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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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Dear Katherine: Are the 3 Rs Inevitable?

Dear Katherine, You talk about eliminating the 3 Rs (resistance, rebellion, retaliation) through conscious parenting. But don’t you think the 3 Rs are inevitable?  Why is overcoming them so crucial, and is it even possible to put an end to them completely?  Sincerely, It Feels Impossible Hey there, It Feels Impossible! I love this question. […]
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Dear Katherine: My Son Shuts Down After School

Dear Katherine, When I pick my son up from school, he seems to shut down completely. I ask him about his day, and he gives me one-word answers or responds, “I don’t know,” to my questions.  He’s definitely prone to anxiety, but I’m worried about how down he seems when he gets home.  How can […]
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