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Sound Familiar? I’m Going to Pull This Car Over (and Other Lies We Tell Our Children)

No Comments 17 November 2014

Parents will go and on about the need to tell the truth, but a recent study just reported that 100 percent of them lie—and you don't know how crazy and desperate you look when you spin a story about leprechauns who love the taste of cauliflower. From The Honest Toddler.

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Parents Who Need to Be Slapped

1 Comment 29 July 2014

Some parents are so ridiculous, starting with the kind who take their baby to the movies and don't leave when the kid starts crying, as if it improves the soundtrack. From Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters is Tougher Than I Look.

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A Simple Way to Outsmart Your Toddler

No Comments 16 July 2014

Hit a wall with those relentless “no’s” from your child? Divert their attention by making them laugh. From How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be.

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Say No to Video Games.

Why I Said No to TV and Video Games for My Kids

5 Comments 07 July 2014

One thing I said “no” to a lot when my kids were little? Too much TV. Hey, I know I make my living from TV, but in general I didn't like them watching it all the time. From Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters is Tougher Than I Look.

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10 Rules for Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

No Comments 24 September 2013

I'm the parent of a sensory child, as well as the owner of a business founded to help these kids and their families function in the world. So I know firsthand the struggles that parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted sensory children. While they are especially applicable for parents of sensory children, in reality ALL of us can benefit from keeping these truisms front of mind when we face tough situations with our kids. Your job is not to compare yourself to other parents around you, but to figure out what works for your own family.

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A Relaxation Technique for Stressed-out Parents

No Comments 05 September 2013

Fed up with tantrums? Actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik shares the "parent time-out" exercise she uses when the demands of her sons Fred and Miles push her to the brink. From her book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.

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How Much Sleep Do Children Really Need?

No Comments 14 September 2012

There's a lot of controversy over kids' bedtimes. Should we let them cry until they (finally, hopefully) doze off? Should we let them sleep in our bed? Most children need more sleep than you think—and more than most kids get. David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Kids Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier, shares how many hours of sleep babies to teens should average.

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How to Create Meaningful Memories with Your Kids

How to Create Meaningful Memories with Your Kids

No Comments 20 June 2012

Step one: Slather on the sunscreen. Step two: Get outside! Nature provides a soothing backdrop that helps kids relax and open up, says author Zeke Pipher in Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life.

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8 basic principles of attachment parenting by Beyond the Sling author Mayim Bialik

The 8 Basic Principles of Attachment Parenting

3 Comments 06 April 2012

From natural births to co-sleeping, Mayim Bialik, Ph.D. defines this growing style of parenting in her book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.

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The Duggar family shares their tips for Internet safety for kids

The Duggar Family’s Internet Safety Tips for Kids

9 Comments 22 March 2012

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting share how they protect their kids from inappropriate content on the web. (Hint: Be sure to deny access to search engines!) From A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Exercise for Children

2 Comments 19 March 2012

Having a hard time getting your children excited about exercise? It's important to raise active kids who move their bodies every day, but it's also important to make physical activity fun—not a chore to be endured, says David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Kids Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier.

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The Duggar Family on How to Teach Kindness to Kids

No Comments 15 February 2012

It starts with a simple, friendly smile, say Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and authors of A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work.

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If everyone is home for the holidays, try these family bonding activities from author Lisa Oz

7 Great Family Bonding Activities from Lisa Oz

No Comments 28 December 2011

You may have a full house for the holidays. Here's how to reserve a block of time each day to connect with the people who mean the most to you: your family. It will help everyone get along, we promise! From Lisa Oz, author of Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most.

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