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Part 1 of a 5-Part Series: Children's Influences on Parenting

By definition, parenting involves at least two parties: a child and a parent. There are many aspects pertaining to children that have the potential to shape how we interact with and parent them. Some of these factors change with time, such as the normal ages and stages of growth and development; some remain quite static throughout an individual’s life, such as personality or temperament; and some can change as a family grows, such as birth order.

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Like Raspberries? How Blowing Bubbles and Razzies Helps Your Child Develop Invaluable Communication and Social Skills

The first time it happens, you don’t expect it. Your baby looks at you, sticks out their tongue and makes a gentle razzing sound. It’s almost impossible not to smile and make a raspberry back at them. Just try.

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I Can Do It Myself! Surviving the Not-So-Terrible Twos

Some experts refer to toddlerhood as the first adolescence. I agree with this apt observation. Adolescence is a time of growth, pushing boundaries and moving to a new stage of life.

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Car Seat Crisis - How to Calm the Crying

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat.

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