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How to Start a Neighborhood Pack for Your Kids

I’m this close to letting my son walk our dog around the block by himself. One of these days in the not-too-distant future, I’m going to let him wait in the car while I run into the store to grab a loaf of bread. He’ll probably be allowed to ride his bike to the corner by himself this summer. I’m inching him toward…Read more...
Tags: Free Range, Parenting, Kids, Friendship

What Happens When Old and Young Connect

This year, for the first time ever, there are more people over 60 in the U.S. than under 18. That milestone has brought with it little celebration. Indeed, there are abundant concerns that America will soon be awash in a gray wave, spelling increased health care costs for an aging population, greater housing and transportation needs, and fewer young workers contributing to Social Security. Some fear a generational conflict over shrinking resources, a looming tension between kids and “canes.” Wi...

Stop Referring to Your Kid as Your 'Mini-Me'

Maybe your daughter has your same shade of dark brown hair or piercing blue eyes. You can’t help yourself, really; every now and then, you don matching dresses, put on a bit of a photo shoot in the backyard and post the photos for all the world to see, #myminime! Who could blame you? The kid is totally your spitting…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Lifehacks, Labels, Individuality

Detox at Home: 8 Natural Methods for a Healthy Home Detox

Are you constantly worn out during the day but unable to sleep at night? Do you have problems with dry skin and hair? The two conditions might seem unrelated, but they have a single root cause:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Checkup: The Search for a Biomarker for Early Autism Diagnosis

Children with autism spectrum disorder took significantly longer to look away from a video when their names were called, a new study found.
Tags: News, Parenting, Autism, Children and Childhood, Therapy and Rehabilitation

The Best Ways to Parent When You’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self

You're reading The Best Ways to Parent When You’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Becoming a parent means taking on the equivalent of three full-time jobs with no vacation or paid sick leave. And on top of it all, you still have to make it into the office each day to keep a roof over your family's head. Throw in preparing meals, changing diapers...
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Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
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6 Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and 6 Ways to Recover

According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr....
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self-help, Depression, Apathy, Women's Issues, Mental Health And Wellness, Postpartum, Depressive Episode

12 Activities for Babies 12-18 Months

At this point, your little one may be standing, walking, and even running on their own. This opens up a whole new world for them to explore, and as their gross and fine motor skills are developing there are new activities that they can engage in! Check out some of these activities for babies 12-18 months we’ve listed below: DIY Object Permanence Box – With just a cardboard box, some tape, and a few balls or other small objects that you probably already have you can create this DIY Obj...
Tags: Diy, Learning, Parenting, Shopping, Babies, Activities, Development, Toddlers

How to 'Hug' a Kid With Autism

It’s Autism Awareness Month, and to honor it, Sesame Street is showing us how to better support kids on the spectrum. They’ve released a few new short videos featuring Julia, the show’s first character with autism.Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Sesame Street, Autism, Special Needs, Lifehacks, Julia

This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Relationships, Friendship, Conversation, Social Gps, Lifehacks, Vaccines

Why Is Nature So Good for Your Mental Health?

In recent years, a number of wilderness therapy programs have cropped up to help people who suffer from mental health challenges. These trips often involve physically and emotionally engaging experiences—like backpacking or rock-climbing in remote areas—combined with therapeutic work from caring professionals. Something about being engaged in nature seems to help hard-to-treat patients open up, find new confidence, and focus their lives in more positive directions. Psychologists who conduct th...
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Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.
Tags: News, Parenting, Sleep, Social Media, Infant Mortality, Consumer Protection, Advertising and Marketing, Children and Childhood, Sudden infant death syndrome, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Cribs (Baby Beds, Recalls and Bans of Products, Accidents and Safety, Babies and Infants

How to End Your Kid's Screen Time Without a Meltdown

The worst thing about letting my daughter watch a few shows is having to turn off those shows. It’s not so bad now that she’s 6, but at around 3, it was intense. I’d brace myself every time I’d enter the zone—that space between her eyeballs and the television. Standing in a place where she’d see me, I’d give her the…Read more...
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How to Turn Criticism into an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

It has often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Problem is, others may not agree with how you choose to raise your child, and you won’t always be able to control how they consider a child “should be raised.” Inspired by John Gottman ’s studies, “Emotion Coaching” has been found to lead to fewer behavior problems, better academic outcomes, better self-regulation, and greater emotional and physical health. Put differently, t here is no doubt that treating your child’s emoti...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Communication, Child Development, Perfectionism, Emotional Intelligence, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, John Gottman, Rosenthal, Maturity

