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When My Toddler Makes Me Angry

I’ve been slowly figuring out how to navigate this intense and, sometimes scary, emotion. This is what works for me.

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Dear White Allies

“It’s time to carry the burden with our black community.”

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5 Ways to Support Your Little Perfectionist

“Here’s what you can do if you notice a child struggling with perfectionism or their own inner-critic.”

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When You Are All Alone, Sitting in the Dark

“I’ll sit with you in the dark when the sadness of, ‘Why my kid?’ slowly turns to the anger of, ‘Why not my kid?’ and you realize how important inclusion and acceptance are.

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Babies Who Do This Grow Up to Be More Cooperative & Compassionate, Study Finds

This baby behavior could tell you if you’re in for an easier road with your toddler.

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Why I’m Dreaming of Family Travel This Year

“Savor the planning, inhabit the surprises, heal if you must, and journey on. Enjoy the entirety of your travels, and consider 2021 an opportunity for the most well researched you, ever. Whether in a summer sojourn, or the journey of life.”

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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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The Importance of Developing Your Child’s Sense of Humor

“A good sense of humor is just one of the tools I want to give my kids for mastery of their life.”

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Distance for Christmas

“The thing is, Christmas started with a little family all alone in a manger. Cast aside, afraid, nowhere to go, they hunkered down together in a stable, the animals their only company.”

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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The Letter That Rocked My House

“My anger was hot and quick—every neighbor turned into a suspect, and any peace that I had made with this house and its bedroom void of a crib was shattered.”

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How to Help Your Child Manage Frustration

“Try these tips from experts in social and emotional learning (SEL). And guess what? These strategies also work well for frustrated parents!”

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The Precious Gifts of Failure & Empathy

“Today I hope you will accept the gift of my admitted failures and give someone else a precious gift. The gift of your own failure, your empathy, tears, forgiveness…and love. We will be OK. Because we are in this together.”

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Children’s Mental Health in the Time of Quarantine

“When a child feels safe to express themselves, many important conversations can begin. Those conversations may not only ease the stress of our current situation but provide them with tools they can use for a lifetime.”

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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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What Happened When I Found Out My Child Is Trans

“The kind-hearted child I gave birth to is still in there no matter what.”

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“Sesame Street” Is Launching an Arabic Series to Help Refugee Children

“Sesame Street” has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to bring the show and a special message to refugee children.

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How I Positively Changed the Relationship with My Kids

I realized that I was irritated a lot and decided I needed a change. Here is how I went from “Negative Nelly” to focusing on things I loved, became more relaxed around my kids, and started to enjoy my life again.

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5 Critical Social Media Habits to Teach Your Kids

Technology has been both a blessing and a curse on our society. Follow these tips to empower your kids to use social media in a positive way.

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Hate Your Teen’s Fashion Choices? Read This First

While it’s unlikely that your fashion preferences will be the same as your teen, be careful not to hurt their self-esteem when it comes to making sartorial choices.

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Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill

Hello My Little Sweet Potato,

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We need to talk.
I know you’re going through some very important developmental milestones, but I have some concerns about your behavior, that I feel we should address.
Last night…

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How to Help Kids Handle Their Emotions

There’s a learning curve when it comes to regulating feelings.

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10 Jennifer Garner Quotes That Make Us Want to Join Her Mom Squad

A few of our favorite quotes from one awesome mom.

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Our Move from L.A. to Portland: A Journey in Starting Over with a Kid

Our first few months are push-and-pull between instances of despair and disarray and moments of wonder and pure joy.

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The Secret to Raising Kids Without Losing Your Cool? Parent Like the Inuit

We can learn so much from this parenting style from our friends up north.

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How We Grieve Teaches Our Kids about Grief. Here’s What Parents Should Know

How can we as a community and as parents do our best in these situations—and teach our children to do the same?

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Thinking about Divorce? Here’s 10 Things Every Wife Should Know

Like childbirth, I feel that no one tells you the real truth about the divorce process.

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Why I Stopped Overcompensating for the Absentee Parent

I was afraid of being the “bad parent.”

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Honey, We Need to Talk about This Rough Patch We’re Going Through

“Let’s face it. We’re going through a rough spot.”

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Why the Dalai Lama’s “Happiness Curriculum” for Kids Is So Important

Forget about just telling kids to be nice to one another.

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You’ve Heard of Postpartum Depression, But What About Postpartum Anger?

New research reveals that doctors have been missing a key part of women’s postpartum care.

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Dad’s Facebook Post about Changing Tables in Men’s Rooms Goes Viral—& He’s Right

For men with babies, navigating the lack of changing tables can be an everyday challenge.

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10 Secrets to Dealing with Tantrums

Is your kid crying? Before you panic, we’ve found easy tricks and tools to ward off meltdowns in a flash.

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A Christmas Ode to the Overworked Moms

Twas’ the Week Before Christmas…
(an ode to all the overworked mamas)
Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the land
All the mama’s are stressing, wrapping gifts tirelessly by hand ;
The glitter and ribbons they place on…

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This Is How You Know When It’s Time for a Time Out

Disciplining kids: parents, babysitters and teachers don’t want to do it, but we must. We don’t expect perfect little adults, but we want to grow happy little people who can cope with the world around them. Believe it or not,…

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3 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up and Be a Better Parent

Most parents struggle with feelings of guilt over thoughts they are not doing a good enough job for their kids. One study from the UK found parents feel guilty at least 23 times a week!

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