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When Medicating Children Makes Sense

After exploring every other avenue, how do we know when it might be appropriate to look at medication to help our children? Dr. Mani Pavulari offers some insight into this tough decision.

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Parenting Partner? Exploring the Caregiver Relationship

Our relationships with caregivers can be very tricky. Candi Windgate, child expert and founder of Nannies 4 Hire, gives us the tools to navigate through this often blessed – and often conflicted – relationship.

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Top Parenting Experts Take On: SIBLING RIVALRY

Sibling rivalry is tough, and not just on the kids! TMC president Sam Kurtzman-Counter asks experts Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Dr. Laura Markham, and Dr. Pamela Varady to weigh in on how parents can help resolve conflict and up the love between sibs.

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting

We all want peace and harmony in our families, but as every parent knows: kids fight. So what should exasperated parents do when their kids just will not play nice? Dr. Laura Markham offers us invaluable advice on how to manage sibling conflict and create a more peaceful environment for everyone in the family.

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How to Get your Siblings to get Along

As much as we want our kids to get along, the truth is, all siblings fight. It can be exhausting trying to keep things calm. Noël Janis-Norton, author of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting, sheds light on creating peace between siblings–by staying out it!

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Healthy Blended and Stepfamilies

Merging two families is no easy thing with so many different angles to consider. Shirley Cress Dudley gives some great advice on how to ensure a healthy and well-adjusted blended family.

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Nurturing Empathy in Kids

Dr. Lawrence Shapiro helps us learn how to maintain and grow empathy in our kids, and why it’s such a critical quality to preserve.

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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.

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The “I’m Sorry” Debate

Should kids learn to always say “I’m sorry” or is it an empty phrase if they don’t really mean it? As parents, should we enforce apologizing as a show of good manners or let those words go when they seem insincere? The debate rages on as child experts, Lauri Berkenkamp and Susan Stiffelman add their insight to the mix.

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