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Parenting Styles: Why You Should Let Your Kids Get Disappointed
You worry he won't get picked for football so you don't even let him try out.
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Teaching Your Kid To Fear Disappointment? You Should Stop NOW

You love your child and want the best for him but do you protect little Timmy too much? Life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses parenting styles where mom and dad prevent their child from participating in life in fear they will experience disappointment. Read on to see if you're guilty of this and what you can do to give your child the space to make mistakes and grow.

Parenting Styles: Why Being A Helicopter Parent Is Not Effective
Are you going to ride the bike for him, too?
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The Dangers Of Being A Helicopter Parent: Why You Should Back Off

There are a lot of decisions to be made when you become a parent. You have to pick a name for your child, pick their daily wardrobe and most importantly, pick your parenting style. In this article, Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses helicopter parenting and why it's actually not an effective way to raise productive and capable adults. Are you guilty of hovering over your kid?

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Love is oftentimes an indescribable emotion.
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15 Universal Love Quotes To Share On Valentine's Day

From parents to children to romantic partners, everyone deserves to know how much you love them on Valentine's Day! Here are some of the sweetest, wisest love quotes that you might consider sharing with those extra special people in your life.

Parenting Styles: Say Less, Model More: How to Be a Better Parent
Are you setting a good example for your kids?
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Say Less, Model More: How To Be A Better Parent

There are a ton of parenting styles out there but not all are effective in raising productive and balanced people. Read on to learn what parenting expert Monica Magnetti has to say about leading by example and why she thinks that is best course of action for you and your family.

Debunking Five Widely-accepted Adoption Myths
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Debunking Five Widely-accepted Adoption Myths

As you go through the process of adopting a child, you will encounter a lot of misinformation and anti-adoption bias disguised as scientific fact. Popular notions about adoption can be hard to counter, because these myths have been so often repeated and seem to make good intuitive sense, but close examination of some popular myths reveals that the facts tell a different story. Here are 5 myths most people have heard: 1. Adopted Children Have More Psychological Problems

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Love Math
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5 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Love Math

Math is a subject that we all need to master. If you have a child that is struggling in this subject, it can be difficult to help him or her find the fun in it. With common core standards math becoming increasingly prevalent in schools, a parent must be proactive to keep their kids interested in math. Here are 5 ways you can do that. Start Early

Life Coach: Why Parents Should Teach Their Kids To Be Independent
Always encourage your children to be all that they can be!
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Teach Your Children To Be 'I Can' Kids

Life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin explains why parents should teach their children they CAN succeed, no matter their limitations. This heartwarming story will inspire you to be your kids' biggest cheerleader.

Parenting: Your Child Has No Friends, Now What?
You may be worried, but she's perfectly happy! Photo: greg westfall., Flickr
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Your Child Has No Friends... Now What?

When your child seems isolated from others, it's so difficult to not step in and fix the issue at hand. But having few friends isn't necessarily a cause for worry. Take these parenting tips to heart and help your kid make his own decisions about who to connect with.

Declaration of TWINdependence
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Declaration of TWINdependence

Thirty-three years after my identical twin girls were born, I hold these truths to be self-evident...     No matter how hard you try to make them into individuals, the magnetic pull of twin-ism is always stronger than parent-ism. When my twin girls met each other at a spa weekend for their 25th birthday, one traveled east from NC, the other traveled west from AR and they met within only ten minutes of each other at the spa in Nashville, despite leaving at different times and encountering different traffic snags.  LESSON: Don't fight the

Divorce Coach: How To Co-Parent During The Holiday Season
Want happy kids? Don't make them choose this holiday season.
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Co-Parenting Tips For The Holidays: 7 Ways To Create New Memories

Are you divorced and trying to figure out how you and your ex will share the kids this holiday season? Look no further for advice. This divorce coach and relationship expert offers tips on how to stay civil with your ex for the sake of the children, plus seven ways to create new and meaningful memories.

3 Tips Single Parents Need To Know
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3 Tips Single Parents Need To Know

How To Be a Happier -- and More Successful -- Single Parent Are you a single parent struggling with how to make it all work? Dr. Romance offers three tips to happier single parenting. 1. Be a Grownup.  I know you’ve probably had a tough time, but you’re a parent, and your child’s wellbeing comes first. If you weren’t in charge of your life before you became a single parent, now is the time to take charge and make good decisions. If you don’t know how to do that, get counseling.