There is so much competition to be "the best." Where did all of this competition come from? I just have to be honest and say I'm never going to be the World's Best Parent. I've got some bad news for you too...it's probably not going to be you, either.
The job of a parent isn't to solely keep their child safe; It's to teach them to be ready to live in the world.
While everyone else seems to be feeling vindicated and happy that Joe and Teresa Giudice are going to jail, I just feel super sad. I feel sad that the real people who are going to pay for those mistakes are those little girls. And it will change their lives forever.
Most days are made up of way too many not-my-finest-moments. Every morning, I promise myself I will try to be a better mother to the boys. It is hard to focus on the moments beyond the mistakes.
First things first: I'm happy you're pregnant. Thrilled, in fact! Someone else will be joining me in the life-consuming spiral of anxiety and awe that is being a parent? Hooray!
You get a little warm, right? No, people. We're not talking "a little warm." A little warm is what you feel when you drink a creamy hot chocolate after building a cute snowman on a crisp winter day.
Here are some tips for preparing a child in the spectrum for participation in the festivities of Halloween.
Writing with kids in the house can lead to murderous thoughts, but not a lot of actual crime writing.
True helping does not necessitate rushing in to solve all of a young person's troubles single-handedly, but rather implies a process in which an adult guides a young person to solve problems independently and with dignity.
Throwing up because you're building a baby, not because you had one too many tequilas the night before.
Since I'm finally mature enough to get it, I thought I'd thank my parents for all the things that made no sense when I was young.
I remember trying to get the real scoop on parenting, good and bad, before I had a baby. "It's hard," new parents would say, and then quickly paper over that tiny admission. "But of course I wouldn't trade it for anything!" It sounded suspicious to me. But once I had a baby, I followed suit.
Thoughts of suicide, or "suicidal ideation," are relatively common among teenagers and young adults. A whopping 12.1 percent of American teenagers seriously consider attempting suicide in their lifetime, and approximately 2 million teens in the United States go on to attempt suicide each year.
I have to admit there is a very small part of me that wants to congratulate him for his proper usage of the "F" sound, but I resist the urge and instead correct him and suggest a more appropriate response like, "Oh, no!"
Although walking back into a silent, kid-free home is sobering, the empty nesting years are far from "empty." As a matter of fact they can be the best years of a marriage.
Illusions of what a holiday should look like, how clean our house should be, the clothes our children should wear, the schools they should attend, the raise we should get at work, and how we think our boss should treat us all cause strife. Stress arises when our thoughts fight what is.