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Add More Veggies to Your Family Meals

Do you struggle getting vegetables on the table? Check out these simple tips for getting more green in your family's diet!
Posted 9/9/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 29 comments   23,056 views
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How to Teach (and Learn) Self-Control as a Parent

If you're a parent, you've probably experienced your share of frustrating temper tantrums. Here's how to keep your cool when your child gets heated.
Posted 8/28/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 20 comments   20,611 views
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Workout Tips for New Parents

When you're a new parent, it's difficult to juggle all of your responsibilites and still find time for fitness. Here are a few tips on how to do it!
Posted 8/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 17 comments   20,166 views
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How to Keep Your Child Safe in Cyberspace

It's the end of the school day: Do you know where your child is? Chances are, he's probably on the Internet. Here's how to keep your family safe from potential online dangers.
Posted 8/23/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 17 comments   18,966 views
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Parenting is NOT One-Size-Fits-All

From the moment you find out you're pregnant, you'll find that everyone has advice on how to raise your child. But should you take all of it to heart?
Posted 8/14/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 30 comments   11,462 views
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Kindergarten 'Redshirting': A Leg Up or an Unfair Advantage?

When we were kids, you started school at age 5, plain and simple. The decision isn't so easy these days. Our parenting expert explains the controversy.
Posted 8/9/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 130 comments   53,307 views
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6 Tips for a Healthier Family Road Trip

Make your next family roadtrip a little healthier with these simple tips!
Posted 8/5/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 13 comments   15,933 views
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Can We Teach Ourselves (and Our Kids) to Be Happier?

There are 2 kinds of happiness, explains parenting expert Michelle Stroffolino Schmidt, Ph.D. So which is more important? And, how can we teach happiness to our kids?
Posted 7/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 28 comments   19,672 views
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Maybe Your Way Isn't Always the Best Way

When I see someone with a different parenting style than mine, I try hard to understand instead of automatically assuming what they are doing is wrong.
Posted 7/24/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 66 comments   16,143 views
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How to Get Your Kids to Drink Water

How do you get your kids to choose water over sugary sodas and sports drinks? Here are some tips to make the transition.
Posted 7/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 26 comments   23,681 views
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The 10 Commandments of Healthy Eating for Parents

Here are 10 ways to stop stressing about mealtime with your little one. Do you have any ''commandments'' of your own to add?
Posted 7/22/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 31 comments   24,869 views
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The Popularity Contest: Why You Don't Need to Finish First

Everyone wants to be popular, but is popularity really all it's made out to be? Here's what you can do to help your kids through the social food chain.
Posted 7/12/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 37 comments   30,477 views
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How to Minimize Summer Sickness

There are few things worse than a summer cold! Here's how to protect your kids from illness this summer.
Posted 7/10/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 6 comments   13,594 views
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Sometimes the Littlest People Know the Most

Here's what kids can teach you about living a healthy lifestyle.
Posted 7/8/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 14 comments   17,768 views
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How Do We Raise Morally Healthy Children?

In a world full of outside influences, how can you make sure your child develops a solid moral foundation? It might not be easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
Posted 6/28/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 49 comments   21,507 views
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