Your Kids Aren’t Perfect & That’s OK: 2 Loving Ways To Let It Go

Perfectionism just causes stress. Time to let it go! We all know her. The mom who needs every detail of her kids‘ existence to epitomize perfection. Whether it’s receiving top grades in school, getting the fastest time on the track or cleaning the dishes correctly (AKA her way), she’s meticulous about everything being just right. But stressed out moms are stressing…

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What Loving My Adopted Daughter Taught Me About Racism

Both Americans AND Chinese people said such rude, thoughtless things to us. I heard a comment that made me wince while driving my daughter (who is adopted from China) and her friend to an afterschool activity the other day: “Chinese people are always smart and good at math.” This is a compliment, right? The words…

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7 Strategies To Get Your Teen To Listen To You (FINALLY!)

Getting kids to listen may be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. From the time they can walk, they want to be like us, and as they approach adolescence, it’s only right they’re moving toward owning their power and independence. Combine that with raging hormones, stress, or just plain “feeling different,” and you’ve got an…

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