When children engage in petty theft, are they beginning a life of crime or just engaged in a naughty prank?
Negotiate a set of fashion "dos" both you and your daughter can live with.
There's no reason to introduce pacifiers to older children who've been doing just fine without them.
There's no one best diaper for baby. Just choose the one that suits your style.
Overindulging our children works to their detriment. Learn whyand howto set limits for your preteen.
It's a good idea to ask your pediatrician to make a note of your child's Mongolian spots.
If your child is off to preschool or kindergarten for the first time, you can ease her entry to the wider world outside your home.
Although a baby as young as seven months reacts when called by name, a name change isn't a significant issue until age two.
Babies respond not only to the visual stimuli of books, but to the intimate act of storytelling.
AF's best strategies for bonding with your new baby.
"I wonder what I'll look like when I"m grown."
If you identify with a religion, it can be another source of support and belonging for your child.
Don't allow your child's feelings about adoption to go underground.
Adoptive parents sometimes push their own wishes on their children. But during the teen years, an adolescent may rebel.
How to ease your child's entry to the wider world outside your home.
We want the best for our children — and sometimes that means saying no.
It's not that she doesn't care, it's that life takes twists and turns.
As children get older, they come to understand that everyone experiences loss.
Families who've waited so long for a child are eager to share the news. Families and experts weigh in on language to use and when to send announcements.
Ever heard, "My real mother wouldn't make me do that"? Don't despair. All kids, adopted or not, conjure a fantasy parent from time to time.