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Avoiding the Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Trap

What does it mean when your child prefers one parent over the other? The Good Cop/Bad Cop phase can be a challenging one for families. We spoke to Eileen Kennedy-Moore PhD about how to work through it and avoid this parenting trap!

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6 Tips Toward a Happier New Year

As we give and give and give to our broods, our own happiness often feels like second fiddle. In part 1 of our series on Finding Happiness in the New Year, Dr. Aymee Coget offers 6 easy tips to instill into our daily routines to help increase the happiness quotient in our lives. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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A Simple Holiday: Fewer Toys and More Time

Feeling pressured to buy your child everything they want for the holidays? Kim John Payne shares why a ton of toys can be hazardous to your kid’s health!

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Redirecting the Holiday “Gimmes”

PRESENTS! The children have been waiting all year. But how can parents give to their kids without nurturing a sense of entitlement? Parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun kicks in some great tips and scripts to help parents counter the excessive expectations of the Holidays.

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Manipulating Kids with Marketing

The marketing push to impress our kids to make us parents buy them anything they want is on! Are you ready for the onslaught? Susan Linn, co-founder and director of the National Coalition Campaign for a Commecial-Free Childhood, tells us why targeted marketing at kids is bad for them, and ways to minimize its impact.

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Teaching Giving Instead of Getting

Looking for ways to inspire some giving instead of getting? Joline Godfrey, an expert on kids and money, talks to TMC about ways to nurture your budding philanthropist.

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Pass the Gratitude, Please

Our littles might have high expectations for special gifts right about now, but what about the thanks? Annie Zirkel, author of “You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Raising Grateful Children (& Why That Matters)” shares her ideas about instilling gratitude in the next generation.

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Accepting Your Children For Who They Are

Flabbergasted at how different your child is from you? Award-winning author Andrew Solomon, shares his thoughts on the moral imperative of accepting your child for exactly who s/he is and is not.

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