How to Wean Your Baby off the Rock 'N Play

When Fisher-Price recalled its highly popular Rock ‘N Play “sleeper” earlier this month, sleep-deprived parents everywhere let out a collective sigh of frustration. For some parents—especially those whose babies have reflux—the slight incline and cozy structure (not to mention its vibration feature) was a godsend…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Sleep, Safety, Babies, Lifehacks, Fisher Price

Dealing with a Frozen Pipe? Here Are 6 Things You Can Try

Thawing a frozen pipe quickly is important to make sure that your water gets flowing again and you don’t end up with a burst pipe. However, it’s just as important to make sure the pipe is thawed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need

What science tells us about breast-feeding, sleep training and all the agonizing decisions of parenthood.
Tags: News, Parenting, Sleep, Breastfeeding, Families and Family Life, Babies and Infants

The Data ‘Bad Moms’ Need

What science tells us about breast-feeding, sleep training and all the agonizing decisions of parenthood.
Tags: News, Parenting, Sleep, Breastfeeding, Families and Family Life, Babies and Infants

No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie

Looking for a quick and easy, no-bake dessert?  This No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie will hit the spot and have your family coming back for more! One of my favorite memories as a child was having this Graham Cracker Pie every summer.  My mom used to make it on special occasions and it was always... Read On → The post No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Desserts, Parenting, Summer, Recipe, Recipes, Pie, Dessert, Cream Cheese, Graham Cracker Pie

Top harmful chemicals to avoid in your everyday cleaning

Consumers only expect one thing from cleaning products, and that is to clean. There are too many options available in the market. There are soaps, bleach, polishers, and specialized cleaners. But most people do not know that most of the products contain chemicals that harmful once touched or inhaled. In reality, some of these cleaners are the most toxic products that be found in every household. Many cleaning products can cause health hazard such as skin irritation, watery eyes, burns and ...
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Set Up a Calming Nook for Your Kid

We all need a little area where we can decompress after a long day, when we’re in a bad mood or when we just need a little alone time. For you, that might mean relaxing in a hot bath or reading a book in your favorite quiet spot. For kids, a dedicated calming area can be an oasis amid overstimulation, power struggles…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Serenity, Calming

Bumblebee Slime

If you’ve got the ultimate Bumblebee fan in your house, then this Bumblebee Slime is sure to be a hit. Plus, I have the best gift ideas for Bumblebee fans that will knock their socks off. With... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Human Voice Can Communicate 24 Emotions

Ooh, surprise! Those spontaneous sounds we make to express everything from elation (woohoo) to embarrassment (oops) say a lot more about what we’re feeling than previously understood, according to new UC Berkeley research. Proving that a sigh is not just a sigh, scientists conducted a statistical analysis of listener responses to more than 2,000 nonverbal exclamations known as “vocal bursts” and found they convey at least 24 kinds of emotion. Previous studies of vocal bursts set the number of r...
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14 Laundry Cleaning and Drying Hacks You Wish You Had Known From the Beginning

Laundry is a chore that follows us our whole lives. As one grows up the nuances of what at first appears to be a simple task become more apparent and preferences begin to develop. The more experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Taming the Addiction: 5 Ways to Avoid Relapsing Into the Old Habits

Substance abusers often relapse multiple times after receiving treatment for their drug or alcohol use. They encounter situations they do not know how to handle or become exhausted and look for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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21st Birthday Bash: 10 Perfect Gift Ideas for Your Son

21 is the legal drinking age in America and that means for many adults it’s time to celebrate for the first time with booze. Many of the 21st birthday gift ideas for your son on this list focus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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20 DIY Porch and Garden Projects

If you’re looking for easy, inexpensive DIY porch and garden projects for the summer, you’ve come to the right place!    Summer is the perfect time for completing some fun projects.  Getting outside and working on projects is one of my favorite things about summer! I love to plant flowers, vegetables and just make our... Read On → The post 20 DIY Porch and Garden Projects appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Crafts, Garden, Diy, Parenting, Ideas, Projects, Flowers, Porch

A Guide to Feeding Your Picky Eater

Does your kid ask for the same thing at every meal? Does she refuse to eat if her fruit is touching her chicken nugget? These scenarios are familiar to parents of picky eaters, and to be honest, to almost all toddler parents. It’s stressful to worry that your child is not getting good nutrition or that outsiders judge…Read more...
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Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.
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