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Alone Time Actually Makes Me Miss My Kids

Alone Time Actually Makes Me Miss My Kids

A few months ago I realized that each bath I...

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Motherhood and Pregnancy: Our Journey Through Fertility and a Stillbirth

Motherhood and Pregnancy: Our Journey Through Fertility and a Stillbirth

  “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently,...

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Ask Big Sister: How Do I Break the Cycle of Stressing Out?

Ask Big Sister: How Do I Break the Cycle of Stressing Out?

Dear Big Sister, I've always been a worrier. In fact, I...

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Parents Bubbling Wrapping Children - An interview with Lenore Skenazy

Parents Bubbling Wrapping Children – An interview with Lenore Skenazy

Current parenting trends and how the shift towards allowing your kids some room to grow can benefit them more than ever.

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Our Teenager's Online Relationship: How do we monitor it?

Our Teenager’s Online Relationship: How do we monitor it?

Ask Big Sister is questioned on where do we draw the line of acceptability on an online relationship a mother's teenage daughter is having with an older boy.

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Will an Only Child Inevitably Become a Spoiled Brat?

Will an Only Child Inevitably Become a Spoiled Brat?

Will having an only child lead to a spoiled kid? Find out what big sis says.

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Anxiety in Children: Have We Created This by Protecting Them Too much?

Anxiety in Children: Have We Created This by Protecting Them Too much?

Read about the rise in anxiety and depression amongst young teens and adults.

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Can You Teach a Baby Patience?

Can You Teach a Baby Patience?

Big Sister answers a question about teaching your children patience.

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Organized play

Organized play

Dear Big Sister:

How do I know when my attempt to offer my kids opportunities such as sports or music is benefiting them, or causing unnecessary anxiety?
One minute, they are so excited to go to (fill in the blank here), and the next minute they are clinging to me, crying, and making me “look like” that pushy over scheduling parent I am not and do not want to be. Read More

How Do I Help My Son from Being Pushed Around

How Do I Help My Son from Being Pushed Around

Dear Big Sister:

My son is 2.5 and very non-aggressive.  I see a friend and her son for play dates often, and I really like the mom.  The problem is that her son pushes mine and she disciplines him by speaking very softly to him. Read More

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