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7 Powerful Things My Daughter Needs to Know Before Middle School

“Every part of you is beautiful and perfect, designed for anything and everything YOU want it to do.”

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Advice for Harry & Meghan & All Families Introducing a New Sibling

“Follow these tips and tricks to help to ease the growing pains families feel when introducing new siblings.”

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To the Mom Parenting a Child with Aggression Issues

“I see your eyes, darkened with sadness, your cheeks, tear-stained from not just the physical pain but the emotional pain. I know your fear. I live it too.”

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13 Fred Rogers Quotes about Kindness That We Need Now More Than Ever

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you remember these important words of wisdom.

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Finding Gratitude Isn’t Easy

“If not for these struggles, the hard, or the difficult, the good, the gains, and the friendships would likely have never shone through so brightly.”

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How to Educate your Children on Riots & Protests

What’s on the news can be scary to kids but not talking to them about it can be even scarier. Mom, educational psychologist and parenting expert Reena B. Patel weighs in.

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Managing Anxiety & Stress in Our Kids

“When we provide our children with time to unwind, we are fostering other important attributes to come out such as self-care, exploration, and creativity.”

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What to Do When You Have a Dog and Are Having a Baby

Pets can bring a whole range of benefits to a growing child, and it’s most likely that your dog and your baby will develop a very deep bond, becoming each other’s guardian and best friend.

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She’s Just Not into Me: When Adult Friendships End

“She doesn’t want to be my friend anymore.”

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We have certainly been there. As a mother of young children, I have unfortunately heard both of my children sadly declare this statement. Relational aggression in young…

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Here’s the Science Behind Why Kids Totally Need a Pet

I have always believed that pets are good for kids—and the science backs it up, too.

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Science Explains Why We Want to Pinch ALL the Cute Baby Cheeks

This scientific reason for cuteness will surprise you.

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Pediatricians’ Group to Parents: Seriously—Don’t Spank Your Kids

Here’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says you shouldn’t spank your kids.

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Why It’s Better to Watch TV & Movies WITH Your Kids

Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing—and there’s no magic number that’s right for all families. The truth is what kids are watching and how they’re watching are…

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My Years as a Teacher Taught Me These Creative Ways to Help Challenging Kids

When you’re not a parent, it is easier to say, “Look at how that kid is behaving!” or “If that were my child, I would…” Once you become a parent, it is suddenly more difficult to decide what to do…

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Why I Would Encourage You to Be a Best Friend

Why this Spoke Contributor would encourage you to be a best friend, not a bully friend. 

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The Sanctuary at Soledad Has the Cutest Kids (Except Yours)

Discover the animal sanctuary in Mojave where you can meet everyone from Petunia the pig to loads of the cutest baby goats you’ll ever see!

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What Do We Tell The Children?

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.

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“What should I say to my students after the election if Trump wins?” a principal…

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Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase ‘Boys Will Be Boys.’

There is a lot of focus right now on the language we use when talking to and about our daughters. My social media news feed is filled with articles warning me of the subtle influence my words have on my…

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OMSI’s Mini Maker Faire Kicks DIY Up a Notch

From R2D2 replicas to a yarn car to stations where you can craft key chains and magnets, prepare to be amazed.

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Happy Mom Tip #45: Skip Those Christmas Cookies

I’m a big fan of high-fat foods; fat tastes good, after all. And research has shown that some types of fats, like Omega-3s, can calm us and even have antidepressant effects. But other studies show that trans-fats, or partially hydrogenated…

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