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Need A Child Care Subsidy? This Mom Would Tell You Not To Hold Your Breath

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"We go into parenting expecting something like parity ... but it doesn't manifest," says psychologist Darcy Lockman. "Our expectations are really not being met and that leads to a lot of anger." Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images hide caption

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'All The Rage' Isn't About Moms Having It All — It's About Moms Doing It All

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How do you tell the good parenting advice from the bad? When producer Selena Simmons-Duffin's daughter was ready to start solid food, her parents encountered wildly conflicting advice about what to feed her. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

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Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive "orchid" children can thrive when tackling challenges, pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

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Hillary Frank is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Her new book is Weird Parenting Wins. Richard Frank/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Childbirth Injury Led A New Mom To Start A Parenting Podcast 'To Feel Less Alone'

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Bringing Up Baby

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Laura Randall, pictured at Mill Pond Park in Portland, gives her son, Matthew Randall, 7, a lot of freedom to explore on his own. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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Rosy does dishes — voluntarily. Getting the 2-year-old involved in chores did lead to the kitchen being flooded and dishes being broken. But now she is still eager to help. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Some research suggests that having multiples increases a parent's risk of mental health concerns — like depression and anxiety — before and after the children are born. Don't be afraid to admit it, parents advise. Emotional support can help. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at the Children's Health Center in Reading, Pa. The free program provides resources and social support to new parents in recovery from addiction, or who are otherwise vulnerable. Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption

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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

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Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

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