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Tweens and Tech: Why my 10 year old wont get a phone

  One of the worst parenting mistakes I ever made was to give my 8-year-old daughter my old iPhone “just because.” She had been asking – begging – for months.  “EVERY other kid has one/I need to be able to contact you in case of emergency/I’ll only use it for …

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Sleep: Tricks and advice to get kids to sleep

  Are you extremely tired, grumpy, clumsy, disoriented, emotional, stressed or finding it hard to concentrate? If the answer is yes, you might just be a parent. It’s pretty much a given as parents that we do not sleep. I remember vividly when my first daughter was a newborn that …

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5 Ways Being the Middle Child Helps You in Life

  by Michelle Muller-Marinis This particular topic is quite near and dear to my heart, as I have three boys ranging in age from 3 to 7 years old. I think I carry a certain amount of guilt when it comes to my middle son. Why? He will never have …

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3 New Studies That Will Make You Reconsider All Your Parenting Techniques

This comes as a shock to parents who have been making their toddlers eat bites of the garbage vegetable. Researchers completed a complicated and totally legit sleep study that followed 180 toddlers and their parents for one year. The study followed 35 toddlers over the course of six months. A …

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You’d Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?

  Bill Milne It was Day 3 of a new routine for the Edwards family. Jodie, a professor and counselor at a private university in Cincinnati, had spent the summer of 2008 working two days a week and taking care of her two children: her then 3-year-old son and her …

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Parenting Advice: Understanding Your Teen’s Cyberlife

      Like it or not, this is the world your kids are living in. Unlike my parents, I have always had indoor plumbing. I am guessing when they first started putting toilets in homes that more than one person protested. Like it or not, this is the world …

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The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child-raising realities

  The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child-raising realities The craziness, the mess, the lack of alone time. Savannah admitted that she knew nothing before she brought her daughter Vale home, but she quickly learned on the job. Read more from Savannah: I knew …

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The Free-Range Parenting Quandary

  Yes, I, too, had a free-range childhood, able to bike and explore all over town and come home just when the streetlights turned on. And yes, I had some experiences that were frightening and from which I learned judgment and resourcefulness. Yet the argument made by Mr. Wergin and …

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