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Toddlers cannot be tamed

If you share your life with a toddler, you understand the joy, the fun, the drama, and the mess living with one can bring. Photographer and mother Anna Angenend knows exactly how crazy things can get, and she captured the chaos in a fun photo series titled “Mom Life.” From messy arts and crafts to wardrobe tantrums to the trials

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How much screen time is too much?

Our lives are full of technology. TV, video games, cell phones, computers, and tablets are commonplace and used by adults and kids alike, but how much screen time is too much? Current guidelines say screen time should be limited to two hours, but some consider that to be an unrealistic amount, especially because screens are now being used as teaching

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How to raise a kid who cares

The goal of parenting is to raise a child so they can become a happy, successful, caring adult. That’s a pretty noble idea, but the task can seem daunting. How do you make sure your child doesn’t grow up to be self-absorbed or cold-hearted? The answer is easier than you think, and it all starts by practicing what you preach.

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Master a mantra for mindful parenting

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to what’s going on in the moment while staying calm and non-judgmental. That can be difficult with kids running around and screaming like monkeys, but developing a mantra can be a helpful tool when things get stressful. Several mantras to try include: “This too shall pass,” “Pause, reflect, respond,” and “They are not

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