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As first-time parents with no set strategy in place, we put our full confidence in the experts and friends who’d been down this road before us. But as we came to learn, there are no magic fixes.

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It's uncomfortable but important, so plan for a series of conversations, and remember to listen as well as talk.

  • Robyn Silverman
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The life-changing magic of teaching your family to tidy up on their own.

  • Kate Lewis
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The Mad Hatter may be on to something. Stopping to acknowledge the times when everything is going to plan, and teaching kids to celebrate that, could help them later.

  • Mary Widdicks
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Psychologists explore how your society molded you in early childhood. Parents play a role.

  • Samuel Putnam, Masha A. Gartstein
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Loving your children means subjecting yourself to that which they love, sometimes at the apparent cost of your dignity. And if you’re the parent of a young child, you’ve probably been subjected to “Baby Shark” repeatedly and relentlessly.

  • Chris DeVille
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I craved that maternal glow of calm sold to me when I was pregnant. I had envisioned a sacred time of bonding, not a jolt to my nervous system.

  • Cindy Lamothe
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Here’s what parents need to know.

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Our ideologically divided family members started battling on social media. When they brought my girls into it, I had to do something.

  • Jonita Davis
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Actor-filmmaker Alysia Reiner wants to share a different story about motherhood.

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All of the advocacy work I was doing in the children’s hospital and doctor’s offices was transforming me into a more capable professional.

  • Amialya Durairaj
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He cries at school and thinks other kids are being unkind. I want him to tune them out.

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P.K.’s dad, Karl Subban, the father of three NHL players, offered parenting advice for navigating the overwhelmingly white sport.

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Merriam-Webster defines average as midway between two extremes. Not out of the ordinary: common. But these days, the average child is on precarious footing.

  • Jacque Gorelick
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I plan to fight the Fortnite addiction with old-fashioned fun.

  • Jill Johnson
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Once they've backslid, fixing the problem becomes much harder.

  • Sarika Chawla
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Sorry, but pulling the rug out from under a 12-year-old child of divorce is a terrible idea.

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I'm tired of people sharing their parenting hacks. I just want someone to acknowledge that it's all too much.

  • Marie Holmes
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Parents need to learn to give children space to sort out feelings in the aftermath of screaming. Only there can kindness happen.

  • Erin Clabough
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Promising not to write about her anymore would mean shutting down a vital part of myself, which isn’t necessarily good for me or her.

  • Christie Tate
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