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 Most educators and education experts agree that it's counterproductive for parents or an older sibling to do a child's homework or help too much. However, kids do better with some assistance. (Thinkstock)

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

BY AMY BENTLEY
 If you're looking for easy-to-follow instructions and getting the job done in the shortest amount of time, then the three-day method is for you. There are many variations of this approach, but the concept is the same.  (Thinkstock)

What you need to know about potty training

BY DAWN ANTIS
A friend is someone who listens and supports, but does not attempt to set limits or change behavior. A parent, on the other hand, is one who does set limits and imposes consequences in an effort to influence behavior. (Thinkstock)

Are you too buddy-buddy with your teenager?

Figuring out the fine line between parent and friend
BY BLAKE WYMAN
When it comes to the issue of teens and privacy – and how much parental scrutiny a teen should be prepared to open himself or herself up to – parents often find themselves in a pickle. (Thinkstock)

How much privacy should you allow your teenager?

There's a fine line between protecting and being overbearing
BY BLAKE WYMAN
A new baby – whether it's your first, your second or your 10th child – brings challenges and excitement to any family – and a few worries. (Thinkstock)

What! You're having another baby, Mom?

Parents should take steps to help siblings adapt to a new arrival
BY AMY BENTLEY