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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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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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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Conducting These 3 “Mom Audits” Made Me a Better Parent

by Laura Harris

It’s easy to identify when my children misbehave. One child says “I want that toy” and yanks it from her brother’s hands.

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How to Get Your Kids to Listen

by Curry Winters

When I call my kids' names I am met with silence. My voice no longer makes their ears turn on.

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I’m Scared My Child Will Turn out Like Her Dad

by Parent Co.

In my work with parents and children, there is one theme that creates the most anxiety: how likely is it that my child will inherit the abusive personality traits of the father?

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The New Research That Convinced Me to Become a Soccer Mom Dropout

by Parent Co.

Am I a horrible mother? The society-driven guilt part of me says, "yes," but the authentic me says, "heck no!"

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Parenting From the Pages of "The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook"

by Parent Co.

Now that I’m a father, I no longer feel ashamed of my anxiety. I feel responsible.

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More Parents Are Raising Perfectionists and Maybe it's Time to Chill Out

by Parent Co.

A recent study has found perfectionism has significantly increased compared to previous generations. Striving for perfection however, comes with a price.

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Four Things Foster Parents Want You to Know

by Parent Co.

I talked to foster parents, not to obtain statistics, but to hear their stories. This is what they want you to know.

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#Meworried – the Challenges of Raising a Son in the #Metoo Era

by Parent Co.

Practically, parents of boys are in a precarious position, one where the rules of inter-gender engagement seem to be in constant flux.

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Yes, It Was a 16th Birthday Party, But "Sweet" Isn't How You'd Describe It

by Parent Co.

Wild at heart, wild animals, Wild Thang, walk on the wild side … holy moly COW, you ain’t seen “wild” until you host your 16-year-old’s surprise party.

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An Open Letter to Our New Neighbors

by Holly Romero

Most people get welcomed to the neighborhood with a delicious casserole or tray of baked goods, but my kids would eat it before I could even get it to you.

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3 Ways Your Kids Can Find Mindfulness Through Nature

by Sandi Schwartz

From visualizations to nature sound apps, there are so many ways to experience mindfulness using nature even from inside the comfort of your home.

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7 Signs You're Parenting Right According to a Clinical Psychologist

7 Signs You're Parenting Right According to a Clinical Psychologist

by Parent Co.

In my work as a clinical psychologist, there are seven signs I see that tell me a child has an awesome parent.

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Nine Going on Nineteen

by Katie Logue

By all accounts, I'm very lucky. My nine-year-old son, Jack, is a great kid.

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Does Screaming the F-word in Wegmans Make Me a Bad Parent?

by Jared Bilski

I blame my wife for what happened. She makes going out and getting things done with our children seem easy.

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One Thing Parents Should Resolve in the New Year In Order to Bring More Joy

by Parent Co.

My resolution for 2018 is to find more joy in my life right now and to stop comparing my life, to others. Especially the lives of others on social media.

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Wild Rumpus

by Parent Co.

When I hear the term “wild” I am automatically transported to the scene in Maurice Sendak’s book "Where the Wild Things Are" in which Max is sent to his room for behaving, well, wild.

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Playing the Chess Game of Shorts in Winter

by Max Everhart

This morning, he emerged from his bedroom wearing a red bandana, a pair of soccer shorts, and a short-sleeved T-shirt that read THIS KID RULES.

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What Debra Winger Taught Me About Motherhood

by Parent Co.

"Terms of Endearment" stayed with me as I grew up. It was one of the few movies I ever saw that portrayed the mother daughter bond as I knew it.

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The Wildly Overblown Children's Birthday Party: Can We Be Done?

by Parent Co.

You know what’s wild? Kids' birthday parties in the new millennium. Their Pinterest perfection, their thematic orchestration.

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