Every mom experiences both -- harmful Mommy Guilt and helpful Mommy Wisdom. Discerning the difference is very important.
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Children don't use words. But they do SIGNAL. They scream. They cry. They fuss. They pout. They cling. What do they signal for? Proximity and relief. The promise of safety.
Parents with babies around Mr. F's age have noticed that it's difficult to tell when their baby is acting out of true need and when their baby is testing boundaries.
Have you noticed that as we get older we require larger amounts of stimulation to engage us? That what once excited us when we were young now doesn't hold the same potency?
Being a parent shouldn't mean that you put your marriage on hold. If your spouse is always second or third on your life's agenda, your marriage will suffer.
Research shows that parents are, on average, less happy than their childless counterparts. But this "I hate my life" thing is more problematic than the slight dip in parental life satisfaction.
In today's world where attitudes of entitlement prevail, raising independent, successful kids can seem daunting. Here are six ideas to help teach children vital life skills.
My son has insinuated himself into the social scene, proving the perfect conversation starter for his often shy daddy, who has been surprised to find that it can be fun sharing baby war stories.
Despite our best efforts, we sometimes find ourselves in deep states of regret or guilt. What are some of the factors that contribute to this guilt, and what can you do to overcome this?
How do we inspire a young person to leave home when they know the pantry is stocked, bills are almost nonexistent and they can live in a place where they're loved for free?
Family vacations have long been the subject of sitcoms and PG comedies, each following more or less the same predictable plotline: hopeful parents f...
On Friday, May 5, Dr. Catherine Birndorf, psychiatrist and co-author of the bestselling book The Nine Rooms of Happiness, and Dr. Margaret Hertzig, ch...
Know where your child stands in the group. If your child is in trouble socially, step in to help. If you child is popular or accepted, help him or her be a positive moral leader.
The movement to coddle children for every imaginary achievement is indeed at the heart of an increasingly documented rise in narcissism among American youth.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston's story underscores the compelling truth that when children are involved, parents should exercise restraint when talking about one another poorly.
Parents unquestionably revel in times of great delight, yet these times are leavened with, and even overwhelmed by, tension, disputes, worry and even outright anger.
It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age. How to do this in a fun and engaging way is the challenging part.
It's been said that every child is one special being placed on earth to accomplish something remarkable. So why do we parents sometimes project our own goals onto our little ones?
It's easy to espouse wise counsel when things are going well. But the truth is, the way we handle the curve balls matters most. Because the truth is, we aren't raising children; we're raising adults.
A couple of moms in Florence, Italy, are planning a school charity auction with a curious twist. Rather than putting objects under the hammer, they're auctioning experiences.
In truth, I feel I am more in touch with my kids than my parents were with me. Face it, sometimes it is easier to say things in a text.
As their children grow up, parents are often surprised to discover how different each child is from the others, even though they have grown up in the ...
What spoils kids is when they are taught to ﬁll up their emptiness from the outside by purchasing things and activities, rather than learning how to ﬁll themselves up from the inside.
Every parent relates differently to each child, so having a favorite is inevitable. While love lasts a lifetime, favoritism may or may not.
I was reminded of the inadequacy of words at my friend's house last week. He has a son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). There is no cure for DMD.
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