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How to Start a Moms and Tots Playgroup

A moms and tots playgroup can be a lifesaver for stay-at-home moms and dads of babies and preschoolers who desperately need some company. It’s also great for children to learn and play together, too. But if there isn’t a local group near you, why not start one? It does take some time and planning, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some tips:

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Parenting Challenges - New Ways To Look At Common Problems

In today’s world, it’s easy for parents to feel competitive and to think they need to parent their children the way “everybody’s doing it,” says family therapist and educator Michael Gurian, author of Nurture The Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Unique Core Personality (Jossey-Bass). But it’s important to understand your child as an individual and to set healthy limits that work for your family, he says. We asked Gurian’s advice on some of today’s common parenting challenges.

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Dear Dads: 10 Important Lessons to Teach Your Sons

At some point during my six years as a mother, I realized that no matter what I say or do or teach, my two boys will inevitably, instinctively even, look to their father on how to react to any given situation in life. Simply because he is a male.

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You Don't Have to be Like Your Parents!

Do you come from a “dysfunctional family”? Is your ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score so high that you worry about doing the same to your kids? Can parenting habits change in one generation? Yes, you can change your stars! 

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