Reinforcing your kid's strengths will boost her confidence and make mature communication more rewarding -- and effective -- than bullying. Remember, when it comes to defusing bullying and establishing mutual respect in your household, self-mastery is your greatest parenting tool.
A sure sign that kids are back to school is that crossing guards are in place, directing the careful choreography involved when kids and cars share the road. The problem, of course, is that we don't have crossing guards at every corner where kids cross.
Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?
While death is frightening to many, I find it motivating in the sense I am no longer afraid to live and do things that I use to think twice about
My future is full of unexplored possibility. Not reaching the next rung on my million step ladder to success has forced me to appreciate what's happening for me right now, and not what might be happening to me six months from now.
From Sheryl Sandberg to Marissa Mayer, women are not sacrificing themselves for their kids like they used to. Why? If you ask me, a confident and happy woman makes a better mother.
Isn't there something triumphant about staying strong in the face of crocodile tears? Tantrums can be the worst but it always amazes me once it's over how quickly kids move on as if nothing ever happened.
I don't mind being inundated with recommendations from doctors or even self-proclaimed "experts" telling me how to stay a healthy adult. What I do mind, however, is being boldly told what I should and shouldn't do with my children. Before you go having a temper tantrum, I fully recognize the hypocrisy I described. I just don't care.
I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. I run my own pro-athlete public relations firm. I was under stress, sure, but I was happy, enjoying my crazy, packed days.
As difficult as separation or divorce is on parents, we all know it can be even more difficult for our children. However, you can set the stage for your child's longer term adjustment to this life event.
I travel a lot. I have grown to expect flights will be delayed or cancelled. I no longer get riled when airlines treat passengers like annoying cargo they have to shuttle about. Spirit Airlines anyone?
Given everything that's now known about the prevalence of concussions in the game, and the terrifying long-term impact they can have on a kid's health, would you let your own kid play football? It turns out, even for NFL players and coaches, there's not much consensus.
For some reason, long before Michelle was ever pregnant, I had a weird feeling I was really going to enjoy bathing my baby. But who wouldn't enjoy bathing a baby? It's basically like rinsing off a hamster, with less risk of getting bitten.
As wonderful as the journey of parenthood is, it's not always easy and, as parents, we often beat ourselves up for feeling like we're not doing enough to empower our children. Start simply with your own happiness, and awareness of your own behavior so that it's supportive and engaging with your little ones.
I listen to Tim as he speaks about these experiences during his NFL career and I can't help but feel compassion and a sense of sadness. This is not just Tim's story, it's been repeated over and over in the media.
I had imagined leaving the hospital with my first baby the way every new mom seems to -- pushed to my car, in a wheelchair, with a sleepy baby nestled in my arms and my husband by side fumbling with our never-before-used car seat. Instead, my husband and I left alone.