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When Will The Parenting Hate-Reads End?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents

Written by Allison Benedikt for Slate “This makes me want to never have children.” That was the IM I got from a fellow Slate contributor aft...

The Benefits Of Spoiling Kids In America

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

For the sake of argument, let's explore the possibility that spoiling our children -- creating "brats" who are very comfortable being waited and doted upon -- is good for them.

'I Don't Like Your Kid'

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Parents, it's about finding the right balance and that means taking into account not just your family, including that little darling emptying salt & pepper shakers on the table, but the people all around you as well.

Because I Said So? Not Anymore

Amy McCready | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Amy McCready

Ever tried any of these on your kids? "Wait until your father gets home." "Don't make me come in there." Or the famous, "You'll do it because I said so." How'd it work?

Are Chinese Mothers Superior? You Can Decide for Yourself

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Basically Amy Chua wrote the book we didn't. Which means my own Tiger Mother was right: my laziness was going to be my "downfall" one day.

Will Chinese Mothers Win The Parenting Prize?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Chua explains that Chinese mothers (and parents from other non-white American cultural groups) think about children differently. They think about potential, rather than protection.

Battles Of Will With Kids And Teens: When To Win, When To Surrender

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

The challenge is not that you are going to have conflicts with your children, but whether they develop into full-scale war that drives you and your children apart.

European vs. American Parental Pride

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

I wonder whether we Europeans -- who place so much importance on modesty -- cannot perhaps learn something from our transatlantic cousins when it comes to praising children.

Do You Know Your Leadership and Parenting Derailers?

Jamie Woolf | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Woolf

Shining light on our "shadow side," the Hogan instruments help people become aware of their derailers-- a strength gone awry.

Third Screen: An Interview with Lisa Belkin of The New York Times

Vickie Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vickie Karp

I don't have kids. Let's call it "Roomy Nest Syndrome." But that doesn't stop me from reading Lisa Belkin whenever I can.