Parenting

My Turn: Karate Skills On and Off the Mat

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Teaching children karate is without question the most rewarding job a person can have. That is just my opinion, of course. When I began...

Parent You Should Know: Miko Peled

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Miko Peled has been practicing and teaching karate for over 30 years, with a full-time position as an instructor until about 10 years ago,...
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How Parental Affection Shapes Children

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many couples—yes, even parents—have plans for the big day. But the affection you show your partner also plays...
A young girl makes a heart shape with her hands. She is wearing a green sweater with little Santa hat designs.

How to Teach Kids to be Grateful

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I remember the days when my children made lists of desired holiday toys. They pored over the toy catalogs that came in the mailbox...

Washington Family: Parenting Media Association Overall Writing Win in 2023

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Washington FAMILY earned national recognition at The Parenting Media Association 2023 Design and Editorial Awards Program on Friday with three awards, including a silver...

Grateful Hearts in the Holiday Season: How to Avoid the ‘Gimmes’

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I remember the days when my children made lists of desired holiday toys. They pored over the toy catalogs that came in the mailbox...

Trick-or-Treat Must-Haves

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Comfort Stroller or wagon for when little feet get tired (bonus: keep extra treat bags in here!) Walking shoes Ginger chews for upset stomachs Clean Hand sanitizer Moist wipes for...

How Can Parenting Make a Difference for Bullying?

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For many students, bullying is an unfortunate reality of their school experience. Children can be cruel no matter how old they are, though a...

Not-to-Miss School Supplies

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Every school and age group has different requirements when it comes to school supplies, but here are some items to add to your back-to-school...

Lessons from Traveling with My 13-year-old in Tokyo

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Back in the 90’s I lived in Tokyo. I felt at home as soon as I set foot in Japan. Everything was so clean,...