13 Parenting tips from loving animal kingdom moms

Mar 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET
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We humans turn to doctors, friends and books for parenting advice. These loving animal mothers remind us that sometimes it's better to just trust your instincts.

1. Keep your child safe from harm

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2. Breast or bottle? It's a personal decision — do what works for you

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3. Take pride in your child's well-groomed appearance

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4. Bond with your little one by taking a daily stroll

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5. Be firm when necessary

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6. It's OK if you lose your temper once in a while

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7. Keep the little ones nearby

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8. Encourage positive sibling rivalries

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9. You don't have to be perfect to be a loving parent

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10. Teach by example

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11. Play with your children!

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12. They're only little for a short time

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13. Enjoy every precious moment

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