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The Top Parenting Trends of 2017 According to Pinterest-
From story prompts, to woodland nurseries, to development through play, this article is packed with ideas you can do with your child to last you through the year.

One dad’s parenting resolutions for 2017, using baby steps- Washington Post
A parent with both college aged and younger kids, reflects on how what he wants to accomplish as a father comes down to “parenting for the long-term, building skills and traits that will endure well after my day-to-day influence has faded.”

When my oldest children went to college, I learned that I simply cannot intervene their way to happiness or success. My lasting influence lies in how well I taught them to respond to difficulty, how well I coached them as they dealt with disappointment. I am working on applying this principle with my younger kids in a more conscious way. Baby step: I will form the habit of replying to problems by expressing empathy, then saying, “What do you think you can do about this?”

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