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How to Build Trust with Your Tween (According to Experts)

While they won’t help with the inevitable eye roll, this expert advice can help you connect and build mutual trust.

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Love Daily

“Say it with me: self-care is not selfish. It is you taking care of your basic needs and rights as a human being.”

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Mom-Shaming Is Not My Problem

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You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed that amounts to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more…

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Accepting, Connecting & Celebrating

“When you have a child/adult with learning differences and speech delays, when they are able to tell you spontaneously, unscripted, and unprompted what they want, you want to shout it from the rooftops! “

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Giving Yourself Permission to Say ‘No’

“What’s really happening here is parents feel guilty when they decide to deny their children–or their children’s schools–anything. And feeling guilty is a hard habit to break.”

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10 Things Every Mom Learns in Baby’s First Year 

Funny, sweet, relatable and all too true. Here’s what moms learn during year one.

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Girls’ Voices Matter. Here’s 4 Ways to Let Them Know That

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Girls know how to create stories on Instagram. They are experts at Snap streaks. They can run circles around us when it comes to using social media platforms to share photos and their highlight reel as well as…

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We Must Help Girls Build Their Self-Esteem Now More Than Ever

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Sometimes my father sends me newspaper articles that align with my work as the coach of preteen girls. One morning his message seemed more urgent than usual. It began, “I listened to a radio show…

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36 Ways Your Kids Transform Your Mom Heart

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If we think we know a thing or two about life and love going into parenting, we realize the moment our child first rests in our arms just how shallow our roots of understanding. Which makes sense because…

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Was the Super Bowl Halftime Show Family-Friendly?

“Ultimately, if your children watched and now you’re offended because it wasn’t ‘family-friendly,’ then it’s a good time to remind yourself who is in charge of your family, and the content they watch. You hold the remote.”

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Mom’s Viral Post Is an Important Reminder: Stop Apologizing

Every one should read this powerful message.

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My Truth: I’m Not a Big Fan of Babies

“Are babies adorable, tiny miracles that smell like heaven? Sure, of course they are. But do I want one living in my home? Not particularly.”

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Here’s Why Homeschooling Actually Makes More Sense in the Digital Age

Two million kids are homeschooled in the United States—and here’s why that number is rising.

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Big Changes Are Coming to IKEA & It Might Look a Whole Lot Different Next Year

Don’t worry—your beloved Swedish meatballs are safe (for now).

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This Disney Pirate Princess Has “Banned” These Disney Princesses for Her Daughter

Some Disney Princesses just aren’t welcome in this Disney star’s house.

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Chrissy Teigen’s Insecurity about Her Post-Baby Body Is Refreshingly Honest

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her stretch marks and every mom can relate.

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Amazon’s New Echo Look Is Like Having a Personal Style Assistant in Your Closet

Amazon wants to help you up your style game with its latest home assistant.

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5 Amazon Perks You’ll Get at Whole Foods

Here are a few of the perks having an Amazon Prime membership will get you at Whole Foods Market.

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9 Absolutely, 100 Percent Non-Negotiable Rules for Dating My Daughter

She has and always will be my girl, my little girl, my baby girl, no matter how old she gets or how long you date her.

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Stop Telling Moms We’re “Brave” Just Because We’re Moms

I’m not sure what’s so “brave” about a woman in her thirties having three children and taking them out in public.

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Is Your Child or Teen a Perfectionist? Here’s What Parents Can Do

As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I see this all the time in my work.

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This Is the Age When Kids Are Ready for a Smartphone, Expert Says

You might want to reconsider that smartphone purchase for your kiddo after reading what this expert has to say.

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To Swaddle or Not to Swaddle?

If I had a dollar for how many questions I have gotten recently about swaddling all of my kid’s Christmas presents would be paid for.  Lately, I feel like this has been a buzz topic in the “new baby” world…

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People Are Psyched for the Kardashian Christmas Card This Year & Here’s Why

With rumors of more Kardashian on the way, this year’s Christmas card is taking on a whole new level.

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If a Kid Destroys $1,300 of Sephora Makeup, Please Don’t Auto-Blame the Mom

This makeup artist took to Facebook to share a destroyed makeup display she encountered while shopping at Sephora.

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Are You a Parent or Friend to Your Kiddo? How to Be Both

One of the great battles of parenting is finding a working balance between being an effective parent and being your child’s friend.
All parents want their children to confide in them if they need help or are in trouble. My…

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You’re Only Human and That’s Okay

Some of us are more relaxed than others, but sooner or later most of us get to the point that we stress out. Admittedly, I’m someone who reaches that point very soon. It doesn’t really help that I have a…

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Psst…1 in 5 Grandparents Don’t Like Their Grandchildrens’ Names

According to this latest study, sharing your baby’s name with his or her’s future grandparents could be harder than you think.

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Why Constructive Conflict is Important at Home

New research says that arguing in front of your kids may not negatively impact them.

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Don’t Wait for Mother’s Day! Celebrate You Every Day

I am so grateful to have a mother and to be a mother. I raise my virtual glass to every mother out there – it’s the most incredibly wonderful and challenging opportunity to have been given.
Some of us are…

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Target’s App Just Got Even Better & Will Help You Save Money

If you’re a fan of Target’s well-known savings program, you’re going to love the store’s new upgraded app.

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This District Is Starting Late Because of the Eclipse – What Do You Think?

Instead of a snow day, some schools are taking a solar eclipse day.

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I Have a Special Needs Child but at the End of the Day, I’m Simply a Mom

When I discovered I was pregnant, I’d had no thought of having a special needs child. As first time parents, you can image our joy. We shared the exciting news with both sets of grandparents. I found an internet site…

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