5 Ways To Help Your Kid Develop Social Skills Post COVID

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The start of summer (and holiday weekends, like the one approaching) is typically seen as a time of exuberance and possibilities. No more school bells or buses, late night homework, or after school activities…. Just time in the sun with friends. Not to...

How To Use Story Time To Soothe Anxious Kids, From Teachers

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A student of ours once unwittingly knelt down onto a cactus. It was a cholla cactus, one of the nastiest in New Mexico, because its inch-long needles have barbs at the end, like a fishing hook. It hurts going in, but it’s even...

My Toddler Had a Breath Holding Spell and It Was Scary AF

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There’s a lot of on-the-job learning when you’re a parent of a toddler. (Or, in my case, two toddlers!)Over time you learn how to find the perfect sippy cup, buy clothes they’ll actually wear, coerce them to leave the house on time, diffuse tantrums —  you know, normal everyday stuff.But, as I recently...

What Is Maternal Instinct & Is It Real? What The Research Says

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It's normal to feel overwhelmed with the realities of motherhood. No matter how picture-perfect your fantasy parenthood experience was supposed to be, just know that there are going to be hiccups. Every baby is different, and even though you just spent nine months...

How Guided Imagery Can Help During Labor + A Script To Use

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Guided imagery uses the mind-body connection to access an alternate state of being. Pain management research has shown us that envisioning a relaxing, beautiful scene will prompt your body to react as if it’s been transported there. For example, if you’re on a...

Why Celebrations Are Important For Kids & Parents, From An Expert

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Feeling like you are a person of worth—having good self-esteem—is essential for all of us, but especially for girls. Having high self-esteem gives girls the confidence they need to be joyful, which in turn helps them feel powerful enough to want to change...

Saucony’s New Campaign Compares Motherhood To Running Marathons

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"Being a mother, especially now, is like running a never-ending marathon: Emotional, excruciating, and exhausting. Mothers are hitting the pandemic wall, with most feeling the mental and physical symptoms of burnout. Just like running a marathon, motherhood, especially during the pandemic, continues to take...

How To Set Kind & Clear Boundaries With Babies & Children

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We have only a few limits because we will need to repeat ourselves many times until our baby’s will is developed enough to stop themselves, for example, from touching something they want to explore. Their prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for inhibiting themselves,...

Shay Mitchell On Mental Health & Cherishing Mini-Moments

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Mitchell, like many of us, is unable to spend quality time with her mom and grandma this Mother’s Day. But that doesn’t mean she can’t shower them with the love they deserve. “For Mother’s Day this year, I'm not able to be with my...