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5 Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence

Curious about your kid’s IQ? Studies show it’s best to concentrate on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) first. Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and parenting specialist, offers useful tips on EQ and how to foster it.

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How to Deal with Kindergarten Regression

Abbie Schiller, the founder and CEO of The Mother Company, shares her son’s experience with starting kindergarten, the stress and regression that comes with it and the ways we, as parents, can help them during this exciting transition.

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The Power of Grit

We’re told as young adults, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But try telling that to a toddler. Psychologist and author Vicki Hoefle talks to us about the importance of instilling “grit” in our kids to ensure they live a joyful and abundant life as adults.

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How to Motivate Your Child

Got a kid who doesn’t seem interested in sports, art or other activities? Drags his feet at doing chores? Can’t finish what she starts? Our expert, Dr. John Mayer, helps us figure out how to light an appropriate fire under our flock’s behinds.

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Moving Through Frustration

We’ve all had to navigate through the enormous emotional outbursts that accompany our kids’ frustration. Thanks goodness we’ve got Jennifer Waldburger, LCSW to help us figure out how to manage these overwhelming feelings in our kids – and ourselves!

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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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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.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Four Experts Give Tips to Get Well-Behaved Kids!

The top gift mothers want for mother’s day this year? “Well-behaved children,” according to a recent TMC poll. So as our gift to you, we offer a bunch of parenting tips from top child development experts – with no tax and free shipping! Happy Mother’s Day to you all – we love being a part of this community.

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Little Negotiators

Is negotiating with children a terrible loss of parental control, or can it be beneficial to developing healthy kids and healthy homes? Susan Stiffelman weighs both sides of the argument.

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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.