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20 Empowering Things to Say to Your Daughter Every Day

You want to tell your daughter what she really needs to hear. Here are our favorite ways to do it.

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7 Ways to Bring More Joy to Your Child’s Life

“During this pandemic, everyone could use a little bit more joy, even your children. Here are 7 ways that can help you cultivate this wonderful emotion in your kids.”

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Pizza My Heart: 19 Silly Jokes for NYC Kids

There’s a comedian in every house. Share these corny quips, then come up with your own!

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How to Teach Children Compassion

“By choosing to parent with presence and consciousness you are providing an opportunity for your child to learn to be a conscious individual. You are providing a framework for healthy, ecologically responsible, spiritually connected living.”

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The One Question We Knew We’d Have to Answer Eventually

“Here it was—a few days before Mother’s Day—my little boy wanted to know where his mother was.”

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6 Tips for Helping Children Grieve

“Young children need to know that if they have lost someone close, be it friend, pet or family member, it is okay to feel upset and miss the person they are grieving. Here are 6 tips to help them grieve in a healthy way.”

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What It’s Like to Have a Mama’s Boy

The daily, emotional toll may be overwhelming but then I consider what kind of young man he is going to become, with all the love and sweetness he possesses and I know it’ll be a beautiful thing.

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As You Like It: Shakespearean Dictionary for Kids

It’s Talk Like Shakespeare Day, but don’t worry—we won’t let you look like a mortal fool.

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When Your Son Prefers His Dad over You

“Rejection is never easy, especially when it comes from your child.”

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Hop to the Bunny Museum

Have you ever seen 30,000 bunnies in one place? Here’s where you can, at one of the most unique little private museums that’s perfect for Easter exploration.

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Study Shows How You Treat Your Partner Will Affect Your Child’s Future

Parental relationships shape a child’s future marriage.

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I Accidentally Killed Our Family Pet

“I ran over our turtle with my car. This is what I learned about life, death, and pets.”

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4 Reasons Why Co-Sleeping Might Work for You

Could co-sleeping be the sleep solution you’ve been looking for?

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Chillin’ with the Goats on Chicago’s West Side

Have silly, giggle-filled fun with goats with the family on Chicago’s west side.

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A Letter to My “First Baby”

Everything was about to change. And you, my sweet pup, would no longer be an “only child.”

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10 Things You Can Do to Help an Introverted Child Thrive

Got a kid who needs a little help speaking up for themselves or taking on awkward social situations? We’ve got tips and tricks here from moms and experts who’ve lived it.

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I Love Each of My Children Differently. Here’s Why That’s Okay

“As my kids grow into adulthood, I’m learning how to love them differently.”

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How Organizing My Home Brought Me Closer to My Son

I started watching Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” with my son and it’s so much more than a shared TV show we both happen to enjoy.

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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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Lessons in Parenting, Courtesy of My Dog

“Note to self: Do like the dog and just shut-up and listen.”

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​5 Easy Ways Parents Can Teach & Model Consent to Their Kids

Consent is an important topic to consider with children, including younger ones

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Why a Son Will Always Need His Daddy

People say that the bond between a mother and her son is unshakeable. The same as a father with his little girl.
My son and I share a very strong connection. From the moment he was born, we were two…

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You Need Consent to Hug My Child

“Did you hear the Girl Scouts are discouraging kids from hugging their relatives?”

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My mom, eager for friendly banter about the latest news, declared the question to a room full of relatives on Thanksgiving as…

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Do You Make Your Kids Hug Their Relatives? The Girl Scouts Weigh In

The Girl Scouts of America are urging parents to think twice before pushing their kids into hugs they may not want.

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This Is What It’s Really Like to Have a “Weekend” Husband

“You’re so lucky!”

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“You don’t have to wake up early to help with breakfast or do that extra load of laundry!.”
“You don’t have to deal with a man-child every single day!”
These are only…

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I Am My Mother’s Daughter (with a Few Upgrades)

Every mother has a different st‌yle of parenting. Some are more lenient, others more strict. Some mothers shower their children with constant affection while others take the ‘tough love’ approach.
I am a firm believer that we are a product…

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Why I Don’t Want Gifts at My Daughter’s Birthday Party

At the bottom of my daughter’s birthday party invitations you’ll see a note that reads, “No Gifts Necessary.”
Why? Because I’m an evil mother and I don’t want her to have any fun.
No, that’s not it.
My dear daughter…

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What to Do When Your Kiddo Plays Favorites

From time-to-time I answer readers questions on my website, and this one comes up a lot:
QUESTION: Sometimes my 3-year-old can be sort of mean to her dad–like when he goes to get her in the morning she will scream…

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5 “Naughty” Kid Behaviors That Are Just Plain Normal

Why those seemingly naughty behaviors are just normal developmental steps.

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Why It’s Important You Show Affection Towards Your Kids

How often do you show your kids affection?

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The Hardest Lesson I Am Learning As Mom of a Toddler

Photo: Melissa Cooper
We all know parenting is hard. It’s like saying rock climbing blindfolded and handcuffed is hard. Little people are unpredictable. And even when they are generally good, they each have their days. Don’t we all?
Here’s the…

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‘BBC Dad’ Finally Talks About What REALLY Happened In That Viral Video

One of the best video-bombs ever? Possibly. If you haven’t seen the popular BBC Dad video, you must! About four days ago, the Internet laughed their pants off when they witnessed Professor Robert Kelly get interrupted in his serious (and…

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