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Overwhelmed, underpaid and 100% HAPPY parents

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This is our second in a series of “Doctor and Dad” posts all about research-based tips that can help make you the happiest parent possible. Check out our first article here.


They say that money can’t buy happiness. But according to current research, it looks like they might be wrong. When it comes to spending your hard-earned cash, it turns out there are right ways and wrong ways of doing it.

So here’s a good tip for how you can be sure to spend wisely – and stretch your happiness dollars as far as they can go.

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Celebrity Parenting Strategies From Stephen Colbert

Ever feel like you’re letting your kids watch too much TV? Maybe that’s just because you’re letting them watch a bunch of terrible, mindless, garbage-y crapfests.

Or at least that’s how Stephen Colbert sees it.

Check out this clip of Stephen explaining why he lets his kids watch as much Mr. Peabody & Sherman as they want:

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Gender Ain’t Nothin’ But a Chromosome, Says GoldieBlox

Are you one of the approximately 85 billion people out there1 who have helped a recent YouTube commercial for GoldieBlox become a viral video sensation? In it, three young girls turn their entire house and all of its contents into an impressively elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, they sing a Beastie Boys song with new lyrics denouncing traditional “girl toys” like princesses, and they try to sell you some other toys that will apparently turn your daughter into an engineer.

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Playtime! Activity: C&C Musing Factory

Who It’s For: Kids of all ages
What They’ll Learn: Language skills
What You Need: Toys that are similar in some ways, and different in others

Want to know an easy way to help your baby start learning lots of words during playtime (without her even realizing it’s happening)? Then just keep a couple of “C” words in mind:

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