As our families continue to enjoy the summer months, please keep creating those authentic memories, and work hard to push them into that long-term storage cabinet, filled with the scent of plumeria, roaring sounds of the ocean, or the resonating clucks of the`Alae`ula bird. Ask your children to put down their hand held games, gadgets, and yes, selfie sticks.
Germs are everywhere, and at last check, wrapping a bubble around your child was frowned upon. In fact, children rely on exposure to some germs for immune system development. So, when can you "5-second-rule" it, and what calls for a total-body bath?
Enough has been said how the educational focus on academic achievement greatly favors the privileged class. I don't think enough has been explored on how much it discriminates against underprivileged students
I just had a few moments alone with my 4th baby who just turned 10 months old. We were playing on my bed and as she used the wall to brace herself, she turned around and waved to me.
How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.
Many exhausted parents tell me that although co-sleeping may have seemed like a good idea at one point, they recognize once entrenched in the never ending pattern that the opposite of a restful night sleep occurs and in fact, co-sleeping creates additional stress for the entire family.
Like most parents dealing with a child who won't sleep, you've probably made a shameful Google search for "sleeping pills for kids."
While there is often a lot of discussion about how difficult single parenthood can be, it seems we often focus on the logistics--how to take care of everyone and still have a social life, how to be a good parent and develop a career at the same time, how to budget as a single parent. But there is an emotional burden that is often overlooked.
Despite the sheer number of shutterbug dads out there, we can honestly say that there aren't ANY dads on Instagram quite like Michael Gump.
The explosion of tech and screens into the lives of children is outrageously obvious to me as a pediatrician.
Hi. My name is Diav. I am 5 months old and the youngest of six grandchildren in my family so naturally everyone is a pro when it comes to handling me. However, when it comes to visitors, my parents are constantly having to have to play the "bad guys."
I believe our purpose is to experience life from our unique perspective, and be happy -- not simply reproduce. That is just one of the countless experiences available to us.
All over the internet, comment threads are exploding. Millennial moms vs. Gen X moms, vs. Gen Y mom vs. your damn grandma.
It's easy to get hooked on devices. Parents must swoop in and cut their kids off. Brody cites Harvard public health experts who say that young children shouldn't have their own phones or televisions in their bedrooms.
I was an active yet clumsy child so I spent a majority of my time in arm casts, recovering from knee surgery, or in full leg braces. Thus, my spidey-sense is on high alert whenever my children attempt anything remotely dangerous, say... opening an olive jar without proper eye protection.
I've written about the good cop-bad cop parenting dynamic here, and I think that's what's at play in your situation too. You are correct to be worried about undermining your husband's parenting, which I discuss here. Then again, you don't want your child to feel bad about himself. So what are you to do?