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There’s good news and bad news for families having vigorous rounds of Good Cop, Bad Cop with their children. A study in the journal Social Science and Medicine shows that playing with these extremes in your household can eventually lead to unhealthy levels of inconsistency for your child. That could indicate the whole Good Cop, […]

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An article about motherhood in New York Magazine hit the nail on the head when the author wrote that new moms make terrible friends because they’re tapped out. Parents can be prone to overextending themselves and their resources to get it all done in a single day, from shuttling kids to preschool and soccer practice, […]

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According to HuffPost Style, the Fall 2016 fashion trends were all about “Mom Style.” That’s right, for a fleeting moment, mom fashions, from high-waisted jeans to tank tops without bras, were totally in. But you don’t have to embrace ironic mom style circa 2016 to be fashion-forward. Start by letting go of the nostalgia of […]

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Children expressing an interest in the toilet might be ready to unleash the wonderful world of potty training upon their parents. Or they may just be fascinated that tiny toys can be flushed down the toilet in a swirling tunnel of water.   The University of Michigan reports that most children are ready to potty […]

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According to the National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies, and electronics. Meanwhile, a survey by Parenting.com, Women & Co, and Citibank found that parents spend an average of $131 on back-to-school clothing alone. You may […]

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According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), consumers make purchases at shopping centers an average of 7.5 times per month. Shoppers also spend an average of 54 minutes in brick-and-mortar stores. That means that in any given month, you might be shopping with your children for nearly an hour on seven different occasions. […]

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The internet is rife with less-than-nostalgic reflections on old-school parenting that would get parents into a heap of trouble today. Do any of these things sound familiar? Riding bikes without helmets, pushing kids out the door after breakfast and telling them not to come home until sundown, and taking a passive approach when they’re fighting […]

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Ever wonder where those magazine-worthy, pint-sized fashionistas got their start? Who was the brilliant person who figured out that we would drop hundreds – or thousands – on those can’t-live-without-them looks for our tiny tots?   Fashionbi reports that Dior was the first designer to realize the potential in the children’s clothing market, and unleashed […]

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If your child is totally obsessed with the wonderful and wacky world of toddler clothes, you’re not alone. Just take it from one mother, profiled in Parents, who was concerned her 3-year-old might forever dress like she’s headlining a cabaret with her undying adoration of ruffled tutus.   Well, we say don’t fight it. Instead, […]

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To parents of toddlers everywhere, we want to wrap you in our arms and whisper, “It’s not your fault.” It’s okay to start weeping while we explain that you can be a wonderful parent and still find your toddler completely and utterly annoying. It’s normal, and no, it doesn’t last forever. Eventually they will be […]

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