VIDEOS IN PARENTHOOD

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Get in the zone.
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Work Hard, Play Hard: How To Motivate Your Kids To Succeed

As parents, one of the age old questions that we can't help thinking about (and stressing over) is how we can motivate our kids to do better in school — without getting into an argument over their progress. But helping our kids get on the right track and succeed isn't as hard as we think.

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Hovering isn't going to help.
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Will Constantly Hovering Help Or Hurt Our Kids?

As parents, wanting to do everything in our power to protect our kids and help them grow is completely natural. We have to admit that stopping the urge to not only be there every step of the way, but to be in total control can be really hard at times. We're not saying that being helicopter parents is the only way to keep them in line, but it can be difficult trying to figure out which parenting styles actually work.

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Being honest can help moving on hurt less.
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Dad Is Moving Out? How To Break The News

When it comes to getting a divorce, having to deal with living apart is just the beginning. As if being a single parent wasn't difficult enough, just the thought of having to be the bearer of bad news and tell the kids that their dad is going to be living somewhere else makes our heart feel heavy. Even though no one ever said parenting (or divorce, for that matter) would be easy, we wish that there was some kind of manual that told us how to react and what to say.

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Don't worry, be happy.
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Say Cheese! The Best Way To Keep Our Kids Smiling Forever

As parents, there is nothing we want more than for our kids to be happy, healthy and safe. Just spending five minutes in the presence of their smiles and watching their eyes lighting up at the little things makes us want to do everything in our power to protect that innocence. So what's the best way to keep their stomachs full and their hearts smiling forever?

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Learn to communicate.
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Honestly, Arguing In Front Of Your Kids Solves Nothing

It goes without saying that we've all gone through moments where we felt like we couldn't stand to be around our significant others without wanting to pick a fight. Even in the healthiest relationships, there will be some disagreements — That's just human nature. But when it comes to fighting in front of your kids, that's a different ballpark.

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Don't let your superhero complex push your child away.
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What To Do When Your Own Kid Feels Like A Stranger

As parents, it makes sense that we have that natural, mama-bear instinct to protect our kids from the so-called dangers of the outside world. From simple things like falling off of a bike for the first time to coming home from school with a bruised ego, it's hard to ignore the internal switch that flips on at any sign of our kids' distress. But even though it's normal to want to be the hero in our kids' eyes, it might be time for us to realize that we just can't solve every problem. In fact, spending so much time trying to come up with solutions for everything could be pushing our kids away.

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Is it OK to resort to trickery? Absolutely!
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Is It OK To Trick My Kids Into Doing What I Want?

Let's be honest. When it comes to listening and following the rules, it's pretty much ingrained in your children's genes to make things harder for you. It's not their job to readily agree that you know what is best for them — they just have to do it. When you can't seem to breakthrough to them, is it OK to resort to trickery?

Parenting Tips: How Can I Become A Better Parent?
Be honest about wanting to spend time with your kids.
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What Tips Can Make Me A Better Parent?

Parenting expert Tammy Nelson is joined by experts Rhona Berens, Miriam Kove, Barbara Becker Holstein and Tara Kennedy Klein to provide tips that will help parents better understand their kids, as well as help them better communicate their parental wants and needs.

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Don't give up too soon.
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Trying To Get Pregnant? Don't Let Anxiety Get In The Way

When you make the decision to have a family, being worried about how to get pregnant (and freaking out when there seems to be issues standing in the way) is natural. In fact, we've all been in the same boat. While it is understandable that you can't stop thinking about the day that you will finally become a parent to a beautiful, precious child that you just know you'll spend your life protecting, the stress can start talking a toll.

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Help! Three Kids And No Sex Life

Are family and work getting in the way of your physical needs? Are you afraid you might do something you will seriously regret later? In this instructional sex video, YourTango expert and therapist, Carin Goldstein compares relationships to a garden...you need to water it it see it grow! And the perfect fertilizer to help any couple through a dry spell is communication.