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Trash the To-Do List & Do This Instead

As mothers, we’re trained not to rock the boat. Heck, we are the boat keeping everything afloat. But then I decided to do something that actually makes me happy for once.

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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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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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How You Can Help Your Child Handle Disappointment

This year has been filled with a lot of setbacks (to say the least). These tips will help adjust your kid’s attitude so that they can find the good in any situation and prepare them for what life throws their way.

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Henry Golding & Wife Liv Lo Welcome Their First Child

The “Crazy Rich Asians” actor and his wife are parents.

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No Matter How Hard It Is for You

“All I think about is who will take care of them when I’m gone, and if they’ll be taken advantage of or treated badly wherever they are.”

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The Surprising Way to Calm Down Your Kids (& It Only Takes 7 Minutes)

Calm just teamed up with Apple TV+ to co-create a series of guided meditations just for kids inspired by Apple’s show, Stillwater. Read on for the scoop.

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Dear Kids, I Hope You Never Thank Me for This

“I hope my kids are grateful for all of the things we do for them, but for many reasons, more importantly, I hope they are thankful for the things that we didn’t do.”

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Choosing to See the Joy in Autism

“As this holiday season is upon us, I could choose to be sad, to be mad, to be angry for what could have been or what I wanted—instead, I can choose to seek the joy in what is, in the moments that matter, and cherish what we have.”

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Whelp. We’ve Made It to Christmas

“It’s the time of year where one’s heart should grow three sizes and goodwill should be sprinkled like the curse words you use while trying to find the last-minute gift that your child decided was the gift of the year that you did not buy.”

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How to Help Young Kids (& You) Navigate This Election

“No matter your political beliefs, here are 5 ways to approach the election that are supportive of young kids, and that will likely feel supportive of you, too.”

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What Is on Your Family’s Coat of Arms?

If you could create your own family’s coat of arms, what values would you choose to prominently display?

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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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How to Help Kids Deal with Disappointment (According to Experts)

There are some things you can do to help ease the sadness and anxiety. We’ve enlisted expert advice to offer some tips to help kids deal.

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Why Routines Are Even More Essential during Coronavirus

“The added benefit is that daily routines reduce chaos, decision making and simplify your day. They know where they need to be. Plus routines make children feel safe, especially in an ever-changing world.”

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Parenting in the Days of Social Distancing and COVID-19

7 Tips to help make parenting at home during this crisis a little easier for everyone.

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This Study Shows the Stress Working Parents Face Could Actually Cost Them Their Jobs

Working parents face the difficult choice between wanting to take on more at work and being present for their family.

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How to Help Your Child Overcome Disappointment

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On a recent outing to the Carousel in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, my granddaughter and I were both very disappointed that the Carousel was unexpectedly closed for repairs. There is a wonderful playground in the vicinity, so…

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Kids Who Can Manage Emotions Do Better In School, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence was linked to higher test scores.

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The Only New Year’s Resolution I Will Make for Myself…and for You Too

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I once read a quote by Albert Einstein that said something about defining insanity as doing the same actions over and over but expecting different results. It often comes to mind at the end of the year when…

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Are We Destroying Our Neurodiverse Children?

“Outside-the-box kids were made differently and distinctly with gifts, talents, and purposes. And these outside-the-box kids must be equipped with our unconditional love and support to thrive in this world.”

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The Internet Has Feelings about This Remix of the ABC Song

The Twitter-verse doesn’t think LMNOP needs a change.

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Tackling Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums can be a hard stage for parents but life can be a little easier (for you both) by following these parenting tips.

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How I Found Happiness Within Disappointment

It takes a brave soul to admit the unadmittable and I like to think that on my better days, I am that brave. So here goes…

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Elsa was right.
It’s true. Strip away the awkward…

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Relationship Resiliency: Love, Laughter and Lust

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For my husband and I, the year of 2016 was a doozie. Our circumstances weren’t necessarily unique, and I’m sure couples anywhere could relate to our struggles, but while going through it, we felt isolated and often…

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How to Encourage Your Children to Embrace Disappointment (& Why It’s Good for Them in the Long Run)

Parents don’t seem to allow their child to experience being disappointed and it’s seriously impacting the child’s ability to reach their fullest academic potential, according to this writer. Do you agree?

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Is My Child Ready for Summer Camp?

“Over my three decades as a summer camp director, I’ve been asked thousands of questions about summer camp from parents, campers and young adult counselors.”

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Steph Curry Made Good on Promise & Launched These Amazing New Kicks for Girls

A nine-year-old fan helped design these inspiring new kicks.

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Are SweetHearts Candy Conversation Hearts Gone for Good? “Back Soon,” Maker Says

These Valentine’s Day favorites could be making a come back.

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My Family Gave Up on New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s Why Yours Should, Too

“Not only has this made us happier people, but it has also improved our connection as a family unit.”

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This Celeb Gets Real about Having a Baby Girl—When She Really Wanted a Boy

Being disappointed about having a boy or girl is totally valid.

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The Good News You Missed in All That Build-A-Bear Pay Your Age Day Craziness

You can still score the Pay Your Age deal, no line necessary.

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There’s Still a Chance to Get a Discounted Build-A-Bear After Thursday’s Chaos

If you missed out on the Build-A-Bear debacle, you can still score a deal—but you’ll have to act fast.

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How to Talk to Your Child When They’re Disappointed

As a child psychologist and a parent, I have not only helped parents with this struggle, but I’m a player in the game, and it’s not easy.  

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