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5 Ways to Instill Optimism in Our Children

When surveyed, most parents agree that our children’s wellbeing is very important to us. And one of the best ways to do this is to teach and model optimism for our children. We may be concerned tha…

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6 Easy Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Meals

As concerned parents, we've probably read plenty of articles that tell us that we should let kids fully experience the great taste of the vegetable they are eating without resorting to "sneaking" vege…

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What If Carbon Dioxide Was Pink?

Here’s one dad's desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the…

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Beyond Walking and Sleeping: 32 Kid Milestones that Matter

There's certainly a place for tracking major developmental milestones, but when it comes to the day-to-day of parenting, it's often the little milestones that matter. The other morning I was gettin…

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What Are Plastics Doing to Our Children’s Brains?

Plastic isn't just bad for the environment. A group of chemicals added to plastic can impact human health...especially children's brains. They're called phthalates. Phthalates are found in hundred…

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Stuck Inside? 10 Toddler Activities for Rainy (or Snowy) Days

Need some rainy day activities to beat cabin fever? This is a mix of activities that younger and older toddlers can enjoy. Take a look and see which ones look like the right fit for your busy kid! …

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Study Links Parenting and Materialism in Kids

A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia pinpointed some parenting tactics that make kids more materialistic. What the study found is sort of common sense, but it highlights a set of pa…

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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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