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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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9 Family Cars for Dads and Moms Who Still Love Driving

by Parent Co.

Here are 10 “family” cars both new and used for those of you who know how to change a tire and can capably drive a manual transmission. Sure, some of these might not be considered the most practical or reliable vehicles you could buy, but if you’re looking for reliable and practical, just go buy a beige on beige Toyota Sienna Value Edition and stick with missionary position. It’s cool. Nobody is judging you.

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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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Apple Music: What Parents Need to Know

by Parent Co.

We think parents will find a lot to like about Apple Music, the service that's equal parts global radio station, music store, and streaming audio service.

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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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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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6 Rewards Schools Could Use to Motivate Introverted Kids

by Parent Co.

My son’s school offered a special incentive to encourage students to use their online learning program during the holiday break.

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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 Upside of Lying

by Parent Co.

“Did you just feed the dog broccoli? The broccoli I told you to eat before you could have dessert?”

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11 Lovely Children’s Books on Love

by Parent Co.

Valentine’s Day is truly the perfect kid holiday. You’re not old enough to be jaded by the “most romantic day of the year” and you get piles of candy and actual mail.

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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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Reflections on the Emotional Complexity of Getting a Dog

by Parent Co.

A puppy just came into my life. This was not expected, not planned for. I have a lot on my plate already.

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Fantastic Winter Books for Kids of All Ages

by Parent Co.

We find ourselves in the days when the holiday hustle and bustle is behind us but spring feels like it will never arrive.

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The Importance of Offering Children an Intergenerational Identity

by Parent Co.

Children who have what is called an intergenerational identity feel more in control of their lives, according to research by Dr. Marshall Duke and Dr. Robyn Fivush from Emory University.

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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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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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Kid Made Recipe: Simple Noodle Soup

by Parent Co.

Delicious, wholesome, and we swear it’ll cure a winter cold. Ok, maybe not, but it is comfort food at it’s best. You need this warm and cozy recipe in your back pocket for winter.

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What We Can Learn When We Stop Making Fun of the Raw Water Trend

by Parent Co.

We're used to seeing words like "natural" and "organic" used to sell us more expensive food. The latest trend in food purity campaigns? Raw water.

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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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What We're Listening To: Ear Hustle Podcast

by Parent Co.

I don’t say this lightly: Ear Hustle is the best podcast of 2017. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s warm. It’s sincere. It’s gripping. It’s nuanced. It horrifying.

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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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