Modern Parenting (82)

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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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Fighting in Front of the Kids?

Should parents argue in front of their kids or keep it behind closed doors? Could there be any benefit for the little ones to witness parental conflict? Judith Sherven, PhD, an expert in conflict resolution, helps us work it out.

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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 Defeat Morning Battles

It’s morning. You’re rushing to get out the door. You’re child refuses to cooperate. Now what?! Jody McVittie, MD to the rescue – with tips to ensure a morning without stress.

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Kid Clutter Crackdown

Stained clothes. Puzzles with missing pieces. Fully completed coloring books. How can we as parents keep the clutter under control – and guide our children in developing a healthy relationship with “stuff?” Carolyn Koehnline, LMHC, author of “Confronting Your Clutter,” straightens us out.

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Is Boredom Good For Children?

The next time your child says, “I’m bored”, instead of rushing in with a structured activity or resorting to TV or video games, Dr. Laura Markham explains how letting children find their own way out of boredom is an important way to spark creativity and imagination.

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Good Enough vs. Never Enough: A New Mommy War?

Are you constantly struggling to try to achieve perfect parenthood? Or do you accept yourself for all your strengths and weaknesses? Authors of the work/life balance guide, “Good Enough is the New Perfect”, Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, elucidate this battle of Modern Mommyhood.

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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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Frenemies? When BFFs Clash Over Parenting Styles

Just because you and your BFF don’t have the same parenting styles, does it mean the friendship is over? Acclaimed parenting coach Susan Stiffelman offers tips for how to cope when friends’ parenting choices and values are very different from your own.