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Prioritizing Friendships as a Parent and How to Maintain Them

by Emily Glover

The keyword: effort. The kind of friendships that mean something don’t often just happen when you are also juggling life with kids.

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Trying the Brutal Honesty of Kids on For Size

by ParentCo.

Imagine if we had the same types of rules for honesty and story-telling that our kids do. How bad could it really be?

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Why We’re Happy to Be a Christmas Tree-Free Home

by Pam Moore

As a kid, being Jewish at Christmastime meant feeling the pain of being different. But those experiences shaped my values.

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The Unexpected Blessing of a Less-Than-Perfect Grandma

by ParentCo.

It wasn’t until I had kids that I began to wonder what it might have been like to hug a grandparent who returned affection with shining, loving eyes.

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5 Ways to Involve your Kids in Thanksgiving Plans

by Emily Glover

Thanksgiving is about togetherness—and you can get into the spirit of that well before the big day by involving your kids in the planning process. 

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How to Empower your Kids to Give Back to their Community during the Holidays and All Year Long

by ParentCo.

If you feel weighted down by your parental responsibilities, check out the ideas below to help set you on the path towards service.

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30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?"

by ParentCo.

The question "How was your day?" is a conversation killer, especially for kids. Here are 30 alternatives that will inspire more than a grunt in reply.

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5 Ways Freelancers Can Prepare for Parental Leave

by Hannah Howard

Here are five practical steps freelancers can take to prepare for taking an actual maternity/paternity leave, from financial to emotional.

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Seven Ways to Handle School-Night Halloween With Ease

by ParentCo.

Odds are, Halloween is often going to fall on a school night. Because we all know what a disaster that can be, it's beneficial to be prepared.

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9 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Empty Nest

by ParentCo.

One minute you’re changing diapers and wiping noses, the next you’re dropping kids off in their college dorm rooms. Here's how to fill the space they leave.

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Families Face a Weird Back to School Year: Here are Four Ways to Cope

by Hannah Howard

This is undoubtedly an unusual back-to-school season for both kids and parents. Here are three ways to make this transition just a little smoother. 

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Want to Reduce Your Mental Load? Stop Delegating and Start Specializing

by ParentCo.

If you and your partner are committed to sharing the chores of parenthood equitably, check out the tips below to move towards specialization.

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How Focusing on Strengths Gives Our Kids an Edge

by ParentCo.

"If you focus on what is wrong, your child lives up to your vision of failure. If you focus on your child’s strengths, your child lives what is possible."

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The Gifts That New Moms Really Need

by ParentCo.

I’m as tempted as anyone to buy adorable baby toys and outfits, but it is the mother who needs us most after childbirth.

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

by ParentCo.

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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Learning to Be a Peaceful Parent

by ParentCo.

My commitment is to be the adult. It is my job to do the work on my self-regulation so that he'll be able to reach his potential in life.

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8 Common Parenting Phrases That Backfire

by ParentCo.

If you're a parent, chances are you've used some or all of these phrases at some point or another.

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3 Hands-On Ways to Teach Kids Love Is Love

by ParentCo.

Raise a generation of open minds and open hearts.

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

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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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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