Parents Don't Have to Be Perfect if They Use Ordinary Family Magic

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Good Parenting

Moms are magicians of the everyday, using magic words of consolation when a daughter is distraught because she didn't make the basketball team. And fathers have "superpowers" they may not be aware of; they can make a child's heart burst with pride with a well-timed and sincerely meant compliment.

Such ordinary family magic is the key to family resilience, said Ann S. Masten, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and the speaker at a recent Pampered Chef

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