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Confessions of a bored mom

Lorraine Candy used to play with her children. Then she set up a few ground rules...

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Does it matter if teens do their chores?

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy tells a mom of two teens not to sweat the small stuff...

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Stop filling kids’ days, parents told

Parents need to teach their children how to cope with boredom, says a British cabinet minister.

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Freezing eggs, or freezing moms out?
November 7 2014 at 13:35

Brigid Schulte says Apple and Facebook should be ashamed of asking women employees to freeze their eggs.

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When a child clings, it's okay. Cling back
November 7 2014 at 11:27

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy tells a stressed-out mom to take a step back and see things from her son's point of view.

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Why are little brothers so annoying?
November 6 2014 at 14:05

Lorraine Candy thinks her eight-year-old son is wonderful. His sisters beg to differ...

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How to do quality time
November 5 2014 at 11:36

Moms are always on duty and have to be available at all hours, writes Andrea Kellerman.

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Adoption and sibling rivalry: what to do?
November 4 2014 at 11:05

Jackie Spinner has an adopted son who just doesn't want to know he has a brother on the way...

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Make your own money, kids!
October 31 2014 at 13:21

A father of eight explains why he hasn't saved a penny for his kids' university education... [VIDEO]

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Private photos should stay private
October 31 2014 at 13:12

Jan Moir says a woman who posted a breastfeeding picture should take what comes with the cyber territory.

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Buckle up kiddie seats or face the law
October 31 2014 at 11:44

Legislation could make it compulsory for parents to transport their children in proper kiddie seats.

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When children are scared of Halloween...
October 29 2014 at 11:51

Amy Joyce gets some good tips on how to make Halloween work for smaller children...

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‘Is my son’s daycare okay?’
October 24 2014 at 13:54

Agony aunt Emily Yoffe tells a worried mother that her son's preschool programme sounds great.

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