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YUM’s Favorite Young, Famous Step-Parents

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By: Carolina Pichardo Look at Hollywood's young, famous parents and step-parents, for parenting tips, as well as to see how they've managed it all Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com If the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries union prove anything, it's that most Hollywood marriages are doomed from the start. Unfortunately, these brief marriages - as ugly/odd as they end - often bring about some beautiful kids. Let's take a look at
How can step-parents really connect with their child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Get parenting advice and learn from step-parents and Young Urban Moms We’re told that we have it as soon as we become moms. Although at first we doubt it, it’s there when we need it the most. It helps us navigate the mystifying terrain of parenting. This young moms, is what we call - instincts. The other day I was talking to a friend. She has
Diversity Talk and Kids’ Television

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By: Carolina Pichardo Get ideas from Young Urban Moms on how to push for diversity to be weaved into children's television Through the years, television has opened up the way people interact, understand each other and the world around them, and apparently how kids learn about accents. Heck, I've had relatives learn English from spending a summer watching sitcoms and cartoons. It's with this same power that we
Our Daughters and Toxic Friends

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By: Carolina Pichardo According to a recent survey by Self Magazine/Today, 84% women claim to have had a "toxic friend" at some point in their lives. Are our daughters susceptible to these types of friends too? According to a recent survey by Self Magazine/Today, 84% of respondents claims to have had a "toxic friend" at some point in their lives. Out of a pool of 18,000 women, that's
History to Present, Corporal Punishment in U.S.

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By: Staff Report See how corporal punishment in schools is still a reoccurring and recent phenomenon affecting children worldwide. Learn how Young Urban Moms can fight this in the US When you think of corporal punishment  in schools, it's easy to think of a time from long ago or a place completely foreign from here. However, that topic is a reoccurring, still-recent phenomenon affecting children worldwide -
Because I Do Have a Daughter

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By: Carolina Pichardo Enjoy a lesson perfect for urban moms and their daughters, and get inspiration and young mother tips, shared with great storytelling, from another young mother It's been a rough couple of days. I'm not sure if it's part of a pre-teen phase I'm not familiar with, or the "only child" syndrome or maybe it's even the damn, summer heat. Fact of the matter
Community Building Begins at Home

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By: Carolina Pichardo For Young Urban Moms, getting your kids outdoors is a little more challenging. But according to new research, it's all a matter of setting up your community for success Despite the rainy, Spring weather in New York City, my daughter insists on going out to play with her friends, ride on her scooter and skate around. I feel for her. After a brutally cold season, we're
Potty-Training 101

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By: Maria Smith Tips on Potty-Training for Young Urban Moms Recently, I geared myself up for one of the true rites of passage for all moms—potty-training. This wasn’t my first rodeo though. A mere 20 months ago I finished potty-training my oldest child. I remembered the frustration, anxiousness, and the mess… Lots and lots of mess—everywhere. So I kept putting off potty-training my son until it was
Facebook Cheat-Sheet for Your Family

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By: Carolina Pichardo Tips to help Young Urban Moms navigate the world of online social sites with their Tweens If your child is in between that delicate, muddled Tween phase, then you've probably dealt with the Facebook dilemma: To create a profile or not? In a time when "cyberbullying" is so prevalent and widespread, you can't help but be a little fearful and confused about the process. Sure
It’s About Her Dreams Now

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, encourage your kids to talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you might be surprised! Like any parent, I always think about what my daughter's going to be when she grows up. That's why I listen attentively when she describes her dreams of becoming a doctor, teacher, chef and even the superhero that she created—Everything Girl. It wasn't