Happiness (15)

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The Imperfect Mother

Funny and comforting, Kyran Pittman, the popular blogger behind “Planting Dandelions,” skewers her valiant attempts to achieve the perfect motherhood.

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Developing a Child’s Self-Esteem

Ten insightful behaviors/attitudes to *avoid* if you want to raise your child with strong self-esteem with Wendy Young of Kidlutions.

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The Room Parent Dilemma: How to Lighten the Load

Feeling strapped with all the volunteering commitments you’ve made at your kid’s school? Amy Mascott, creator of the blog “teachmama,” shares five tips to manage the load more effectively.

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Supporting your Child’s Independent Play

Some parents exhaust themselves entertaining their children. But what if actively observing our tots better supported their social-emotional development? Janet Lansbury, parent educator says, hands-off but observant is the way to play.

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What We’re Hearing

Slowing down, the wisdom of kids and those special “four letter words” are a few of the topics we culled from the web this week.

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What We’re Hearing

Can you sink a marshmallow? That question will be answered along with how to raise assertive kids and easy ways to spice up kid snacks and meals, in today’s articles culled from the web this week.

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Top Articles of the Week

A little Friday pick-me-up, featuring four fun articles we came across this week, meant to support and inspire.

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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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Nail Polish Boys & Trucker Girls: Gender Exploration in Children

In a world so structured by ideas of what it means to be a boy or a girl, what happens for kids who veer away from these gender “norms?” Stephanie Brill, renowned author and expert in childhood gender variance, gives us a window into the whys and what-to-dos with children who push the boundaries of our gender expectations.

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