Does Birth Order Affect Personality?

A new study suggests only children are more creative, but less agreeable. Why parents shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

Why People Still “Feel Sorry” for Only Children

How many only-child stereotypes can you name?

Three Key Considerations in Selecting Your Child’s Therapist

What’s more important? Managing your child’s behavior or making your child feel safe? Do you know why?

Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch

Ever wonder what your therapist is thinking? Or what your patient is not telling?

Janet Jackson Gives Birth at 50: Two Older Mother Pluses

Waiting to have your babies? It can be difficult and expensive to have babies older, but new research reveals potential benefits.

To Live or Not Live with Parents: Why You Shouldn't Worry

Surprisingly, living with Mom and Dad on a daily basis is not as unsettling as you might think.

Older, Single, and Choosing to Be a Parent—Why Not?

The number of single parents of all ages is growing. Is there a “correct” timeframe or blueprint for becoming a parent?

What Great Parents Do: Are You Doing It?

75 Bite-size chunks of sensible strategies for raising children. How many do you use?

13 Signs of Potential Mental Illness in a Child

Nearly one in five children is affected with an emotional or behavioral disorder. A new book helps parents recognize such problems and find help.

The Other Einstein—Was There One?

At what point can a writer legitimately cross the line between fact and fiction?

Is Empty Nest a Myth?

Is sending your child off to college as emotionally draining and stressful as having a newborn or raising a child during the middle school years? What new research tells us.

Single Mothers: Psychological Problems for Kids?

Do children of single mothers have more psychological problems than children raised by two parents?

Are You Your Millennial Child’s New Spouse?

More young adults are moving home than are getting married or living on their own. Here are 6 ways to the smooth transition.

6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers”

Much is said about the benefits—and drawbacks—of women waiting to have babies, but what are the potential pluses for the children of older mothers?

Birth Order Puts Children at Risk for Overweight

Studies find the likelihood of a child being overweight is related to birth order, gender, or the absence of siblings. Are the studies “fat” with flaws?

One Surefire Way to Reduce Bullying

How to change children’s “all-about-me” attitudes into empathetic actions.
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5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them

Tweaking how you respond to tantrums or aggression, whining or back talk can put an end to power struggles and create loving, lasting bonds with your children.

Women: Want to Make More Money? Have Babies After 30

Waiting just a few years to start your family makes a big difference in income gains or losses. Is there one age that’s better than others?

The Best Way for Adult Children and Parents to Communicate

Do you use the most satisfying ways to stay in touch with your adult children? Why calling and texting may not be ideal for parents.

How We Shortchange Our Youngest Learners

Preschoolers are working more, but learning less. Have we set the “bar” too high for young learners?

Parenting Teens for Healthy Self-Esteem—Barbie's Role

This new book outlines ways parents can help their daughters develop a positive self image.

Understanding and Mastering the Empathy Gap

It is effortless to be enthusiastic. Most of us believe that the more we share, the more people will like us. We don't understand the empathy gap.

The Science to End the Baby Care “Mommy Wars”

Parents face conflicting advice as they make decisions during baby’s first year. Separate the hype from the evidence on these hot button issues.

The Experimental Transplant that May be Here to Stay

The technology to merge egg and sperm outside a woman’s body is now standard procedure in combating infertility. Can we see a future in which uterine transplants, like kidney or heart transplants, occur without intense scrutiny and/or objection?

Cyber Santa vs. The “Real” Deal

Santa apps promise to keep the magic of St. Nick alive, but can they?

9 Signs That a Child Has Entitlement Issues

If you are an overly involved or protective parent, you probably feed your child’s sense of entitlement. Learn how to turn the tide.

Does Your Birth Order Actually Matter?

Personal experience often trumps scientific facts: We expect the oldest to be responsible, the middle child to rebel. New proof shows that birth order isn’t as influential as we think in determining adult personality or intelligence. Are you confusing birth order expectations with age difference?

Will You Be a New Traditional Family?

In Seattle, nearly 47 percent of households with children are one-child families. Within a few years, half of UK families will be one-child families. Why are more people choosing the single-child family? Will only child stereotypes finally disappear?

Should You Opt Your Child Out of Standardized Testing?

In some districts, nearly a month of school time is devoted to preparing for standardized tests. Is it worth the modest gains?

How to Support and Nurture Your Child's Passions

In an effort to help their children stand out, parents attempt to guide kids toward a specific area of “passion.” When it comes to parenting, passion and specialization are often confused.

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