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Mom creates an incredibly demanding birthday letter
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Mom’s birthday list goes viral – Have parents just gone too far? – Poll

Here's another frightening reminder that maybe parents have just gotten too over the top with their demands for their kids.

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Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Do you tend to favor one child over another?

It may be normal, but that does not make it ok. When it comes to playing favorites in a household, if a parent aligns him or herself with one child over another, it can disrupt the dynamic of the family.

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When is helping your grown kids not helpful at all?

You see it all the time in New Jersey: baby boomer parents helping their 20-something kids make rent or pay car insurance and credit card bills. Sometimes the parents even buy these grown children cars and condominiums.

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How do you feel about sending your kids back to school?

For some parents, September is the most wonderful time of year. Others dread sending their kids back to school, and wish they could extend the Summer.

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Guang Niu, Getty Images
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Tooth fairy paying less for lost teeth this year

Today is Tooth Fairy Day. I'm sad to say, I found out she’s leaving less under the pillow than she used to.

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Is going off to college scarier for kids or parents?

Freshman year of college can be an exciting and scary milestone in a student's life. Most kids going away to school don't realize that their parents are just as scared as their kids are. Some parents may even be more worried about the start of college than their children are.

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NJ foster kids need positive parent visits

New Jersey children living in foster care are visiting with their parents more frequently, but the quality of those visits needs improvement according to a new survey by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, which finds that not enough is being done to encourage positive interaction between parents and children.

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Kids left in the car - What's your opinion
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Kids Distract More Than Cell Phones While Driving, Study Finds [POLL/AUDIO]

A new study from Australia finds children in a moving vehicle can be 12 times more distracting to a driver than cell phone talking.

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Bed-Sharing Trend on the Rise: A Major Hazard for Infants [AUDIO]

"Bed-sharing," a trend of new parents putting their baby bed with them, is on the rise, despite the inherent dangers for the child.

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Are You Stressed Over Your Child’s Sports Activities? [AUDIO]

If your child is involved in organized sports, you probably understand the running from one field to the next, getting to practice on time, traveling, volunteering, fundraising and the cost. For many, it's not a big deal, it's part of the commitment. But, for others it's a different story.

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