Parents Talk Back: Is weightlifting safe for teenagers?

Parents Talk Back: Is weightlifting safe for teenagers?

Alex: My 14 year old son feels he's weaker than the other boys in our neighborhood. Some of his friends are clearly more muscular. He wants to…

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Aisha Sultan: How to survive your kids' middle school years

Aisha Sultan: How to survive your kids' middle school years

 Moms of middle-school children, between 12 and 14 years old, were far more stressed and depressed than those rearing toddlers.

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Parents Talk Back: How to deal with disruptive parents at children's games?

Parents Talk Back: How to deal with disruptive parents at children's games?

Avery: My boy plays on a select team, and there is a team dad who is over the top. He's always yelling at the umps and coaches. My husband, wh…

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Aisha Sultan: Catching your child sexting, now what?

Aisha Sultan: Catching your child sexting, now what?

“What does it mean to be online and how does it reflect their offline behavior,” he said.

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Mattel is signaling to parents, not little girls with new Barbie body types

Mattel is signaling to parents, not little girls with new Barbie body types

Barbie's new body is all about her mom issues. 

January 28, 2016 8:45 pmLoading…
Parents Talk Back: How to deal with chapped lips?

Parents Talk Back: How to deal with chapped lips?

JM: My daughter's lips get so chapped in the winter that they will bleed and are very painful. I've heard that lip balms like Carmex can actua…

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Aisha Sultan: A radical way for teen daughters and their mothers to talk, think about their relationship

Aisha Sultan: A radical way for teen daughters and their mothers to talk, think about their relationship

There’s a mother-daughter team who challenges this narrative with a radical notion: The teens years are when mothers and daughters can thrive …

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Parents Talk Back: How to handle rushed breakfasts?

Parents Talk Back: How to handle rushed breakfasts?

Dina: My daughter has trouble eating/finishing breakfast in the morning. She's a slow eater, and the mornings are rushed. Do you have any sugg…

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Aisha Sultan: What makes loss easier to bear?

Aisha Sultan: What makes loss easier to bear?

There aren’t any shortcuts in grieving. There, are however, strategies for coping.

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Parents Talk Back: How much sleep is normal?

Parents Talk Back: How much sleep is normal?

Jake: Do some children just need less sleep than others? Our 10 year-old sleeps about 7 or 8 hours a night, but sleeps in for about 10 hours o…

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Aisha Sultan: Wisconsin man posts #SelfiesWithMuslims, get unexpected reactions

Aisha Sultan: Wisconsin man posts #SelfiesWithMuslims, get unexpected reactions

At first I thought it was a joke.

January 11, 2016 9:00 am Photos

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Parents Talk Back: Are juice cleanses safe for teenagers?

Parents Talk Back: Are juice cleanses safe for teenagers?

Lynn: My teen-age daughter wants to do a juice cleanse. She is trying to convince me of the health advantages of a week-long juice cleanse. Ar…

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Poll: How often do you travel for work?

How often do you travel for work?

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Aisha Sultan: Signs that it's time for a digital detox

Aisha Sultan: Signs that it's time for a digital detox

Adolescents get less quality sleep and have shorter attention spans when they spend a lot of time on digital devices. Recent studies suggest a…

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Parents Talk Back: When should your child outgrow tantrums?

Parents Talk Back: When should your child outgrow tantrums?

Laurie: By what age should a child have outgrown meltdowns and tantrums, developmentally speaking?

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Parents Talk Back: How to deal with the Terrible Twos?

Parents Talk Back: How to deal with the Terrible Twos?

Mike: Hello Aisha and Dr. B, I have gone through the "Terrible Twos" with my older child but it wasn't as bad as what I'm going through right …

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Poll: When do you go to sleep on New Years Eve?

When do you go to sleep on New Years Eve?

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Aisha Sultan: Telling teens 'no' to these things paid off

Aisha Sultan: Telling teens 'no' to these things paid off

“Sometimes they push us because they want to see how much we really care,” one parent said.

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Parents Talk Back: How to know when your child can be left home alone?

Parents Talk Back: How to know when your child can be left home alone?

Liberty: What age do you think a child can be left home alone, say after school for a couple of hours?

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The marriage advice you've always heard is dead wrong

The marriage advice you've always heard is dead wrong

One of the oldest pieces of relationship advice is still in circulation: Don't go to bed angry.

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Poll: What is your favorite part about the holiday season?

What is your favorite part about the holiday season?

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Aisha Sultan: The carousel of condemnation

I never expected to share a ride with former Vice President Dick Cheney, of all people.

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Parents Talk Back: How much screen time for children is too much?

JS: How long is too long for my young teen to be on the phone? It seems like she is staring at it or texting all the time.

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Top 10 reasons kids end up in the ER during the holidays

Top 10 reasons kids end up in the ER during the holidays

Given that the holiday season is upon us, I asked Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, to share from her…

December 08, 2015 10:30 am Photos

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Poll: Where do you go for winter break?

Where do you go for winter break?

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Kirkwood neighbors find a new place to linger, swap, sell and help one another

Kirkwood neighbors find a new place to linger, swap, sell and help one another

She joined thousands of other communities where the local Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook page has become the never-ending garage sale. Millions o…

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Parents Talk Back: Children wanting to dress like the opposite gender?

Parents Talk Back: Children wanting to dress like the opposite gender?

Mom: What should I do if my 5 year old son wants to start wearing dresses? 

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Poll: What is your favorite winter accessory?

What is your favorite winter accessory?

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30 creative ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

30 creative ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

Make a little (or big) person smile. 

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Parents Talk Back: How to deal with chapped lips?

Parents Talk Back: How to deal with chapped lips?

JM: My daughter's lips get so chapped in the winter that they will bleed and are very painful. I've heard that lip balms like Carmex can actua…

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Aisha Sultan: A radical way for teen daughters and their mothers to talk, think about their relationship

Aisha Sultan: A radical way for teen daughters and their mothers to talk, think about their relationship

There’s a mother-daughter team who challenges this narrative with a radical notion: The teens years are when mothers and daughters can thrive …

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Parents Talk Back: How to handle rushed breakfasts?

Parents Talk Back: How to handle rushed breakfasts?

Dina: My daughter has trouble eating/finishing breakfast in the morning. She's a slow eater, and the mornings are rushed. Do you have any sugg…

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Aisha Sultan: What makes loss easier to bear?

Aisha Sultan: What makes loss easier to bear?

There aren’t any shortcuts in grieving. There, are however, strategies for coping.

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Parents Talk Back: How much sleep is normal?

Parents Talk Back: How much sleep is normal?

Jake: Do some children just need less sleep than others? Our 10 year-old sleeps about 7 or 8 hours a night, but sleeps in for about 10 hours o…

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Aisha Sultan: Wisconsin man posts #SelfiesWithMuslims, get unexpected reactions

Aisha Sultan: Wisconsin man posts #SelfiesWithMuslims, get unexpected reactions

At first I thought it was a joke.

January 11, 2016 9:00 am Photos

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Aisha Sultan

Aisha covered education and breaking news for nearly 10 years before joining the Lifestyle staff. She is the home and family editor and wastes too much time on Facebook.