We know it’s hard to wrap our heads around spring when most of us are still in the thick of winter. But winter is coming to an end – we swear – and soon we'll be loading up the stroller and heading to the park, to the local fair or to the farmer’s market. So how do you feel about swinging into spring mode a little bit early this year? Maclaren will help you do just that wit ha stroller that makes us dream of this year's first blooms and that is sure to keep you and baby looking fresh and new.

The Maclaren Orla Kiely buggy is a looker. The London-based fashion designer uses her signature leaf-print to give the Quest stroller a playful retro twist. The Object of Design stroller also features authentic Orla Kiely canvas material and comes with a cozy quilted seat, embroidered head hugger and shoulder pads, and a printed rain cover. The Quest is the queen of full-featured umbrella strollers and is a favorite among busy parents. Weighing just a little over 14 pounds, it's equipped with a full recline 4-position seat, an extendable leg rest, and a convenient one-hand fold. The Quest also has got a newborn safety system, which creates a cocoon environment that makes the stroller suitable for infants and toddlers alike (up to 55 pounds). To provide your bundle of joy with an even more secured environment, the Orla Kiely Quest is compatible with the Maclaren’s carrycot.

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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