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Do You Have Difficulty Communicating With Your Child? [EXPERT]
How well do you communicate?

Do You Have Difficulty Communicating With Your Child?

Imagine trying to communicate with someone who speaks a totally different language. Perhaps, a foster parent who is raising a foster child, a stepparent learning how to raise a stepchild. What are our choices? Do we continue to say the same thing over and over, hoping that the other person will understand our language? Do we learn to speak their language?

Study Says Working Full-Time Benefits Moms [EXPERT]
Apparently, you can have it all ...

Study Says Working Full-Time Benefits Moms

Whether you have to work, want to work or fall somewhere in-between, a recent study by the American Psychological Association revealed that full-time working mothers are happier and healthier than their non-working counterparts. Perhaps it's time to let go of the working mom's guilt and instead focus on the many benefits working full-time brings to a mother and her family. Here are seven ways full-time work benefits mothers.

Why Persistent Parenting Pays Off [EXPERT]
Are you struggling to discipline your child?

Why Persistent Parenting Pays Off

Recent books and articles have focused on the fact that it takes weeks to turn a new behavior into a habit. It takes just as long for our kids to adjust to our new behavior.

5 Tips For Traveling With Teenagers [EXPERT]
It's time for the best family vacation ever!

5 Tips For Traveling With Teenagers

Traveling with your teen doesn't have to be a bust because with a little preparation, traveling together can be something the entire family can look forward to. Before you plan and pack up though, you'll want to be sure to avoid any triggers that can turn a potentially terrific vacation into a terrible one.

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Why Teens Are Addicted To Anger & How Parents Can Help [EXPERT]
Is your teen a ticking time bomb?

Why Teens Are Addicted To Anger & How Parents Can Help

A recent Harvard Medical School study found that nearly 8% of adolescents experienced bouts of extreme anger, sufficient to be diagnosed as "intermittent explosive disorder" — a form of mental illness. I'm surprised the number isn't higher.

how to feel sexy again after having a baby
10 tips for new moms hoping to feel better about their post-baby existence.

10 Ways To Bring Sexy Back After Having A Baby

When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. In retrospect, this was a crazy notion because after giving birth I did NOT look good. Not at all...

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy [EXPERT]
Is your little girl growing up too fast?

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy

According to a study by psychologists Christy Starr and Gail Ferguson at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, which was published in the journal Sex Roles, young girls value the concept of "sexiness." Specifically, 60 girls were each shown two dolls — one of which was dressed in sexy clothing while the other doll was dressed in a loose yet trendy outfit. The girls were then asked to select the doll that they wanted to look like, the doll that they already looked like, the doll that they wanted to play with and the doll that looked like she would be popular in school.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre [EXPERT]
The tragedy in Colorado offers some important lessons.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre

We generally do not associate murder and mayhem with movies. Nor should we have to. But, I am always searching for teachable moments — even in life's most unexpected moments, no matter how wondrous or gruesome. It is my life's work and passion to identify them. And so, I suggest the following to parents: