Ask Your Mom
Toddlers may be full of nonsense, but they need us to transform this nonsense into growth. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says that no matter what they say to us when emotions take charge of their brains, showing them empathy and understanding builds emotional coping for the future, as well as their own sense of self-worth.
The possible reasons for a child's misbehavior at school can be puzzling, but solvable, with some extra investigation and attention. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says it's important to remember young children are still learning, and often need help channeling their spirited nature in more positive ways.
Parents often stress about kids and social skills, so it can be helpful to remember that social styles can look really different across ages and personalities, and still be healthy and typical. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says the key is to support our children in growing their social skills in a way that matches what feels natural to them.
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Navigating a new relationship after the loss of a partner is always a challenge, but doing it as a parent adds even more complications. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says grief can cloud our judgment at times, but tuning into values for our lives and relationships can help us make both life and parenting decisions that are true to what's most important.
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