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Susan Newman
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Most parents don’t like traditions changed—and you may not either—but there comes a time when change or a tweak is wise or at the least, your preference. Expect pushback, but stand firm. Almost all relatives adjust because they do not want to sever the bond and connection they have with you. Here are ways to alter holiday patterns that may feel as if they are set in stone in your family.

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Despite its negative connotations, the word no is a positive for helping children become responsible, resourceful, and engaged adults.

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When it comes to standing up to those who judge you, it can be tricky to assert your parenting authority and keep conflicts at bay. Here are 10 insights and suggestions to help bolster you against those who believe they know what you should be doing and how to do it.

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Young children’s play is a well-documented learning reservoir yet America’s children—and parents—are not tapping into this vital resource. If anything, free play—indoors and out—is being squeezed.

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You can learn to control your stress response and become more resilient in the face of the many demands, frustrations and upsetting aspects of parenting. Dr. Greenberg offers 4 valuable tools to help you monitor and control your responses to parenting stressors.

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We all may want to rethink where and how we use our cellphones and our relationship with our phones.

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With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use. Here are age-appropriate tips: http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/tips-to-prevent-drug-abuse
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Life swirls at a hectic pace in most families today. Mother’s Day is a chance to slow down and appreciate one another—while saluting the woman of honor.

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You thought your parenting days were over.

In some sense, they are. In other ways, parenting resumes when your college grad returns to the nest. Living together again can be disruptive and upsetting. But, it doesn’t have to be.

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Older parents may hear that they won’t be around to see their child do this or that due to the parent’s “advanced” age. To the contrary, having children at an older age may spell a longer life.
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