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The Fire Extinguisher Solution to Parenting

“I always mean well, but it doesn’t always end well. Unfortunately, my watery methods don’t always mix with my children’s sometimes oily troubles.”

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Failure to Thrive

“‘Failure to Thrive’ is a cruel diagnosis. It felt as much like a condemnation of my mothering as it was evident that something was wrong with my child.”

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Recall Alert: RH Children’s Bath Wraps Due to Flammability Issues

Check your child’s Restoration Hardware bath wrap.

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A Better Story Starts Here Contest Rules

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HOW TO ENTER: The Contest (“Contest”) will run from 3/22/2021 at 12:00 a.m. PST to 3/31/2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST and will run on the Red Tricycle website. Any entries received after the contest…

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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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Why I See Labels Not Limits

“That label got my son everything he needed and more. That label took away his limitations. It gave him a fighting chance.”

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6 Ways to Set Your Daughter Up for Success & the Studies to Prove Them

Photo: Kiana Bosman
There’s no one right way to raise a child—but research and science shows that there are indeed steps you can take as a parent to encourage a positive outcome. Want to help your children to succeed?  Here…

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Gathering for the Holidays

“You aren’t responsible for making sure everyone in your extended family has a ‘happy holiday season.’ Your first commitment should be to protect the mental health of yourself, your spouse, and your children.”

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Disney’s Drama “Safety” to Debut on Disney+

The original soundtrack will be released on the same day.

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Who Would Spend Thousands on a Pet?

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Me, for one. And quite a few other people I know. None of us is wealthy, but still we have laid out what some would consider extreme – even obscene – amounts on our pets.
First, let…

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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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3 Essential Entrepreneurial Skills Every Kid Should Know

Want to encourage your kid to be a risk-taker and create their own path? These 3 life-skills will help set them up for success!

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13 Ways to Get Your Kids out of Their Comfort Zone

“Here are a few ways to help get your kids out of their comfort zone and try new things.”

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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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merci For Moms Photo Sweepstakes Official Rules

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HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will run from 4/27/2020 at 12:00 a.m. PST to 5/10/2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST and will run on Instagram,…

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I Was a Type-A Mom Trying to “Have It All.” Then I Had a Mental Breakdown

“For months, I would wake up every day wondering who I would fail and how badly. Why couldn’t I do it all perfectly when so many others could? What was wrong with me?”

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Meeting Them at the Bottom of the Slide

“A mother’s job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.”

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The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Child About Failure

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Are you familiar with the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Remember than song about failure? Here’s a reminder:
Every bursted bubble has a glory! Each abysmal failure makes a point! Every glowing path that goes astray, Shows you how…

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Want to Raise Independent Kids? Do This

While there are many ways for parents to encourage independence and confidence in their children, here are five of the most impactful parenting behaviors you can do to raise self-reliant kids.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Striving to Be a Less Productive Parent This Year

Photo: Amy Carney
Let’s get right to it: Our kids need us to stop being so productive in our parenting so that they can learn how to be productive in their own lives. Let’s run through what a typical day…

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Watch This Teaser to See What’s Coming to Disney+ in 2020

It’s going to be a good year for Disney fans.

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Real Trees, Real Memories Photo Contest Official Rules

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HOW TO ENTER: The Contest (“Contest”) will run from 11/18/2019 at 12:00 a.m. PST to 12/25/2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST and will run on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Any entries received after the contest…

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Amazon Five Days of Gratitude Photo Challenge Official Rules

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HOW TO ENTER: The Photo Challenge Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will run from 11/04/2019 at 12:00 a.m PST to 11/8/2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST (“Sweepstakes Period”) and will run on Instagram,…

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Why Are We Celebrating Mediocre Moms?

Photo: Kate Haus Photography
So I was browsing through Parents magazine<emparents doing market research and came across the opening “Note from the Editor” for this particular issue. I was a little confused as I read how she labels herself a mediocre mom…

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How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Kid

Emotional resilience not only translates into a higher sense of confidence and self-esteem, but it allows kids to bounce back from failure, conquer challenges and more. These five tips will help you raise an emotionally healthy child.

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#RTBacktoSchool Twitter Party Terms & Conditions

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I Want to Be the Dad My Son Sees in Me

The fact that I’ve made such an impression as a dad, that my son wants to be what I am when he grows up, is humbling. It’s my hope and prayer that I can be the dad that he wants to be someday.

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Hilary Duff Stopped Doing This with Her Baby & It’s Okay

Fed is best and this is an important reminder to all.

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Your Birth Control Might Not Work because of Your Genes, Study Finds

You may be genetically predisposed towards pregnancy. Kind of.

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Is This App as Good as Your Regular Birth Control? Science Thinks So

No matter your family building plans, this app is here to help.

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7 Things My Son Absolutely Needs to Hear—& Know—Before Middle School

“Trust that you are an amazing kid without needing to promote yourself or exaggerate a single thing.”

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