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5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

03.19.2014
A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're...
136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane)

136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane)

Ellie Krupnick  03.19.2014
Basically, Pharrell's "Happy" is the best thing to happen to car rides since books on tape.
Preschool Problems in an Adult World

Preschool Problems in an Adult World

03.19.2014
Placing emphasis on how we raise our children early on will help society overall when we choose our leaders, determine our policies and...
Bringing Up Berkeley Bebes: My Pamela Druckerman Fantasy, With Yoga Pants and Cheddar Bunnies

Bringing Up Berkeley Bebes: My Pamela Druckerman Fantasy, With Yoga Pants and Cheddar Bunnies

03.17.2014
I vowed that I would Frenchify my sons, my family, myself. Two years into raising my own fraternal twin boys, here's how I rate myself...
Who's the Boss? My Daughter, Thank You Very Much

Who's the Boss? My Daughter, Thank You Very Much

03.17.2014
During a recent chat about her day over a game of Candy Land, my preschooler said, "Mommy, you have a lot of people at work that you have...
Negotiating With a 3-Year-Old

Negotiating With a 3-Year-Old

03.17.2014
Even though it is tempting, and perhaps effective, to run my house like a dictatorship, sometimes my daughter craves a more democratic...
Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying'

Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying'

03.14.2014
Our duties lie with our kids, not our social media audience. And yes, it can be life-saving to laugh about them sometimes -- but why not...
How Motherhood Really Changes You

How Motherhood Really Changes You

03.14.2014
I could be a smoother version of myself, less sleep-deprived, better dressed; my list of worries could begin and end only with me. But...
The Honest Toddler Guide To Tantrums

The Honest Toddler Guide To Tantrums

03.13.2014
There's a very dirty word commonly used to describe the mild outbursts of reasonable emotion that toddlers display from time to time. That...
Confused Cutie Doesn't Understand Why We Don't Take Cookies From Strangers

Confused Cutie Doesn't Understand Why We Don't Take Cookies From Strangers

Sarah Barness  03.13.2014
Every child must learn one of life's most important lessons -- never go off with a stranger, even if that stranger offers you a nice big...
Dear Family Whisperer: 'Sibling Prep 101'

Dear Family Whisperer: 'Sibling Prep 101'

03.13.2014
Everyone's been telling your daughter how much "fun" her little sister will be, but all she sees now is an uncoordinated blob who cries...
To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

03.11.2014
It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice...

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

03.11.2014
We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.
I Lack The Discipline to Discipline My Son

I Lack The Discipline to Discipline My Son

03.10.2014
Yes, I am being played. I know it. But my heart melts EVERY TIME he says I love you. Or I smile ear to ear. Or laugh. He knows how to break...