There's a lot of pressure on postpartum bodies these days—as if they hadn't already been through enough. So if you're still getting caught up in looking at every dimple or feeling frustrated about those stretch marks, try these five ways to celebrate your postpartum body this week. (Because, spoiler alert: It's amazing.) And while you're working on being kinder to yourself, here are simple routines to help raise a kind kid as well.



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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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