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  1. Toddler & Child
    Partners often have different parenting styles, and that typically means compromising on the ways you are raising your children. But what do you do when one parent is more natural-minded than the other? I'll be honest: there is no easy answer to this. My husband and I have been married for 21...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Life can be tough for little ones figuring the world out. Sometimes, so tough they may feel like giving up on something if it seems too hard. How can we gently encourage them to not give up when things are hard? And how can we teach them why they'd want to? My little guy used to think he could...
  3. Toddler & Child
    Children have an amazing capacity for creating. As their growing brains investigate the world around them, art and other forms of creative expression provide a natural way to help them process ideas and experiences. Attachment parenting boosts this effect. I am often astounded by my children's...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Are we calling hallmarks of normal childhood development "problems," and suffering because of it? Here's a look at some of the ways we expect our kids to fit into our society, and why these expectations are often unrealistic. When I was a new parent, I figured my baby was born assuming she was...
  5. Toddler & Child
    When I speak with my friends about the rigors of parenting, we invariably talk about "so many needs!" Whether you have one child or eight, it's easy to feel crushed by the weight of their needs. Being empathic in the moment makes our parenting easier and better. Very often, the needs of the...
  6. Toddler & Child
    How can we ensure that our children do not become bullies? Last week, my husband and my son went to a gathering I didn't attend. It was familiar people, and the boys hadn't seen each other in a while and were happy to be playing. That night, as I tucked him in, he told me that he and one other...
  7. Toddler & Child
    The news has been heavy with racially-motivated crimes and acts of violence, and I have found myself struggling with how to talk to my children about it. The challenge is multi-faceted. It is partly because it is always difficult to talk to children about scary things like people dying at other...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Somewhere between bringing my babies into this world and last month, I realized that I've been doing almost every single thing for them their entire lives. It started out with feeding them, changing their diapers, bathing them, and comforting them. Between the two of them, this was literally an...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Prenatal multi-micronutrient supplements can add the equivalent of a year's worth of schooling to a child's long-term cognitive development according to a recent study. The study, published by The Lancet Global Health, also found that a nurturing environment is more strongly linked than...
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