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Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

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Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. Here’s How to Talk to Kids about It

“Developing healthy online habits takes attention, discussion, and lots of practice. The road is full of bumps but luckily gets smoother as parents help kids navigate the potholes.”

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Safety Tips for Teens This Summer

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, you want your teenager to have fun during the summer. But before summer break begins, have these conversations with them to create a safety plan to make this one the best one yet.”

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Looking for a World Full of Justice & Understanding

“As I send my children out into the world, I know my fears will always be there. But these fears will not stop me from getting my son the services he needs. They won’t stop me from believing that this world can change with knowledge and understanding.”

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How to Prepare Your Daughter for Her First Phone

“Here are six steps you can take, starting today, to help you and your daughter plan and prepare for her transition into the virtual world (and to support her if she’s already there).”

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The Key to Embracing Curly Hair & How to Manage It for Your Kids

The key to curly hair is embracing the fact that it will never look the same two days in a row, and that’s okay! People with straight hair love curly hair because of how perfectly imperfect it is, and you should too. Check out these must have products for your curls!

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Small Builds for Big Conversations

LEGO Wants to Help Parents Talk About Online Safety

They are employing a “Build & Talk” approach.

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Quarantining with Teenagers

“I’m constantly implementing positive parenting techniques more now than ever. Here are a few tips that you can also do yourself!”

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How I’ve Let Love Conquer My Everyday Parenting Fears

Two emotions drive every aspect of human life. One binds, the other separates. Love draws together. Fear pushes apart.
Both emotions exist in our heart, battling for control over our actions and reactions on a daily basis.

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How to Create a Safer Internet Experience for Kids

Creating a safer internet experience is possible if you follow these steps and keep communicating with your kids about the hidden dangers on the web.

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The Most Ingenious Picky Eater Food Hack Ever

This game is simple, yet so smart, that it changed my picky-eating toddler into thinking trying new foods is so much fun.

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3 Tips for Finding the Holy Grail of Work, Life, and Kid Balance

Your life doesn’t have to consist of nonstop juggling. You can look to the excuse that there’s just not enough time in the day for everything or you can evaluate what needs to change in order to bring balance to your role as a working mom.

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Our 4 Favorite Life Lessons from “DreamWorks Archibald’s Next Big Thing”

For some capital-A adventure, let Archibald Stutter lead the way.

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How Much Do You Really Know about Kids and Vaping?

Every day in the United States, over 3,000 teens smoke their first cigarette, and over 2,000 of them decide to start smoking daily. As a parent, here’s what you can do to help prevent vaping and more.

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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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10 Tell-Tale Signs You Know You’re Ready for Baby Number 2

Have you found yourself wondering: are we ready for another one?

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If My Toddler Could Talk Like an Grownup, Here’s What She’d Tell You

Here’s what I imagine my toddler would say when she’s sleeping–if she could talk like a grownup.

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The Day We Quit School & Never Looked Back

I submitted the equivalent of a student resignation and took my baby home. I cried. She cried. We had no clue what to do.

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Are Girls Better at Reading & Writing Than Boys? New Study Raises Questions

This study raises more questions about why this gender gap exists. More importantly—what can be done about it?

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Foods and Habits That Can Help to Lower Your Child’s Cholesterol Levels

As parents of young children, the concern about what our kids eat is a thing we deal with on a daily basis. When they’re still in the toddler/preschool stages, we have a lot more control over their food and drink…

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Mom-isms For A New Generation

What did your mom say when you were a kid? You know, the things she said a lot. In my house, it was “How on earth does your room get THAT messy?” OK, that’s not exactly the kind of thing…

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Shifting Your Understanding: Learn Why Your Teen May Give Into Peer Pressures

It’s so easy to forget just how pervasive peer pressure is as a kid and how susceptible kids are to peer pressure when they’re young. In fact, it’s one of the big differences between adolescents and adults.
Teenage Peer Pressure…

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The Unbelievable, Ever-Present, Renewable, and Often Overlooked Resource

Photo: Sheri Schooley
There is this super-cool thing out there. It’s called the undying, neverending love for your children. It’s seriously, absolutely, undeniably amazing.
Regardless of waking up in a bad mood, getting out on the wrong side of the bed, and…

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How to Keep Your Sanity While Arguing With Your Teen

Photo: Tyler Jacobson
Raising teenagers is the hardest stage of parenting. All you want for your teen is to be happy, safe, and smart. The only problem is that you and your child have vast differences of opinion when it…

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Dishing with Executive Chef Brendan Collins About Easy Kids Recipes, Picky Eaters & His Favorite Foods

Executive Chef Brendan Collins has the culinary career most chefs can only dream of. He began cooking in his native England at the age of 15 and has never looked back. From cooking in Michelin-starred kitchens from London to Los…

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