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A labor of love.
Love Mom

Father Shows Love By Drawing Incredible Scenes On Lunch Bags

There's one proud papa out there going to some pretty cool lengths to make his son smile. Brian Dunn, a graphic designer and illustrator, has spent the last two years drawing impressively detailed creatures and scenes on his son's brown paper lunch bags. In honor of Father's Day coming up this weekend, we decided to showcase a few of Brian's many labors of love.

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Little Anfisa with her parents.
Love Mom

When Love Is Present, Is Negligence Excused?

It all started the night photographer Irina Popova saw Lilya in the street with her baby at 2am. Popova, who was looking for a new creative venture, asked if she could take a shot of mother and daughter. From there, Popova was invited back to their home to take more photos. What the artist found in that little apartment was shocking.

Building Self-Compassion in Your Family
Experts Blog

Building Self-Compassion in Your Family

Self-compassion has ancient roots in Buddhism and versions of it can be found in most major religions and philosophies. Today, psychologists are discovering that this ancient idea has deep significance for one’s psychological health. Researchers like Dr. Kristin Neff are finding that self-compassion can have a dramatic effect on one’s well-being, and the findings of her research are entering into mainstream publications.

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Isn't it more of a way for parents to vent their frustrations?
Experts Blog

Is It Ever OK To Spank Your Kids?

A controversial new study concludes that spanking your kids is harmless as long as they feel loved by their parents, but is this strict punishment healthy?

Overcoming Tragedy: The Death Of Your Child
What would you do as a parent in this situation?
Experts Blog

Overcoming Tragedy: The Death Of Your Child

Audrey Pott, Rehtaeh Parsons, Martin Richard from the Boston Marathon bombing and other children like them should not have their lives reduced to the headlines surrounding their tragic deaths. And yet, how can these parents cope with the deaths of their children and come to a sense of peace?

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Is your child a total nightmare?
Experts Blog

8 Ways To Ruin Your Kids

Most parents really want to be good parents, but since most parents don't take parenting classes, they inadvertently get a lot of things wrong. This tongue-in-cheek article is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls parents have made since the dawn of time.

3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children
Experts Blog

3 Easy Steps To Enjoy Children

Imagine a scene where you are laughing and having fun with the children in your life?  Can you picture the joy you will feel when there is no stress or  disharmony?  Is it possible to have that quality time with your family and children in your circle of influence?  You will think more positively after you have read these three easy steps to really enjoy children.

How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting
Experts Blog

How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting

It's unthinkable that when you send your child off to school you would ever receieve a call such as those parents in Newtown, CT did on December 14th.  It's a parents worst nighmare.  My heart aches for those families, as I know everyone's does.  As a parent or one who works with children, you may face difficult questions.  It is important that you address the topic with your child even if they don't bring it up - they most definitely have heard about it.

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The Connecticut tragedy affects us all.
Experts Blog

Tragedy In Connecticut: How To Talk To Your Kids

On one level, this is just one more tragedy in a series of tragedies that have occurred in our country. On another level, the victims here were considerably younger. Additionally, Newton, CT was also severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. However, the impact of a tragedy this large ripples across the country and beyond.