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Parenting By Yourself? Still No Excuse for Messing Up Your Kids

Given that eleven million American families are headed by a single parent, it’s hard to stand behind the idea that, somehow, these kids are destined for trouble. What matters is not how many parents you have, but what kind of...

Raising Resilience – Parenting Tips that Go the Distance

Every loving parent wants childhood to be a positive experience for their kids. When it comes to parenting however, only focusing on the positive is problematic because it derails children’s ability to develop resilience.  Resilience, the ability to bounce...

Is My Teen ‘Normal’ Crazy or Seriously Troubled?

Many teenagers go through a rebellious or irrational phase that is normal for their age. The difference between normal teen craziness and abnormal behavior is when the teenager falls behind his or her peers in multiple settings. At a bare minimum, a normal teen should...

Want Your Kids to Listen?

3 Ninja Mom Tricks for Reducing Yelling and Getting Your Kids to Listen the First Time! Most parents I know feel like their kids don’t listen to them, at least not the first, second, or third time they ask them...

Should You Let Your Daughters Color Their Hair

There may come a day when your daughter asks to change the color of her hair. Be forewarned that this might inspire feelings of shock and sadness in the very core of your being. After all, you created this...

Braces – Why They’re Important and When Is Your Kids’ “cool Factor” Not worth...

Braces have caused discomfort and unpopularity across multiple generations, but the results have always vouched for the integrity of this approach. While your kids will hate the idea of having braces in their mouth, you might be wondering if...

7 Calming Techniques for Children

When most people think of anxiety, they picture how it effects adults and possibly themselves. For a long time, anxiety was thought to only be an issue adults faced. Did you know children experience anxiety too? Even if your child...

When are Kids Too Old to Sleep with Mom and Dad?

Oh Boy! Co-sleeping, often referred to as bed sharing, is one of those hot button issues that receives as much hostility from those defending their position as breastfeeding does. And for most parents, even those who swore up and...

War Stories Of Common First Time Parent Mistakes

When you have your very first baby it’s exciting, exhilarating, wonderful, amazing – and terrifying! So very, very terrifying!! You’re suddenly responsible for this tiny little person and have no idea what the hell you’re doing. You think about...

Children Know When a Marriage is in Trouble

So, things have started to unravel between you and your spouse. It either happened overnight, or gradually, over the years. Perhaps there was infidelity involved, or maybe you just grew apart. Either way, things aren’t as they should be,...

The Hardest Part of Raising Children

Raising kids is hard. It takes a lot of things, one of the most important being flexibility. When you first start out, you never imagine things the way they are really going to be. You imagine the love, the giggles, the cute little smiles. You dwell in moments of...

Tattling – Nobody likes a Tattletale

Nobody likes a tattletale. Especially mom and dad! Hang out with the kids for a few days and chances are you will hear more he said, she said than you would joining a couple that has been married for 50 years. For whatever reason, probably because they are kids...

Stop Talking like a Baby – You’re a Big Kid Now

You are finally out of diapers. The bottle and the sippy cups have been replaced with more grown up, non-spill proof lids. Your child uses the bathroom independently and is constantly telling you, “I can do it myself!” As bittersweet as it is for your child to be growing...

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