Presentation Is Key

It used to be that the perfect baby shower gift was enough to make you feel like an accomplished adult, but these days, the race is on to wrap that gift just so (thanks for nothing, Pinterest). You can still ask your local store to do the dirty work for you, but why not take a few extra minutes to show your friends just how much you care? It's not as complicated as it looks. Here are some fantastic gift wrapping ideas we found around the web for every friend in your rolodex.

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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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