About Cynthia Hanson

Cynthia Hanson is a journalist who writes for many national publications, including Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents and American Baby.

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Articles by Cynthia

Is Your Family Safe When You’re Driving?

Is Your Family Safe When You’re Driving?

Editor’s Note:  An unsafe driving style can put you and your family at risk, but it also sets a poor example for your little future drivers.  This article provides a few common-sense reminders that most of us could benefit from. *************************************************************************************************************************** Think you’re an ace on the road? Not... 

Restoring Parental Joy to Support Happy, Healthy Kids

Restoring Parental Joy to Support Happy, Healthy Kids

Parenthood is supposed to be a joy-filled journey – or so the ads and Facebook memes tell us. So why does it seem as though our days are largely about nagging, supervising homework, changing diapers and shuttling kids to and from their activities? What’s wrong with this picture? “Today’s mothers are stressed out, overworked and pulled in so many directions that it can be hard to find the... 

How to Become a Better Parenting Team!

How to Become a Better Parenting Team!

You don’t like the kids watching TV on school nights; your guy lets them turn on the Disney Channel after dinner. You think his punishments are too harsh; he thinks you’re too easy. If you two don’t see eye to eye when it comes to parenting style, you’re not alone! Here are some expert parenting tips to help bring your parenting team together. “Most couples have different philosophies about... 

Are You a Drama Mama? Know When to Back Off

Are You a Drama Mama? Know When to Back Off

Your child has a fight with a friend. She’s in tears; you’re furious and ready to defend her. But should you? In this age of helicopter parenting, it’s hard not to step in when you see your child in a social dilemma. But that’s not always the answer. “In recent years, I’ve seen a trend of mothers confronting other mothers – by phone or email, or in person – to resolve their... 

Putting an End to Battles with Your Kids

Putting an End to Battles with Your Kids

Tired of nagging your kids to pick up their dirty clothes to no avail? Do you sound like a broken record repeating, “Eat your veggies”? Good news: You can put an end to the daily battles! “Most fights come about because a parent is trying to limit, correct or stop something the kid is doing,” says Dr. Fred Zelinger, a child and family psychologist in Cedarhurst, N.Y. “But it’s easier to...