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Social Media and Parenthood: Evaluating Your Expectations

Mom + Influencer = “Mom-fluencer” Most parents would agree that morning sickness, changing diapers, potty training, and tantrums are all far from being glamorous. The daily tasks of raising children certainly have their fair share of rewards, but they also come with fatigue, discouragement, self doubt, and frustration.  How do social media influencers make it

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Bind Together During Hard Times: Family Stress and Coping Strategies

Every family deals with stress. This is normal and it is not always a bad thing. Families can experience stress when waiting for something exciting, like adding a new child to the family. This stress helps motivate preparation for the new baby. Stress can help us realize that something is wrong and it can help

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Toddlers: As still as a flamingo?

When you picture a flamingo in your head, what do you picture it doing? Is it flying? Running? Jumping? No, right? Usually, when we picture a flamingo, we tend to picture it standing still on one leg. Interestingly enough, flamingoes can stand still on one leg for up to four hours! Scientists have come up

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The Power of the 5 Love Languages for Your Own Children

When we talk about love languages we usually talk about it in the sense of significant others. I believe this is a great way to also reflect on how you express love to your own children! What love language do you think your child appreciates the most? What love language comes easy to you as

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Rethink and Refocus Disciplining Your Children

Do you have times in your parenting where you end up yelling at your children and then feeling guilty? You’re not even sure your kids are listening! Let’s explore discipline and see if we can help you. What comes to mind when you hear the word discipline? There are many definitions for this word. Too

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6 Tips For Picking a Babysitter You can Trust

Now and then, my parents would hire a babysitter so they could go out on a date. I remember having different types of babysitters growing up; some were better than others! One of my favorites brought super fun games and was wonderful at playing with us. Unfortunately, some people are not to be trusted as

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Raising Children to Use Media Wisely

It may seem that there are only two ways to interact with technology in your family: by living in the stone age and avoiding it altogether, or by giving the kids free rein on their own tablets and iPhones and having the TV always playing in the background. Which one is right? The truth according

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Fostering Growth: The Power of a Child’s Mindset

Let’s say a child goes to stack blocks into a tower but struggles to balance them. Frustrated, he may cry out, “I just can’t do it. I’m not good at building towers.” Despite encouragement from a caregiver, the child insists on giving up, convinced that building a tower is beyond his abilities. This is just

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How to Succeed When Adding Another Baby to the Family

Having a second baby, or any child after that is a big change for a family. This new child might seem fussier or more difficult than your first. We want to offer some ideas to help parents adjust well to the new addition. Here are some things to consider: Your Bond with Baby: As you now

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