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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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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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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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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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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How to Boost Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

by Parent Co.

Parents can use a simple and effective approach to raise an emotionally intelligent child and to improve their own EQ.

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How a Positive Relationship With Grandparents Can Shift Views of Aging

by Parent Co.

This recent study shows that the benefits extend beyond your child when they have a positive relationship with their grandparents.

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How Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Teens' Brains

by Parent Co.

A recent study found that being addicted to smartphones creates a chemical imbalance in the brain linked to depression and anxiety in young people.

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The Little Things That Will Make or Break Your Relationship

by Parent Co.

As if on cue, he hears the back door open. His wife is home, and somehow she’s more chipper than ever.

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Why You May Want to Hide the Ibuprofen Bottle From Your Husband If You Are Trying to Get Pregnant

by Sandi Schwartz

Getting pregnant is not a walk in the park for every couple who dreams of becoming parents.

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Stop in the Name of Hormones: When Puberty Meets Perimenopause

by Parent Co.

I do not want a she-shed, even though I love to craft. I'd prefer to call it a hormone time-out hut. My dream hormone hut wouldn’t be mine alone.

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Could Acetaminophen Use Contribute to Delayed Speech Among Girls?

by Angela Repke

New research suggests that pregnant women who take Tylenol "or its equivalent) may have daughters with delayed speech.

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Being Direct With Your Kids May Be Their Path to Avoid Unhealthy Eating

by Angela Repke

It turns out, if you want your children to avoid the consumption of junk food, being more direct may be the way to go.

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Are Divorce Rates Really Higher for Families With Special Needs Kids?

by Calleen Petersen

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study offers excellent insight into whether or not the divorce rate is higher for families with Special Needs children.

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No, Teens Are Not Eating Laundry Pods

by Parent Co.

All of this media attention is already infuriating for the way it maligns all teenagers as reckless and stupid.

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How Can You Prevent Trampoline Injury? Stop Treating it Like a Toy

by Parent Co.

The problem with trampolines isn't so much safety as it is categorization. When we categorize trampolines as sports equipment, they look much different.

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How to Live a Life of Lagom (and Prosper) Like the Swedes

by Parent Co.

Still obsessed with the Scandinavians, people are now moving onto the Swedish lifestyle word: lagom.

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What the Experts Say About Keeping Babies Warm in Winter

by Parent Co.

The benefits to heading outdoors in the winter mean bundling up and heading out. But how do you properly dress an infant for the winter elements?

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