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Should My Child Say "I''m Sorry."?

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Teaching children to apologize–and mean it. Parent: “Say you’re sorry!” Child: “I’m sorry.” Parent: “Tell them why!” Child: “I’m sorry for taking your book.” Parent: “Without asking.” Child: “Without asking.” Sound somewhat familiar? ... Read full article

Staying Calm In The Face Of Rudeness

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Rudeness and bad attitudes are more about forming a self than most parents realize. Building a self takes a long time. ... Read full article

Keeping Your Pet Healthy In The Summer Heat

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Summer is the season for fun, but just as you keep your family safe in the heat, it’s important to keep your pets safe too.... Read full article

When Santa’s Not Fair

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What’s the first thing you ask a child after Christmas? Did you answer, “What did Santa bring you?” or “What did you get for Christmas?” Chances are you did, and you’re not alone. After all, you’re guaranteed a smile. And the ultimate conversation st... 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



Stop Overparenting & Raise an Adult

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Imagine spending all this time and energy raising your kids, and then when you send them off to college someday, you still have to call to wake them up every morning to make sure they get to class on time. Sounds shocking, right? When I was in colleg... Read full article

Co-Parent with Class: Advice for a Successful School Year

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Advice for a successful school year while dealing with co-parenting.... Read full article

Calming the Butterflies

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Your child may feel “butterflies in their tummy” if he is trying something new, has a big test coming up, a piano recital, or even the first day of school. It is normal to feel nervous when kids are expected to perform or speak in front of a group of... Read full article

Mama, Get in the Photos

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While looking for photos for a blog post about remote work with a baby, I realized how few photos I have of myself with my daughters, especially when they were babies. As a technology holdout, I didn’t have a smartphone when my oldest was born in 201... Read full article

Tales from Triplet Parents

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When the doctor says there’s not one but three babies, life gets exciting pretty quickly! As a triplet mom myself, I realize what a unique experience this truly is. Local triplet moms join me in sharing our unique triplet tales. ... Read full article

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