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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.

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Let’s Talk About Race

It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.

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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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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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Children with Explosive Temperaments

Has your child been described as angry, defiant, or oppositional? Read on to hear from Dr. Ross Greene, Harvard child psychologist, on his tips and insight to help guide parents guide their children.

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Nightmares

Are frights waking your child up in the night? We hear from two sleep experts, Jennifer Waldburger of Sleepy Planet, and Noel Janis-Norton of The New Learning Centre, about their take on how to help our children grapple with those horrible night-triggered fears.

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Why You Need to Talk to your Kids about Race

Feel awkward when your child points out someone’s skin color different from his/her own? Grace Hwang Lynch says, it’s the perfect opportunity to speak candidly about race with our young kids.

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Autism Twitter Chat: Highlights from Our Community

With over six million impressions, The Mother company hosted a successful Twitter chat about kids on the autism spectrum. Leading autism experts, like Anna Kennedy, OBE contributed their tips. Read on for highlights.

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Join us for an Autism Expert Chat

We’re rounding up a group of professionals, bloggers and parents from within the Autism community to discuss the many issues facing parents of children with Autism. Join us!

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