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The Surprising Thing a Pixar Movie Taught Me about Raising a Teenager

“When your teenager is grumpy and wants to be left alone, be relentless and let your unconditional love shine through. The ending is worth it.”

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Is a Video Game the Key to Identifying ADHD in Kids? This Study Says Yes

A new study claims to have developed a video game that allows the identification and evaluation of the degree of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents

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3 Things You Can Do to Help Teen Girls Navigate Online Dating

“As much as 70 percent of teens are online dating and most online dating users do so in private and without their parents’ knowledge or permission. Let’s help her navigate this virtual world safely, in the ways we can, either from the periphery or as involved as she’ll allow.”

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All the Insight Needed to Transform My Heart I Learned from Parenting

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The words of Robert Fulghum’s essay, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” hung on my kitchen wall like a whisper of God’s grace amidst our daily living when my three kids were tiny tots.  He…

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American Girl Announces 2020 Girl of the Year

Meet Joss, American Girl’s first Girl of the Year with hearing loss.

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Raising Boys: How to Encourage Emotional Expression

“The outside world is trying its best to toughen up my sons. I hope showing them that it’s okay for a man to talk about and show emotions will, in turn, help them be more comfortable sharing and expressing their own feelings.”

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Dear Moms of Autistic Babes

Know that there will be days you will want to quit, to run away and not face this anymore. There will be days you are tired and battle weary. But you cannot quit. You cannot be done. And it will get better.

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This New Study on Sunscreen Chemicals Will Surprise You

You’ll want to read this before you stock up on sunscreen.

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Moms of Kids with Autism: You CAN Do This—& I Should Know, because I Did, Too

To those of you who are out there, like me—hang in there. It will get better. I promise. 

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New Study Finds Teens Worry about This the Most. Here’s What Parents Can Do

Here’s stressing out your teen—and how you can help.

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Watch This Pixar Short for Free on YouTube This Week

This Oscar-nominated Pixar short is can’t-miss.

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Screen Time Physically Changes Your Kid’s Brain, New Study Reveals

The findings of this important study are pretty shocking—but parents shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Your Teen Has Probably Been Cyberbullied. Here’s What Parents Can Do

A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of all teens have been victims of cyberbullying.

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The Secrets My Childhood Diary Reveals to Me about My Own Tween Girl

“There is sass, there is eye rolling and there are meltdowns.”

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Study Finds Breastfeeding Is Better Than Pumping, But Only for This Reason

New research suggests how baby gets their milk can make a big difference in their development.

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J. Crew Released a Feminist T-Shirt for Boys & People Had LOTS of Thoughts

The phrase “I am a feminist too” printed on a child’s t-shirt has elicited quite the reaction online.

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How to Save Your Kid from Tech Addiction

Tech addiction is real and it is becoming prominent. Like any other addiction, it begins with a preoccupation and turns into an obsession, routinely interfering with a child’s daily activities such as eating, sleeping, school, and interests. Kids are most…

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Is Your Child or Teen a Perfectionist? Here’s What Parents Can Do

As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I see this all the time in my work.

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This Is What It Feels Like When Your Holidays Are Touched by Grief

Two years and 337 days ago on a harsh December night, my children’s father died. At just 44 years old, his heart stopped beating and he slipped from life into death as the world slept. I was left to deliver…

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This Is Why I Don’t Worry About Being the Best-Looking Mom

When I was in middle school—the most awkward of awkward adolescent stages—I read an article in a teen magazine entitled something along the lines of “Are You The Fat Funny Friend?” (In retrospect it was probably called something less offensive.) I remember…

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Study Proves Pregnancy Brain Is Totally Real

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Have you ever lost your keys only to find them later in the fridge? Or gotten in the car and forgotten where you’re going? At some point during pregnancy every woman (and her friends and family) will…

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Theater and Shows for Kids in Seattle

Looking for a little more drama in your life?  Share the magic and excitement of theater with your children.  This season boasts a fantastic array of musicals, puppet shows, books brought to life, fables and new original works.  You’ll find…

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Portland Yoga Classes for Babies, Kids, & Families

Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of…

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