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How to Get Your Toddler to do Chores

My 20-month-old does quite a few chores around the house. When he was an infant, if you'd told me that he'd be cleaning up blocks or helping in the kitchen before he was two, I would have said that yo…

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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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Is Breastfeeding Vegan?

Parents-to-be hear constantly that "breast is best," but do vegan parents have to skip breastfeeding to align with their beliefs? Is breast milk vegan? The short answer to this question is YES. W…

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This Dad’s ‘Feminist Father’ Shirt Went Viral

A change of pace from the dad-waiting-up-with-a-shotgun stereotype: A photo of a New Jersey dad wearing a feminist T-shirt has gone viral, with many expressing support for its message. Kristine Speare…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on How to Get Kids into Science

In this two minute video science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson answers a question that he frequently gets from parents: "How can I get my child interested in science?" He doesn't recommend buyi…

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A (Not So) Surprising Factor in Raising Confident Girls

Much has been written recently about women and their rise in corporate America.One theory suggests that one factor holding women back is their lack of confidence. How does that get fixed? Obviously, …

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What Grocery Shopping Really Does to Your Brain

Im convinced the American food supply is determining our body weight as much as caloric intake, genetics, metabolism, exercise and self-control. I stand at the end of a well-lit grocery aisle se…

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“Don’t Hate Me, But I Can’t Be Sick Any Longer.”

By Dr. Christina Charbonneau for YourTango.com. I will never forget a 35-year old woman who came to my office with right-sided breast cancer. In a relatively short period of time (less than six mon…

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15 Free Activities to Entertain Your Energetic Toddler

Got an energetic toddler at home? Try some of these free toddler activities to keep him busy and happy! Holy moly, yall! People try to tell you that chasing a toddler is a lot of work. But seriousl…

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How I Approached ‘The (Sex) Talk’ With My Daughter

A few weeks ago, I did it. I had The Talk with my 10-year-old daughter. I'd been semi-anxious about this for the past few years, unsure as to when the best time would be to have the puberty talk, th…

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