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Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Parents can unknowingly undermine relationships when interacting with their children on a day-to-day basis. Over time the break down of the relationship will affect your child’s response to you, their behaviors, and their adherence to rules. You need to establish boundaries in relationship with your children, but it must be done in a healthy way […]

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

Get ready, dads-to-be: You’re about to be asked a million times over how much your baby weighed at birth. This is one of the most common questions new parents get from friends, relatives, even strangers on the street. Why the obsession with birth weight? “In general, it can be a good indicator of the baby’s […]

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Parents who listen to music with their kids are more likely to enjoy close relationships with them, according to a new study in the Journal of Family Communication. The findings further suggest that singing, dancing, and listening to music becomes increasingly important for family bonding as kids get older—precisely when they start resisting your taste […]

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

As a concept, money isn’t going anywhere. As a physical object, pressed cotton and ink, it is increasingly rare. Stacks of dead presidents have been buried beneath a pile of PayPal and Venmo knockoffs, each with a specific function and a confounding interface. The place parents are most likely to find coinage is now their […]

How To Give Young Kids Chores

How To Give Young Kids Chores

Getting a toddler to do chores is incredibly frustrating. Not only are toddlers often loath to perform simple tasks in their own best interest — putting away toys, cleaning their room – all that footdragging can feel like a prelude to middle school and high school fights followed by a mixed bag of a career. […]

Qualities Successful Families Share

Qualities Successful Families Share

Experts in the field of family science have found that in order to help families with problems, it’s beneficial to study the common strengths all strong families have. So, they researched families across the globe and found that all successful families, no matter where they lived, have the six same qualitiesThese strengths, scientists found, are […]

Love Your Wife As You Want Your Daughter To Be Loved

Love Your Wife As You Want Your Daughter To Be Loved

To all of the men with daughters out there, the thought of your little girl having a “boyfriend” must terrify you; it does me, and I am just her mother. That little 6 lb 9 oz angelic princess that you brought home almost six years ago, will probably have a “crush” within the next six […]

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

There are a lot of variables when it comes to getting kids to sleep through the night. Some, like getting ample naps during the day, are relatively easy to address. Others, like teaching them to self-soothe, are a bit trickier. Then there is one of the less-discussed factors that can make or break a child’s […]

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

When your normally sweet, well-mannered child starts acting out, mouthing off, or otherwise whining about stuff that usually goes unnoticed, you probably have that little warning light flashing in your head that says tonight should be an early bedtime (definitely for him, maybe for both of you). Here are four other signs of sleep deprivation […]

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

In an era chock full of entertaining-yet-ineffective arguers shouting on cable news and reality television shows, teaching a child how to argue has never been more important. There are a lot of bad role models on our screen. And though some parents would prefer not to argue — or at minimum win arguments — with […]

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