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Family Of COVID-19 Victim Wants To See ‘Orbisculate’ In The Dictionary

Family Of COVID-19 Victim Wants To See ‘Orbisculate’ In The Dictionary

Hilary and John Kriegler want to honor their father Neil, who made up the word "orbisculate." It means grapefruit juice squirting into your eye. They're petitioning to get it into the dictionary.
What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

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Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)A lot of parenting advice is bad advice. It’s not just that standards and societal norms change over time, it’s also that when something works for one parent and one child, that one parent tends to see their method as the “right” way or the best way—or even the only way. But for…
How to Deal With Relatives Who Disregard Your Parenting Rules

How to Deal With Relatives Who Disregard Your Parenting Rules

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Photo: BGStock72 (Shutterstock)Grandparents who don’t follow parents’ rules are a tradition as old as time, but polarization over pandemic safety guidelines, social unrest, and a contentious election are among the many ways that disagreements between loved ones now have more serious implications. Grandma or grandpa sneaking candy to grandkids whose parents don’t want them to…
How to Co-Parent More Effectively

How to Co-Parent More Effectively

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Photo: Pixel 4 Images (Shutterstock)Navigating co-parenting relationships is not easy, whether co-parenting with a particularly difficult ex or with a former partner you generally have a positive relationship with. Most people are not irredeemable jerks, though, and when the focus of a co-parenting relationship can continuously be centered around the needs of the children involved,…
How to Become a Foster Parent

How to Become a Foster Parent

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If finding enough adults who were willing and able to care for the more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. was a struggle before the pandemic hit, it has gotten unsurprisingly and epically harder since life as we knew it shut down.The very structure of foster parenthood, like everything else, looks much…
How to Reboot Family Dinnertime This Year

How to Reboot Family Dinnertime This Year

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Photo: Alexey Kompaniychenko (Shutterstock)Reboot WeekReboot WeekWe don't have to tell you that 2020 was a terrible year. We can't promise 2021 will be any better, but this week, we're sharing our best strategies to help you reboot your life and start clean.In many ways, the pandemic has forced families to slow down to a pace…
Family Thanksgiving Dilemma: Whether To Travel After CDC Warns Not To

Family Thanksgiving Dilemma: Whether To Travel After CDC Warns Not To

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With COVID-19 cases soaring across the country, many American are changing their Thanksgiving travel plans. Some are making it a virtual event while others are cancelling it this year.
Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

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Photo: Haelen Haagen (Shutterstock)We talked earlier this week about how our own parents helped shape—in ways both good and bad—how we parent our own kids. But the truth is that we are not influenced solely by our own upbringing; no, we are also influenced by the fictional parenting of some of our favorite TV and…
I’m Ryan Messer, Community Leader, LGBTQ Advocate and Father of Four—and This Is How I Parent

I’m Ryan Messer, Community Leader, LGBTQ Advocate and Father of Four—and...

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Ryan Messer is the sort of successful, interesting, down-to-Earth human I could talk to for endless hours if I didn’t know I was cutting into the 9 million other things he has to do in a given day. He’s a director at Johnson & Johnson, where he helped reform the company’s paternity leave and fertility…
You Need to Have Family Fire Drills at Home

You Need to Have Family Fire Drills at Home

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Photo: sirtravelalot (Shutterstock)It’s hard to keep track of all the things kids are missing out on right now by learning from home all (or most) of the time, from the social to the educational. One thing you might not have thought of, though, particularly for little kids: They’re not practicing all those regular fire drills.…

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