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Busting the “bad kid” myth once and for all

What’s wrong with these statements? Spare the rod and spoil the elderly. Millenials should be seen and not heard. New Zealanders have got to learn. If you’re cringing right now, it’s because you know that these statements are unfairly biased and even prejudiced. So why are we okay with using these same phrases to describe […]
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5 Ways You Can Ease Working Mom Guilt

A mom friend of mine sent me a picture this week. It showed her perched on the (closed!) pedestal on the toilet, resting her laptop on the toilet paper holder, while her daughter peeked over the side of the bath-tub doing her evening bathing routine. This is working mom life today. Juggling two jobs at […]
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3 steps to defuse any fight with your kid

Has your home turned into a warzone? For many parents, after a long year of being stuck indoors—sharing the same space for work, school, home, and recreation—the pressure may have built to a boiling point. Add in the normal worry and stress many families feel on a day-to-day basis, and you’ve got a recipe for […]
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10 Home Playground Ideas Your Kids Will Love

In an era dominated by electronics and mobile devices, it can be challenging to convince your kids to go outside. With so much competition for their attention, you need to create an enjoyable outdoor space to lure them from their iPads. We reached out to experts from Los Angeles, CA, to Mount Pleasant, SC,  for […]
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Are you raising a spoiled child?

When your child is giving you a particularly rough time, you might be tempted to compare them to the infamous Veruca Salt.  In the beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt embodies the cautionary tale of a spoiled child. One pony is not enough—she wants another one. As the Oompa Loompas sing: […]
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How to Become an Awesome Parenting Partner

Whether you parent with a partner who sleeps next to you at night, co-parent with an ex, or even share the responsibility of raising your kid with Grandma or Grandpa, those relationships have their ups and downs. Parenting is fraught with daily stresses, and our conversations can very easily sound like this: Didn’t I tell […]
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If I Ever Have Kids, I’ll Never…

At some point in our lives, we’ve all said this line when talking about our less-than-perfect childhoods: If I ever have kids, I’ll never…… ….make them feel like they’re less than enough….yell at them in the middle of the grocery store…lash out or make unreasonable rules None of us want to repeat the mistakes our […]
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