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Make Bedtime Stress-Free and Fun


For many parents, children’s bedtime is a stressful routine filled with strife and anxiety.  When this is the case, the last few minutes of the day spent with your children can leave you feeling frazzled and even make you doubt your parenting skills.  The good news is bedtime doesn’t have to be a struggle.  Here are five tips to get the stress out of your evening routine and end your time with the kids on a high note.

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Early Bird Nightmares: Coping With Kids and Daylight Savings Time

Back before you were a parent, the end of daylight savings was a welcome relief to pitch black mornings. An extra hour of sleep is more valuable than gold, especially post parenthood. Enter Sweet Bundle of Joy who doesn't share your affinity of snoozing and also has a set, circadian rhythm that doesn't magically readjust over a weekend.

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10 Things the Babysitter Should Know Before Your Next Night Out

Whether you hire a neighborhood teen or a more seasoned sitter, you want to set them up for success. Armed with a little insider information and your mom-knows-best tips, they’ll be ready for whatever kid chaos develops in your absence.

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Beyond the Sticker Chart. Stickers: Positive Reinforcement or Bribery?

Many parents use sticker charts in the name of positive discipline. Sticker charts are a popular form of non-punitive parenting, and they do work… to a point. They do allow parents to teach children behaviors like doing homework or exemplifying kindness to others without yelling, spanking or threatening punishments. But using sticker charts as a way to encourage children to achieve behavioral goals sends a surprising hidden message to kids about behavior.

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