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Parenting Fears

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Brent Almond | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Brent Almond

Preparing your kid (and by "your kid," I mean you) for their first day of REAL SCHOOL is easier than you think. Just follow these few simple suggestions and everything will be absolutely, positively, one hundred percent perfect.

17 Things New Parents Worry About, But Shouldn't

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 05.22.2014 | Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time stirs up all sorts of emotions -- from the excitement of growing a family to the understandable worrying about ac...

There Is No Greater Fury Than a Mother Scared

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Lisa Longo

I know a better, safer, stronger, more secure world is possible. We do not have to accept this world as it is, we can create the world we want in our own image. Nothing is beyond our ability, I truly believe that. We simply need to find our resolve to do it.

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

Anxiety Mom vs. Adventure Kid

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

B-Man and K-Bird have developed a sense of confidence that I never had as a kid. In truth, I spent much of my childhood sitting on the metaphorical beach, worrying about sharks and seaweed monsters, while my friends dove gleefully into the waves. Not so for my kids.

Parenting Can Be Frightening, But Love Still Needs To Win

Amelia | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents

A few months ago, not long after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I was at work when my phone rang. It was an automated message from the school that my two older sons attend. I was informed that there had been a shooting at another school a few blocks away.

When a Ball Isn't Just a Ball

Caren Chesler | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

When I looked up from my phone, Eddie said, "Ball?" I looked around the park and it was nowhere to be found. I had been derelict in my duties and now the ball was gone. I feared that next time, it might be my son.

What Are Adults Afraid Of?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

Monsters, spiders, mean babysitters –- there are plenty of things to be afraid of when we're younger. Some of these harmless fears persist even a...

Pregnant Pauses

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

I want what every expecting parent wants: a healthy baby. And a great deal of that is 100 percent out of my control. That's a fear I could never have anticipated or fully understood until having to go through it.

This Is 3

Nina Badzin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Nina Badzin

Three is climbing, dancing and understanding the rules of a game. It's the "I do it myself" age.

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Parenting

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

"There's no love more intense than the love we have for our children," says Arianna Huffington. "And wherever you find intense love, you're sure to fi...

The Power of Corn Starch

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

hen I was growing up, my parents worried about me getting in a fistfight after school. Now parents have to worry about guns and knives in the school cafeteria.

Raising Hell

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I'm sure that most parents with small children, and babies in particular, think that their kids are possessed by demons at least once.

Getting Over My Fear Of Pink

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeana Lee Tahnk

When it came to the birth of my own daughter, the overabundance of all things pink made me realize that I had to face my aversion head on, otherwise, she would have nothing to wear.