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The One Word You Must Teach Your Toddler

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You’ve likely been there before. While playing with your busy toddler in your yard, his excitement gets the best of him and off he goes! He’s quickly running toward the street and you’re chasing him after him as fast as you can, which only leads him ... Read full article

Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

Generosity: Curbing the Gimmes

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As most parents do, I often think about my children and wonder what kind of adults they will be when they grow up. I hope they will become altruistic individuals, giving more than they take from the world. But my children are constantly bombarded by ... Read full article

So Many Books, So Little Time

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Tips For Researching Autism... Read full article

True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article



Oh, the Tangled Web they Weave

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When Teenagers Lie... Read full article

My Children Hate Each Other

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Siblings can play together, support each other, and serve as role models for each other. Unfortunately, they can also annoy, provoke, and bully.... Read full article

Overscheduled Kids or Family Down Time?

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I believe in down time.  I know it helps recharge and center us. That’s why I’ve always been hyper sensitive to overscheduling.... Read full article

Fight Fair: 10 Rules for Healthy Disagreements in Marriage

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Did you promise to love and comfort, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness, and in health, for as long as you both shall live? When we lovingly answered, “I do,” it was hard to imagine what day-to-day life with our spouse would look ... Read full article

8 Great Apps For Kids With Special Needs

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Kids living with special needs are diverse just like other kids their age, and there are many educational apps that can help them with their needs. Here are eight of the best ones, and they’re all free. So, if you’re a parent or caregiver of kids who... Read full article

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