There’s something completely charming about New York City in the summer. As the crowds decamp for the Hamptons, the Jersey Shore or more exotic locales, the rest of the city slows down just a smidgen, and things become slightly more...civilized. Which makes it the absolute best time to play tourist. And since you were already planning on taking a babymoon, it could be the right time to rethink your big trip and make it a staycation instead. In the greatest city in the world. And if you weren’t planning a babymoon, get on it! With these 3 pregnancy-friendly packages at our favorite swank NYC hotels, you have the perfect excuse.

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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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