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Four Ways to Be Allies With Your Kid’s Teacher

Four Ways to Be Allies With Your Kid’s Teacher

Author: Stacey Pardoe / Source: Parent Co. When “Parenting” magazine joined forces with the National Education Association to study the delicate bridge that unites parents and teachers, their 2012 study found that 68 percent of teachers report difficulty when dealing...

How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

Author: Sanya Pelini / Source: Parent Co. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me” is a phrase that initially appeared in 1872 to teach kids that name-calling was harmless. It was one of the greatest lies ever told to kids. Words hurt. And...

Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Author: Susan Narjala / Source: Parent Co. For the last few years, the term FOMO has been brandished about on practically every online platform. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford Dictionary as far back as 2013. Here’s how it’s defined: “Anxiety that an...

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom, Until I Was

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom, Until I Was

Author: Amy Betters-Midtvedt / Source: Parent Co. I used to be the mom who planned her days and nights around nursing schedules and nap-times, who stockpiled diapers and hid pacifiers in all corners of the house. I used to be the mom who put a crying baby in the car...