September 2, 2013

School year anxieties

Your kids are back in the classroom, and you’ve survived the first-day-of-school jitters. But children of all ages face other anxieties even when the school year is underway. A big source of stress for preschoolers...Read More

August 7, 2013

An age-by-age guide to chores

One of the most important building blocks to raising responsible children is chores. Surprisingly, even toddlers can pitch in. Here’s a list of what your kids can do to help around the house. 2-4 year...Read More

July 25, 2013

Talking to kids about sex: Best books

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s worth at least 10,000 when it’s time to teach your child about sex. Whether your six-year-old has just asked, “Where do babies come from?” Or your...Read More

July 17, 2013

How does frequent traveling affect my children?

Dear Annie, My children are 18 months and 3 years old. Because of the work that my husband and I have do, we travel a lot. Our son (the older child) had been to 22...Read More

May 7, 2013

Picky eaters explained?

Looking at the research may make your family’s food woes a littler easier to digest. One study, from University College London, that looked at identical and fraternal twins, suggested that some children are genetically predisposed...Read More

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Murphy’s Minute: Chores

Annie shares the tricks to getting your kids to help out around the house.

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Years ago, when my daughter Madeleine was a year old, I experienced the wonderful gift of having my life and my work come together when I landed my dream job as the editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. During my 10-year tenure at Parents, I had access to the best and the brightest among child development experts, …Read More

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