Here it is. The moment we’ve all been waiting for... spring! Temps have finally hit above freezing and layers are starting to unravel. But don’t rush it. It’s not quite time for open-toe shoes yet. And that’s ok. Slow down and enjoy these beautiful spring days at hand. Even the ones where it’s downpouring. And while it’s true that April showers bring May flowers, they sometimes also bring more rain, especially here on the East Coast. So be prepared for the next two months with an ankle boot that not only keeps you dry and stylish, but also gives your calves a little breathing room--we’ll take it where ever we can during pregnancy.

Move over Wellies, here are 6 Chelsea rain boots you need for spring.

1. Jeffrey Campbell Forecast Rain Boot, $70 // 2. Chelsea rain bootie, $29.99 // 3. Hunter Chelsea Boots, $125 // 4. Bogs Harper, $90 // 5. Kate Spade New York 'Sedgewick', $150 // 6. J.Crew Chelsea Leopard Rain Boot, $34.99

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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