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At home with small children while my husband runs 300 miles away to be with his aging parents. This is life.

  • Sara Petersen
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  • 17 hours ago
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Have little ones who need to learn about the civil rights leader? Here are some links to lead your way.

  • Perspective

I ask her if they talked about duck and cover in school. I realize that I don’t know much about duck and cover because I’m 36 years old and I grew up in a world without nuclear threats.

  • Allison Wallis
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  • 3 days ago
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The tennis star had to fight to be heard by medical staff when she experienced complications. Other new mothers are not as empowered and can fall through the cracks.

  • Perspective

We may roll our eyes when our kids have friend issues. But these conflicts matter.

  • Perspective

Want a crib for less? Ikea wants (weird) proof.

  • Perspective

Some children are born knowing their purpose in life. It's our job to let them find their way.

  • Tanya Coke
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  • 5 days ago
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They’ve tried what seems like everything. But punishments don’t work with 3-year-olds.

  • Perspective

I’ve interviewed middle school and high school students about secrets they wish parents knew about their online use, but don’t necessarily want to tell them. These are three of the secrets students shared.

  • Ana Homayoun
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  • Jan 9
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Whenever a topic touched upon sex, my body would tense up, my words were limited, and I never over-answered the specific question asked. Here's what I learned.

  • David Straus
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  • Jan 8
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If you anticipate borrowing due to income constraints, here’s what finance experts say you need to know.

  • Joanna Nesbit
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  • Jan 5
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How can we ensure that the stress of moving, or any other life change, does not overwhelm our children?

  • Merete Kropp
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  • Jan 4
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  • Perspective

He gets intensely frustrated with things he can’t do right away. I want to help, he explodes.

  • Perspective

“Parents tell us PANDAS changes their child so dramatically it’s almost like their child is gone, and somebody else took her place."

  • Deanne Haines
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  • Jan 3
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What are you going to do differently as a parent this year?

  • Perspective

The Dads Don't Babysit movement is lame. Here's why.

  • Terence Mentor
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  • Dec 29
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I was always the odd man out (emphasis on man) at the playground. And then I joined a play group for dads.

  • Billy Doidge Kilgore
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  • Dec 28
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Here are techniques I teach to my students, easily adaptable for use at home.

  • Maureen Paschal
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  • Dec 27
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I'm at a loss: How do I help him when I am too exhausted to figure out the best strategy to pacify his irrational thinking?

  • Nikkya Hargrove
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  • Dec 26
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