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Why Compassion Matters for Our Kids

Hear how Ayn Rand was “dead wrong” about sympathy, and why behaving compassionately will improve the quality of your child’s life.

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Time Away From the Kids?!

A parental getaway? Sometimes it’s a must! Especially around the hectic holidays. How can parents ease their own guilt and make the time apart as painless as possible for the whole family? Susan Stiffelman, family therapist and author, answers this important question from one of our readers.

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What to do about Sugar?

As Halloween opens the door to this season of sweets, how can we help curb our kids’ obsession with sugar? Or does limiting it just make it worse? Esteemed author and Nutrition Consultant, LeeAnn Smith Weintraub RD, weighs in.

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Moms and Medication

Are you using medication to help ease your depression or anxiety? Did this choice happen after you had children? You’re not alone. Laura Markham, Ph.D., gives us some empathy and insight into moms using meds.

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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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The Social Side of School Readiness

He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.

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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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Why We Created “The Safety Show”

Take a look at some behind-the-scenes snapshots of our latest episode in our award-winning video series, “Ruby’s Studio.” The show is all about how to empower our kids to keep themselves safe. Abbie Schiller, Founder and CEO of The Mother Company, shares her thoughts on why the show was made, and why it’s so important for today’s generation of kids and parents.

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Mama, Am I Fat?

Is it possible that 3-6 year-old girls can be self-conscious about their weight?! A University of Central Florida study says it’s true. Dr. Robyn Silverman, author of “Good Girls Don’t Get Fat,” gives us the skinny on this upsetting reality.

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How Parental Worry Affects Our Kids

Worry and parenting seem to go hand-in-hand. Dr. Beth Onufrak says it’s the way parents cope with worry, that matters for our kids.

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