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A Family Stuck in the Autism Waiting Room

by ParentCo.

When you know something with your child just isn't right, waiting on an autism diagnosis is nothing short of excruciating.

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Shadow or No Shadow. Groundhog Day, Again

by ParentCo.

“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.” – Groundhog Day

 

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15 Real Valentine's Days For Single Moms

by ParentCo.

There's at least 15 other days in a year we single mothers actually do wish there was a big, strong, capable, loving romantic living in our home.

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The Unique Pressures on Black Women to Parent and Provide

by ParentCo.

In our culture, women are expected to be mothers first and all else second. For many, particularly the Black woman, this system and its expectations create challenges.

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Race and Ethnicity

by ParentCo.

It is our job as parents, teachers, and citizens of the world to teach our kids the value of every other person on the planet.

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Here's How to Help Your Kids Be Kind and Inclusive People

by ParentCo.

It's not easy to be the kid who stands up against the social injustices of the middle school cafeteria. You can help by staying involved and asking questions.

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How to Show Your Kids You Love Them on Valentine's Day

by Pam Moore

What are the five love languages and how can we use them with our kids to lay a healthy foundation for future relationships?

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5 Things You Don’t Have to do to Be a Good Parent This Valentine’s Day

by ParentCo.

This Valentine’s Day skip obsessing about what you “should” do and keep it simple by crossing these chores off the list.

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How To Help Your Kids Fall Back This Weekend

by ParentCo.

Most of us are forced to follow the Daylight Saving Time scheme, even though it's "wasteful and unnecessary." In theory, we parents "gain" an extra hour to sleep in this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends. Here's the reality. 

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My New Year's Resolution: Asking My Kids to Forgive Me

by ParentCo.

It’s the New Year, and I have been doing a lot of thinking. I want to say, with all of my heart and all of my soul, that I am sorry. I want apologize for anything (and everything) I have said or done that made you feel less-than or sad or small.

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4 Sources of Mom Guilt I'm Letting Go of This Year

by ParentCo.

This year I am resolving, with a twist. There will be no diet, exercise, less swearing and drinking, "more church" kind of resolutions. This year I'm simply letting go of the things that are just not productive nor conducive to my life. This is the year I give up several of my hard-earned mom-related titles.

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Why It's Up to Me to Teach My White Kids That Black Lives Matter

by ParentCo.

The burden of racism weighs heavily on our country. I could simply tell my children, everyone is equal, but little good would come of it.

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Teaching Kids How to Goal Set With New Year’s Resolutions

by ParentCo.

Surround yourself and your kids with piles of magazines and update vision boards for the fresh, new year to come.  If nothing else came from this evening together, we exercised our creativity and bonded while reenacting some of the over-the-top advertisements we came across.

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Have a Newborn? Good Luck Trying to Remember Things

by Julie Vick

The only good thing about the sleepless infant days is that eventually they're over.

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8 Psychologist-Backed Tips for Improving Communication with Kids

by ParentCo.

When you communicate well with your child, it leads to a strong relationship, greater cooperation, and feelings of worth. When communication is a struggle, it can lead to your child switching off, conflict, and feelings of worthlessness.These expert tips can help.

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9 Valuable Tips for Negotiating Down to a Part-Time Schedule

by ParentCo.

Two parents with 40 hour work weeks can be hard for families to juggle. If a part time schedule would suit yours better, these tips can help you get it. How to know your limit and make work fit your schedule.

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of $5

by ParentCo.

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Helping Kids Handle the Post-Holiday Blues

by ParentCo.

The build up to the holidays can be a big deal. There are strategies to help your children overcome the feeling of the post-holiday let down.

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7 Ways to Teach Little Ones The True Spirit of the Holidays

by ParentCo.

Don’t let materialistic frenzy overpower the season’s wonder. Here are 7 tips to give kids a greater understanding about the true spirit of the holidays.

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The Countless Distractions of the Work-From-Home Parent

by ParentCo.

Working from home seems like an ideal setup. Except, of course, for the millions of distractions. Many parents are juggling full-time jobs and countless life responsibilities, all with kids at home due to the Omicron outbreak and fear of future variants spreading.

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10 Non-Holiday Traditions That Can Truly Bond a Family

by Sanya Pelini

There is an endless list of traditions: religious traditions, new year's traditions, birthday traditions, wedding traditions, Thanksgiving traditions, the list goes on and on. Traditions essentially serve to bring family members together by creating a family culture and strengthening family ties. Here are 10 we think you should try!

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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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