parenting

When The Opioid Crisis Hits Home

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I witnessed my son's decline and felt helpless because I couldn't control his destructive behavior. As a parent, I'd lived my life protecting my child until I was pushed to the backseat when the disease of addiction took over.
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The Hardest Thing About Being a New Mom Is Staying Off My Phone

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[I]t’s been said that distracted parenting can be detrimental to both children and their moms, to blame for everything from stunted child development to language delays, even more irritated parents. 
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How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

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Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time.
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The Ugly Truth Behind Pretty Pictures

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How I'm Setting Realistic Parenting Expectations In A Pinterest World

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Pinterest makes doing every aspect of life perfectly look easy.

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We All Liked Problematic Stuff As Kids, But We Don’t Have To Pass Them On

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To knowingly include stories with deeply problematic themes strikes me as just adding fuel to the fire.

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How To Raise A Lifelong Learner

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Though it's best to start encouraging kids to be lifelong learners when they're little, it's never too late.

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The Real Reason Why I Let My Kids Sleep In My Bed

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

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How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

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How To Raise An Optimistic Human In A Pessimistic World

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

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