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    On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce take questions about parenting

    Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

    Stop telling children to be fair. It makes them more selfish.

    Stop telling children to be fair. It makes them more selfish.

    Playing fair is a natural human behavior.

    What traits are the most important to parents?

    What traits are the most important to parents?

    Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.

    The mom who can’t kvell

    The mom who can’t kvell

    Kvelling: bursting with pride. Ever notice a mom who isn’t joining in on the kvelling convo? Talk to her.

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Maze Runner’ and more

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Maze Runner’ and more

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an adaptation of the young adult novel.

    What to say to the parent of a child with special needs? Here’s a start.

    What to say to the parent of a child with special needs? Here’s a start.

    If you’re at a loss for words, a question or compassionate smile is always better than misplaced sympathy.

    I want my child to be more competitive

    I want my child to be more competitive

    He wants his daughter to want to be sporty and competitive. She is resisting. What to do?

    Dear everyone who wants to give my wife advice...

    Dear everyone who wants to give my wife advice...

    Strangers -- STRANGERS! -- are telling my wife what to do while she’s pregnant. Come on, people.

    Letting kids fail is the way to show them how to live

    Letting kids fail is the way to show them how to live

    For a generation of parents who practically mainline parenting best practices, the concept of letting our children fail must seem like a cruel joke.

    Rosie Revere teaches lesson of not giving up

    Rosie Revere teaches lesson of not giving up

    “Rosie Revere, Engineer” is a book of whimsy that quietly teaches lessons of not giving up and not following “typical” gender roles.

    Peekaboo gone wrong: Toddler doesn’t like father’s shaved face one bit

    “We didn’t think it would scare her quite as bad as it did.“

    How to tell your children you have cancer

    How to tell your children you have cancer

    Terri Rupar has cancer, and a small child. She reported and found good ways to inform kids of different ages about what a parent is going through.

    Four things parents of kids with special needs wish you wouldn’t say

    Four things parents of kids with special needs wish you wouldn’t say

    We aren’t saints, and we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves. We’re just parents.

    Column

    How to deal with nosy questions as a lesbian mom

    How to deal with nosy questions as a lesbian mom

    Advice for when questions about family get too personal.

    Discipline or abuse? Adrian Peterson and the switch

    Discipline or abuse? Adrian Peterson and the switch

    Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was arrested for violently hitting his small son with a switch. He says he was disciplining him.

    At least I look happy

    At least I look happy

    My kid’s perception of me. How do your kids draw you?

    How do we explain the inexplicable to our kids today?

    How do we explain the inexplicable to our kids today?

    Sept. 11, 2001 is still nearly impossible to fathom. How do we explain it to our children?

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a sequel about a dolphin with a prosthetic tail.

    My son wears nail polish

    My son wears nail polish

    Our son came out to us years ago. We may still be learning, but we’re always accepting.

    Column

    Letting us and our kids decide how much homework to do

    A new book full of useful research tells how to get homework done without going crazy.

    Still waiting to soar

    Still waiting to soar

    A 13-year-old who can’t keep pace with her sister and wets the bed.

    Discussion

    On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting

    Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

    Night weaning, it’s just that easy

    Night weaning, it’s just that easy

    Night weaning is oh, so simple, no? Here’s how one mom did it. For reals.

    Your kid liked “The Fault in Our Stars?” Try “Paper Towns” next

    A school librarian recommends another book for young adults by the author of “The Fault in Our Stars.“

    Embracing autism means...

    Embracing autism means...

    For this mother, having a child with autism means embracing a lot of things.

    A wish for every girl and their body image

    A wish for every girl and their body image

    My boys are so un-self-conscious about their bodies -- if only it were that way for all of us.

    Children with married parents are better off — but marriage isn’t the reason why

    Children with married parents are better off — but marriage isn’t the reason why

    Most of what we think of as the “marriage effect” is actually driven by differences in parenting and income.

    5 questions to ask on back to school night

    5 questions to ask on back to school night

    The annual ritual is more than just a recruiting opportunity for the PTO or Girl Scouts, though. It’s a chance to find out what is really going on in your child’s classroom.

    How to tell if your one-year-old will have an unhappy marriage

    How to tell if your one-year-old will have an unhappy marriage

    Watch his or her attachment style.

    I’m not a toddler person

    I’m not a toddler person

    Confessions of a mother of three kids under five.

    It’s the third week of school. Does she like kindergarten yet?

    It’s the third week of school. Does she like kindergarten yet?

    It’s her third week of kindergarten. Do we see that spark yet?

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Identical’

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Identical’

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a drama about twins who are separated at birth.

    My white son has started to notice race, and I want to be sure he does

    My white son has started to notice race, and I want to be sure he does

    My 3-year-old son recently started noticing skin color differences. And frankly, with Ferguson in the news, I want to be sure he notices.

    Column

    The figurine

    The figurine

    Her son gave her a gift that she felt to her very core.

    Why I chose to give birth in front of a room full of people

    Why I chose to give birth in front of a room full of people

    I’m a single mom, and I sent out invitations to my son’s birth. It was a 16-hour party.

    No, helicopter parents aren’t ruining kids after all

    No, helicopter parents aren’t ruining kids after all

    The prevelance and harm are overstated.

    How to connect with kids when traveling for work

    How to connect with kids when traveling for work

    Work requires travel? Here’s how to stay connected to kids when you’re away.

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    How to be a good college parent

    How to be a good college parent

    Tips to help parents leave their children behind and let them move into their own new adventures.

    Losing the randomness of college roommates

    Losing the randomness of college roommates

    The randomness of college roommate pairing is no more. What does that mean for our children’s lives?

    Seeing my father on his deathbed made me forgive all the wrong he did

    Seeing my father on his deathbed made me forgive all the wrong he did

    My father didn’t want to be absent. He was simply unable to communicate.

    What We’re Reading: Rediscovering Owl at Home and Frog and Toad books

    What We’re Reading: Rediscovering Owl at Home and Frog and Toad books

    She rediscovered the Frog and Toad series. A book review for parents, by a parent.

    Tips to make the transition okay for everyone

    Tips to make the transition okay for everyone

    So your college kid is off and you’re a little lost. Here are tips from Emory University psych professor about how to make this separation good for all of you.

    How to help your college kid succeed

    How to help your college kid succeed

    Everyone talks about how helicopter parents are bad for teens. What about college kids?

    You call it a meltdown, I call it a life lesson

    Before you throw the stink eye at a parent with a child having a meltdown, realize that child is learning

    Is it time for my child to go to school?

    Is it time for my child to go to school?

    We weren’t sure whether to send our son to kindergarten. Was he ready? Was I?

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Love Is Strange’

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Love Is Strange’

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a touching dramatic comedy about a gay couple.

    Mocktail ideas for the pregnant set

    Mocktail ideas for the pregnant set

    Pregnancy is a wonderful time -- but let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to go out with friends when you can’t have alcohol. Here are some alternatives.

    Kindergarten can be tough

    Kindergarten can be tough

    She went off to kindergarten and I’m waiting for the spark.