VIDEOS IN PARENTING

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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.

paper family in a sunshower
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.

kids smiling.
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?

storm trooper family
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.

mother playing with her kids.
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Single & Ready To Mingle? How To Tell Your Kids You're Moving On

Dating after divorce isn't easy, but most of the time it's even harder for your kids. Regardless of whether you and your ex-spouse have been separated for awhile, the wound may still be fresh for your children; there's a possibility that your children are holding onto the hope that you'll get back together someday. Because it may be hard for them to grasp the fact that one of their parents may not be around at home anymore, treading carefully when it comes to introducing them to someone new is the best way to shield them from the pain of going through another loss. But just how soon is too soon to mention that you or your ex is dating again with your kids?

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Want To Raise Great Kids? Stop Inflating Their Egos!

It's only natural that we want to tell our kids that everything they touch turns to gold. But there comes a time when constantly patting your children on the back will only cause them to have a sense of entitlement. If you want them to grow up with a healthy self-esteem, the endless stream of praises may have to be put on hold.

mother with kids and flowers
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?

mother playing with daughter.
It's important to recognize the symptoms.
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Are You For Real, My Kid Has ADHD?

It seems like kids are being diagnosed with all sorts of behavioral disorders these days. How young is too young to call your kids 'out of control'? When can you firmly say that a kid has ADD or ADHD?