Holidays (27)

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Teaching Manners to Kids

Many of our children could use a little manners tune-up! Check-out what kinds of manners our 3-6 year-olds are capable of learning from Sheryl Eberly, author of “365 Manners Kids Should Know”.

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Halloween — Ban the Booty?

Robin Miller, best-selling cookbook author, nutritionist, and star of The Food Network television show “Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller”, shares her advice on how to deal with all the tootsie rolls, milky ways, and smarties coming our way.

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Making Memories instead of Materialism

Unless it’s a puppy, will your child remember gifts from this holiday season, or the memories made? At The Mother Company, we’re banking on sweet recollections. We offer up eleven ways to create ritual that lead to family bonding from Susan Newman, Ph.D.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Tips to Get Well-Behaved Kids!

The top gift mothers want for mother’s day this year? “Well-behaved children,” according to a recent TMC poll. So as our gift to you, we offer a bunch of parenting tips from top child development experts – with no tax and free shipping! Happy Mother’s Day to you all – we love being a part of this community.

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Confessions of a Store-Bought Christmas

Do all your “Everything Recycled, Educational & Handmade” Holiday gift plans ultimately end in a last-minute dash to the mall? Funnymom Maryellen Hooper cracks us up with tales of her all-natural Norman Rockwell Christmas gone awry.

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Pass the Gratitude, Please

Our littles might have high expectations for special gifts right about now, but what about the thanks? Annie Zirkel, author of “You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Raising Grateful Children (& Why That Matters)” shares her ideas about instilling gratitude in the next generation.

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Love and Marriage…and Kids

How important is it to make a real point of showing love to your partner in front of the children? “Very!” says Dr. Laura Markham.

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What We’re Hearing

What parents can learn from the legacy of Nelson Mandela, 15 holiday children’s book recommendations, and 50 meaningful holiday traditions — these posts and more, all gathered from the web to support and inspire our parenting.