When You and Your Spouse Disagree About How to Raise the Kids

by Parent Co.

The first year or two was mine to call the shot. But as they became toddlers, I had to cede control.

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7 ‘chores’ your toddler will love (while becoming more independent)

by Emily Glover

If there is one thing to know about doing chores with your toddler, it’s this: You need to plan for it to take twice as long while looking half as good. Even if that makes the Type A side of you bristle, there are benefits to involving your little ones in household chores.

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Why learning how to be adaptable is more important for kids than ever

by Emily Glover

If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.

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What exactly is STEAM learning and how does it help my kids?

by Emily Glover

Think back to your typical class schedule when you were growing up. In the course of a single day, you probably learned about science, math, art, history, language—and more. So, when you hear about the relatively new emphasis on STEAM learning, you may wonder how that’s unlike the diversified studies from years past.

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How to teach your children to be problem-solvers

by Emily Glover

By our nature, humans must be problem solvers: From our very first moments on earth, we have to figure our way around challenges, be willing to change course, and must absorb feedback from experiences. But, that’s not to say problem solving always comes easily to adults—let alone children.

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I’m That Mom Who Cries at Everything

by Erica Landis

I cry happy tears every day, and I encourage you all to do the same. Let's all meet up in the tissue aisle one day, okay?

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Parents: You Can Play Hooky, Too

Parents: You Can Play Hooky, Too

by Parent Co.

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and began preparing myself for a day of parenting in quarantine, otherwise known as Extreme Multitasking: 2020 Edition.

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Seven Ways to Help Your Child Find Genuine Joy During Times of Uncertainty

Seven Ways to Help Your Child Find Genuine Joy During Times of Uncertainty

by Parent Co.

When times of uncertainty hit, it can throw you and your family’s life off-balance. For example, life amid the current pandemic isn’t easy.

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How to Design a Playspace in Inspires Curiosity

How to Design a Playspace in Inspires Curiosity

by Parent Co

In the words of Fred Rogers, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.

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To Build Your Child's Emotional Intelligence, Try These Phrases

by Parent Co

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher—responsible for their introduction not only to STEAM subjects, but also for helping them develop emotional intelligence.

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Which Type of Exercise Best Improves Kids' Moods, According to Study

by Parent Co.

Parents often feel overwhelmed by trying to schedule in exercise because of time constraints and child willingness. A new study can help with the guesswork.

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It's Time to Reverse the Bucket List

by Parent Co.

Let's dump out all the accomplishments of the previous year into one long pat-me-on-the-back list to appreciate.

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Why Choosing Me Was the Least Selfish Decision I Could Make

by Parent Co.

Laying on the paper-covered vinyl exam table I stared up at the ceiling pretending I was anywhere else.

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The Growth of Failure

by Parent Co.

We all want our children to be successful but many times in order to really achieve greatness the kids have to fail a few times.

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The Far Reaching Effects of Positive Emotions

by Parent Co.

We now know that feeling good is good for us, but how can we help our kids feel good? Here are a few suggestions based on positive psychology research.

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Kids mix beats, rhythms, and loops with Loopimal

by Parent Co.

Introduce your kids to the world of computer sequencing and music composition with Loopimal by Yatatoy.

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Capture your family's unique story with the StoryCorps app

by Parent Co.

The beauty of StoryCorps is that it makes clear everyone, in fact, has a story.

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Measuring My Best Self in Number of Drinks

by Suzanne Hayes

I now measure days and weeks and years instead. Four years of sobriety and the work has only just begun.

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Tender Both Ways: When Pain Becomes Precious

by Parent Co.

My emotional posture toward that time is one of holding it close to my heart. In short, I am discovering that pain can be precious.

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How a Shift in Mindset Can Help Moms Make More Money

by Erinne Magee

Sometimes, it's the in between stuff that gets brushed under the rug as unimportant. But it's the side hustle that we need to celebrate.

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Just a Little More Time Dad

by Hussein Founouni

Could those instances and visions had been hypoxia of some sort? Did my mind refuse to let go of my brain because of the love I have for my children?

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Best in Show: Our Top Picks From The ABC Kids Expo

by Parent Co.

Our top picks from the All Baby and Child Expo in Las Vegas.

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Why I Continue Fussing over an Age-Old Chicken Soup Recipe

by Parent Co.

When I expressed a desire to learn the secrets of the soup, I didn't realize the recipe's benefits would go beyond the culinary preservation of tradition.

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The Link Between Emotional Eating and Parenthood

by Parent Co.

Since becoming a parent, eating has become a friend, an activity, a form of relaxation, and basically something that I don’t feel completely in control of.

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