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Dear Parents, Let’s Talk About Kids and Gender Roles

Last updated: 12/28/2019

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you will read it in the spirit that it is written, with compassion and great care not to offend, but to connect as...

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Learning How Kids Learn to Read

Last updated: 12/28/2019

By manderson In mastery , Practice , Science , Theory You might assume I know something about teaching kids to read. I studied English at UCLA and obtained my master’s in...

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Independence and Free Range Should Be Part of Special Needs Parenting

Last updated: 12/27/2019

I’ve been called a protective mom by people who know me and my son. Others, who don’t, have remarked that I snowplow. I’ve actually always considered myself more of a free-range...

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11 Things NOT to Say to the Parent of an Only Child

Last updated: 12/27/2019

11 Things NOT to Say to the Parent of an Only Child 11 Things NOT to Say to the Parent of an Only Child Parents of only children know you don't mean to be hurtful (or...

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Students want climate change lessons. Schools aren't ready

Last updated: 12/27/2019

Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn’t bother to use her school’s recycling bins — and didn’t know how plastic...

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What every baby needs to thrive | BabyCenter

Last updated: 12/27/2019

You don't have to be a child development expert to give your baby a great start in life. Research confirms what we've known all along: Love, attention, and basic care are what...

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Bad Habits We're Supposed To Outgrow As We Become Parents

Last updated: 12/27/2019

It’s good that some of my friends never had kids. You know, make a shitshow out of your life if you want, but bringing little kids along for the ride is a bad deal for everyone...

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Empowering Kids Who Learn Differently | Child Mind Institute

Last updated: 12/26/2019

David Flinkis the founder and CEO of Eye to Eye National, a mentoring program that connects kids with learning disabilities and ADHD with older LD students. David’s first...

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Let’s talk about ways to handle being the parent of a teenager

Last updated: 12/26/2019

When our children go from being children to reaching the teenage years things can get weird for everyone involved. From secretive attitudes, to overall attitude changes, what...

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Seven things no one tells you about parenting and you wouldn't believe

Last updated: 12/26/2019

1.  Catching a human turd in your bare hands will become no biggie This is an experience that bonds parents across the globe, and yet there is not even a mention of it in the...

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