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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...
30 Ways To Offend Your Toddler

30 Ways To Offend Your Toddler

Brooke Arellano  06. 2.2015
Basically anything can offend a toddler. You are never safe, pretty much. Consider yourself warned.
Why I Want My Daughter To Feel Entitled

Why I Want My Daughter To Feel Entitled

Mama Bean  06. 1.2015
Entitlement -- it's pretty much a parenting curse word, a bullet to dodge, a badge of shame to bear. Not for me. Entitlement is a parenting...
What My Children's Preschool Teachers Taught Me

What My Children's Preschool Teachers Taught Me

Melissa Sher  06. 1.2015
I have three children and have spent nearly a decade as a preschool parent. And -- I have to tell you -- I'm going to miss it. (But not...
The Myth Of The Perfect Toddler

The Myth Of The Perfect Toddler

Meredith Hale  06. 1.2015
I've noticed that those parents regaling me with tales of well-behaved, docile toddlers are either immersed in nostalgia or are too exhausted...
6 Ways to Keep the Passion Alive After Kids

6 Ways to Keep the Passion Alive After Kids

Regan Long  05.29.2015
Parenthood -- the biggest blessing and most incredible thing that can happen to a couple. However, too often, the couple that once was...
The Parenting Relay Race

The Parenting Relay Race

Ashlee Gadd  05.29.2015
We're learning the ins and outs of our own exhaustion, our own debilitating frustration, our own shortcomings as parents. We're learning...
When Kids Behave Badly... An Antidote to Facebook Envy

When Kids Behave Badly... An Antidote to Facebook Envy

Janice Windt  05.29.2015
Have you ever carried a screaming toddler, over your shoulder, up the stairs and out of a birthday party with your eldest son being dragged...
A Letter to Myself Before I Became a Mom

A Letter to Myself Before I Became a Mom

Bethany Neumeyer  05.28.2015
First of all, having kids is going to be hard. Really, really hard. You are going to be tired. Scratch that. You are going to be exhausted....