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7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.<p>Toddlers Behaving Badly<p>As a 2-year-old, Nathaniel Lampros, of Sandy, Utah, was fascinated with toy swords and loved to duel with Kenayde, his 4-year-old sister. But inevitably, he'd whack her in the head, she'd dissolve in tears, and Angela, their …

Why Moms Should Say No More, and How to Actually Do It

It's important to say yes to opportunities that can bring you joy, but it's also necessary to know how to say no when you need a break. Here's your guilt-free guide.<p>Saying "no" is hard. Saying it as a mom can feel downright impossible. And it's not only because those big, bright kid eyes are so …

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

Behavior

How to Stop Spanking Your Child

I remember only one spanking from my childhood. The rule in our home was that Gloria, my babysitter, was the boss when my parents were at work. Well, …

Self-help

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

The Way You Fight With Your Partner Affects Your Kids' Well-Being

All couples have disagreements, but a new study shows that <i>how</i> you manage those disagreements can have a profound effect on your child’s well-being. …

Research

How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop …

Don’t blame genetics for daughter’s sassy demeanor. It’s more nurture than nature.

<i>Q: I'm looking for advice on how to deal with my ­almost-6-year-old's exceedingly snarky attitude. I know that eye-rolling, talking back, etc., are fairly age-appropriate, but, as our day-care provider put it, she's the "sassiest little girl" she's ever worked with in her decades as a preschool</i> …

Parenting

Parenting Advice From the Stoics

The great stoic philosophers of history may not have known what raising a child would be like in this day and age, but they still have some great …

Parenting

Mom's Secret to a Successful Marriage Is Going Viral, Because It's Just So Honest

The Grief to Hope blogger and mom of three took to Facebook to reveal the real key to a happy, long-term relationship.<p>A post by a mom named Nikki Pennington is going viral, because her thoughts on marriage are so on-point. Pennington, 32, took to Facebook to address the question she's frequently …

17 Creative, No-Mess Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

Maybe you have a kid stuck at home because they're not old enough for school yet, or maybe they're home with a cold, or it's a snow day. It doesn't …

Kids

10 Train Trips That Cost $100 (or Less!) You Need to Take Your Family On

See the beauty of America like never before.<p>If you've traveled around the United States by car or plane your entire life, you've been missing out on some seriously stunning countryside — but it's not too late. All of these trips are affordable and will leave you stunned by the beauty in the U.S.

10 Parenting Mistakes We Should Avoid

Many parents have experienced that unpleasant situation when they realize their child’s behavior has changed, but they can’t understand where the …

Parenting

Our attempts to relax are seriously stressing us out

In the digital era, a lot of us feel busier than our parents and grandparents ever were. But analyses of the way we actually use our time suggest that we’re mistaken. On the whole, we’re not doing any more work than previous generations. We don’t do any more household chores, either. So why do we</i> …

Happiness

We need to take parenting less seriously

"It's important for children to be scared of strangers. It means they have a good bond with their parents." So said my daughter's physical therapist, …

How do I stop motherhood ruining my sleep forever?

When I had my first baby in 2010, I remember asking my mother when it would get easier. Her reply? “I don’t think I slept properly again after having children.”<p>It wasn’t the answer I was hoping for, but she had a point. Last month, researchers from Georgia Southern University discovered each new …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Parenting

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.<p>Our research shows that while anyone can become an inspiring leader …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice for Living

“Did you always want to be a judge” or, more exorbitantly, “a Supreme Court justice?” Schoolchildren visiting me at the court, as they do at least weekly, ask that question more than any other. It is a sign of huge progress made. To today’s youth, judgeship as an aspiration for a girl is not at all …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Seth's Blog

We get what we invest in. The time we spend comes back, with interest.<p>If you practice five minutes of new, difficult banjo music every day, you'll …

Banjos

5 Things That Should Never Be in Control of Your Life

There is no single secret to living a happy life, but there are various ways that you can get there. Life's too short for regrets, so the first thing to do is to acknowledge anything that's holding you back. Here are five things you should never give control.<p>1. Fear.<p>Fear is an incredibly powerful …

Happiness

Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.

In 1934, a young woman named Sara Pollard applied to Vassar College. In those days, parents were asked to fill out a questionnaire, and Sara’s father described her, truthfully, as “more a follower type than a leader.”<p>The school accepted Sara, explaining that it had enough leaders.<p>It’s hard to …

College & University

4 Wounds We All Walk Around With

The author of Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening reveals those painful but transformational moments we all have in common.<p><b>1. The Hole We Poured Our Hearts Into</b><p>A few times in life, if we are lucky, we meet an opportunity that seems so …

Positive Thinking

How to Stay Calm: 17 Tips for Stressful and Frustrating Situations

<i>“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”</i> <b><br>Sydney J. Harris</b>The stress is rising. You’re starting to feel frustrated with situation you’re …

Self-help

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Employment

3 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make For Your Business to Be Successful

Success doesn’t happen overnight, especially when it comes to your business. It takes time, dedication, and the right mindset to run a successful …

Self-improvement

It's Okay To Be Unsure About What You Want In Life Once In A While

It’s about looking at what you have and who you have and be grateful. It’s about being proud of yourself no matter what you chose in the end.

Why children need to know their family history

I’ve been inspired by research that suggests knowing the intimate facts of our family histories makes us more healthy emotionally<p>One day, my youngest daughter announced she was a Chelsea fan. It was a difficult day for her father, a life-long Man United supporter. “You can’t do that,” he whispered, …

Parenting

Your intuition is more powerful than your intellect, and just as easily expanded

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> <i>LinkedIn</i><i>.</i> <i>Follow the author here.</i><p>Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we’ve been giving intuition far too little respect.<p>Intuition will …

Creativity