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Ward: Teach your children the right way to clean

Behavior Strategies: Cleaning expert Schar Ward has written the book on how to help your child develop a tidying habit that will pay a lifetime of dividends Read more…

Hobbling our children: Perpetuating gender stereotypes from birth

Raising Girls: Placing gender expectations on our children is typical of our deeply entrenched, patriarchal system. Read more…

Coping with bullying: A new book that can help parents and kids

Raising Girls: A Brooklyn author and educator is addressing bullying within high school in her new young adult fiction book, “Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever?” Read more…

Hurtful words: What not to say to your daughters

Mental Health: For some, a mother is a little girl’s whole world, so when she says something negative, her daughter can take it to heart (and internalize it for years to come). Read more…

Psychologist says mom’s voice heals better than text

Healthy Living: A study found that young girls who talked to their mothers in person or on the phone experienced a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. Read more…

New year, new you

Raising Girls: The new year is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself and your family. Read more…

First-date jitters: Daughter’s first dance brings out mom’s teen nostalgia

Raising Girls: Columnist Kara Martinez Bachman reflects on the preparations for her daughter’s first date — in eighth grade — and pines for the days of carnation corsages. Read more…

How to handle election discussion with your children

Raising Girls: Tips for how parents — some still struggling with the 2016 election results — can talk about what it means for 2017 with their children. Read more…
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