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Why You Can Use The iPad Guilt Free This Summer and How It Can Benefit Your Child

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Why You Can Use The iPad Guilt Free This Summer and How It Can Benefit Your Child

For years, we have been admonished for letting our children have screen time.  Every time I, for one, took out the iPad for the children, I felt a pang of guilt.  Well, no more! New studies are proving there are iPad applications that can help advance your child’s future academic success. Why Reading Independently This Summer Is Critical The most important thing you can do this summer with your children to improve your child’s academic success is reading and practicing writing skills at home.  A new study from Harvard researched 4000 students and their summer holiday activities, specifically “how various summer...

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How To Use Laughter To Make Parenting Better And Why Social Media Can Be Good And Bad For Moms

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How To Use Laughter To Make Parenting Better And Why Social Media Can Be Good And Bad For Moms

  "Repeat after me. Say it out loud. It helps. Breastfeeding is really f**ing hard."  - Dawn Dais Dawn Dais is mother of 2, a bestselling author and comedian.  Her children are Vivian, age 6, and Daniel, age 4. I first encountered the hilarious world of Dawn Dais when reading her book, The Sh!t No One Tells You, after having my third child.  Her words, conveying the immense difficulty of having a baby while at the same time making light of the trying period of time, brought laughter to my middle of the night newborn baby feeds and our dinner table,...

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The Parenting Journal Podcast: How To Use Empathy To Modify Your Child's Behavior - Shownotes

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The Parenting Journal Podcast: How To Use Empathy To Modify Your Child's Behavior - Shownotes

Listen to and/or download the podcast on itunes here or for non ios software here. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to use empathy to get your kids to modify behavior How to use marketing techniques to help your children resolve conflicts Matt's advice to first time dads Matt's most recommended parenting resource Matt's go to activities with the children Why spending 10 minutes a day with your children matters Matt's favorite children's books How easy it is to make bacon.... seriously! About Matt Heinz Matt is dad to three: Clara is 8, Nicky is 6 and Evan is 3 years old.  He...

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Why Modify Your Kid's Behavior Using This Expert's Marketing Techniques And How This Dad Does It

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Why Modify Your Kid's Behavior Using This Expert's Marketing Techniques And How This Dad Does It

"It’s easy to forget that the world we live in is scary to us as adults who know things let alone these kids who have never been through it." - Matt Heinz, husband, dad, and renowned marketing expert   You can listen to the whole interview here or read the article below.   <span style="color: #88b04b;"><b></b></span> <h3 class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #88b04b;"><b>Meet Matt</b></span></h3> <p class="p1">In anticipation of Father's Day, I sat down with one rockstar dad, Matt Heinz.</p> <p class="p1">Matt is dad to three: Clara is 8, Nicky is 6 and Evan is 3 years old.  He lives on a farm in Kirkland, Washington,...

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5 Facts About Breastfeeding That Will Surprise You

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5 Facts About Breastfeeding That Will Surprise You

Recently, we were incredibly moved by Katie Hinde's Ted Talk "What We Don't Know About Mother's MIlk."  Katie, PhD, is a scientist, writer and advocate, who explores the dynamic interactions between mothers, milk, and infants.  Together with her talk and research and a recent study published on breast milk we share 5 facts about breastfeeding that we bet will surprise you.   1.  Breastmilk and baby's saliva create hydrogen peroxide that kills bacteria that can harm your baby.  Katie says, "In 2015, researchers discovered that the mixture of breast milk and baby saliva — specifically, baby saliva — causes a chemical reaction...

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