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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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Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

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Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Alaska Native youth. Kiliii Yuyan for NPR hide caption

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

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Want your kid to succeed? Don't try so hard. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

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A poster put out by the U.S. Children's Bureau in 1918. Francis Luis Mora/Library of Congress hide caption

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Parenting Advice From Uncle Sam

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Researchers say when a baby is babbling, he's primed to learn. Petri Oeschger/Getty Images hide caption

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Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

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