VIDEOS IN PARENTING

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

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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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.

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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?

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Are they really okay?
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How Can I Protect Our Kids During The Divorce?

Lots of people stay in bad marriages for the sake of their kids. Ironically enough, this can sometimes have an even more negative on them than splitting up. Even though they're young, they will still be able to sense the tension between the two of you. When it's time to face the facts that you need a divorce, how can you best protect your kids? There are ways to make sure that co parenting works out for your family.

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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?

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How can I keep my identity?
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Can I Be A Mom And Still Be Me?

Have you ever found yourself so wrapped up in being the perfect mom and wife that you end up feeling as if you are losing yourself? How can you maintain your identity and still help your family thrive?

How Do I Help My Kid Get Over A Crush?
It's more than puppy love.
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How Do I Help My Kid Get Over A Crush?

From the floating butterflies in your stomach to your sweaty palms, falling for someone new is a universal experience. Because of this, it's only natural to want to help your children put their best foot forward when it comes to confronting their crush. But what do you do when the heart racing feeling turns into heartache? If you're itching for tips on what to do when your child is hit by the lovebug and cupid's arrow misses, this parenting advice is foolproof!