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Top 3 Tips for Amber Teething Necklaces

Photo credit: Cookies For Breakfast<p>We recently talked about our 3 favorite natural teething remedies, and now we’re back with our top 3 tips for …

Why a Simple 'No' Is Not Always the Best Answer for Tweens and Teens

When it comes to communicating with tweens and teens, it's more likely that they will push for more than a simple "no" when it comes to having their needs met.<p>A few weeks ago, in response to the HuffPost Stress-Less Parenting series featuring a post titled "Getting Your 'No' Right: Pamela …

Tweens

Chore Chart + Basic Magnet Set - 13 x 9 Magnet Board - Personalized Chore Board - Magnetic Chore Chart - Personalized Gift for Kids

Kids are much better at doing chores if there is a list of things to do and a little reward for their efforts. This chore chart was designed as a fun way to help children complete everyday tasks and to track their progress as they move magnets. This chart is also durable, environmentally friendly …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>I haven't been to the post office since "the incident." I was that wild-eyed woman with a screaming child, slowly working my way up the line as one customer after another let me go ahead. Turns out my desperate attempts to comfort my kid were the result of a rookie error. The tantrum came …

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• Pinterest<p>Beautiful. That was the word my 8-year-old daughter Chloe used to describe herself. "I am beautiful," she wrote, meticulously underlining the word and then smiling up at me, proud that she'd completed her second-grade spelling-word sentences. In disbelief, I read it again. It was …

Second Grade

How to Be a Happier Mom

"Happiness is more than just that smiley feeling. It's also feeling a connection to something larger than yourself," doctor says.<p>Ask a mom if she's …

TOOLBOX: Photographing Your Child

What better gift can mom receive than the perfect picture of her babies? It’s time to move on from those unfortunate mall-shots that left us in tears …

Those close moments that make our hearts melt are what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices.

• Tuesday, June 27, 2017<p><i>"I can't believe how things with my daughter have turned around, since I started focusing on connection." - Zoe</i><p>We all crave …

Parenting

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

The Many Benefits of Kids Yoga

Yoga is a popular exercise for plenty of adults, but did you know it could be beneficial for your children as well? The advantages of what yoga can …

The Surprising Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

Nursing beyond your child’s first birthday is referred to as <b>Extended Breastfeeding</b>. This is a common, healthy act practiced in many countries. The …

Parenting

Simple Strategies to Support Creativity at Home

In such a rapidly developing world, creativity is quickly becoming a sought-after trait. Did you know that creative thinking promotes …

What to Expect from the Upper Elementary Years

Your little kids are growing up before your eyes! Today we discuss what to expect once it’s time to move onto the upper elementary school years.<p>more …

How Technology Has Made Parenting Harder

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 09/25/2013 07:59 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Cellphones, tablets, video games and computers — the average youngster has logged thousands of hours on digital technologies by the time they leave home.<p>And all these technologies have changed the way parents do their …

My Elf on the Shelf has Seasonal Affective Disorder

Chippy recognizes the total insanity of making a mess in someone else's house and is smart enough to know, if I was left to clean up after a night of elfish escapades, he could expect to be our dog's new chew toy before I poured my first cup of coffee.<p>I'm not sure if you've heard about this new …

Christmas Trees

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• Pinterest<p>A couple of weeks ago, I pulled my daughter and her cousins aside for a little talk: "Do you guys still want to wear matching PJs for Christmas Eve?" I asked, reassuring them that it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they wanted to stop matching now because they were getting older (ages 8 to …

How I Slowed Down During the Holidays

We've all been there. Judging others. Impatient. Filled with road rage. Our needs are more important. We are the center of the universe, after all. We forget that, perhaps, there are legitimate reasons for the delay: back pain, a broken leg, a baby in the backseat.<p>I have back pain -- the kind that …

Back Pain

New Year's Resolutions for the Whole Family

Setting New Year's resolutions doesn't have to be a daunting experience. It's the perfect opportunity to sit down with your children (both young and old) and have a conversation about how to set short- and long-term goals<p>People have been making resolutions for thousands of years. Even the ancient …

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• Pinterest<p>My 7-year-old daughter, Rosie, rolls her eyes when I ask her to set the table. "In a minute," she tells me. I stand beside her, waiting. "Why can't Ben do it?" she whines. I remind her it's her job, not her brother's. "Fine!" she yells. "I'll do it. But I hate setting the table!" Minutes …

Los Angeles

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• Pinterest<p>Being a tween girl is hard. And according to a new study, the television shows tween girls and boys watch is making life just a little more difficult. The study published in the journal <i>Sex Roles</i> found that programs on common kid channels, such as Disney and Nickelodeon, frequently show …

Sleeping Beauties: 5 Ways to Protect Our Girls

In our uber-busy culture that overvalues achievement, external rewards and looks, we have neglected to inform girls about what it takes to successfully navigate this stage of life.<p>By Tim Jordan, MD for GalTime.com<p>For the past 40 years, the headlines blaring out at us about adolescent girls have …

Self-esteem

Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

Parents delight in the smiles on the faces of the children when a longed-for gift is unwrapped. But in the long run, we want the gifts we give our children to add to their lives, rather than remove something from them.<p><i>We have finally decided to give my old iPhone to our 11-year-old for Christmas,</i> …

Tweens

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• Pinterest<p>Although I don't think of myself as a "hyper parent," the kind whose children -- with their daily obligations and social commitments -- have taken over her life, let's visit the evidence, shall we? Tonight my husband and I will trade car-pool duties to ice hockey for our 11-year-old and …

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Car safety guide for babies and children

Child car safety is simple. It starts with correctly fitting child restraints and making sure you always buckle your children into them correctly. …