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Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Like a lot of other teenage girls, my first job was baby-sitting. Being a sitter provided my first real responsibility outside of my parentsí home and my first source of income.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Upsetting life events are often beyond our control, but as parents, we have a duty to protect and inform our children when bad things happen. Here is what I recommend to parents on how to talk to their children about things beyond our control.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM

My husband and I took our three young kids to north Alabama last weekend to visit the grandparents and spent a day on Wilson Lake. Our 7-year-old daughter rode the WaveRunner for the first time, her squeals audible from the dock as the watercraft...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 1:08 PM

The bottom line: Too many young people aren't getting the sleep they need.

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 2:20 PM

The new Pacifica is far more than a people mover. Depending on how you outfit it, it is a mobile communications and entertainment center, a storage transport, an adventure wagon, a luxury highway cruiser for the leisure class, a mini recreational...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM

In this digital age, one of a parent's responsibilities is to keep her child safe online. Aside from monitoring the sites your child visits, you should also set strict guidelines about which sites they can be allowed to open. The following are fun...

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Injuries and death at zoos aren't a rarity. There are several ways that parents can help their children stay safe at the zoo. Here are a some tips.

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Summer is here and kids are out of school kids are out of school for summer break. While you are enjoying the sun, taking precautions to protect your kids from the harmful rays will pose some long-term benefits.

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 11:13 AM

About one in five women are raped in their lifetime, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.But even a single rape is too many.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Four out of 10 college seniors in the 2016 graduating class said their college experience has helped them prepare for their future career. Also, 67 percents more students want more professional experience relevant outside of the classroom.

Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Worried your child is growing up spoiled and entitled? It may not be your fault, but there are still a few things you can do about it.

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