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Jennifer DuBose

A reader asks for advice on how to deal with bad behavior from her son's first girlfriend. more

General Parenting

After divorce, a war of words can leave children confused about who is "right". more

Chicago Parent Archives

Meditation with the whole family could be the way to relaxation. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Children's intuition is in the news these days. In the first of two parts, parenting expert Jennifer DuBose explores the phenomenon and how to encourage kids' budding natural intuition. more

General Parenting

Family and marriage therapist Jennifer DuBose says sometimes saying nothing in certain circumstances really works. Try it and see what happens. more

General Parenting

Pop culture often portrays fathers as bumbling, or simply not important. Jennifer DuBose says fathers matter - and mothers should let them. more

General Parenting

Parenting Isn't for Sissies columnist Jennifer DuBose has some advice for new and experienced mothers: Be careful what advice you listen to. In other words, trust your intuition. more

General Parenting

The first step to good parenting is listening. The second is seeing your child for who he or she is, not who you want them to be. more

General Parenting

Ever been so upset about something that you came home and overreacted to a relatively minor incident? When this heightened state of arousal is left unchecked, it can 'leak' into other areas of our lives. There are many things we can do to minimize its negative effects. more

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Love takes work and sacrifice. Is it worth the effort? Yes, it is! more

General Parenting

Kick off 2012 by taking stock in your family's life. Columnist Jennifer DuBose provides the tips to get you started. more

General Parenting

Jennifer DuBose with some great tips on working together, communicating and having fun with your kids. more

General Parenting

A child's first crush is scary and exciting. Help them navigate through it by following their lead. more

General Parenting

How we nurture the bond between our children can have a big impact on whether that relationship lasts long after they've grown up. more

General Parenting

Friendship enhances self-esteem, helps kids adjust to social and academic demands at school and diminishes their vulnerability to negative peer pressure and unhealthy attachments more

General Parenting

Alzheimer's is scary stuff, but adults are not the only ones affected. Children who love someone with Alzheimer's need information and reassurance, the sooner the better. more

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The message you send when you ask for time to think about another person’s perspective— whether it’s your child’s or another adult’s—is that you’re willing to carefully consider it. more

General Parenting

I’m not a big fan of making New Year’s resolutions. I suspect this is because I know I’m a slacker – and won’t keep them. more

Chicago Parent Archives

So what if others with Ivy League aspirations for their children are racing to beef up their preschoolers’ resumes? I have a hunch there’s a better way to grow a well-rounded child. more

General Parenting

Eliminate the drama from your child's anxious moments and turn them into opportunities to learn how to self-soothe through later crises. more

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