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supersizer via Getty ImagesWondering about co-sleeping with an adolescent? Here are some tips to have in mind to make sure it’s still working for everyone. Many families embrace co-sleeping as a beloved nightly tradition, snuggling up close together at the end of a long day. For others, it’s more of a routine they fell into
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“Royals ― they’re just like us!” Obviously, that is not true: These are humans who regularly wear ball gowns, live in palaces and take international tours to spend time among “the people.” But occasionally, members of the British royal family reveal interests that overlap with those of us commoners. Children’s books are one such example.
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The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/challenge) Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to
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Do reward jars really work? Rob from Smarter Parenting tries out the reward jars. Find out what works and what doesn’t with reward marble jars. Download the reward and consequence jar here: https://www.smarterparenting.com/resources/marble-jar-reward-tracker/ Using the marble reward jar is only the beginning of learning how to effectively give positive rewards, and effective consequences. Learn how
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Play-Doh is the bane of many parents’ existence. The modeling compound may seem all fun and innocent on the surface, but the reality is a gray jumbled mess, dried bits stuck in rugs and bad snack choices. Naturally, the funny parents of Twitter lament their frustrations with the stuff in the form of hilarious tweets.
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Imgorthand via Getty ImagesParents don’t set out to raise children who are entitled, but it can happen unintentionally. Here’s what to look out for.  Parents certainly don’t set out to raise children who are entitled — kids who think that they’re somehow owed something by the world around them — but it happens. And not
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SolStock via Getty ImagesNewborns are vulnerable to infection, so it’s important to take extra precautions in the pandemic era.  As more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccinations, many activities people have avoided over the last year will likely become less risky. For parents of newborns, there’s the hope that they may feel safe introducing their babies to
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mihailomilovanovic via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on travel for vaccinated Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued highly anticipated guidelines on domestic travel for Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as for those who have not. And
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Parents rightly pay attention to their kids’ relationships with peers, teachers, siblings and other important figures in their lives. But another meaningful bond is children’s connection with animals. Fostering compassion for animals can teach children empathy, emotional management, social responsibility and more. Even if you don’t have any pets in your home, you can promote
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Although up to 20% of known pregnancies end in loss, people who’ve experienced miscarriage still often feel a sense of shame and stigma. A powerful way to combat stigma is through writing. Many people have shared their miscarriage stories in personal books that navigate the emotions of pregnancy loss. A number of guides from mental
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