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Moving Through Frustration

We’ve all had to navigate through the enormous emotional outbursts that accompany our kids’ frustration. Thanks goodness we’ve got Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW to help us figure out how to manage these overwhelming feelings in our kids – and ourselves!

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To Divorce or Not to Divorce?

Is divorce always a bad thing? Can it ever be the best move for your family? Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll answers all our questions about this difficult topic and how it may affect your kids.

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Teaching Compassion for Disability

Most parents have experienced the awkwardness that can occur when their child asks about a person’s disability right in front of them. Dr. Bettie Youngs shares ways we can teach our children to be compassionate about disability and difference in general.

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The Gift of an “Unhappy Ending”

How much should we protect our children from the realities of life? Are we doing them a disservice? Iben Sandahl, Author of The Danish Way of Parenting talks to us about the benefits of exposing our children to “unhappy endings.”

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A Prescription for Busy Parents – VIDEO

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President of The Mother Company shares her prescription for “multi-tasking fatigue.” Enter, “Special Time,” a technique all busy Moms should try!

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Twitter Chat: Sibling Relationships

You’re invited! This Spring The Mother Co is focused on siblings – the good, the …

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Top Parenting Experts Take On: SIBLING RIVALRY

Sibling rivalry is tough, and not just on the kids! TMC president Sam Kurtzman-Counter asks experts Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Dr. Laura Markham, and Dr. Pamela Varady to weigh in on how parents can help resolve conflict and up the love between sibs.

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How to Get Your Siblings to Get Along

As much as we want our kids to get along, the truth is, all siblings fight. It can be exhausting trying to keep things calm. Noël Janis-Norton, author of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting, sheds light on creating peace between siblings–by staying out it!

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Sex after Kids

Too tired, too distracted, too…everything. But, Ian Kerner, sex expert says, parents need to get down in order to keep the marriage tip-top.

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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.