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What is the “Traditional American Family?”

Does it exist? Did it ever? This holiday, we’re offering a picture of American families that rings a lot truer for most of us. Our reality check comes from Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families.

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The Family Bed: Is it Right for your Family?

Some families love it and some families hate it: the family bed. Does it work for your unit? Elizabeth Pantley, sleep expert, helps you get to the bottom of it.

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How to Handle Parenting Burnout

Parenting burnout happens to the best of us. Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale Parenting Center gives frank insight and guidance into the toughest job in town.

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Mondays with the Mamas: 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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Parenting Together with Less Conflict

When it comes to co-parenting, conflict is inevitable. How can we lessen the tension, and deepen the understanding? Lisa Schab, L.C.S.W., gives a detailed interview, giving us tools to problem-solve.

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The Struggletime of Dinnertime

Do thoughts of dinnertime send shivers up your spine? Jessica Shyba, blogger behind the popular, “Momma’s Gone City” relates, and shares how she solved her dinnertime dilemma.

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Surviving the Big Move with Kids

Moving is one of the biggest stressors out there — and with the kids? Ouch! Kelcey Kintner, popular blogger behind “The Mama Bird Diaries,” shares tips on how she (and her kids) are grappling.

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A Simple Holiday: Fewer Toys and More Time

Feeling pressured to buy your child everything they want for the holidays? Kim John Payne shares why a ton of toys can be hazardous to your kid’s health!

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Traveling with Kids During the Holidays

Whatever feelings you might have about the holiday weeks ahead, Kyran Pittman, blogger of “Planting Dandelions,” gives us some straight talk about how to travel right with the kids.

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