Parenting Tip of the Day: Dec. 13

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“If a clean home helps you feel rested and relaxed, and your partner can’t help you and you can’t have someone come in and spruce up the place once or twice a month, give yourself 10 minutes after the kids are in bed to tidy up one part of the house — just one — and then drop it.

“The dust in the corner, chores, social media, catching up on the news … for some people, those things are very important, but they can and will wait. The real human beings right in front of you should not.” — Jane Scott, M.D., with Stephanie Land, in “The Confident Parent”

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