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Keeping the Peace During Playtime: How to Mediate Fights between Children

Does playtime sometimes feel like a war zone? Keep the peace during playtime with these mediation strategies. Playtime is a cherished part of childhood, a time for kids to explore, create, and most importantly, have fun. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Conflicts can arise, friendships can be tested, and arguments can erupt faster […]

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7 Ways to Be the Best Excuse Your Child Needs

Parents are often seen as the bad guys, so why not use this power for good? Get your child out of uncomfortable situations by becoming their best excuse. Parents wear many hats: nurse, chauffeur, chef, therapist, and sometimes, professional excuse maker. Yes, you read that right! Sometimes, the best thing parents can do for their

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5 Tips for Outdoor Grilling (+ A Recipe for Steak Fajitas)

This summer, get your outdoor grilling on with these tips and this recipe from Aly Romero’s cookbook Gas Fire Heat. The taste of summer is cold watermelon, dripping ice cream, and smoky barbecue. Grilling outdoors is summer tradition and a fantastic way to enjoy delicious meals while spending quality time with your family. The better

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Who’s the Favorite Parent?: What It Means and How to Handle It

Before kids have a best friend, they have a favorite parent. And if that parent isn’t you, feelings can get hurt. Here’s how you can handle it. How many times have you been trying to do something with your child only for them to shout, “No, I only want Mommy!”? Or perhaps you’re a “I

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Turning Gratitude into Confidence

Confidence, a steadfast belief in oneself, begins with gratitude. Read along to find out how being thankful can turn into healthy self-esteem. Confidence is the belief in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. It is a state of mind that empowers individuals to take on challenges, make decisions, and engage in activities with assurance and self-reliance.

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7 Key Strategies to Help Fathers Survive the Teen Girl

Most fathers have trouble understanding the teen girl. But these seven key strategies will have dads well on their way to building a better relationship. What happens when your baby girl grows up and becomes a teen? Tears. Slamming doors. Utter mayhem. At least, that’s probably how it feels to most dads, but the reality

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Supporting Children through Change: The 7 Most Common Childhood Transitions

A new sibling or a new school year, change is stressful for kids. With these tips, guide your child through the seven most common childhood transitions. Fear of change is right up there with fear of spiders—so many people struggle with it. And as hard as it is for adults to adapt to change, it’s

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Depression during Pregnancy: How to NOT Feel Like Your Life Is Over

You’ve heard about postpartum depression, but what about depression during pregnancy? Here are some strategies to help new moms feel better. I wanted a baby, didn’t I? But why do I feel like this? Now I’m pregnant, and I feel like my life is over. Feeling like your life is over during pregnancy can be

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