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How To Create A Parallel Parenting Plan

A parallel parenting plan is a parenting model that is adopted by parents who have a hard time getting along but still both want to be involved in raising their kids. This method allows them to have control over their own parenting responsibilities without needing the consent of the other parent. 
It’s that there is no contact or communication in this type of parenting but it’s very limited. Parents usually only communicate when there is an absolute need to. 
Creating a parallel parenting plan typically requires…

Ages and Stages

12-year-old Development Milestones

The tween years are when many physical, emotional, mental, and social changes start to occur to your child. This is when your child inches closer and closer to becoming a full-fledged teenager. 
It’s normal for 12-year-olds to have moments when they still act like a child and then suddenly turn into a little adult, who seems wiser than their years. In order to be prepared for the changes that happen, it’s important to know what development occurs during this time.
Language and Cognitive Milestones

Ages and Stages

Child Development Overview

The growth, needs, and challenges of your child are different at each stage of their development. It’s important that the parenting strategies you employ should also shift according to what your child might need at each stage in order to keep up with their growth. This guide will give an overview of what developments to expect and how to address them.
Their physical, emotional, and cognitive aspects develop at a rapid pace. They also start developing motor skills that allow them to properly navigate and explore around the house. As they…

Getting Pregnant

Fertility Options for Transgender People

The population of transgender people across the United States alone is estimated to be about two million, and around a quarter of that number are parents. However, a lot more transgender and nonbinary people want to have children and start their own families but they feel as though that option isn’t available to them. 
The good news is that it is an option for them. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently published an ethics review stating denying transgender and nonbinary individuals any access to fertility services is unjustified. …

Getting Pregnant

Can Pregnant Women Sleep on Their Backs

When you’re pregnant, finding the right position for sleeping that is both comfortable and doesn’t harm your baby can be quite the challenge. It’s not really that easy to get a sound sleep with your belly in the way. 
You might have heard that sleeping on your back is not advisable at all for pregnant women. This can be a challenge especially if you’re someone who’s used to sleeping on their backs. So, how bad is it really?
As your uterus reaches 20 weeks or five months and grows larger, it becomes big …

Getting Pregnant

What Is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is an intense fear of giving birth. It’s not simply anxiety or nervousness. Those things are normal and tend to happen surrounding childbirth but tokophobia can be debilitating and can greatly affect your quality of life. 
It primarily affects those who were assigned females at birth. People who have this condition will take any measures necessary to avoid getting pregnant. In the event that they do get pregnant, they end up dreading every second of pregnancy instead of enjoying or relishing the experience.