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Can A Single Gay Father Find Love? [EXPERT]
Have you ever been hesitant to tell a date about your children?
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Can A Single Gay Father Find Love?

There are plenty of gay men out there who are open to the idea of getting to know you and your child. It all depends on how you approach and introduce the children into the relationship.

The Power of Play
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The Power of Play

Research shows that play is not only important, but crucial for healthy child development.  Free and imaginative play is all too often substituted these days with scheduled activities, team sports and computer or TV time.  Overscheduling our children has a negative impact on their healthy social, educational and emotional development.  While many parents believe starting their children young in these activities and getting them to read as early as possible will give them an "edge", research has shown the exact opposite to be true.  Children need th

13 Common Parenting Conflicts & How To Resolve Them [EXPERT]
What do you argue about?
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13 Common Parenting Conflicts & How To Resolve Them

Any parent knows that as beautiful as the journey of raising a child is, it's certainly not without conflict. Here, our Experts have tackled 13 common parent-parent and parent-child conflicts. Read on for expert advice on how to manage and overcome disagreements about discipline, domesticity and 12 other common arguments.

Is Spanking Your Kids A Good Idea?
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Is Spanking Your Kids A Good Idea?

Spanking is one of those hot button parenting topics and most people have a strong belief on one side or the other.  When considering discipline methods, I always talk to parents about 1) what are you teaching your child 2) are you modeling the behavior you want your child to emulate and 3) what is the long term impact/consequence of the discipline method you are employing.

5 Tips To Help Parents Worry Less [EXPERT]
Are you a worrier?
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5 Tips To Help Parents Worry Less

As a parent, you want what is best for your children. You want them to be smarter, better looking and more well-rounded than you are. You want them to be liked by their peers and to succeed in school. As such, you worry. And, with worrying comes anxiety which can turn into depression. Here are five ways to help you stop worrying so much:

7 Ways To Parent Better That You Can Start Now
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7 Ways To Parent Better That You Can Start Now

7 Ways To Parent Better Teamwork What responsibilities do you and your spouse take on as parents? It’s important to find your style of parenting with teamwork. How do you help each other? Do you have to ask or is it just expected? It’s important to communicate with one another what your strengths are as parents because it will be easier to divide up tasks.

How To Triumph As A "Supermom" [EXPERT]
Mommyhood is filled with many ups and downs, but the payoff is worth it!
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How To Triumph As A "Supermom"

It was a typical Sunday morning in our house. My husband woke up at 8 a.m., made coffee and went outside to cut the grass. The kids were sleeping and I was sitting in bed reading a magazine. My son, Jacob, woke about ten minutes later, just as I was getting into the good part of an article — typical when you have a 5-year-old. Two minutes later, my 3-year-old daughter, Lindsay, found her way into our bed, as well. I tickled their stomachs. We had a pillow fight and we laughed and laughed. It became what we call in our house a "cuddle fest." It was the best moment of my week. Little did I know that three hours later, I would experience the worst moment of my life.

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

Why You Should Stop Judging Pregnant CEO Marissa Mayer [EXPERT]
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Why You Should Stop Judging Pregnant CEO Marissa Mayer

It always shocks me when there is a backlash against a woman who dares to make her own way when it comes to navigating career and motherhood. Sure, there are a few crazies out there — like the New Jersey mother who took her five year-old daughter tanning — whose choices we may legitimately criticize. But even in that instance, is this the best use of our collective judgment?

Read, Sing & Talk To Your Baby (EXPERT)
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Read, Sing & Talk To Your Baby (EXPERT)

Read, Sing and Talk To Your Baby When babies make cooing sounds, we make cooing sounds in return. When they smile, we smile and then they smile and it goes on and on. Our loving joy or job is to provide prompt response to his needs, consistent care and love. Hopefully, we will share opportunities for activities which will help move and develop muscles including the brain..