How to Prepare a Nervous Dog For Holiday Excitement

The holidays are finally here, and they usually guarantee more noise, people and potential messes. If your dog is relatively new or has a hard time adjusting to change, he might not be too happy about your festivities.

His behavior might change, and maybe he’ll become very shy and hide away, or the opposite, and show aggression towards strangers, crying babies and other dogs who are in his family’s territory. He could also play too roughly and jump on or nip at your guests.

This is normal behavior; your dog is not suddenly defiant or dangerous. Here’s what you can do to help introduce your dog to the holidays.

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5 Helpful Parenting Podcasts To Listen To

Podcasts are a great tool to have when you’re eager to learn, but you’re too busy being a supermom or superdad to sit down and read a book. You can listen to them in the car, in the shower, during a workout, while you’re cleaning or even while cooking dinner.

Here are some of our favorite parenting podcasts.

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Ways to Get Your Teenage Daughter to Warm Up to You

If you’re the parent of a teenage girl, then you’re probably wondering, “Where the heck did my little girl go and who is this angry tiny adult in my home!?” Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Your daughter is going through crazy changes that are throwing her emotions all over the place. She’s going through her first experiences with love, puberty, heartbreaks, friend fights, peer pressure and academic stress. Every little inconvenience feels like the end of the world for her, and that’s why you’ve got to remember to get out of her way when she’s upset, and be there for her when she needs you most. Obviously, there will be some exceptions when it comes to parenting.

Here are some ways to get your teenage daughter to warm up to you when she’s acting her coldest.

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