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Parenting in a Social Context: Why we need to be responsive to fatherhood

Jan 21, 2014
By: Jack Kammer, MSW, MBA
In 1997, Gloria Steinem wrote in Ms. Magazine , “Over the last 25 years, we’ve convinced ourselves and a majority of the country that women can do what men can do. Now we have to convince the majority of the country—and ourselves—that men can do what women can do.” For the sake of our kids and the...
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Growing Calm: A mother reflects on cancer, parenting, and finding peace

Jan 09, 2014
By: Francesca Kaplan Grossman
I am really good at growing things. When I was sixteen, I found a small round marble under my right nipple. When I was twenty-two, I was brave enough to have it removed. When I was twenty-three I found out I had been growing all of this extra inflamed tissue in my stomach, rendering me essentially...
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Family Dinner: Growing strong bodies, growing strong brains

Dec 16, 2013
By: Kristen Race, PhD
We’ve all experienced it. Scarfing down dinner as we drive the kids to soccer practice. Eating spaghetti while SpongeBob blares in the background. Having a perfectly good meal turn into a bargaining session (“If you eat two more bites of broccoli, then you can leave the table…”). Eating dinner as a...
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The Advantages of a Nanny: Deciding between daycare and private caregivers

Dec 05, 2013
By: Lindsay Heller, PsyD
As a parent, there are many tough decisions that must be made on our children’s behalf from the very beginning, everything from what stroller to purchase, to cloth diapering vs. disposable. In each scenario, it is important to weigh the needs of your unique family, research the benefits and make a...
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You Take Care of your Children... Who Takes Care of YOU?

Dec 02, 2013
By: Kim DeMarchi, MEd, CPE
We are back to school, sports, homework, games, lessons, carpooling, and the list goes on and on. With all of those things on the calendar, often stress follows. Why is it that my child can spill a glass of milk one day and I lose my temper, and on another day when that same child spills that same...
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What to do When Your Child Runs Away and When Your Child Returns Home

Oct 01, 2013
By: Maureen Blaha
You overheard that your child is thinking of running away. Maybe he has already run and you don’t know what to do. Perhaps your child is returning home after being away for a few days and you’re not sure what to expect or what to do when he returns. These are all questions and concerns that the...
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My Baby Eats Books: Four Tips on Raising a Reader

Sep 10, 2013
By: Sydney's Book Club
It is amazing how we as parents adapt and grow through parenthood just as much (if not more) as our children do. I have often heard people say “the first child is the practice child”, despite the clear negative connotation, I would have to admit there is some truth in this idiom. I am sure no one...
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Commitment to Healthy Relationships with Siblings

Aug 28, 2013
By: Erika Stroh
Despite the fact that I coach parents for a living and have taught children and adults of all ages to communicate, cooperate and resolve conflicts peacefully for over 15 years. My two children, ages 8 and 11, disagree, argue and instigate one another daily, of course some days are better than...
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Helpful Tips for Parents of Preschoolers

Aug 19, 2013
By: Esther Simon
Developing a successful routine for the school year doesn’t just happen like magic-it takes a bit of creativity, basic planning and a few indispensable tools. But the rewards are well worth it. You can achieve more time for you and your child, fewer frantic mornings, and a happier mom. There are a...
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The Importance of Making Time for Your Children

Aug 12, 2013
Whether you decide you want to become a parent, or you unexpectedly find out you are going to become a parent, the thought of being fully responsible for another life comes as a package deal of emotions. Expecting parents ride emotional rollercoasters ranging from feelings of overwhelming...
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