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Want to Raise Respectful Kids? Then You Need to Do This First

If you think your kids aren’t watching you, hearing you or taking in the energy you are putting out into the community—yelling or cussing at another driver who may have cut you off—then you are missing the bigger picture.

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Want to Yell Less? 3 Ways to Create More Calm In Your Home

These tried-and-true tips will help reduce yelling and create more calm in your home.

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Here’s What Mom Really Wants for Her Big Day

We’ve got the scoop on what the lady of the house really wants for Mother’s Day. Here’s a hint—it’s not flowers.

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The Darker Side of Motherhood

“I need breaks from my child sometimes. Not in the cute hiding in the bathroom eating a candy bar way, but in the crying into my pillow wishing I had more endurance and patience way.”

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The Universal Gesture of Parenthood

Photo: Catherine Myman Kaplan
There are times when parenthood can seem terribly isolating. Moments where you feel all alone, hoping for a sign or gesture from other parents that you are not by yourself in this, that someone else understands. …

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What Are Big Emotions?

“In my house, we call these things ‘Big Emotions’ where a kid is feeling strong emotions and they don’t know how to express them in a positive manner, so inevitably a tantrum ensues.”

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My (Lame) Attempts at Baby Talk

Photo: Dan Reily
First, let it be noted that I have no idea how to talk to babies. They stare at me like I’m from Mars and I stare back or read them the newspaper or something. Once in a restaurant a…

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The Bare Necessities of Potty Training during Quarantine

And you thought potty training under normal circumstances was hard?

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I Know Why You Are Exhausted

“You pour your coffee every morning knowing you’ll probably never get to finish it without microwaving it five times.”

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Making Memories in IKEA

“We passed through the seven layers of the wood furniture forest and into the farthest reach of the store when the 6-year-old gives me the look of desperation and says ‘ I have to poop!'”

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How to Help Your Child Overcome Disappointment

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On a recent outing to the Carousel in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, my granddaughter and I were both very disappointed that the Carousel was unexpectedly closed for repairs. There is a wonderful playground in the vicinity, so…

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5 Genius Parenting Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These five tried-and-true methods for stopping questionable or bad behavior in its tracks are clever, respectful and really do work.

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This Mom Learned a Valuable Lesson on Her Latest Target Run

A mom recently had an encounter at Target that she won’t soon forget.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Mar. 29, 2019

Keeping your weekend funny with our weekly roundup of hilarious tweets on parenting.

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Your Toddler Just Had a Tonsillectomy & Refuses to Drink Anything. Now What?

With some trial and error and a lot of patience, here are the tricks that worked for my 3-year-old.

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The Secret to Raising Kids Without Losing Your Cool? Parent Like the Inuit

We can learn so much from this parenting style from our friends up north.

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When You Know It’s Time to Hit the Road & Bike 4,000 Miles with Your Kid

Here’s the thing: how can we not go? Life is happening now.

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Science Explains Why Washing Dishes Is Actually Good for Your Brain

This is why you should look forward to a little dish scrubbing.

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Parenting Really Is Just Like Learning to Ride a Horse

I still have my old ribbons from horse shows past. I’m still waiting for my motherhood trophy.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Dec. 21, 2018

Nothing but the best parenting tweets––all for you!

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This Too, Shall Pass. One Day You’ll Miss All of It, Too

“That life you think you can’t wait for now will come and then it will all be done. And you’ll miss it. All of it.”

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: September 28, 2018

Another week, another batch of hilarious tweets.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: September 21, 2018

Funny tweets to give you a laugh this weekend.

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Joanna Gaines & Baby Crew Are Ready for Some Football in Sweet New Pic

Joanna Gaines latest pic of baby Crew scores a touchdown for cuteness.

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10 Things You Need to Let Go of Every Day

Nobody said being a parent was easy. Kick these worries to the curb and lighten your load already.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: April 13, 2018

Thank you, Twitter parents for making us laugh this week.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: March 9, 2018

Another week, another funny batch of tweets coming at ya!

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9 Earth-Shattering Ways My Kids Have Changed Me

The experience of parenting has been slowly and dramatically changing the person that I am. They are making me better. Here’s how.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: January 19, 2018

 
Parenting can be a messy business, but we also like to make light of it (so we can survive). Thankfully there’s an entire army of parents on Twitter who share our joys and these are just some of the…

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This Is How You Know When It’s Time for a Time Out

Disciplining kids: parents, babysitters and teachers don’t want to do it, but we must. We don’t expect perfect little adults, but we want to grow happy little people who can cope with the world around them. Believe it or not,…

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