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Alternatives to college

Going to college in September may not be the right decision for every grad. Here are a few ways to make sure your child still gains valuable experience. Comment

To breast-feed or not to breast-feed?

Twice the Advice: Parenting advice to help with everything from nursing woes to obesity in the teen years. Comment

Attachment theory

Our Relationships: Attachment isn’t just for parents and infants. It’s now believed that all adults need a feeling of being cared for by another person. Comment

Car seat care

Make sure your tot is safe in the car by avoiding these common mistakes. Comment

How to tell your child she’s adopted

Parents Helping Parents: We have a 5-year-old daughter who is adopted. We haven’t told her, and we have mixed feelings about when — and if — we should. Do you have any advice for us? Comment

On the playground

Kids reveal what they like best about their siblings. Comment

Painting a bright future

From childhood to college, here’s how to help your artistically-talented child develop her skills. Comment

Why music?

Listening to music at an early age can do wonders for our children Comment

Pizza night — without the guilt

Good Sense Eating: Who says pizza is “junk food?” With some thoughtful toppings, everyone’s favorite dinner can be a healthy choice. Comment

No bones about it

Calcium is a mighty mineral battling PMS, cancer and more Comment

Sizing up your supplement

In an ideal world, it’s best to get your calcium from food, because it contains a complete package of nutrients that may help fight disease. Yet, it’s estimated that many women consume less than half of the daily recommended calcium intake. (You could be one of them if you frequently drink water or diet soda instead of milk at meals.) Comment

Maria Montessori led the way

At the beginning of the 20th century, educating young children was a far more grim experience than what we know today. Schools at that time were designed to drill and discipline, rather than grow and nurture young minds. Classrooms were often dirty and crowded Dickensian places where children were deposited to memorize lessons and wear dunce caps. Schools of today are vastly different, with sing-alongs, magic carpets, and class pets. Comment

Understanding our learning styles

Knowing how a child learns helps better teach him. Comment

What do TV moms teach us?

Just in time for Mother’s Day, a fond look back at the moms television has introduced us to over the years. Comment

Deception leads to dissapointment for detoured traveler

Cinematters: Watch “Gulliver’s Travels” on DVD and have more fun with our family activity. Comment

Anything you can do, I can do better

Newbie Dad: A little sibling rivalry can be a big motivator. Comment

Beautiful daydreamers

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Help your teen stay focused at the end of the school year. Comment

Scrapbooking crops up everywhere

One of the most popular hobbies in the country, scrapbooking is a creative activity anyone can do. Comments (2)

Real parent power

Show real power, not by hitting your child, but by listening to them and making their interests and concerns your own. Teaching kids how to reason and negotiate now will help them to be powerful adults later. Comments (1)

First comes allergies

A controversial new study suggests that firstborns are more likely to have certain types of allergies than their siblings. Comment

A better approach to cyber-bullying

Growing Up Online: Here are some ways you can help a child who may the victim of online bullying. Comment

Graphic goodies

New & Noteworthy: Find a tee by Elizabeth Horton that’s perfect for your little one. Comment

Dino-mite exhibition

Featured Event: Explore a life-size model of a giant dinosaur at the American Museum of Natural History. Comment

Batter up!

New & Noteworthy: ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ is now a fun, colorful book. Comment

Life’s a beach

New & Noteworthy: Dress up your feet with these fun socks from LittleMissMatched. Comment

Fruit fun

New & Noteworthy: From the makers of Bananagrams comes another fun fruit game. Comment

Duck, duck, duck!

New & Noteworthy: “A Duck in New York City” can now find a new audience. Comment