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12 Children’s Books That Celebrate Native American Cultures & Authors

Today is Native American Heritage Day. Support your little reader’s quest for cultural knowledge with these engaging books.

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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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“We Can Do Hard Things:” Building Resilience in Kids

“Every time our kids work through big and small challenges, they are building their skills for resilience and perseverance. This develops slowly through life experience, practice, and with the support of caring adults.”

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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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A Letter to My Son

“Awareness leads to understanding. Understanding leads to acceptance. That is my dream for you and all the other amazing kids out there. Acceptance. And for this world to be a little kinder.”

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13 Clever Hacks to Make Your Gingerbread House a Success

These tips and tricks will help you make a gingerbread house that will actually stay in one piece!

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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7 Parenting Lessons I’ve Learned in 2020

“Call me a Pollyanna, but I always try to find the positive, even in challenging situations. Here are some things I’ve learned this year that I’m grateful for.”

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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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Dinner With the Kids, and an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

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Our dinners out with the kids start so optimistically; walking out together with an unopened bottle of $9 wine in hand, basking in the satisfaction of having gotten three kids dressed and out the door. But, sometimes these…

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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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Managing Relationships within Your Quarantined Home

Is the close proximity to your loved ones working on your nerves? Try these tactics to turn your frustration and annoyances around before you lose your cool.

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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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Raising Independent Children Starts at Home

The more we trust our children to direct their own lives, the more satisfied and capable they become. Here are some strategies to get them on the right path to autonomy and independence.

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Moms

Rather than make resolutions you surely won’t keep, why not make a list of goals that you are positively going to accomplish? Bragging rights totally optional.

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Costco Just Solved Your Gingerbread House Woes

When it comes to creating the perfect gingerbread house, Costco has your back.

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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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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Just Donated a Year’s Worth of Food to an Elementary School

The celeb couple helped out more than just one child at a school in Tennessee.

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Parenting Is Basically “Going on a Bear Hunt” Every Single Day

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It’s funny how, as new parents, we learn as we go, despite reading the books and listening to the podcasts. Just like what our little ones experience, once we think we have something figured out, it…

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How to Watch “Canticos,” a Mom-Created Bilingual TV Series for Preschoolers

When one mom saw a gap in children’s edutainment, she decided to do something about it.

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Saying Sorry Is Hard—Especially When You’re a Parent

“My kids told my wife that they don’t see the point in apologizing to me, because I don’t listen. This was hard for me to hear.”

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Bright, Just Different: How Parents Can Help Kids with Learning Differences

Children with individual learning st‌yles aren’t always able to succeed with traditional learning methods. Here’s how parents can help.

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This New Law Mandating Changing Tables in Men’s Rooms Is Long Overdue

Here’s hoping more states will follow New York’s lead in advocating for all parents.

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays (Without Losing Your Cool)

We can effectively co-parent through the holidays if we are willing and follow a little bit of the same advice that we give our children.

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How to Shop for Holiday Gifts for Kids with Special Needs

Follow these expert tips to choose the best gifts for the kids in your life who have special needs.

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Can Folks Please Stop Mom-Shaming Kim Kardashian West?

Actually, can we just stop mom-shaming ANY mom, celeb or otherwise?

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Dad’s Viral Photo Highlights How Often Men Are Forgotten as Fathers

This dad’s viral photo proves businesses and public facilities need to step up to the plate —er, changing table—when it comes to supporting fathers.

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12 of the Best Baby and Toddler Books about Feelings

Introduce babies and toddlers to all sorts of feelings, from happy to grumpy and everything in between, with these 12 books about feelings.

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Helicopter Parenting Makes Kids Less Prepared, New Study Finds

Parents, it’s time to come in for a landing.

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A Letter to My Child with Dyslexia

I see your slumped shoulders and head down when you leave school.

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I see you reciting your presentation from memory, even though the words are right in front of you.
I see you at the…

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Your Kids Can Dine at This California Restaurant—But Only If They’re Silent

This restaurant’s policy about kids has some parents fuming.

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Paper Pinecone Preschool Finder

A new tool to help LA parents find the preschool of their dreams.

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