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Best Children’s Libraries in the USA

From special kids programming to incredible sculptures, these libraries make sure kids get a whole lot more than story time.

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14 Secrets to Being a Happy Parent

Here are common parental expectations and how (and why) it's ok to let them go.

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Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things

Children who grow up to be high achievers have parents who do these things differently.

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My kids hate each other—and I'm afraid that will never change

One of the reasons I had two kids was so they'd have each other to lean on as adults. But now it seems like they might not even end up on speaking terms.

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In A Viral Facebook Rant, A Mom Wants To Ban 'Childless Millennials' From Disney World

A mom's Facebook rant about wanting to ban childless millennials from Disney World has gone viral after it was screenshotted and tweeted. Here's what she said:

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10 Weird Things That Happen When You Bring Baby Home From The Hospital, According To Moms

You've had a baby. Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. No really, like never. As a mother of two, I can tell you that every day is an adventure. That's the word us veterans say to the rookies because "adventure" sounds better than

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13 Funny Stories About Sleep Deprivation From New Parents | Fatherly

From falling asleep standing up at work to accidentally putting breast milk in their cereal, here are 13 funny stories of sleep-deprived parents.

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Things Parents Used to Say That Would Shock Millennial Parents Today

Parents used to threaten kids with spankings, tell them to stop crying, and send them to bed without dinner. Here are a few more things today's helicopter parents would be shocked to learn people used to say to their children.

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20+ Reasons Why Kids Can’t Be Left Alone With Their Dads

As Spiderman's Uncle Ben once famously said, "with great power comes great responsibility," and few responsibilities are greater than that of being a father.

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A Letter of Gratitude to Stay-at-Home Moms

Dear Stay-at-Home Moms, I want to start off by saying I'm sorry -- sorry if I have ever judged you, if I have ever talked negatively about you. Sorry that I have never truly seen how hard you wo...

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The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in a world of modern, anti-hierarchical parenting, it’s the children.

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Five tips to get the most out of 'Back to School' (and work) in 2015

It's one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook. As an adult, in the lead up to Labor Day, I always feel like I need to regroup and "get back to work" after the summer. I do best when I have a routine and some drive to accomplish something before the end of the year.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.

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Top 5 Small-Business Ideas for Moms

Empowered Ezine picks businesses that are based at home and connected online

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Four-year-old girl giggles as her father performs loop-the-loops in small plane | Daily Mail Online

As she holds on to the handrails, father Raphael Langumier from Canada begins to do some loops in the skies above. Far from being scared, daughter Leá bursts into fits of giggles.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets: The Dads Addition!

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways -- so we like to round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Our guest

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11 Lessons Learned in My 11 Years of Fatherhood | Justin Ricklefs

As I've fumbled, stumbled and made mistakes these last 11 years as a dad, I'm continually reminded to keep loving my children. Love protects. It provides. It gives hope. It encourages. It forgives. It keeps moving forward. It puts one foot in front of the

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Early Years: How to protect your kids on social media | Local News - WDBJ7.com Central and Southwest VA

New research shows nearly three quarters of teenagers between 13 and 17 are on Facebook. With social media everywhere, it's important for parents to be aware of what's on their kid's profile.

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5 Things to Avoid As an Introverted Parent | Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When you're an introvert and you become a parent, your body goes through a little shock. Suddenly, you have very little alone time. Sure, your new baby is not talking to you -- and at times, not making much noise at all. But let's face it: You are never

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Let's Talk about Free-Range Parenting | Kathy Walsh

Our neighborhood was a place for us to learn. We thought we were having fun, but through play, we were taking a life skills class taught by life itself.

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See This Dad’s Powerful Response to Principal over His Kids’ Absence from School | TIME

Pennsylvania dad Mike Rossi had been planning for years to run the Boston Marathon and bring along his family to see him make it to the finish line. “It was an important moment for our family,” Rossi tells PEOPLE about his decision to run this years’ grueling race. It was about teaching his kids about “accomplishing a goal and the value of hard work and dedication.”

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The Difficult Path to Motherhood – Made Easier

My path to motherhood was….. Difficult. I’ve always wanted to tell the full story of that here on the blog, but haven’t done so yet. But, early May, watch for a series of posts, as we head to Mother’s Day, and my almost 5th year of being a mom. Until then, let’s talk about how difficult it can sometimes be to become a mother.

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Overcoming video game addiction in children | iMore

Video games are great. I love them. I podcast about them. But when it comes to my children, my husband and I have a strict system to help them maintain balance and learn moderation. How your child or children react to playing video games can vary. It's an

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7 Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Ah…. Time management. It is one of the biggest challenges to mothers everywhere – and it is especially challenging when you’re a work at home mom. Balancing work tasks, home tasks, and time spent with your family...

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How to Communicate With Your Teen Daughter, Explained

Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfill...

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15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014!

Moms and dads who made their mark on the Internet with clever videos, photos and projects in 2014.

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We Lie to Your Kids and Other Confessions of an Amusement Park Employee

Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees.

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    10 Big Misconceptions About Pregnancy | Mental Floss

    Elliott Morgan discusses some common pregnancy myths.

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    What To Do When Your Child Swears at You | Tosha Schore, M.A.

    Moving towards our kids is so important -- even more so in those moments when we feel it's the last thing we want to do....

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    ‘Scandal’ sex scene airs right after ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ making parents angry - The Washington Post

    The transition from kid-family programming to a steamy dream sequence? Maybe not the best call.

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    How To Prepare For A Long-Haul Flight With A Baby - Business Insider

    Advice on how to prepare for a long-haul flight with an infant.

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    Kid Scribbles On Wall, Creative Mom Fixes It - Neatorama

    Kids love to share their newfound love of art with their family, but sometimes this freedom of artistic expression means the folks are left cleaning up major messes around the house.Little artists spill on the carpet, mark on tabletops and smear fingerpai

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    Average cost of raising a child hits $245,000 - Aug. 18, 2014

    New parents listen up: The average cost of raising a child has reached nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

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    Genius Dad Figures Out Way To Fill 37 Water Balloons In 20 Seconds

    We’ve seen our share of dumb Kickstarter campaigns this summer. There was the $60,000 potato salad that set the Internet on fire. Then there was that guy who wanted $22,000 to make a handle for your iPhone for some reason. But finally, there...

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    The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

    This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Lloyd Bookey, who runs Zoobean, an educational resource curation site, and Tom Burns, of The Good Men ...

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    #Love: When Mothers Text | TechCrunch

    I bought my mom a cellphone a few years ago. It was just a simple Nokia flip phone. Something to keep with her on long drives to use in an emergency. She has a penchant for driving long distances, often to see me.

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    What You Need to Know Before Letting Your Kids Read E-Books

    Digital devices can be distracting, leading to diminished comprehension, fluency and engagement, research shows.

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      Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

      In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 years. Each and...

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        80s Parents Nailed This Parenting Thing: Take Their Tips!

        A new study has come out that claims that parents today are more aggravated than parents ten years ago. It's somewhat ironic, given that women an...

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          Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

          With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children.

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            What your baby knows might freak you out!

            Babies might know more than we realize. According to researchers at Yale University, they can actually tell good from evil, even as young as 3 months old.

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              3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

              If you’re asking whether or not your kids should be allowed to play video games, this post isn’t for you. You live in a different world than I do. From my perspective, video games are the future of storytelling. And, while you might just be im