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Meghan Moravcik Walbert
megwalbert
Meghan is Lifehacker's Parenting Editor. She is a former newspaper journalist and author of the Foster Parent Diary Series for the New York Times.
Jan 22
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See, this is EXACTLY what I’ve been thinking, how randomly we discover these coincidences and how many are probably happening that we don’t even realize.

Jan 20
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This terrible parent, I guess! (They didn’t slip at all, by the way; that’s why I tried it out before I wrote about it. You could always use some painter’s tape if you wanted to be extra sure, but I didn’t find it necessary.)

Jan 16
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Oh man, I love a kid who plans ahead. My former foster son once called me to invite me to his wedding, which he was hoping would be held that weekend, with his girlfriend (well, fiance). He was 7 or 8 years old, and of course I said to keep me updated on all plans because I’d be delighted to attend.

Jan 15
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Hahaha, further proof that no parenting hack is universal. Although I will say that “please tell me how can I stop co-sleeping with my kid!?” is the most common Parental Advisory question I receive.

Jan 14
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You can teach them to be empowered by the good they can do and the change they can make... rather than ashamed. But you do you, friend.

Jan 14
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You can start now! Like you said, she’s already noticing differences and is starting to categorize people the same way she can categorize other things. I’d start by making sure her home library (or the books you borrow from the library) are very diverse. It’s important for little kids to be exposed to books that are Read more

Jan 13
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That’s a good one. I’ve definitely also pulled the “this is a great toy to keep at their house for when you come to visit!” move.