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Crib notes: Better than 'Black Swan'? Teeny ballerina tries so hard

March 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM ET

If at first (position) you don't succeed, try, try again. Check out this adorable video of a little ballerina struggling to maintain first position during class. While she may never be a prima ballerina, with that level of perseverance, chances are she'll do well in life.

Getting everyone out the door in the morning can be one of the most challenging times of the day. The stress often leads to tantrums in younger children and disagreeable behavior all around - not a great start to the day. Some say routines, especially ones that help kids visualize their day's schedule, help ease those morning transitions.

Selecting a guardian to care for your child in the event of your death is one of life's most difficult decisions - and undoubtedly, the reason so many otherwise responsible parents have yet to complete a will. Some of us have actually managed to make that decision. But what happens when people (on both sides) change their minds over time?

With the media attention on stereotypical stage parents, it's easy to forget that not all parents push children to achieve success, and possibly fame, at a young age. The reluctant "stage parents" of child prodigies find themselves trying to strike a balance between nurturing their gifted child's talent and maintaining the lives and identities of the other family members.

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