Sibling rivalry — lifelong relationships, lifelong effects
The rivalry between brothers and sisters can be a positive training ground for life — or a negative relationship that escalates to abuse.
How to help siblings grow up to like each other
Dream of your children being close — even best friends — as adults? Here's how to nurture that bond.
Cá tiềnHow a parent used the Meta-Moment
Instead of blowing up when they get her order wrong, a mom uses the meta-moment tool from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Cá tiềnPersonal essay
Cá tiềnAngry daddy can’t get no respect
Being a father today means I get no respect. None. Is it because I'm the only male in the house? Raised by a military dad? From a bygone era?
Cá tiềnPersonal essay
Angry daddy can’t get no respect
Cá tiềnBeing a father today means I get no respect. None. Is it because I'm the only male in the house? Raised by a military dad? From a bygone era?
6 myths about respect
Adopting a new view of respect could help you rid your kids of rudeness
When parenting styles clash
Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.
Why I yell at my kids
Parenting expert Christine Carter admits she knows better ... but still she cops to yelling at her kids — and getting caught.
Cá tiềnSpanking: discipline or abuse?
Cá tiềnIt's common, it's cultural, it's legal in all states in the nation. But does spanking work?
Navigating the rocky road of girls’ friendships
Parents feel anguish, too, as their daughters negotiate the social minefield of popular girls and other cliques.
Girl friendships | Through a child’s eyes
Cá tiềnFriendships are a huge part of children’s lives and one of the hardest things for parents to manage. How can you help your child navigate this murky terrain?
Debunking the myth of the BFF
Tips about friendship to ground girls in reality and encourage self-confidence.
Bet you it’s good to be competitive
Cá tiềnCan you make a child’s natural inclination work to his (or her) advantage?
Cá tiềnHelp the competitive child win more than the game
5 tips for positive and healthy outcomes that don’t squash their competitive nature
Cá tiềnHomework battles | Through a child’s eyes
Does your child ever struggle with homework? Many do. And there’s actually a lot you can do to help. Start by watching this video with your child.
Does homework really work?
After decades spent trying to assess the value of homework, researchers still argue over the simplest findings.
Cá tiềnHow can I tear my tween away from that screen?
Cá tiềnWhen your child's life revolves around screen time, how do you raise an emotionally intelligent , yet tech-savvy, kid?
Is there a TV in your child’s room?
Research shows having a boob tube in your kiddo's bedroom can be far more damaging than we ever knew.
Can kids game their way into emotional smarts?
Scientists, education professionals, and others see the potential for video games to teach good behaviors — instead of bad.
Your child’s brain on technology: video games
Cá tiềnOur kids are awash in technology 24/7 — should we worry about the effects on their developing brains?
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How to beat the morning rush
Are crazed mornings stressing out your family? Here are a few strategies to help start the day off happier, calmer - and on time.
How to help a disorganized child
Parenting expert John Duffy reveals how you can help transform even the most scattered child into a master of organization.
Cá tiềnGet your child to do their chores — without the nagging
Parenting coach Christine Carter says her secret for getting kids to take more responsibility
The instant guide to time management for kids
Cá tiềnTeaching children organizational skills is key to helping them succeed in school and life.
Life after wartime
Resilience is a life skill all kids need — and military kids tend to have in spades. Why are military kids so resilient?
Is your child resilient?
Cá tiềnResilience is a skill that serves kids throughout their lives. Robin Stern of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence explains how parents can foster this quality in their child.
Cá tiềnWe don’t appreciate the value of gratitude
Gratitude works wonders — and deserves a Renaissance in the U.S.
Gratitude: the cure for entitlement and materialism
10 tips from experts on promoting gratitude in our kids
Is that love or fear?
Parenting choices were once respected as private. Now, judgment from other parents, nosy neighbors, and a bogeyman-fearing society often influences — and overrules — parents' decisions.
Cá tiềnKill the motor, dude. Find out what your kids can do on their own
Curious how you can raise independent kids without putting them at risk? See what the experts have to say.
Cá tiềnRaise confident kids by speaking their love language
Cá tiềnKnowing how your child interprets love — and that it may be different than how you do — can make a world of difference in parenting.
Self-confidence: does your child suffer from not enough or too much?
This 4-step formula can help adults instill healthy self-assurance in kids.
Cá tiềnPersonal essay
Cracking the code on curiosity
One father dives into curiosity research to help spark his daughter’s passion for distant sciences — and finds a link to intelligence development.
Help your child find his passion
Cá tiềnKids who seem bored and disengaged may just need help identifying their strengths and skills, says psychologist Madeline Levine.
It’s all about the teacher
When it comes to the quality of a child's education, it's all about having the teacher to boost your kid's curiosity.
Cá tiềnWhy social skills are key to learning
Before they can learn academics, kids need to know how to behave in a group.
Empathy's poster child
Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down.
Vivienne Harr: teaching empathy by example
Cá tiềnVivienne's only 11, but she's trying to end child slavery. It's not always easy to keep going. Here's how she stays positive.
Cá tiền7 do’s and don’ts to help your family build empathy skills
Help your child develop empathy by fostering an emotionally intelligent environment.
What would your child do? | Hidden Camera | Caught being kind
Kids are learning emotional intelligence skills at school. But how will they act when no adults are around? It's not always easy to do the kind thing.
Cá tiềnWould your child help? | Hidden Camera | Caught being kind
Cá tiềnSchools are teaching kids emotional intelligence skills. But do lessons about kindness stick even when no adults are around? Watch how these kids react to a fellow student in need.
Cá tiềnHow to not raise a jerk
Cá tiềnWith little eyes watching and learning from your every move, what behaviors should parents reconsider to set a better example?
The troubling education trend that doesn’t include honesty
Honesty has possibly become road kill on the path to academic and lifelong success.
Cá tiềnIs your preschooler’s lying and stealing normal?
A little one who lies and steals may seem destined for a life of crime, but both behaviors are far less alarming when viewed through a child development lens.