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Halloween and the Importance of Make-Believe

Halloween lurks, and the excitement is tangible. Why do kids love getting dressed-up? Does this kind of make-believe serve our children on deeper levels beyond just the fun factor? Dorothy Singer, research scientist and author shrieks a blood-curdling, “Yes!”

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Understanding Autism

1 in 88 children in this country have Autism. That’s over 1 million kids! We all are – or will be – touched by Autism in our lifetime. Lisa Goring from Autism Speaks helps us build awareness and understanding for the life experience of parents and kids in this ever-growing community.

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Separation Anxiety and School

Both parents and children have big feelings about the first day of school. Mary Hartzell, a longtime early childhood educator, wrote an article about the separation anxiety felt by both parent and child.

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2 Simple Tips for Positive Parenting

What do you do when you’re at your wit’s end as a parent? TMC President, Sam Kurtzman-Counter, offers some tips to help you reconnect with your kids and regain the positive in parenting.

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Help Your Child Make Friends

Making friends can be rough. How can we help our little ones learn how to make lasting, healthy friendships and walk away from the damaging ones they will inevitably experience? Pediatric psychologist and author, Lynne Kenney, lays the foundation.

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Ask The Experts: Is it OK to Lie About Santa?

The Great Santa Charade: healthy fodder for budding imaginations or the widespread promotion of untruth? A Universalist Unitarian Minister, a Rabbi and a Presbyterian Pastor pipe in on this cultural parenting dilemma. Join us in this thought-provoking conversation about what we hold dear for the Holidays.

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Making Daily Routines Fun-VIDEO

Check out MoCo Mama Abbie’s charming video, full of helpful tips for jazzing up your kids’ daily routines, part of our exciting new series of parenting videos.

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Neon Shirts and Uh-Oh Feelings: Summer Safety for Kids

Do your children know what to do if they become lost? Who should they turn to? As we head out to the crowded parades and amusement parks of Summer, renowned child safety expert, Pattie Fitzgerald, offers some savvy tips for playing it safe.

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How to Create a New Sibling Chart – VIDEO

Bringing home a new baby is a huge change for the family, especially for the child that suddenly becomes an older sibling. How can parents work together with children to prepare for the arrival of a new sibling? Watch this fun video of TMC CEO and Founder Abbie Schiller and her daughter creating a “New Siblings Chart” to help ease this big transition.

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Parenting Partner? Exploring the Caregiver Relationship

Our relationships with caregivers can be very tricky. Candi Windgate, child expert and founder of Nannies 4 Hire, gives us the tools to navigate through this often blessed – and often conflicted – relationship.