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  1. Baby
    By Kelly Bartlett Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for the contribution of this post. Young children play effortlessly. Kids are naturally predisposed to play, and it doesn't take much to engage a child in a silly game or role-play. Through play, kids express feelings, needs...
  2. Family Life
    By Dorothy O'Donnell for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I sat with three other moms on ugly green wedges of modular seating in the lobby of the Stanford Psychiatric Services building. It was a Tuesday evening and we were waiting for our daughters to finish their first session...
  3. Family Life
    By Karen Dempsey for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers "I wasn't born yesterday," you say when we offer you the smallest bit of advice. We know that. In fact, we remember the exact moment you were born, even though it was, unbelievably, ten years ago. Ten. It's the most...
  4. Family Life
    By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com Parenting adolescents can be extremely emotionally challenging. Trying to keep your cool during a teenage outburst of blame and hysteria can untether even the most grounded parent. In a recent KidsintheHouse.com interview, Michael Bradley, Ed.D...
  5. Family Life
        My 9-year-old daughter was examining her legs. "Why do I have this?" she said, pointing to the fine hair that was starting to sprout around her shins.   "Oh, that's normal. All girls start to get that, especially as they get closer to their teens," I said.   "Will it go away when I'm...
  6. Family Life
    By Leah Lesser   Homework. Swimming. Riding (or insert any other sport or activity). Saxophone. Friends. Family time. Dinner. Homework. Bedtime Story. Sleep. Add in there a bit of laughter, play, riding bikes with siblings, and chores, and you've got the makings of a very busy tween.  ...
  7. Toddler & Child
    The pollen count is off the charts this week so please excuse any typos, incomplete thoughts or out-of-place references to American Idol. (Glad Big Mike got the save although I'm rooting for Crystal with the dreads). Which gets me thinking about music and how my house is lately undergoing...
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