Even if our actions are fuelled by the very best of intentions; when the things that we do demonstrate an acceptability of something, there is always a powerful underlying message that is being reinforced and stated. I am particularly interested in the messages that we pass on to our children and to the next generation.
It's been over 30 years since I've seen these now middle-aged adults who were teens back then. I am a little nervous.
The strength in Middle School Makeover is that Icard reminds us that we should treat the development that takes place during the tween and teen years with the same amount of awe, respect and adjustment that we did when our babies developed into toddlers.
There are several things I wish total strangers would quit saying. And from my conversations with other moms, I'm not the only one who hears them.
I aim to connect with people through sharing stories. But where do my rights as a parent end and my children's rights as digital citizens begin? In a huge gray area of unknown, that is where.
I'm learning how to weather these changing seasons as a parent. I'm not a new mom, I'm not really even a veteran mom. But, I'm becoming the mom my children need today.
It was a childrearing book. It sat on a bookshelf in our house for months until I couldn't stand the sight of it any more. Finally I got rid of it.
We Bergen families know the children have not had a true Halloween for two years, with snow one year and then Superstorm Sandy cancelling each trick-or-treating night so the kids could not go out and wear their costumes.
When someone as creative as Flipping Out's Jenni Pulos takes on the role of mom, you want to know how it's going to manifest itself in the way she parents.
The other day, I was walking through the grocery store parking lot with all three of my kids. Because I was distracted by the usual chaos of reminding everyone to hold hands, look for cars and get their fingers out of their noses, I was surprised to hear a voice behind me.
Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.
Parents of two may sometimes complain about having a loud house. Parents of three simply can't hear them. (Or anyone else, for that matter.)
How can our children learn to handle these challenges if we constantly protect them, solve their problems, and always focus on their happiness and finding their passion?
Everything you might read or hear about becoming a parent pales in comparison to the life-altering moment your child gasps for their first breath, making their presence and frustrations known.
Recently, something happened in my house and it got me thinking about how our children's clothing tastes, and maybe their perceptions of bodies and modesty, are really formed.
Technology is not only revolutionizing how kids are learning in a school setting, but also impacting virtually everything else they do. For anyone raising young children, don't be afraid to "flip" traditional parental functions in order to stay ahead of all the changes.