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Tamilisa Miner via Getty ImagesGetting kids to wear masks can be a struggle. Paying close attention to fit and comfort can help.  When it comes to mask-wearing, parents generally say their kids fall into one of two groups: the my-kid-wears-one-without-much-complaint set, or the my-kid-absolutely-refuses contingent. But what if there is a third option — the
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Westend61 via Getty ImagesMany white parents avoid talking about race, but that silence conveys privilege. As issues of police brutality and systemic racism dominate the national conversation, many parents are trying to better instill anti-racist values in their children. But tackling issues of race with kids requires discussion of another major aspect of racism: privilege.
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Anchalee Yates/EyeEm via Getty ImagesGrownups: If kids can manage wearing masks, you can too! A few days ago, I was visiting an animal farm with my 5-year-old and my toddler. We haven’t been out much since March, so these early outings feel new and a bit nerve-wracking. Before we left, I reminded my elder son
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The Parenting Junkie discusses how to reconnect with your spouse even when you are feeling disconnected. Reconnecting with your spouse is essential in a blissful marriage. To reconnect with your spouse emotionally after spending time away from each other watch this. It’s important to reconnect especially when feeling resentful and disconnected. By holding your partner’s
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Anchalee Yates/EyeEm via Getty ImagesParents are making their own choices about what’s safe and what’s not for their kids this summer — and trying not to judge others making very different decisions. Since March, Jennifer Gottsch, her husband and their 7-year-old son have not seen much of anyone, aside from her sister, brother-in-law and their
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Westend61 via Getty ImagesMany people deal with painful emotions on Father’s Day. Father’s Day is not a joy-filled occasion for everyone. The holiday can bring up painful emotions for anyone who has lost a dad, has a turbulent relationship with him or struggles with other forms of trauma related to fatherhood. “Grief around Father’s Day,
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CreativeSoul PhotoraphyCreativeSoul’s take on Cinderella. Disney, start taking notes. Atlanta-based photography studio CreativeSoul teamed up with hairstylist LaChanda Gatson to create a series of photos of Disney princesses. Except this time, the princesses are all young Black girls. The project is “aimed at redefining and reimagining the traditional princess with their own dash of style,
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