Guide to Helping Children With Grief
    With loss of people, pets, and the familiar comes a stinging sadness. Educating children about death and guiding them through grief is something we prefer to avoid. But it’s one of our teachable moments.
  • Teaching Your Kids About Money
    Teaching your kids about money includes educating them on how to keep their money safe, why you use a credit card and much more. Teach your kids about money today.
  • Put a Stop to Bullying
    Author Jay McGraw (son of Dallasite Dr. Phil McGraw) shares his tips for helping your youngster deal with bullies.
  • Is Your Child Modeling Material?
    Tips from the experts on how to launch your child's modeling career – and questions to ask yourself first.
  • Kids and Show Business
    Before pursuing a child's big screen dreams, here's what Dallas parents need to know.
  • 12 Tips for Raising a Reader
    In honor of March 2, known as Read Across America Day, here are some tips for raising a reader.
  • The Alarming Truth About Child Drownings in North Texas
    In 2015, 75 Texas children drowned, nearly half of which occurred in pools. Dallas County accounted for nine of those deaths — more than any other county in the state. Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties accounted for another 12 deaths.

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