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These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

5 Ways to Conquer Fear and Anxiety

Dale Carnegie is one of the most trusted authors in the self-improvement space, thanks largely to his bestseller <i>How to Win Friends and Influence</i> …

Self-improvement

The 9 Biggest Discipline Mistakes Parents Make and How to Fix Them

To err is human, and making discipline mistakes is a part of being a parent. Your child misbehaves and you find yourself losing your cool, yelling, …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

goop Wellness | Why Am I So Effing Tired? | Goop - Goop Shop

Ingredients<p>Dosage & Interactions<p><b>Each packet contains:</b> 1 PhytoBlend Multi tablet (green), 1 Omega-3 EPA-DHA 1000 softgel (golden yellow), 3 Adaptogen …

Wellness

21 Things You Need to Stop Doing by the Time You Turn 30

Number 13 is the worst.<p>As I approach 30, I have a pretty solid idea of who I want to be when I get there. And even if the Big Three-O is an arbitrary demarcation between youth and true adulthood, it’s important to set goals for yourself. The particulars of those goals come down to the individual in …

11 parenting podcasts worth checking out

<i>An earlier version of this post included a reference to “Making Dad” by Chip Dolce and Zach Anderson. One of the hosts recently left the podcast, and the listing has been removed.</i><p>Do you know how to use that little podcast app on your smartphone yet? It’s time. Podcasts are having a cultural moment, …

Parenting

Mindfulness Exercises - Mindfulness Techniques That Work

These easy mindfulness exercises are simple enough for anyone to try, and yet they are an extraordinarily powerful method for developing self …

10 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Happiness

Just be happy. Boom, there you go, look at that. There’s the ultimate way to become happier. Anybody who doesn’t like that answer can leave this post …

Happiness

The Truth Is You’re Not Going To Miss These Days

You’re exhausted after a long day, and apparently your toddler is too because they are on the floor of your local grocery store throwing an …

29 Self-Care Tips That Will Help You Survive Parenting

Buckle up. You got this.<p>We also checked in with clinical psychologist Christina Hibbert, Psy.D., founder of the Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition, for her advice. Here's what they had to say.<p><i><br>Remember: Everyone's situation is different, and comparing yourself to others is not productive or fair.</i> …

Parenting

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

3 Positive Affirmations to Train Your Brain for a Happier Life

We often fail to realize is our mind's ability to be trained for positive thinking, and positive affirmations can make monumental progress toward re-training your own though processes. While we're busy complaining about our jobs, our bank accounts, and our boyfriends, we are training our brains to …

3 Ways to Change Your Subconscious Thoughts

Many of us experience subconscious setbacks on a daily basis. These experiences from our past start holding us back from doing what we <i>really</i> ought to be doing.<p>Maybe you have trouble leaving food on your plate because as a child you were told, "finish your dinner, there are starving children in …

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

10 Parent Hacks to Make Caring for a Toddler Simpler

Parent hacks are meant to make your life a little easier. And when is the time you need hacks the most? The crazy toddler years!<p>Shutterstock<p>So, …

While You Were Sleeping

While you were sleeping, I took a sigh of relief that finally, my sweet wild child, finally you were resting.<p>While you were sleeping, I had dishes piled and laundry overflowing, but instead I just laid beside you, peaceful and unmoving.<p>While you were sleeping, I just stared at you, in awe, that …

5 Ways You Can Promote Your Blog This Month

Now that you’ve created a blog, you’re probably wondering how you can get more people to read it.<p>No matter how great your blog and its associated …

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

This Is Why Parents Are More Exhausted Than You Think They Should Be

At first, people understand that bringing new life also brings exhaustion. People ask new parents if the baby is sleeping through the night as if that is the magical key to them feeling like a fully functional human being. But, every parent knows, it is not. I'm quite sure that it is a scientific …

Cool Things To Do With Baby Indoors

“Throw on a sing-along DVD and have a dance party!” — <i>Sara E.</i><p><i></i>“I let my toddler use Cheerios as pebbles to dig with his construction trucks; then my …

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want your kids to listen? Use the following parenting tools to encourage responsibility and cooperation in your children.

Parenting

Want ROI On Your B2B Content? Embrace Sales Enablement

When businesses start publishing, they’re always concerned with hitting a certain quota. But whether you put out one story a day or two stories a …

Five of the best parenting tips I’ve ever heard - Keystone Aspire

<b>When I deliver talks and workshops in schools, it surprises me how many parents and teachers ask me what my best parenting tip is. Over the years I</b> …

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

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The Pancake Recipes You Want And Need

Yum.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, and pancakes are definitely one of them. We know they're a simple dish, made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry. But they taste like a treat. Like chocolatey brownies and grilled cheese sandwiches, they're simple and …

Breakfast

10 Clever Ways to Keep Your Tiny Toddler Busy

We've found 10 activities geared toward tiny toddlers—1 and 2 years old—that are safe, fun and sure to tire out your tot by bedtime.<p>Pinteresting Life …