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Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution. This assumption about the importance of self-control has profoundly shaped how we think about behavior, including that of our children. If only they had willpower and good character, they would be able to behave well …

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Single Dad Writes Emotional Letter About Parenting

In not one but two touching Facebook posts that have gone viral, a young dad has opened up about what it truly means to be a single parent. Richard Johnson, 21, is the very proud father of a 10-month-old baby girl named Persephone, whose mother left a month after she …

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9 tips for raising a socially aware child

  Raising a child to be socially aware is a top priority for any activist parent. You can teach your kids why diversity, equality, acceptance and critical thinking matter, but these ideals don’t have teachable boundaries like the ABCs or 123s. Beatrice Fennimore, an advocate specializing in promoting social justice …

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Eight Expert Tips for Traveling with Your Toddler

  As a former professional travel writer, Id like to think I speak with authority for both adult and, now, kid travel. Here, then, are my eight pro tips for traveling with your infant, baby, or toddler. Thats just how we were raised, and well do the same to him. …

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

  You probably wouldn’t use old-school phrases like “Wait until your father gets home” or “I wish you were more like your sister” with your kids. But there are lots of less obvious ones that you should avoid, for their sake and yours. 1. “Great Job.” Research has shown that …

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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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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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