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Rachel Cedar

Mother, Social Worker, Parenting Specialist, and Founder of You Plus 2 Parenting

Rachel Cedar is a mother of two young boys, a social worker and the founder of <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/" target="_hplink">You Plus 2 Parenting & Beyond the Basics of Toddler Development</a> -- a parenting support service based in New York City. She recently published her first sibling preparation children's book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/When-Mommy-Has-Our-Baby/dp/0692208283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1403567390&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=when+mommy+has+our+baby" target="_hplink">"When Mommy Has Our Baby"</a> and launched the bloggers series <a href="http://www.youplustwoparenting.com/28-days-of-play/" target="_hplink">"28 Days of Play"</a> tackling the topic of parenting & play and why it can feel hard for parents to truly engage in play with their kids. <br /> <br><br /> A California transplant, Rachel and her family spend their days navigating life in the city wild, soaking up the changing seasons and seeking adventure in the ordinary. Four years ago, she started her parenting business, which specializes in teaching skills to parents of toddlers and preschool-aged children and new & expectant second time parents. Rachel frequently speaks at workshops & events, hosts weekly support groups and webinars, offers private parent coaching services and blogs about parenting tips & toddler development on her website.<br /> <br /> Rachel is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, and The Columbia University School of Social Work. <br /> <br /> Follow her on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YouPlusTwoParenting" target="_hplink">Facebook</a> and find her on Instagram at rcedar and youplus2

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