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Moms and Medication

More moms these days are turning to psychotropic drugs to ease their anxiety and/or depression. Dr. Jenn Berman shares her thoughts on why this trend is occurring and the best way to handle using meds.

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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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Talking About Devastating News with our Kids

When disaster strikes it is nearly impossible to shield our children from the media. How do we talk to our kids about terrible news in a way that makes them still feel safe in this world? Safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald offers parents some helpful advice to help us all move through tragedy.

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Embracing Your Child’s Adoption Story

Carolyn Bransby’s life story provides a unique perspective on adoption as she is both an adoptive parent and adoption consultant. She shares with us her way to help kids embrace their adoption story.

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Talking to Your Child about Adoption

“Where did I come from?” For parents of adopted children, this question can be especially tough. Astrid Dabbeni, executive director of Portland’s Adoption Mosaic, offers tips and resources for when and how to have those earliest conversations about adoption.

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Talking about Death with Your Kids

Explaining death to a young child can be extraordinarily difficult. Two experts from The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families share some gentle and simple ways to tackle one of the toughest topics in life.

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Playing with Private Parts

Your child has discovered his/her privates and is unabashedly amused by this newfound pastime. Check out what Dr. Steven C. Atkins, author of “Talking to Your Kids about Sex” has to say about it.

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