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Rock On, Girl: 80-Year-Old Dancer Schools Us On Life And Love

When Paddy and Nico walk onto the Britain's Got Talent stage, the usual sniggers erupt. She's a tiny, 80-year-old British woman, and he's very much not. But their skills and story will knock your socks off. Paddy gave up her life's passion for the love of her family, and it's a decision she doesn't regret for one minute. But when life through he a curveball, Paddy rolled with it and rediscovered her talent.

All You Need Is Love: Gay Parenting Is Just Parenting [VIDEO]
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All You Need Is Love: Gay Parenting Is Just Parenting

As LGBT relationships fight for recognition in our country, another topic is brought to the table: gay parenting. In this new video, a panel of relationship experts explores the issue of raising kids as a gay parent — and if it should even be an issue at all.

5 Reasons Why Warnings Backfire
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5 Reasons Why Warnings Backfire

Adults love to give kids warnings when a rule is broken and would love to believe warnings are a highly compassionate method of parenting, a reflection of our loving and kind humanity. But guess what? Warnings may be the farthest thing from true compassion. Though almost always well-intentioned, warnings will routinely backfire. Here are the main reasons why:

10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules
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10 Ways to Create Parenting Miracles out of Molecules

When I was a child, it seemed like every adult in my zip code had an uncanny skill for making a “mountain out of a molehill.” In other words, of taking the smallest shred of negativity and amplifying all the tyranny and rottenness that shred of negativity may have implied. Before I go any further, let me give credit where credit is due. Exaggeration—the ability to weave a grand story out of next to nothing—is a very creative endeavor. It takes a keen eye, creative determination, and a lofty ability to wax poetic on all that is wrong.

2 Reasons Why Time-Outs Don’t Work
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2 Reasons Why Time-Outs Don’t Work

Failed time-outs can be a huge source of frustration for parents and teachers, making them question their skills and abilities, and leading to the belief that they need to escalate severity to get consequences to work. This can easily result in stronger and stronger reprimands, lectures, and even yelling, along with more and more drastic and punitive consequences. This is typically a recipe for disaster. There is a much better way. Really understanding why time-outs don’t work is the place to begin.

4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children
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4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children

So many kind and thoughtful parents are trying so hard to simply have a lovingly positive impact on their child, only to see the child slip further and further into the realm of being “challenging.” This is so prevalent, even among the best and brightest parents. Difficult child behavior comprises a quiet epidemic – the kind that brings so many to their knees.

Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach
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Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach

There is a quiet despair among so many loving, smart, and deeply caring parents. They so desire to see their children manifest their greatness, to use their intensity well instead of having it go awry, and too often they see their best efforts to inspire respectful and responsible choices slip away to further levels of frustration.

10 Tips To Be The Best Stepparent Possible [EXPERT]
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10 Tips To Be The Best Stepparent Possible

"Fill in the blank: when it comes to disciplining their stepchildren, stepparents should _________." We asked the experts this question, and 62% agree: stepparents should discipline their steppkids as they would their own children. What else does it take to be a great stepparent? Here's what they had to say:

In Marriage & Motherhood: How To Be A Great Wife & Mom [EXPERT]
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In Marriage & Motherhood: How To Be A Great Wife & Mom

Marriage is tricky. Motherhood? Even trickier. Balancing them both is — well — just shy of impossible. So, we asked the experts for their best advice about how you can be everything to everyone all of the time ... or at least a great wife to your husband and a great mom to your kids. Here's what they had to say:

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Is your child being bullied?
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Parenting Advice: My Child Is Being Bullied

Are you concerned that your child is being bullied at school? Are you conflicted because, on the one hand, you want to step in and help, but, at the same time, you're afraid that interfering will only make matters worse? Good news: you aren't alone.

15 Reasons Couples Become Happier As Their Kids Grow Up [EXPERT]
What could bring parents more joy than their child's graduation?
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15 Reasons Couples Become Happier As Their Kids Grow Up

You might think that parenting is most precious when children are babies. Everything is so new and exciting. Plus, when the baby naps — and they nap often — the parents can get intimate. Not so. According to a survey of over 100 mental health professionals, 80% of experts agree that couples get happier as their kids grow up. Wanna learn why? Find out below.