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Dads Who Share in Parenting Get More Marital Satisfaction

New dads often feel like they’re in competition with their kids for mom’s attention. As brood are added to the nest, that feeling often intensifies. For dads who share in child care responsibilities, a new study shows that dads’ feelings about their relationship with mom tend to be quite different. Moms carry the heaviest share […]

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Give Your Child an Advantage with this Parenting Style

Using this parenting style will give your child an advantage that can last a lifetime. New research in Japan concludes that children whose parents use a supportive parenting style have the highest achievements academically, in levels of happiness, and in incomes as adults. These children are also more likely to marry and have higher numbers […]

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5 Ways to Help Kids Develop Grit Because Self-Esteem is Overrated

If you’ve been concerned that your child’s low self-esteem might keep him or her from reaching their full potential, think again. Parents need to help kids develop grit. If you completed college Psychology 101 like I did, you learned that self-esteem is measured by the amount of positive regard people have for themselves. Perhaps you, like […]

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3 Valuable Benefits of Summer Camp That Help Kids Thrive

Over 14 million children are expected to attend camp in the United States this year, according to trends reported by the American Camp Association. If you’re thinking about sending your child to summer camp this year, now is a good time to begin planning. Popular camps fill up fast and close enrollment before summer begins. […]

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The Best Dating Advice Dads Can Give Their Sons

My son is not interested in girls, yet. He’ll be 14 years old in a few weeks. But it’s about time I start thinking about what is the best dating advice a father can give to his teenage son. If he’s like me, my son will have girls interested in him before he’s interested in […]

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5 Leadership Skills Your Child Needs to Thrive

Without valuable leadership skills, teens entering adulthood lack skills that can help them thrive and be successful in a variety of settings, including college and work. The elementary and high school years are the best time for parents to provide kids with opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills. A child who begins his or […]

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4 Ways Parents’ Social Media Use Can Put Kids at Risk

If you’re a parent who uses social media, add the word “sharenting” to your vocabulary. Sharenting is what parents do when they share their parenting experiences online. If you do it, do it with caution. You may experience some unintended and frightening consequences when you share photos, videos, and details about your child’s life on […]

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