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5 Things I Won’t Skimp on With the Second Baby

by ParentCo.

First-time-mom-me was way too hard on herself in so many ways. This time, I vow to do just that, and promise myself that I will not skimp on the following.

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How Did I Become That Anxious Dad?

by ParentCo.

It’s normal to worry about your children’s safety, but you also need trust in their growing self-preservation instincts. Here are some tips for anxious dads.

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How Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Helped Me Potty Train My Kids

by ParentCo.

The goal of potty training seems insurmountable, until you introduce a little bribery. In one family, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Little People" did the trick.

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The 10 Worst Things About Being Pregnant in the Summer

by ParentCo.

It's never easy being super pregnant. Add sky high temps and enough humidity make you wonder if you're living inside a horse's mouth and it gets worse.

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Creative Ways to Teach Children About Water Safety

Creative Ways to Teach Children About Water Safety

by Charlie Fletcher

When you teach water safety skills, you can add sustainable water practices, so your kids can learn to be careful around the water while taking care of the planet.

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Teaching Your Kids About Water Preservation

Teaching Your Kids About Water Preservation

by Jack Shaw

Here’s a guide for parents to teach their kids how to save water and protect the planet. We must educate our children about the environment to help future generations.

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From Tired Mom to Expert Sleep Consultant

From Tired Mom to Expert Sleep Consultant

by Sarah Bossio

I am humbled to say that I created my dream job. I wake up every morning, after a full night’s rest, ready to support other parents and help their family sleep.

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Worried Those Early Extracurriculars Are a Waste of Money? Maybe Not.

by ParentCo.

New research shows extracurriculars are promising for kids and their development in numerous ways, even during early childhood. Here's what makes a difference.

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How to Use Your Philosophy on Life to Pick Swim Lessons

by ParentCo.

Maybe there's something to using your philosophical approach to life as a means to teach swimming. These five types of lessons might follow your groove.

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How Summer Travel Helps Promote Outdoor Play

by ParentCo.

The benefits of outdoor play are endless. But sometimes being stuck in our routine makes it less of a priority. Traveling can bump it back to the top.

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How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Potty Training

How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Potty Training

by Allison Jandu

What many may not realize is that readiness for potty training isn't just about age—it's more about your child's individual development. Here's how to know.

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To the Parent Sitting on the Sidelines Watching: Jump In!

To the Parent Sitting on the Sidelines Watching: Jump In!

by Katelyn Denning

It takes so much energy just to get everyone to the fun. But what if having fun yourself gives you that energy back? What would change if you jumped in?

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Great Father and Son Bonding Activities for Summer

by Jack Shaw

Fathers and sons have a special relationship. Doing fun activities with your little guy is an opportunity to teach him the values he needs to succeed.

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The One Thing Parents Can Do to Make Mornings Smoother, According to Science

by Pam Moore

Take a minute for connection before rattling off a list of must-dos. This simple habit can help you both start the day on a positive foot. It's worth a try!

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Dining Out with Baby: An Eight-Step Survival Guide

by ParentCo.

Anyone who has ever had a baby (I'm guessing that's you!) knows that when you take the little tyke to dinner, it's a race against the clock. Here are tips.

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5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Bed in the Heyday of Summer

by ParentCo.

Summer is one long endless day – and it is exhausting. But that doesn't always mean your kids want to go to bed. Here's how to get some essential sleep.

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Easy Ways to Build Water Confidence With Your Child

by ParentCo.

If your child is water-shy, try these tips for boosting their confidence and maximizing productive lesson time. And yes, there's plenty you can do at home.

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4 Things That Matter on Family Vacation, and 4 Things That Totally Don’t

by ParentCo.

When it comes to vacation, pick the things to care about and let the rest go before we lose it, National Lampoon-style.

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Consider Wake Windows for Better, Longer Baby Sleep

by Hannah Howard

Set up your wake windows for success by making sure baby gets plenty of play and stimulation. Adjust as you go, tuning into your baby's cues. You got this!

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3 Simple Ways Water Can Calm Your Children

by ParentCo.

As one of our most important natural resources, water provides so many benefits including improving our health and happiness.

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5 Ways to Make Giving a Summer Tradition

by Susan Narjala

This summer your family can start a new tradition of giving in ways that feel meaningful, impactful, and even fun. Here are five ideas to get started.

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A Guide to Summer Screen-Time Rules

by ParentCo.

Set reasonable limits that allow for family time and other important activities, and incorporate media and tech in ways that bring the family together.

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10 Creative Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

by ParentCo.

There's plenty of summer left to get creative with your kids. Go learn, create, and have fun! Here are ways to conquer that unpleasant feeling of boredom.

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5 Tips to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

by ParentCo.

In an effort to improve both manners and self-esteem, here are five easy tips to practice when accepting a compliment. You'll help raise a gracious kid.

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