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Giving Grace Changes Everything

Regardless of the mistakes I make as a parent, there is no better feeling than tucking my children in at night when they wrap their arms around me and meet me with unconditional grace and love. Shouldn’t we offer the same to our children?

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7 Reasons to Travel with Kids, No Matter How Young They Are

Travel fosters independence and so much more!

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Why I Love Fairy Tales

“Fairy tales teach us about empathy and compassion, relationships, and the difference between good and evil. These stories are more than just happily ever after. They portray real moral lessons thru characters and virtue shown in the stories.”

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Where Has the Time Gone?

“It’s just been you and me from the start and as we approach your 3rd birthday I can’t help but reflect back on these past few years. And although some days feel like an eternity, I still catch myself wondering, ‘Where has the time gone?’”

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New Children’s Book Lets Kids Choose Their Own Skin Color

Kids can choose a skin tone for the main character of this book.

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Interview with a Groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil Dishes the Dirt

Today is Groundhog Day. We caught up with the world’s most famous groundhog and asked him the serious questions. Find out what he had to say.

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Parents: Stop Bullying Our Teachers!

“Everyone is doing the best they can, including school board members and teachers. Let’s try to remember that in the new year and show them some compassion.”

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Great Books to Kick off Reading in 2021

“Our first book list for 2021 is intentionally eclectic: poetry and prose, fantasy and biography, a graphic novel, a suspenseful account of a Navy Seal rescue operation, and a classic ‘summer friendship and self-discovery’ story.”

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Teaching & Learning about Life’s Little Lessons

“The sooner you get your children to open up about their own views of the world, the easier it is to talk to them about life’s little lessons and their own purpose in life.”

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Your #1 Goal This School Year? Practicing Compassion

“Being compassionate toward yourself and your family members is all-important right now. It doesn’t mean that you are lowering your standards; it means that you need new standards for these new times.”

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Helpful Tips When Your Kid Wants to Become a Vegetarian

“I was around nine when I had single-mindedly decided to just stop eating meat and become a full-time vegetarian. As loving as my parents were, they weren’t exactly sure how to handle a nine-year-old vegetarian.”

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American Girl “Heroes with Heart” Contest Winners Announced

Five winners were selected from more than 1,000 nominations.

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Dear Laundry, My One & Only True BFF

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for always being there for me.”

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The Kids Will Be Okay

“As parents, it’s our duty to protect our children and teach them to do the right thing so that when they become adults, they will remember all the life lessons that we taught them.”

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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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Walmart & Nextdoor Launch New ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Program

This initiative makes it easier for neighbors across the country to help one another.

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Parent to a Special Needs Child? Hear What This Doc Has to Say

We sat down with Raquel Nieves, MD, of Stanford Children’s Health and Bayside Medical Group to talk about special needs children in her practice, including those with Down syndrome.

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Can You Love Yourself into Being a Better Parent?

“My temper rose. Upstairs, she started to throw things and open the door. Finally, I lost it. I went upstairs, shaking with frustration and feeling helpless.”

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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Having the Tough Talk about Cyberbullying with Your Kids

When it comes to cyberbullying, these are the essential conversations you need to have to help keep your child safe, happy, and healthy.

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4 Ways to Introduce Mindfulness to Children

Making mindfulness part of your parenting toolkit need not be complicated or time-consuming and by incorporating mindful behaviors into your own life, you teach kids valuable skills that will pay big dividends for years to come.

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How to Teach Your Kids to Be Amazing Philanthropists

Children are influenced not only by the words of their loved ones but even more so, their actions. Volunteering as a family is a fun way to spend quality time together and to show them how far kindness and compassion can reach. Plus kindness is contagious!

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These Hospitals Dressed Up Babies Like Mini Mister Rogers

Cardigans, ties and sneakers turned these newborns into pint-sized Rogers for World Kindness Day.

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10 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Reading

In celebration of National Literacy Month, we selected 10 of our favorite books that teach kids of all ages important life lessons. Read on to see our picks.

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A Boy With Autism Called 911 For a Lost Teddy Bear and Received the Best Response

This police officer couldn’t have had a better response.

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Respect Is a Two-Way Street—Especially with Your Kids

“The secret to getting your child to respect you? Sometimes a solution is right there in front of our faces.”

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An Arts Education Makes Kids Better Writers & It Makes Them Better People, Too

Arts education can have important impacts on school kids long after they graduate.

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5 Questions That Can Save the World & Make Kindness Trend Again

When life feels chaotic and unstable, these questions can reenergize your spirit and refocus on what’s important.

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Being a Mom Is So Much More Than Target Runs & Tantrums

“Does being a mother mean your life mainly consists of potty-training, play dates, naps, report cards and trips to Target?”

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Pharrell’s Popular Netflix Show Proves That Boys Love Female Heroes, Too

Boys across the country have become avid fans of True and her candy-colored world.

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Parents: Don’t Be the Gorilla (Even When Your Family Feels Like a Zoo)

“Boy, is it easy to get caught up in drama. Your kids, my kids…what’s fair and not fair?”

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We Have to Stop Shaming Stay-at-Home Moms because It’s NOT Okay

For the sake of the children, let’s stop the shaming.

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