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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:

10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids [EXPERT]
Spanking is associated with an increased risk of mental disorders in adulthood.
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10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids

A study published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics discovered a link between adult-onset mental health disorders — including substance abuse and anxiety — and childhood physical punishment — including spanking — thereby begging the question: How should parents discipline their kids?

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Should your husband come before your baby?
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My Husband Comes Before Our Kids: Why I Baby-Proof My Marriage

The first year of our son's life was the most difficult of our marriage to date and it is also the year I learned a very important lesson: My husband must always come before our children and, according to a survey of counseling professionals from Your Tango, the lesson is a good one. Half of the experts polled believe that wives should prioritize their husband over their kids.

In Marriage & Motherhood: How To Be A Great Wife & Mom [EXPERT]
Struggling to be supermom?
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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.

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Creating memorial rituals

My maternal grandmother was a sweet woman. Everyone says that about their old grannies, I know, but I mean mine was after every sort of sweet candy, cake, cookie and pie (especially pie!) she could get her hands on. She was a sweet soul, too, don't get me wrong, but I loved the way she would allow us to have dessert first, and how when she went to Vegas with Grandpa she would head straight to the dessert buffets.

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.

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It's hard to leave someone this cute behind.
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How Guilt Ruined Our Romantic Vacation

We started the year with one goal in mind: A grown-up vacation, without our two daughters. No deadlines, no early morning wake-ups, no dirty diapers or time-out chairs. I live and breathe my little girls, but I have to admit that hotel bath robes and late night bottles of wine sounded like a little slice of heaven...

Experts Reveal How To Revive Your Sex Life Post-Kids [EXPERT]
Have you felt sex-deprived since having kids?
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Experts Reveal How To Revive Your Sex Life Post-Kids

According to a survey of over 100 mental health professionals, 75% agree that couples are the least sexually satisfied when they have a newborn or infant. But, have no fear! Help is on the way. In the same survey, we asked these experts for their opinions about the most effective techniques for getting couples with kids back under the sheets.

Why Couples With Kids Are So Dang Happy [EXPERT]
Our experts agree: Couples without kids are NOT happier than couples with kids.
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Why Couples With Kids Are So Dang Happy

Couples without kids are probably so much happier than couples with kids. After all, couples without kids have fewer financial constraints, fewer responsibilities and more time to themselves. Plus, waking up to change diapers in the middle of the night must make coupled parents totally miserable, right?

Experts Expose Secrets About Co-Parenting Couples [EXPERT]
80% of experts polled agree: Couples become happier as their children age.
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Experts Expose Secrets About Co-Parenting Couples

YourTango surveyed 101 mental health professionals to find out all the dirt about couples who have children. From what they fight about more than anything else to how they rekindle the romance after the baby is born, this survey reveals all the juicy details you've always wanted to know — but have been afraid to ask — about love after kids.

The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn [EXPERT]
How well does your family communicate?
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The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn

The family's innermost emotions and struggles came to light as they met with Dr. Nicki J. Monti, family therapist. Dr. Monti utilized the systems approach of family therapy to best understand the entire system of the family and how each individual member is impacted by the larger family system.

Being a Co-Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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Being a Co-Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As head injuries increase in U.S. Youth Sports, Traumatic Brain Injury, often referred to as TBI, has become an area of concern for more and more trainers, parents and medical staff. Dealing with your loved one’s injury, forces you to deal with emotions that you’ve never dreamed of. One moment the person is normal and the next moment life has abruptly changed.

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.