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Raising Joel: Parenting a Complex Child

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Throughout their struggle of bringing some calm to their family life, David and Jessica learned a lot, especially a new level of patience.... Read full article

Raising a Bookworm

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When toddlers and preschoolers are read to on a regular basis and exposed to books throughout their day, they are more likely to develop a lifelong love of reading.... Read full article

Material World: Tips for Teaching Children that Things Aren’t Everything

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In a world where one can get a date, food or household items with the tap of their smartphones, it's hard to not be slightly materialistic. Never before has there been a time when the world was so small. As the digital age continues to churn out on-d... Read full article

True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article

Can I Please Get a Little Peace and Quiet?

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I turned the bathroom door lock with a click. My book in my hands, I nestled down on the bathroom rug. I looked at my phone and set my timer for 10 minutes. “After this, I’ll go back out there,” I said to myself.... Read full article



Tri Training, Littles Style!

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I have never met a kid so fierce and strong as my daughter. This kid is non-stop. She is determined and pushes both my husband and I to stay active because she loves being active. ... Read full article

Should My Child Say "I''m Sorry."?

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Teaching children to apologize–and mean it. Parent: “Say you’re sorry!” Child: “I’m sorry.” Parent: “Tell them why!” Child: “I’m sorry for taking your book.” Parent: “Without asking.” Child: “Without asking.” Sound somewhat familiar? ... Read full article

Teaching Our Children To Fail

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Early, Often, and Gracefully... Read full article

A Special Solution To Sibling Strife

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They’d barely tumbled in the door from school when it started. “Mom! I called that seat first!” “Mom! She took two cookies and I only got one!” And there I was, jumping in to play referee...again. ... Read full article

When Toddlers Say No!

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The moment your child utters her first word, you’ll probably want to announce it to the world, while quickly marking the occasion in her baby book. You probably won’t be so thrilled, however, when her word of choice evolves into the very opinionated ... Read full article

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