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May 16, 2019
Savoring the Moments: Practical Tips for Being a 'Present' Parent
You've heard the phrase "enjoy every moment — they grow up so fast!" and you've more than likely had those jolts of realization that your baby is fast turning into an amazing individual person...
Mar 16, 2019
14 of the Cutest Luggage Pieces for Traveling With Your Toddler
Every parent knows that traveling with a toddler isn't always the easiest thing, so before you head out on your next vacation, make sure you have the best luggage for toddlers at your disposal....
Nov 3, 2018
Are You Hindering Your (Adult) Children by Helping Them Too Much?
Does helping someone actually hinder them in the long run? This is a question I have been assessing for many years. I am the child of two immigrant, hardworking individuals who came to Canada with...
Sep 20, 2018
4 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Confident If They're Being Bullied About Weight
When your child is being bullied for his or her weight, it's heartbreaking — for your child and for you. So what can you do to help? Weight-related bullying (also known as weight bias, weight...
Sep 10, 2018
3 Ways Doctors Help Their Own Kids Deal With Back-to-School Stress
The kids are back in the classroom — and dealing with a host of minor ills, from back-to-school stress to stomachaches to anxiety and more. So we asked top doctors how they treat their own...
Jun 13, 2018
My Son Is Allergic to the Sun — He and Others Like Him Deserve a Cure
I watched as my two boys ran outside to play with their new puppy. A few minutes later, Harrison, who was six at the time, came back. "I was starting to cook like a sausage!" he complained as I got...
Jun 5, 2018
Hoda Kotb and Sandra Bullock Bond Over Their Adoption Experiences in Tearful Interview
One woman is a super successful actress while another is a highly regarded news anchor. Despite their differences, Sandra Bullock and Hoda Kotb have one very big thing in common: their paths to...
May 12, 2018
I Was Every 'Alcoholic Mother' Cliché for Years — Now Things Are Different
Four years ago, my children and I unexpectedly started a new Mother’s Day tradition. Mother’s Day, 2014, is now a day seared into my memory, a day I will never forget, marking a tradition I’d like...
May 10, 2018
How to Make Peace With Your Mom Before Mother's Day
Of all human relationships, the mother-daughter relationship is the most apt to stay close over time. But when it does become fractured, both parties are likely to be distressed. Mother's Day is...
May 9, 2018
8 Lessons I Learned When My 2-Year-Old Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Life for our family changed forever in 2013 when our two-year-old baby girl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. For four years, Evie Grace endured seemingly endless treatments only to relapse four...
Mar 28, 2018
Celebrity Families That Truly Prove the More the Merrier
Who said the only child has it better? These large families prove that more really is merrier! Some of these celebrities, like Donny and Marie Osmond, came from big families themselves (can you...
Feb 23, 2018
Nearly 14-Pound Baby Breaks Hospital's Weight Record
An Australian baby has surprised both his family and doctors this week, after entering the world at nearly double the size of most newborns. Maoama Ala tipped the scales at almost 13.9 pounds when...
Feb 2, 2018
My 25-Year-Old Daughter Has a Full-Time Job — Why Does She Still Live at Home?
When we dropped my daughter off at college across the country, I thought it was the beginning of her journey into independence. She’d worked hard in high school (maybe not as hard as she’d have us...
Jan 26, 2018
Weird Childhood Rules That Our Parents Made Us Follow
If you ask just about any adult, they'll tell you their parents put some pretty bizarre rules in place when they were growing up. Although most "strict" parents are just doing what they believe to...
Jan 25, 2018
How to Talk to Your Teens About Dangerous 'YouTube Challenges'
here's a good chance your child spends a considerable amount of time on the internet. And though they're probably watching harmless cat videos and celebrity interviews, YouTube has recently become...
Dec 18, 2017
Jennifer Lopez's Daughter, Emme, Is Following in Her Musical Footsteps
It turns out Jennifer Lopez's daughter, Emme, is her mini-me in more ways than one! The proud mama shared a video to Instagram on Thursday, December 14, showing the nine-year-old — whose dad is...
Dec 18, 2017
Suri Cruise Makes Another Public Appearance With Mom, Katie Holmes
In just one month, Suri Cruise has stepped out with her famous mom, Katie Holmes, on two separate occasions — making public appearances less of a rare occurrence for the 11-year-old. On Saturday,...
Dec 11, 2017
Suri Cruise Looks Like a Mini Katie Holmes in Latest Public Appearance
Though she was thrust into the public eye the day she was born, December 8 marked Suri Cruise's unofficial coming out party when she helped introduce a performance by Taylor Swift at iHeartRadio's...
Dec 8, 2017
Deciding Whether to Tell Kids Santa Isn't Real Is Dividing the Internet
'Tis the season to enjoy wrapping and unwrapping gifts, eating a year’s worth of Christmas ham, and according to researchers, it’s also the time of year when parents lie to their...
Dec 7, 2017
A Time-Saving Elf on the Shelf Hack Is Impressing Busy Parents
An Elf on the Shelf trick is impressing busy parents with its ability to save them time. Mom Courtney Boles previously came up with an idea that meant she didn’t have to find different places for...
Nov 15, 2017
Middle-Child Syndrome Is a Myth, Researchers Say
Ah yes, middle child syndrome — a tall tale middle children have been using since the dawn of time to justify their crappy behavior. Not doing well in school? Middle child syndrome. Not getting...
Nov 15, 2017
Parents Upset Over Assignment That Asks About 'Trophy Wives' and 'Boy Toys'
If you're the parent of a student, you're used to you your kids coming home and asking for help with their assignments. But what if your child's homework included bizarre questions like...
Oct 27, 2017
Doctor-Approved Natural Remedies to Combat Children's Anxiety
If you're searching for natural remedies to relieve stress for kids, chances are, you're already in a tough place. Maybe your child is anxious or upset and you want to help her feel better — fast....
Oct 23, 2017
New Burger King Ad Shows Painful Reality of Bullying
Although we expect school officials, lawmakers, and leaders of the country to address bullying, you probably never thought a fast food chain would be making thought-provoking advertisements on this...
Oct 12, 2017
Parents Lost 3-Year-Old in a Corn Maze and Didn't Realize Until the Next Day
If not everyone makes it out of the corn maze, can you still consider it a success when you find the exit? Maybe not for this Utah family, which left behind of its members in the mass of...
Oct 7, 2017
How to Handle It When Your Kid Is the Bully
When your child is the bully, how do you handle it? One grandma shares her story. My daughter called me upset one day on her way home from work to tell me about a problem she’d been having with...
Oct 2, 2017
More Than 130,000 Skip Hop Night Lights Recalled for Possible Electric Shock
Make sure you check your child's night light this evening. Skip Hop, a baby product brand, has recalled its Moonlight & Melodies nightlight soothers. The USB wall adapter can break and pose an...
Sep 19, 2017
Calling Your Kids Smart Might Actually Turn Them Into Cheaters, New Study Says
Well, No one said parenting was easy, right? Yet another study is offering parents a word of advice when it comes to praising children. In a March 2017 study published in Physchological Science,...
Aug 25, 2017
Common Worries People Have When Their Partners Already Have Children
We asked Closer readers to share their worries with us and we looked to the experts for advice and guidance on how to cope when your partner has kids from a previous relationship. Embarking on a...
Aug 1, 2017
Being a Mom Is the Equivalent of Working 2 Full-Time Jobs, Study Suggests
Being a parent is hard — we all know that —but a new study suggests being a working mom is more time-consuming than we thought. According to Working Mother, Welch's Grape Fruit Juice commissioned...