How to Expose your Child to Diverse Holiday Traditions

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In December, Christmas can feel all-consuming, especially to kids who are eager to participate in their favorite once-a-year activities. But as our world becomes more diverse, it’s more important than ever for parents and sitters to expose kids to different cultures. The winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa provide a perfect opportunity to teach … Continue reading How to Expose your Child to Diverse Holiday Traditions

Here’s Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Illness

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It’s no secret that mental illness has been on the rise for decades. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the numbers are staggering: 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. 20% of teens ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. Suicide … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need to Talk to Your Kids About Mental Illness

Social Media Comparison is Toxic. Here’s How to Ditch It.

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For parents, social media can be a great way to connect with other moms and dads, find playgroups and kid-friendly community events, seek support and advice, and keep our far away family and friends updated as our kids grow—but there’s undoubtedly a darker side to social media. At worst, Facebook, Instagram and other social sites … Continue reading Social Media Comparison is Toxic. Here’s How to Ditch It.

How to Build a More Equal Partnership with your Spouse

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As compared to the generations before them, there’s no denying that today’s fathers have taken on more responsibility when it comes to the division of labor at home. But moms in heterosexual partnerships continue to bear the brunt when it comes to childrearing and chores—even when both partners work outside the home (studies have shown … Continue reading How to Build a More Equal Partnership with your Spouse