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  1. Family Life
    As more parents are home with their children than ever before, it's important to remember that we're all going to be on edge and behaviors may be more exacerbated. We wanted to revisit this study about harsh parenting, and encourage parents with some strategies to employ as they're with their...
  2. Baby
    Chalk another benefit of gentle parenting up, as scientists recently discovered that even young babies can recognize anger in their mothers, and their brain's response is developed earlier than previously thought. There's a new reason for mothers to practice gentle parenting and focus on...
  3. Family Life
    The basic principles of attachment parenting naturally shift and change as children get older. I've been drawn to attachment parenting from the very beginning because it felt natural to me; forging a strong connection to my new baby to help him be more secure, less stressed, and confident in a...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi every one, My name is Meryem and i'm the mother of two preschoolers 5 yo and 2yo, now i'm breastfeeding my newborn 2monthes little boy. Before getting pregnant I was creating educational content for my children, with their help. For example in this video, my 5 yo try coloring a nurse and the...
  5. Toddler & Child
    New research from the University of Texas at Austin shows that corporal punishment may actually have the opposite effect that a parent is going for, and make a child's behavior worse. Five-year-olds may be challenging, but researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recommend refraining...
  6. Green Goods
    Good news for mothers and children: New research shows that there is definitely a positive trickle-down effect when mothers receive therapy for depression. In a world where mental health issues are swept under the rug all too often, new research is showing that mothers who receive therapy for...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Having a 'fixed' or 'growth' mindset can make a difference in how your child handles new and stressful situations. It can also make a big difference in how you help your child deal with these situations. While the term 'growth mindset' may seem like a new buzzword in education and life, the...
  8. Toddler & Child
    We want to teach our children how to survive and thrive as independent adults. We want our children to set goals and achieve success. Yet sometimes our children fail. Worry not - there is enormous value in failure. As adults, some degree of failure is inevitable and teaching children how to do...
  9. Family Life
    Why do we do this to ourselves? Why are we so much harder on ourselves than we would ever be on a friend, our children, or any other loved one? I am surrounded by amazing women in my life: women who are working full-time or building incredible careers; women who are battling everyday wars...
  10. Toddler & Child
    New research says that being an 'older mom' (over the age of 35 according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) may lead to parenting skills that result in better-behaved children. More and more, being an 'older mom' is not such an anomaly. Whether it's because more women...
  11. Toddler & Child
    If your child has certain temperamental traits, you may find yourself struggling to understand or change their behavior. I talked to Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of the best-selling book, Raising Your Spirited Child, to learn more on how to deal with the spirited child in your life. Our...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a work from home mama to the most wonderful little 1 and half year old. I have spent most of the last 10 years, as an activist and counseling parents in peaceful/positive parenting. I am new, but love the community that is here already! I look forward to learning from you all and...
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