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Introducing Kids to Running

Introducing Kids to Running

When JogAlong Founder Mike Dresher and his brother entered a 5K, Mike decided to take his niece, Coco, on her first JogAlong stroller ride. With her dad and uncle running on either side of her and immersed in the festive atmosphere of the event, ...

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Toxic Shame and How to Parent Without It

Toxic Shame and How to Parent Without It

“You ought to be ashamed of yourself.” This phrase was common in our house when I was growing up as it was for many children in the western world. North American parents today might not speak the phrase as often, but discipline both at home and ...

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End the Nightmare: Say Goodnight to Insomnia

End the Nightmare: Say Goodnight to Insomnia

I resolved ten years of chronic insomnia in under one week. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, yeah, right. You’re skeptical. You think, big changes like that take time. You wonder who’s paying me to sell their “miracle” product ...

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Skin-to-Skin: the Importance of Touch for Your Baby

Skin-to-Skin: the Importance of Touch for Your Baby

As the parent of an eight-year-old, I treasure the times I get to cuddle up with my big boy. He still sits on my lap and occasionally he even falls asleep curled up against me while reading before bed, his warm cheek pressed against my cool arm. ...

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How to Talk with Kids About Hard Stuff

How to Talk with Kids About Hard Stuff

Nine-year-old “David” came home from school deeply distressed the other day. When his mother asked him what was wrong, he said he’d learned in school that African boys his age have to become soldiers and fight in wars, and that many of them ...

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Give Your Kids the Best with Emotion Coaching

Give Your Kids the Best with Emotion Coaching

  I was in Costco the first time I witnessed Emotion Coaching. Trying to find rice crackers with the lowest sodium content, I heard a familiar sound: the cries of a child having a tantrum. I looked up and saw a red-faced girl in pigtails on ...

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Family Rituals: Fun, Meaning, and Healthy Connection

Family Rituals: Fun, Meaning, and Healthy Connection

My favorite family ritual with my wife and son is inspired by the TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man.” This program featured a character, Steve Austin, who had a terrible accident and had to be rebuilt with “bionic” technology, enabling him to ...

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Just Breathe: A Parent’s Guide to De-stressing

Just Breathe: A Parent’s Guide to De-stressing

You finish up the second diaper change of the morning and glance at the clock: 8:30. Now you really have to go. You yell up to your four-year-old, “Sammy, grab your backpack, we’re leaving.” You look for a comb in your purse and find wads of ...

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Presents with Presence

Presents with Presence

For me, December means candles, latkes, gingerbread, carols at nursing homes, pine boughs, meals on wheels, my stepmother’s antique Christmas tree decorations, and those first bright white snowfalls. I remember after my son was born, looking ...

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Yoga for Moms, Babies, and Toddlers

Yoga for Moms, Babies, and Toddlers

Imagine a place where you and your baby are always welcome, no matter how exhausted, hormonal, or emotional you may be feeling. Imagine learning about your bodies and your nervous systems and imagine that knowledge helping you thrive during that ...

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