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Know Your Kids' Strengths


Focus on your kids' strengths and talents, says expert Lea Waters, to develop a more positive parenting relationship.
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9 Tips for Low-Stress Holiday Entertaining


Don't let stress dampen your holiday fun. Use these helpful tips to make entertaining easy this year.
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50 Fun Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again


Want to feel like a kid again? Spend more time playing with one.
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8 Secrets to a Happy Family Road Trip


Are you ready for the summer? Pack up the kids and the dog and head out on the highway. But don't forget to read our expert advice before you leave...
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Dinner With Rev Run


Countless studies show that sitting down with your family for a meal is good for your well-being. If that doesn't convince you, maybe you'll listen...

6 Reasons to Raise Your Family in the City


Conventional wisdom tells us that to raise happy children, you need a house, a lawn, fences and a backyard—in other words, the suburbs. But some...
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6 Tips That Help Me Be the Parent I Want to Be


We all want to be calm, cheerful, light-hearted and fun-loving for our families. But in the tumult of everyday life, it’s easy to fall short. In...
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Your Child's Sparks


One thing we can do to stregthen our families is encourage children to pursue their interests and passions.

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Family Strong


A landmark study on families and children identifies ways that we can strengthen our primary relationships.

Happier at Home [Video]


Gretchen Rubin’s book Happier at Home showcases her journey to make her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.