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Band-aids don’t work: Insights about parenting the adopted adolescent

Adoption: No one ever feels quite ready to parent a teenager. And parenting an adopted teen requires even more preparation. Read more…

Coping with bullying: A new book that can help parents and kids

Raising Girls: A Brooklyn author and educator is addressing bullying within high school in her new young adult fiction book, “Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever?” Read more…

Hurtful words: What not to say to your daughters

Mental Health: For some, a mother is a little girl’s whole world, so when she says something negative, her daughter can take it to heart (and internalize it for years to come). Read more…

Psychologist says mom’s voice heals better than text

Healthy Living: A study found that young girls who talked to their mothers in person or on the phone experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. Read more…

Talking food: Cooking prodigy Jesse Gunn tells us about his prize-winning dish

Raising Boys: This talented young chef won $30,000 for a lunchroom makeover for the East Side Community School in a contest held by the Uncle Ben’s rice brand. Read more…

TV time: Ratings, recommendations, and guidelines for parents

Mental Health: Television programming has changed immensely. There are plenty of quality choices available, but which ones are truly appropriate for children, and how often should they be tuning in? Read more…

How to interpret TV ratings: An explanation of the Federal Communications Commission ratings

Mental Health: What does TV-Y and TV-14 actually mean? Read more…

First-date jitters: Daughter’s first dance brings out mom’s teen nostalgia

Raising Girls: Columnist Kara Martinez Bachman reflects on the preparations for her daughter’s first date — in eighth grade — and pines for the days of carnation corsages. Read more…

Holding schools accountable for bullying

Mental Health: Here’s what parents should know about schools’ accountability in cases of bullying and when parents can take legal action. Read more…

How to handle election discussion with your children

Raising Girls: Tips for how parents — some still struggling with the 2016 election results — can talk about what it means for 2017 with their children. Read more…
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