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20 Volunteer Ideas for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Doing Good

From sorting recyclables to taking part in a rally for a good cause, these community service ideas for kids will make giving back second nature.
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Weeknights With Your Kids

If you’re frustrated that you get only a few hours with your kids, try these simple strategies to optimize your moments, and trust that they’re enough.
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How to Help Your Child Realize Their Big Dreams

It might feel overwhelming when your child says they want to grow up to become a famous actor or world-renowned scientist. Maybe you worry that your encouragement would set them up for disappointment. But what would happen if you leaned into their big ideas? You might be surprised by what they accomplish.
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3 Free Meditation Practices to Try During Your Lunch Break

Trying to get over that mid-day slump? Even the busiest parents can squeeze these free meditation practices into their lunch break. The result is a clearer mind, reduced stress, and better concentration.
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What If I Can't Learn to Love My Second Child as Much as My First?

The parent-baby bond is not always immediate, explains Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. Here, she shares how your bond with your second child will develop just how it should, with time and love.
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Three Latino Dads on Why Fathers Need Better Community

Mom isn’t the only one who needs pals. Here’s how three dads are navigating fatherhood with a little help from their friends.

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This Mom of 2 Earns a Six-Figure Income From Home by Helping Other Moms Find Flexible Work Opportunities

Mom and business owner Whitney Bonds loves the flexibility that working from home has created for her family. She shares tips for other moms to get debt-free and create an income from your living room.
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3 Ways Parents Today Are Divorcing Better Than They Used To

Even if you’re no longer a couple, you’ll be forever linked as parents. Discover how today’s moms and dads are finding new ways to focus on what’s most helpful for their kids.
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How Can I Explain Our Blended Family to My Son?

Although the discussion about your blended family with a young child may bring up uncomfortable questions and explanations, Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., explains how to turn this into an opportunity to celebrate family as having many different forms.
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I'm a Dad But My Toddler Calls Me 'Mama', and That's OK

When my 2-year-old says "Mama," he can either be calling for my wife or me. I was confused by it at first, but now I know it really makes no difference.
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