There are some things in baby’s nursery that are all about baby—the crib, the changing table, the vibrating/bouncing/singing/rolling whatever. Most of them aren’t exactly pieces of art (ok, a few are), but we understand that some things are just non-negotiable. A nursery rocker, though—well, mama, that should be all you. You’re the one who’s sitting in it, you’re the one who’s looking at it, and with any luck, you’re the one who’s going to be dragging it into the living room in a few short years once that nursery becomes a big-kid room. So choose wisely. Here’s our favorite modern rockers for baby…and you. [gallery ids="17891,17883,17884,17885,17887,17886,17888,17889"]


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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