The benefits of nursing your baby are countless, from nutrition to bonding to fighting off disease. While the process isn’t always easy, the right breastfeeding support can make all the difference. Sometimes literally. Investing in a nursing pillow, which is specifically designed to help you feed your baby, can be a game-changer from your first feed. Pack one of these 8 great nursing pillow options in your hospital bag now.

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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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