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These Resources Will Make You a More Effective Parent at Every Stage

By Kristin Louis

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Children grow and develop so fast that parents can have a hard time keeping up. At the same time, you are constantly learning and growing as a parent, too. These resources can make things easier, and help you parent more effectively, at every stage of development.

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Parenting isn’t one-size-fits-all. But there are some strategies that can help get you out of a tight spot, whether it’s managing teen behavior issues or newborn sleep habits. In no time, you’ll begin to see the effects of your newfound knowledge on your kids and their development.


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