When a man is at the top of his game or running a multi-million dollar company, you never consider for a moment how happy his marriage really is, how his children are being raised or how the home front is faring with the pressures of his job.
Don't worry if you're short of cash. You don't have to buy this COAT but you do have to spend the time weaving it.
Boys will break your heart, and you will break theirs, and it will probably happen again and again. But I will be here every single time to talk you through it. Promise.
Arina Bokas and Rod Rock Imagine a student who hears things once and knows them forever. She is a good reader. She is self-aware and can articulate...
The way you reconnect with your kids each and every day helps set the tone for your relationship. The more they feel connected to you, the less they'll need to act out in order to get your attention. And the stronger your bond, the more they'll actually want to cooperate.
If you're a parent you've probably learned by now that vacationing with small kids can be very stressful. Vacationing with little ones is essentially all the same chaos that comes along with normal parenting -- just in a different location and amplified due to erratic schedules and endless excitement.
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking.
Last week, I was explaining to my 4-year-old that mom had to miss two "sleeps" at home in order to help make a celebration for our country's greatest inventors and innovators. As I had the unique opportunity to sit and chat with these creative problem solving geniuses of our time, I excavated 10 tips on preparing your child and mine to innovate in the 21st century.
With the Nepal earthquake, then the recent aftershocks, and the tornadoes in the Midwest that are causing so much devastation in the lives of so many people, we can get so overwhelmed. What can we do? Where can we help? Is there a way to make a difference?
We as family make the biggest impression for molding those who will lead our society in 2030. I believe in change-makers and guardians of peace, and I believe together we can create a world where all children have a shot at making a difference in this world.
I began work on the above illustration in 1999 through the advice of my then agent. It was all over the news at the time, that an immigrant family had named their newborn "America" in hopes of not being deported.
I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.
As my older daughter approached her 5th birthday recently, my wife and I wondered what it might be like if she were on Twitter. We imagined her tweets would be snarky and sharp, would range from the personal to the political, and that she would call us out on our parenting.
Asking our kids to continually gauge the majority of their life experiences through fun binoculars (and to present them that way on social media) isn't just annoying and unrealistic, it's potentially harmful.
A few days ago I had an interesting conversation with my children. My daughter told me about someone who was being bullied at school and was being cal...
In the trenches of my worst behavior and my most grievous failures as a human being, I made a friend. She was, and is, my ex-husband's wife.