Mindfulness (17)

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2 Simple Tips for 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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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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Bully-proofing Our Children

Education consultant, Ellen Sanchez shares some valuable tools for how children can handle bullying, when to get help and the distinction between tattling and reporting.

Choosing to Have an Only Child

Is it somehow “wrong” for parents to choose to have only one child? Mother of one, Heidi Lindelof, opens our eyes to the many ways folks place judgement on the parents of only children.

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Nurturing Empathy in Kids

Dr. Lawrence Shapiro helps us learn how to maintain and grow empathy in our kids, and why it’s such a critical quality to preserve.

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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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Plugged In and Missing Out

iPads are cool – but what happens when they rule? Heidi Lindelof reflects on what we miss when we’re so absorbed in our gadgets we stop noticing the swirl of what’s happening in front of us.

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The Danger of Labeling Kids

Shy. Aggressive. Observer. So many adjectives that define our kids. When and how can labeling harm our children? Lynne Kenney, shares her insight.

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