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Is it a good idea to bed share with your kids?

There are a lot of opinions when it comes to co-sleeping. Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Touchy Subject: Should You Pay Your Kids for Chores?

Sure, offering your kid money to vacuum, sweep or tidy their toys gives them more incentive. But should you? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Talking To Kids Who Feel Too Old For Booster Seats

If your child is fighting back to ditch the booster and sit upfront prematurely, you’re going to need to put on the brakes. Here’s how.

Tips to help make co-parenting work

Every once in a while you see a family who totally got it right and you just want to shout to the world. Why is this so hard?!

How to talk to your kids about traumatic events

Despite our awareness that the world does not feel quite as safe as it did when many of us were young, there are still ways for us to help our children feel protected and safe.

Do older siblings have too much influence on younger ones?

Essentially, almost all younger siblings have the innate desire to mimic their older sibling. While we can't expect older siblings to parent their younger brothers and sisters, they can be positive role models. Here's how. 

How I helped my son with autism find his voice

We quickly learned that what other kids intuited — grammar, innuendo, body language — Casey would have to study, as if a second language, except it would be his first.  So the lessons began in earnest — for all of us, really.

How to compensate when your child doesn’t have grandparents

Not having your parents around is tough on everyone. Try these expert tips to help your children bond with other adults and feel connected to their grandparents.

When My Husband Took A Parental Leave, He Still Faced Questions

As more and more fathers opt to take parental leave, social views are s-l-o-w-l-y changing. But the result—a stronger parenting team—is worth the few odd stares.

Money talks: 6 conversations to have as your kids grow up

To help your children understand money and eventually make the most of their hard-earned dollars, try starting with these age-appropriate talking points and conversation starters.

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