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I Had a Picture-Perfect Marriage With My Husband . . . and Then We Had Kids

On my wedding day, if you had told me what my marriage would look like six years down the road, I would've had some serious pity on my future self and questioned the definition of happiness. While I know that marriage paints a different picture for everyone and is truly unique from couple to …

Relationships

5 Common Parenting Discipline Mistakes

When calm, consistency, and values are abandoned, it’s highly unlikely discipline will help a kid behave.<p>By<p>Jan 22 2018, 6:44 PM<p>Getting a child to …

Parenting

11 Things Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Sleep

Turns out, those Zzs are super important.<p>Experts Do Offer Recommendations for How Much Sleep Kids Should Get<p>And that number changes as they get …

Sleep

Millions Of People Have Watched This Dad Brilliantly Explain Emotions To His Daughter

Video of dad explaining ways for daughter to address her feelings goes viral<p>One of the hardest parts of being is a parent is knowing how to deal when …

Why I Never Post Pictures of My Child—Ever

“What? You have a baby?” Amanda shouted to me over Facebook messenger.<p>“Yes! Actually, he’s two years old!” I wrote back.<p>“OMG! How did I not know …

17 Husbands Who Are Proof That You Can't Win Against A Pregnant Woman

At least it's just nine months, fellas.

Pregnancy

Less Toys, More Joy: How to Avoid Having Too Many Toys

Toys have a way of taking over.<p>It starts innocently enough. You love your kids. You want to make them happy. But before you know it, you find …

This Bride Included Her Stepson -- And His Mom -- In Her Wedding Vows

"We will be one big family that I promise you will have for the rest of your life.”<p>When you marry someone with kids, it’s a package deal, and that package includes their other parent. Just ask Pennsylvania bride Katie Musser.<p>On Monday, the 24-year-old stepmom shared a video to the Facebook page …

The science behind why you shouldn't take your kids on holiday until they're five

As The Telegraph’s family travel editor, I hear this argument all the time. “It’s a waste to take a young child on holiday. They won’t even remember it.”<p>Leave the kids at home, some parents say. Don’t take them on any long-haul trips till they’re teens, say others.<p>Now, hear this: parents keen to …

Family Travel

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

'Kitchen thinking' can make a fight with your partner worse without saying anything out loud

Then, out of nowhere, your partner blurts out, "And <i>you</i> were an <i>hour</i> late to date night last month!"<p>Wait, what?<p>Psychologists call this strategy "kitchen sinking" — i.e. you throw "everything but the kitchen sink" at your partner. It's generally an unproductive tactic.<p>More recently, psychologists …

5 Signs You’re a Toxic Parent.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) First things first, let’s dismiss the notion that as a parent you know exactly what’s best for your …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful) | Inc.com

When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one day after I asked him "Why?" for approximately the millionth …

Parenting

This new study explains how to help a child grieve the death of a beloved pet

The loss of a beloved furry friend is painful for everyone, but it can be particularly devastating for kids. A new study explains how to help a child …