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The Day My Son Got His First Karate Stripe

The Day My Son Got His First Karate Stripe

The Good Men Project  06.13.2015
Karate is about discipline and control. Life is much the same. My son is going to learn much more than kicking and punching in karate....
What I Want The World To Know About Toddlers

What I Want The World To Know About Toddlers

April McCormick  06.12.2015
Before I became a mother, I was the girl in the grocery store shaking her head at the mom who was clearly not capable of "controlling"...
Please Stop Asking Me When I am Going To Have Child Number Two

Please Stop Asking Me When I am Going To Have Child Number Two

Stephanie Baroni-Cook  06.11.2015
When you ask me this question, it hurts. It reminds me of a pain I felt before I had children, a pain that I am not eager to feel again...
When Coming In Last Place Feels Like First

When Coming In Last Place Feels Like First

Becky Tountas  06.10.2015
As soon as the race started, she threw herself on the ground and yelled, "I can't run, Mommy!" She wouldn't budge, despite my pleading....
16 Common Phrases Lost In Toddler Translation

16 Common Phrases Lost In Toddler Translation

Chris Cate  06. 8.2015
Parent Says: "This is my food. Eat your own." Toddler Hears: "Consider everything on my plate your own. But don't eat it all. Spit it...

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay  06. 8.2015
June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and...
Happiness Is This Toddler Rocking Out To Bon Jovi

Happiness Is This Toddler Rocking Out To Bon Jovi

Ryan Grenoble  06. 5.2015
She's only 2 years old, but this adorable toddler knows a good jam when she hears it. She may not know all the lyrics to Bon Jovi's "Wanted...
Always Slide Home

Always Slide Home

Abbie Rumbach  06. 4.2015
I soon learned that there would be a T-ball draft. Yep. This is a real situation. Coaches actually get together and haggle for players,...
Being Mindful Of Our Nice To Nag Ratio

Being Mindful Of Our Nice To Nag Ratio

Andrea Nair  06. 3.2015
Children push away from their parents when they stop enjoying being around them. Do you like to be around people who are continually on...
Why I Encourage My Kids to Question Everything

Why I Encourage My Kids to Question Everything

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.  06. 3.2015
My 4-year-old bilingual feminist was ready to take on the 12,000-year-old "lengua española" in full force. Why should the presence of...
An Open Letter To My Daughter About Her Unfinished Baby Book

An Open Letter To My Daughter About Her Unfinished Baby Book

Elizabeth Laing Thompson  06. 3.2015
I picture you flipping to the chart of firsts, that page where I'm supposed to write down every first from your First Year of Life, and...
How to Prevent Mental Health Problems? Begin at the Beginning With Infants and Toddlers

How to Prevent Mental Health Problems? Begin at the Beginning With Infants and Toddlers

Matthew Melmed  06. 3.2015
How do we bolster positive mental health in young children and ensure that challenges are detected early? The key is to integrate mental...
6 Tips to Survive Potty Training Your Toddler

6 Tips to Survive Potty Training Your Toddler

Denise Geelhart  06. 2.2015
Buy chocolate treats to encourage your child to use the potty. When they refuse to pee or poop on the potty, eat the treats yourself. You...
A Short, Sweet Season of Childhood

A Short, Sweet Season of Childhood

Christine French Cully  06. 2.2015
Whatever you call it -- a lovey, a comfort object, a transitional love object or TLO, as a former preschool teacher I know says -- that...