On the (Bumpy) Road

Thinking about escaping for one last romantic getaway before baby makes three? We don’t blame you. Without the diapers, bottles and assorted tiny paraphernalia, not to scare you but, it will be years before travel is once again this carefree. So even if you’re at the point of your pregnancy where flying is forbidden, there are still babymoon options to suit a variety of budgets, interests, and that are close to home. Indulge and spend some quality time with your partner before the big day, thanks to these recommendations from offMetroNY.

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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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