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5 Things To Avoid As An Introverted Parent

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When you're an introvert and you become a parent, your body goes through a little shock. Suddenly, you have very little alone time. Sure, your new baby is not talking to you -- and at times, not making much noise at all. But let's face it: You are never truly alone.

10 Rules to Maintain Your Sanity While Parenting

Ashford Evans | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Ashford Evans

There are a few things in life that I have learned you absolutely DO NOT skimp on. Child care is one of them. (The others are plastic surgery, toilet paper, dish soap and a mechanic.)

Plastic is Damn Delicious... And Other Things My Baby Is Thinking

Amy Hunter | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Amy Hunter

The stress and the fear of this kid getting into something he shouldn't while I'm dealing with all the other lives in this house has me at my breaking point. Scratch that, my broken point. I'm a frazzled, frantic, mess. It's not a good look.

Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

Mommy Nearest | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

The end is near, and even though I know we're both ready, it is still very bitter sweet. Just like carrying your baby in your womb and feeling their little kicks and punches, breastfeeding your child is something no one else will ever be able to experience.

Parenting with OCD

Jill Patir | Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Looking back over the first six months of my daughter's life, I find it impossible to ignore how my OCPD has affected her life and how her life has affected my OCPD.

Why I Read The Sad Things

Devon Corneal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

We don't get to stop because things get hard -- we are supposed to save our weaknesses for the quiet hours of the night.

Why I'm Counting Down the Days Until School Starts

Alison Patton | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Alison Patton

Summer started out so promising -- the lazy mornings, long days without the burdens of school and homework, sports and driving. But as the months passed, the honeymoon began to wane.

'I Can't Stand When My Parents...'

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2012 | Teen

Most of the time, you're probably grateful for Mom and Dad. Whether they're offering advice on sticky situations or making your favorite meal for dinn...

How to Encourage Healthy Friendships Among Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Making friends, and keeping them, is a primary activity among school-aged boys. For both boys and girls, these early friendships help define who they are and who they become.

Growing Pains From the Sidelines

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

The humbling tumble from the world of boyhood to confused, chaotic adolescence is upon us. And I am sick over it.

Life With Autism: A Snapshot

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

How we managed to get through those middle-of-the-night-awakenings month after month is something I cannot fathom. The combination of screaming in pain and requests for help -- help I am unable to give -- is what breaks my heart.

Poor Baby, Poor Mama?

Stacy Morrison | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Stacy Morrison

It's taken me 3 years to get in the same room with the answers. Now I have a diagnosis for my son (that I will not damn him to), I am relieved to start helping him to understand himself.

The Tiger Mom's Other Half: Where Are The Dads In This Dynamic?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is there room for two strong-minded parents with two different styles of parenting? What is the quality of the parents' relationships and how do they affect the young eyes watching?