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How Do You Know If Someone Wants to Have Sex? 5 Essential Signs of Consent

This video from Planned Parenthood has an excellent breakdown of want consent really means. By looking out for these elements in your sexual interactions, you can help make sure that you and your sexual partners have the safe and pleasurable sex life you deserve. View here.

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Help Your Kids to See Veggies in a Whole New Light With These 18 Spiralized Recipes

If you’re a parent, we’re going to go ahead and assume that you experience frequent issues with getting your kids to eat veggies. In an attempt to get our picky kiddos to so much as look at a vegetable without a “yuck” ready to escape their little lips — and to add some seriously needed color to our meals — we’re exploring the world of spiralized veggies in 2016. Read more. 

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11 Ridiculous Things Dads Often Hear, Told to Moms Instead 

The reality is that many moms feel a significant amount of pressure to be on their A-game as parents because of what society expects of them. But what about dads? Have we been on the receiving end of ridiculous parenting comments and questions, too? Sure we have. It just doesn’t get talked about as much. Read more. 

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In Thanksgiving for Grace

“I thank God constantly that you are who you are, and that we ended up with a baby like you. You are wonderful for every reason an infant can be wonderful”. Read more of this mother’s blog here. 

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Anderson Cooper’s “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” 

Hundreds of 8th graders across the country agreed, with the consent of their parents and schools, to allow child development experts to follow their posts on Instagram, twitter and Facebook over six months. 150,000 posts later, all of the good, bad and ugly that kids experience online was revealed in technicolor. See more. 

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To Build (or Break) a Child’s Spirit

The thought of my child growing up with a parent whose love was based on what she did rather than who she was caused an immediate change in me. I stopped being her rigid taskmaster, and, instead, became her loving encourager… Read more. 

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30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

That question actually sucks. So as an alternative, I’ve compiled a list of questions that my kid will answer with more than a single word or grunt. Read more. 

 

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You’re Going to Want to Make Room on Your Child’s Bookshelf For the Latest Award-Winning Books

Make some room on your kiddo’s bookshelf! The American Library Association just announced the 2016 youth media award winners, and there’s something for every young reader on the list. Read more. 

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5 Signs Your Preschooler May Be Speech Delayed

But what is considered normal speech for 3- to 5-year-olds? If you suspect your child may have speech delays, here are the five potential red flags mentioned most commonly by our readers, as well as their perspectives on how moms can help and when to take your concerns to a pediatrician or speech therapist. Read more. 

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The Top 10 Feminist Tumblrs for Teens

Nearly a quarter of U.S. teen girls use Tumblr, the Pew Research Center finds, compared to 5 percent of boys. What are we doing on this visually focused social medium? Below are 10 blogs I turn to for wit, information and, most importantly, the writers’ raw demand for equality and respect for women and other marginalized groups. Each of these Tumblrs houses a safe community where individuality can blossom and teenage girls and women alike can come together to discuss concerns. Read more. 

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Teach Beside Me

A website run by a homeschool Mom with innovative activities and crafts for children. See more. 

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Optimism, Mindset, Resilience Key To Success

In the second installment of LFCDS’s Special Speaker Series, Dr. Hallowell, a Harvard-educated child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, noted that success has little to do with ACT scores or the college a child attends, but instead hinges on the attitudes developed as a child and honed in adulthood. Read more. 

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The Mexicans Dying For A Fizzy Drink

Mexicans consume more carbonated drinks per person than any other nation, and the country has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood obesity. Two years ago the government introduced a tax on sugary drinks – but is it working? Read more. 

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Slavery Footprint 

Slavery Footprint is a survey that asks and responds to the question, “How Many Slaves Work For You?” The survey allows users to input select data about their consumer spending habits, which then outputs a graphical “footprint” of the user’s participation in modern-day slavery (as quantified by their consumption of items created by forced labor and child labor.)

 

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