Modern Parenting (93)

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The Science of Parental Love

What is it that makes us feel crazy love for our children (even when they drive us nuts?!) We turn to science for the answer.

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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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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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Beneficial Screen Time?

Trash talk abounds when it comes to the deleterious affects of media on our kids, but are there any benefits? Renown media expert, Dr. Dimitri Christakis says yes, and explains how parents can create a healthy media diet.

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The Danger of Labeling Kids

Shy. Aggressive. Observer. So many adjectives that define our kids. When and how can labeling harm our children? Lynne Kenney, shares her insight.

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The Power of “Yes”

“Don’t!” “Stop it!” “That’s not okay!” Feeling like a broken record when speaking to your child? Mary Hartzell, early childhood development expert says, injecting more (reasonable) “yeses” in a day will help everyone feel better.

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Mom? Or personal assistant?!

Kelcey Kintner, popular blogger behind “The Mama Bird Diaries,” shares her thoughts on how to maximize the pleasure of parenting and minimize the pain.

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What Prop 8 Meant to My Family

The day before Prop 8 passed in California in 2008, blogger Ana Garza found herself at the threshold of a major life decision: to race to the alter or not? On this historic day, Ana reflects on the repercussions the initiative had on her own family and celebrates the possibilities of the future.

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Being a Dad: A Q & A with humorist Joel Stein

Joel Stein, author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity (one of our favorite books about becoming a parent), talks with us about his experience with fatherhood so far.