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How to Make It through the Rest of Summer & Keep Your Cool

The endless repetitions of “I’m booooooored…” interspersed with refusals to help around the house and suddenly you’re triggered. Sound familiar?

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The Age You Need to Push Kids to Stay Active (According to Studies)

This is the age that kids stop being active and it’s sooner than you think.

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Instagram Just Announced New Features to Majorly Upgrade Privacy for Teens

Three new features will make it safer for teens on the massively popular platform.

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My Kids Kept Having Tantrums & This Is How We Fixed It

Children naturally act out to test their boundaries and to learn more about life. When they do, it’s our job to figure out the underlying cause and help address the issue.

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Want to Raise Respectful Kids? Then You Need to Do This First

If you think your kids aren’t watching you, hearing you or taking in the energy you are putting out into the community—yelling or cussing at another driver who may have cut you off—then you are missing the bigger picture.

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TikTok’s New Features Help Your Family Combat Cyberbullying

New updates streamline comment management and guide on bullying prevention.

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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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Mean or Bullying Behavior? Helping Kids Understand the Difference

“While context is important to understand meanness versus bullying, both behaviors are not okay and can be painful for kids as well as parents. Here’s how parents can respond to best support their kids.”

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Blaming versus Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

What does attribution style have to do with parenting? A lot more than you realize.

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Why Kids Test Our Limits & What to Do About It

“Most parents assume that the solution to children not listening (or deliberately ignoring) limits is, you guessed it, more limits. And stronger enforcement of limits.”

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When They Only Want Mommy: A How-To Guide to Reclaiming Your Space

If you want your partner to share the love AND have your kids running to both of you (rather than mommy! mommy! mommy! all of the time), try these three steps.

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Is It Autism or a Speech Delay?

“Regardless if your child is delayed only in expressive language or if he is already diagnosed with severe autism, you as a parent can learn to detect and treat delays and help your child to catch up as much as possible.”

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11 Phrases That Will Get Your Kids to Listen (No Joke!)

If there’s one thing parents learn rather quickly, it’s that the words “kid” and “listen” are not always compatible.

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Got Toddler Behavior Issues? This Program Can Help

New research found a way to help behavioral issues in children as young as 12-months.

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Disney Poised to Close 60 Stores in 2021

Disney will expand its e-tail shopping experiences.

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Can Dogs & Kids Sync Up Their Behaviors? New Study Has Answers

Pups and kids can have interesting relationships.

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COVID kids

How to Help Kids That Are Grieving Life before COVID

“If we allow a child their sadness, it doesn’t make sadness bigger, instead, it actually makes the sadness smaller because the child feels understood and validated. And when negative emotions are dealt with early in a child’s life, they learn enduring skills to help them through life’s future bumps and bruises.”

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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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Worried about Your Kids Social Skills? These 7 Tips Will Help

“Especially poignant during a year with limited social interactions, these tips will help your child develop their social skills.”

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Here’s Why Regular Bedtimes Are So Important, According to Science

It’s not just about enjoying that mom-time once the kiddos drift off to dreamland.

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My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Every Day Is a Struggle—but We Manage

“I love my child with everything I’ve got, but there are times when he’s hard to like.”

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6 Reasons Why January Babies Are Awesome (According to Studies)

According to studies, they are not only likely to be health professionals, but many of them also have good attitudes as well.

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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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How to Have Happy & Cooperative Toddlers during a Diaper Change

“The key in these moments is to avoid engaging in this resistant behavior. Your only job is to steady the course, no matter what attempt at distraction, your little throws your way.”

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6 Ways to Encourage Inclusivity in Your Family

“Raising respectful, knowledgeable, and empathetic members of society begins with you, and by encouraging inclusivity at home, you’re doing your part in creating a better world for everyone.”

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What’s the Right Age to Stop Reading Bedtime Stories? The Answer Might Surprise You

There’s no denying the bedtime story is a powerful ritual, but when do most parents stop reading to their children?

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29 Hilarious Halloween Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Parenting

These memes pretty much sum up parenting this time of year.

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10 Expert-Approved Ways Your Teen Can Handle Online Bullying

“It’s important to talk about how bullying can affect kids, and what you can do as a parent to empower them to take action and help deal with the issues they themselves or their friends may be going through.”

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Why I Should Get a Say About Raising Your Children

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I know that childless people (of which I am one) like to complain about how parents are raising their kids. I feel confident in saying that virtually every parent has had the experience of going out in public…

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Who’s the Real Bully Here?

If you want to find the source of a child’s bullying, look at children’s behavior—it’s hard not to see a reflection of the environment in which they are being raised.

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Study Shows Parental Touch Reduces Pain Responses in Babies’ Brains

How the baby’s brain processes and reacts to pain depends on their contact with a parent.

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How to Ease the Long-Term Stress-Related Toll From COVID on Kids

“Let’s shift the narrative to one that both puts the well-being of parents first and provides children what they need during stressful and normal times.”

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How We Helped Our Toddler Gently Bond With Baby

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If your family is growing, you’re probably wondering how your family dynamic will change with the addition of a little one. As a mother, you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect .…

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6 Strategies to Stop Siblings Fights & Restore the Peace

“Siblings fight, but they can learn to work it out, makeup, and get their needs met. The important thing is to stay calm and help each child verbalize feelings without throwing a fit or a fist.”

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