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Learn the lingo

New book offers tips for parents hoping to communicate with baffling teens. Comment

My cross-dressing kid

Twice the Advice: A mother worries letting her son wear her makeup and dressing as a girl for Halloween may mean her son may be cross-dresser. Comment

My child is being bullied and doesn’t want help

Parents Helping Parents: Your child may not want your help, but there are ways to aid her without adding to her embarassment. Comment

Affordable child care in tough times

In the search for the best care for your child, there are many options with a variety of price tags. Comments (2)

Good-bye, 2010

Letter from the Publisher: A look back on the year. Comments (1)

A beary fun holiday bash

Featured Event: These bears sure know how to party. Comment

Teens and the gift of giving

Lions and Tigers and Teens: How your teen can show appreciation for others without breaking the bank. Comment

Latest research suggests new thinking about eating

Good Sense Eating: Nationaly Dietary Guidelines reveal focus on proper diets for children and pressure on parents to change our food environment. Comment

Holidays and the extended family

Our Relationships: Let’s face it: there are some members of you’re spouse’s family who you can’t stand. Here’s how to deal with it. Comment

Sassy sister stirs up strife

Cinematters: Have a family movie night with ‘Ramona and Beezus’ Comment

‘Pee-Wee’ in the ‘house’

Paul Reubens’s TV show brings big laughs to Broadway Comment

Sensing the holidays

Newbie Dad: Traditions trigger memories for this dad, who hopes to make even memorable impressions on his sons. Comment

Preparing your special needs family members for the holiday season

Some tips for easing the overwhelming excitement of the holidays. Comment

Go green with GrabGreen

New & Noteworthy: You dress your kids in all-natural clothing, use all-natural body lotions, and your toys are all handmade. But how green are your cleaning products? Comment

If you give a baby a cellphone…

Growing Up Online: These days, cellphones are for much more than making calls. But are touch-screen devices good for toddlers? Comment

Art you can sit on

New & Noteworthy: This colorful chair makes a wonderful addition to a child’s room. Comments (1)

Jimi lives on in new kid’s book

New & Noteworthy: A new generation can meet legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a bold new picture book for kids. Comment

Sound the alarm on this fire truck growth chart

New & Noteworthy: Don’t mark up a wall to keep track of your child’s growth. This Fire Truck Growth Chart is a fun, decorative way to note every inch your little boy (or girl!) grows. Comment

Rockabye baby

Featured Event: Cramped for space in your apartment but still want a baby swing? The mamaRoo has you covered. Comment

Hollywood Rx for the holidays

Here are some classic movies to remind parents what the holidays are really all about. Comment