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New Year's Resolutions Any Mom Can Make

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Put the Smartphone Down

Beware of parenting with a phone clenched in your hand. A 2009 study from Stanford University, published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," found that chronic multitaskers actually performed worse when it came to cognitive tasks than someone just focusing on one thing at a time. Give your child the quality time she deserves by making an effort to put the phone down and focus on just being a parent.