Parent-child conflict resolution

January 14, 2015
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By Elisa Llamido, a producer, actress and writer and the creator of “The Perfect Pregnancy Workout vol. 3: The Ancient Art of Belly Dance for Labor,” living in Orlando, Florida, USA, with her husband, 19-year-old stepson, 5-year-old son and four frogs My 5-year-old son and I were on our way in to the grocery store […]

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Simple living by living simply

January 12, 2015
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Sometimes I feel that everywhere I turn there is something else that I as a parent or my child “needs.” But how often do we actually need that product? Likely, its almost never. As I navigate this world of parenting, I find myself actively trying to move away from the world of “stuff” and focus […]

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A working mom seeks balance

January 8, 2015
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 7, 2008, but it gives timeless tips to working mothers struggling to feel balanced. Guest post by Annie, PhD in Parenting Mommy guilt. Just about every mother suffers from it, but there is no cure.  It seems no matter how much we give, how hard we […]

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The truth shall not only set you free…

January 7, 2015
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It will hopefully save you and make a difference for someone else. As children, we do our best to navigate through this world with the guidance and support of our parents and/or loved ones. As parents, we give all of our love and do our best to nurture and guide our children. It was through my reflection […]

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The dark side of favorites

January 5, 2015
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Like many conversations with children, it’s almost innate: “What book is your favorite?” “Which ice cream flavor is your favorite?” “You like Sesame Street? Which character is your favorite?” Harmless, right? It seemed so. But as I watched my daughter integrate the implications of this question, it created a shift in perception that was dark and […]

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A New Year, a time to pause and reflect

January 2, 2015
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Like cooking turkey on Thanksgiving or giving flowers on Valentine’s Day, I cannot help feeling the tug at this time of year to pause and reflect. Yes, January 1 is just the next day after December 31. But it feels like a beginning, and the part of me that loves rituals and traditions always comes […]

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How do you cosleep?

January 2, 2015
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Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) advocates for a parenting approach rooted solidly in research, and continuing research further validates and builds upon API’s foundation. API is excited to collaborate with Salem State University in the development of this opportunity for AP parents to share how they practice Attachment Parenting (AP) in their home, specifically […]

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Wishing upon a star…mindfully ringing in the New Year as a family

December 29, 2014
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Today, I want to share with you a beautiful, mindful way to ring in the New Year as a family: Wishing upon a star. You can repeat this practice on a regular — maybe monthly — base throughout the year if you like. It is a beautiful way to check in and connect with your […]

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