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Parenting Young Children

Has Your Family Suffered From the Bed-Rotation Syndrome?

Paola Espinel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Paola Espinel

Well, there is a high chance that if you have little kids at home your family has experienced this at some point of your life as a parent. When children are young most parents suffer sleep deprivation to some degree.

6 Reasons My Husband And I Probably Won't Make It To Your Event

Patrice Robinson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Patrice Robinson

We love and appreciate all of our friends and family, but guess what? WE come first... and we don't want you to take that personally!

To Build (Or Break) A Child's Spirit

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

I wish I'd abandoned the role of demanding taskmaster sooner, but I will not dwell on yesterday. Today matters more.

Did My Young Child Tell Me a Lie?

Diana Grycan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Give consequences that are appropriate, and let the punishment fit the crime. Expect that your child will try to "bend the truth," but remember to give praise for behavior that is forthright.

Tips For Emerging Out Of Parenting The Young

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Congratulations on surviving one of the wildest rides in town: parenting the young. Welcome to the world again! You thought it would be gone forever, but it's back: Time to yourself!

The Promise I'm Holding My 7-Year-Old To

Tracy Morrison | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Tracy Morrison

Esther is seven. Yet her seven is nothing like her sister's seven two short years ago. While I've now enjoyed nearly 730 days of "sevens" in my house, there's no stereotype I can share with you that perfectly captures this magical age. It turns out that seven can be complicated.

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

My One Big Complaint About Motherhood

Nicole Blades | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Nicole Blades

I love this little boy with everything I have. He's beautiful and sweet and funny and delightful. He's also, as I said, three. And as much as I enjoy and appreciate being able to spend time with my son in the afternoons (I work from home), too often it feels a little one-note.

The Mathematics of Parenting

Jason Good | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

As a father of two young boys, I find it difficult to balance my children's physical safety requirements with my own desire to occasionally remain motionless.

50 Parenting Lessons From Scary Mommy

Jill Smokler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

There is no such thing as allowing your kid to play with your phone "just once."

Let Your Kids Fail

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Emily Bennington

I'm not a perfect parent by any stretch, but one of the things I'm most proud of is that my kids know that when they get in an argument with each other, there's one rule: Figure it out.