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A Hack to Foster Your Child’s Self-Awareness & Build Their Resilience

Our job as parents is to help our kids learn to reflect on their experiences, not just have an experience.

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Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

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Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World

“Many kids’ social worlds have turned upside down. Here’s how you can support your child’s journey to a post-pandemic social world.”

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This New Show From Apple TV+ Teaches Kids (And Parents!) About Mindfulness

This animated series exclusively on Apple TV+ is about the beautiful friendship formed between siblings Karl, Addy, Michael, and their next-door neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater. 

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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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Parenting Is a Self Improvement Project in Disguise

“Thanks to old buttons and triggers—I created chaos instead of calm when trying to help my daughter with her work. I made it about me. My fear. My anxiety. My stress. My own insecurities.”

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How Raising Teens Made Me a Better Human

The litany of challenges facing teens in today’s modern culture mocks the floodwaters of generations past. Public is the new private for adolescents. Hard to fathom swimming in such shark infested waters when already weighed down by insecurities, body changes,…

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How to Help Kids Handle Their Emotions

There’s a learning curve when it comes to regulating feelings.

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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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3 Things Every Parent Should Ask Themselves Weekly (Your Partner Will Thank You)

The sweetest gift two parents can give their children is to have a meaningful, passionate relationship with one another.

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Joanna Gaines Gets Refreshingly Real about Curating Her “Perfect” IG Feed

Gaines reveals there’s more to mom life than getting the perfect ‘Gram.

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7 Mindful Ways to Welcome in the New Year With Self-Care

Protect yourself from burnout this season by ringing in another year with self-care.

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​5 Easy Ways Parents Can Teach & Model Consent to Their Kids

Consent is an important topic to consider with children, including younger ones

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How to Teach Our Girls Why Self-Worth Is So Important

At just 3 and a half, my daughter is already acutely aware of what other people think of her.

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Why Today is My Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my…

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Quitting the Blame Game

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Try to re-consider what you are saying when the sentence starts with the word “You”.
I told this to my children early on and hold it as a personal principle.

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Why? Because, words…

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How My Love for Kids Stopped Me From Giving Birth

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I knew from an early age that I didn’t want to be a birth mother. There was nothing wrong with my body, or my mind, I often dreamt about getting married and was always described as a loving…

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Risk Taking v. Recklessness: How to Teach Children to Know the Difference

The thought of teaching children to be risk takers flies in the face of our fierce love as parents and care givers to keep them safe. My children are now adults, yet to this day, I want to wrap them…

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5 Reasons to Travel with Your Kids NOW

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So many families wait until their children are in their teens before they really start exploring. Most parents believe it is either too difficult or too costly. Others simply think their kids won’t remember it, so why bother? Well, I am…

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Stitching School: Sewing Classes for Designers-in-the-Making

Bring a little homespun fun into your kid’s world with these creative sewing classes sprinkled around the DMV.

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The Eastside Montessori School

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Hectic schedules. Sensory overload. Too much screen time. Just when you think your little one is ready for school and the great big world out there, you realize that maybe, just maybe, he’ll thrive in an environment…

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