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Tip of the Day October 24

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Monitor your activity level. Yes, you will always have a long to-do list. Discern what really needs to be done—and what can wait (so you can spend some time with your child).

Tip of the Day October 23

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Be clear about your values and why you have the values that you do. Kids can’t resist negative peer pressure if they don’t know what’s right—and what’s wrong.

Tip of the Day October 22

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Ask your co-parent what you can do to ease her or his stress level.

Tip of the Day October 21

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Know that your kids will get bored. It’s part of growing up. As their brains go through changes, children go through periods when they are able to easily find things to do—and times when they aren’t.

Tip of the Day October 20

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Follow your child’s lead on Halloween. If he or she wants to go trick-or-treating, find a safe way for this to happen. If your child isn’t interested in Halloween, don’t make a big deal of it.

Tip of the Day October 19

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When your child comes to you with a conflict, don’t do all the problem solving yourself. Encourage him or her to develop solutions. (Intervention may be appropriate, of course, if there is a danger of physical injury.)

Tip of the Day October 18

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Continue to show affection to teenagers by spending time with them—even if you’re not doing or talking about anything special.

Tip of the Day October 17

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Present your kids with a variety of options for activities and help them think about which ones best fit their interests.

Tip of the Day October 16

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Start a conversation with your family about communication. Do you all speak positively to each other? Do you trust each other and talk openly? What can you do to improve communication?

Tip of the Day October 15

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When you and your child disagree, do or say something to show that you still care.

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 9 hours 11 min ago
Imposing a Women's Studies Curriculum on your Disney Princess. Someday she'll thank you!

Eating Chinese Takeout and Dreaming of Brisket

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 11 hours 47 min ago
Last week, dinner did not go as planned. But having the plan still helped.

Preparing a Child to Own a Mobile Phone — But Not Always Use It

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 12 hours 36 min ago
Having a phone can create a compulsion to do something when doing nothing is so often the better choice.

Tip of the Day October 14

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 13 hours 33 min ago

Check in with your partner (and yourself!) periodically to assess whether you are balancing your work and family time the way you want to. List your priorities to help you be realistic about the things you value most.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 13 hours 44 min ago
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Looking at Soccer’s Concussion Risk, and Asking It to Change

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:35
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can't expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.

Preparing to Lose My Mind After Giving Birth

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-23 12:14
Putting a plan in place does not guarantee that you will have a postpartum mood disorder, or that you won’t. It does guarantee you will know how to get help if you need it.

For Trick or Treaters, Skip the Candy and Give Cash

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:46
A few houses hand out cash directly to kids. More often, families and dentists buy back the candy for cash. Some parents even haggle for the best stuff.

Tip of the Day October 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:32

Help your children practice coping skills when difficult situations arise.

Pregnant, With ‘No Plans to Have Another Baby’ and No Ready Options

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-10-22 14:33
"I am a long time poster, but am here now under a different identity as it is much easier to ask for OB/GYN recommendations for having babies rather than terminating a pregnancy."
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