Parenting

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What Age Should I Start Reading To My Child?

Are you pregnant or expecting a child? Are you reading all the stats about the importance of reading on the formations of little brains, language, and even emotional connections to caregivers? The research on reading to children is astounding. It seems that the more we know about reading to children, the better we understand it …

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Growing Up With a Depressed Mother (I Had No Idea She Needed Help)

My mom was really depressed when I was growing up. I see it now as an adult, as I struggle with my own life and my own mental health. As a child, I didn’t realize it. I didn’t understand what was happening, or why. I also didn’t realize that what was happening wasn’t normal at …

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When is it safe to feed baby rice cereal?

Wow, this is a challenging question to get a definitive answer on. You will find multiple thoughts, opinions, and perspectives on this question. Further, you’ll see that most of these thoughts, opinions, and perspectives….ALL DIFFER! 4 months? 3 months? 6 months? 7 months? Seriously? What is a first time parent supposed to do? I can …

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How to Teach My Toddler Not to Hit Me

Toddler hitting is a challenge, no matter who they are hitting. The baby sitter, their little baby brother or sister, dad, mom, grandparents. For the parent, toddler hitting brings out a lot of feelings. Hurt/pain (especially when you really get nailed), frustration (because the behavior won’t stop) and also embarrassment, as other people see your …

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