Parenting

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare: A Guide for Struggling Parents

When you start your first child in any sort of care situation (nanny, care facility, preschool), emotions can run really high. Fear, guilt, stress, anxiety. It is the conundrum of working parents: how to be the parents we want to be while also paying the bills and advancing our careers. Like many of you, being …

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Manipulative Step-Daughter

How to Deal with a Manipulative Step-Daughter: Tips For a New Step-Parent

You’re older now, and have finally settled into the relationship that you just know is the one. Problem is, you’re not alone in that relationship. That’s right, that perfect someone will be bringing their children into the relationship. If you’ve never dealt with children in your own life, you may be up against a steep …

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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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