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Are you overly focused on your children's future instead of your kids in the moment?
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What Wise Parents Know About Raising Successful Children

Do you notice when your children are being good friends? Or do you only focus on how they performed at their last piano concert or soccer game? YourTango expert Dr. Lisa Kaplin explains why you are giving them all of the wrong lessons about life.

Parenting Do's and Don'ts for Children's Success
Don't forget to teach your kids that learning can be fun — and that playtime is OK.
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Are You Raising A 'So That' Child?

Parents, we're all guilty of phrases like these: "Get good grades so that you can get in to a good school!" We poke and prompt our children to "do this" so they can "do that", but are we taking their childhood away and making them grow up too fast?

Developing Appreciation Skills
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Developing Appreciation Skills

Annie came to see me in hopes that she could avoid a divorce. The problem was clear and it was her. She is living up to the role of the wicked stepmother in a blended family. The mother of the children died two years before she met their father, Tim. She met Tim while the children, Trip, then seven and Sarah then nine, were visiting their maternal grandparents for the summer at their summer house on Lake Michigan. She and Tim reveled in the private time they had that summer. They developed into a playful, passionate, sexual team.

Bullying, the Beginning of Violence – Part 2
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Bullying, the Beginning of Violence – Part 2

This newsletter is a continuation of my last message in which I am attempting to “upgrade” your understanding of the issue of Bullying. To better understand bullying, let’s define it. How we define bullying has an enormous impact on whether we see it as “kids will be kids,” a “rite of passage,” or a reflection of a less humane and violent culture that we have created.

Connecting with my son
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Connecting with my son

I was out with my wife and son (and dog) last night visiting a friend. We left at around 8pm and my son was hungry and my wife was tired so my son and I walked to our favorite local Mexican on 104th and Lex, El Paso Taqueria. We sat down and of course, he asked for my phone. I said no and that I wanted to know how his first couple of weeks of school have been. He gave the standard one-word responses and told me he’d rather talk about Legends, the new App he downloaded on my iPhone.

7 New Mom Tips for Kim Kardashian
Even celebrities need great parenting advice and support.
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7 New Mom Tips for Kim Kardashian

To help Kim K with her new role as mom to baby North, we asked experts and medical authorities for some parenting advice. Here are the best tips for bringing up baby, especially in the first few months.