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What can a parent do when siblings fight? How do you supervise your children safely while teaching them to manage their own conflicts?

Is it okay for a mother to take a bath with her child?  And when is a child too old for this?  

Friends offer opportunities for a child to try out different aspects of her developing personality: her likes, dislikes and ways of relating.

I have an almost 4-year-old daughter who is extremely bossy – to me, to our family, to other children. Any advice?

Families under stress today need the rituals of mealtimes more than ever to bring them together. 

At 12 months, a baby may have started walking, or is preparing to. This means greater independence and opportunities for daring new exploration.

A grandmother frets over a child's resistance to toilet learning.

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