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How to Boost Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

by ParentCo.

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

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Why Time Outdoors Can Increase Kids' Ability to Focus

by ParentCo.

Researchers recently conducted a study exploring how green spaces surrounding children’s homes impact their cognitive development.

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The Far Reaching Effects of Positive Emotions

by ParentCo.

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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A Simple Strategy for When You're Feeling Unappreciated

by ParentCo.

How can we effectively deal with feeling unappreciated? It starts with identifying when we’re feeling unappreciated in the first place.

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9 Tips to Help You Fall Back in Love With Your Spouse

by ParentCo.

Of course you love each other, but somehow your relationship feels a bit flat now. To fall back in love with your spouse, try these things.

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The Best Predictor of Success, According to Science

by ParentCo.

We want to set children up on a path towards success later in life. What contributes to a person’s success in the long-term?

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7 Picture Books That Help Kids Cope With Tragedy

by Jennifer Garry

These books deal with topics like fear, loss, and separation anxiety in subtle ways, but can serve as great conversation starters.

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How to Talk About Sex: Early, Often, and in Small Doses

by Pam Moore

We are sexual beings from the moment we are born. So, why is it so hard for so many parents to talk to our kids about sex and sexuality?

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Surviving a Colicky Baby

by ParentCo.

Colic is a term doctors use for a baby that cries a lot more than the average baby when they can’t give you any other answers as to why. I've had three.

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How to Be Happy – Consider These 3 Pillars

by Sally Shepherd

Whatever type of parent you are, can I encourage you to think about McKee’s proposed elements for happiness at work?

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These Planners Will Help You Get It Together in 2018

by ParentCo.

With work, kids, and all of the other minutiae of daily life, how can you keep on top of your schedule? With one of these rad planners, that's how.

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How an Anxiety Mascot Can Help You Manage Panic

by ParentCo.

When you're in the middle of your anxiety, you cannot think calmly and rationally about all that you know about a topic. You need to DARE.

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The Link Between Emotional Eating and Parenthood

by ParentCo.

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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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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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How a Positive Relationship With Grandparents Can Shift Views of Aging

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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