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When I talk about not being a “Smother Mother,” what I

When I talk about not being a “Smother Mother,” what I’m really saying is, to mother your child is to enable your child to learn grow and develop, mentally physically and emotionally. Looking at what you can do as a parent to enable those areas in a healthy way, so that you do not smother your child from the life skills and lessons that they need to learn in order to have the ability and to be capable to eventually think for themselves. So, they won’t be completely co-dependent on you beyond their years necessary.

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This November is National Adoption Day/Awareness Week/Month, where everyone is invited to become a hero for those children without families. 1000s (or in some cases, over one hundred thousand) abandoned and vulnerable children in the world still remain out of sight.

This November is National Adoption Day/Awareness Week/Month, where everyone is invited to become a hero for those children without families. 1000s (or in some cases, over one hundred thousand) abandoned and vulnerable children in the world still remain out of sight.

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Whether you decided to have a child on your own, are divorced and your former partner isn’t co-parenting, or you became a temporary single parent because your partner is away, at war, or in prison, there’s no question that single-parenting has its challenges. It’s all on your shoulders, and you don’t have support living under the same roof.

Whether you decided to have a child on your own, are divorced and your former partner isn’t co-parenting, or you became a temporary single parent because your partner is away, at war, or in prison, there’s no question that single-parenting has its challenges. It’s all on your shoulders, and you don’t have support living under the same roof.

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With half of the world in the midst of a heatwave, I wanted to use this month's editorial to talk about ways you can keep kids (and yourself) cool during times of oppressive heat. From pulse points to picnic foods, here are my favorite ways to stay cool.

With half of the world in the midst of a heatwave, I wanted to use this month's editorial to talk about ways you can keep kids (and yourself) cool during times of oppressive heat. From pulse points to picnic foods, here are my favorite ways to stay cool.

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I’m often asked when a good time is to start giving children household chores and responsibilities and what, exactly, is age appropriate. I’ve decided the easiest way to respond to this is to break it down by age range. What follows is a list of basic responsibilities that are appropriate for kids ages 2-10+. Use these ideas as a starting point and feel free to add your own, as you see fit.

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To celebrate the 22nd June publication of my new book, Jo Frost's Confident Toddler Care, I wanted to share an excerpt from the book with you all -- especially for those in the U.S., who will have to wait a little longer for the book to be published stateside.

To celebrate the 22nd June publication of my new book, Jo Frost's Confident Toddler Care, I wanted to share an excerpt from the book with you all — especially for those in the U.S., who will have to wait a little longer for the book to be published stateside.

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In light of the news of Abercrombie & Fitch marketing a push-up, padded bikini top to children as young as age seven and Wal-mart

In light of the news of Abercrombie & Fitch marketing a push-up, padded bikini top to children as young as age seven and Wal-mart’s announcement that they are introducing a line of make-up for 8-12 year old girls, I thought it was time to write about ‘tween fashion and parenting/caretakers dealing with appropriate dress at this stage.

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An Alabama publishing company will release a new volume of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” that will replace words/phrases that are not politically correct including the n-word, “Injun” and “slave” (and others). Everyone is entitled to their opinion on whether they believe this is the right thing to do to an historical piece of literature or not.

An Alabama publishing company will release a new volume of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” that will replace words/phrases that are not politically correct including the n-word, “Injun” and “slave” (and others). Everyone is entitled to their opinion on whether they believe this is the right thing to do to an historical piece of literature or not.

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If you or someone you know is nearing the end of their pregnancy or just had/adopted a child and wants to tell their story on our site as Lauren has in "Little Nippers," let the Moderators know. I

If you or someone you know is nearing the end of their pregnancy or just had/adopted a child and wants to tell their story on our site as Lauren has in “Little Nippers,” let the Moderators know. I’m looking for parents (or a parent) who is/are willing to share their family story on a monthly basis. Check out the “Little Nippers” section to see how the updates are structured.

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