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Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

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Have you heard? There’s a new “parent” in town! Introducing, the Lawnmower Parent. In contrast to the emotionally supportive Elephant Parent or the overbearing Tiger Parent, the Lawnmower Parent will go to any lengths to smooth the path in front of t... 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

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article

Bringing Back Old-Fashioned Toys

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The scene is all too familiar. Toys are scattered around the room—the noise of blinking toys, buzzing toys, talking toys—all lit by the glow of the television and smartphones in hand.... Read full article

Picky Eaters, Tantrums, Thumb-Sucking, Oh My!

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Toddler Tricks and How to Deal with Them... Read full article



Words of Wisdom From a Former Camp Counselor

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Learning to live independently is certainly difficult, but parents can help children grow up by encouraging their freedom in appropriate stages.... Read full article

Have a Happy Birthday (Without the Party): Budget-Friendly Birthday Ideas

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The day your child was born is a day to celebrate and make him feel special. Birthday parties are fun, but they can be a lot of work, and the costs can quickly add up. If you decide to skip the birthday party, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate big.... Read full article

Addressing Problem Behavior: The Importance of Emotional Literacy

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Yet, no matter what we tried, he always seemed to revert back to his old ways- big, loud, totally not okay, absolutely embarrassing ways. Just when I thought I was going to lose my ever-loving mind, I attended a training on emotional literacy.... Read full article

It's Fall, Y'all! October Fall Family Activities

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I want to tell you about all the awesome one-time or annual events coming up this fall. ‘Tis the season–for festivals! Let’s jump in!... 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

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