If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds.
These are the facts. They may not be startling or scary enough to garner attention on the nightly news, but they paint the accurate picture of our world. We are safer, healthier, and richer now than we have ever been.
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As a foster parent, I look to prayer to not only get through the day, but to best help these children in need. I look to prayer to not only be the best father figure I can to the children in my home, but to give them the love they need to heal from their pain and abuse.
The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.
If managing a healthy work life balance were as easy as scheduling dinner with your daughter or turning off your phone to take a break from work, it seems every parent would be doing it and giddily reaping the benefits. After all, who doesn't want a clear division of work life and home life?
I urge you, if you are thinking of splitting, or are already in the process, have some empathy. For your partner. For your children. It's not an easy process and too often people selfishly act out on their partners.
I have a 3-year-old daughter, and a 1-year-old son. All summer, I've been taking them to either the local playground or to an indoor squishy-floored play area. While doing this, I have noticed three basic parent types.
My little eight year old has figured out, in her young age, in her own words, that she is a people pleaser. Sitting at the breakfast table, unassuming in our pajamas, we have struck life-lesson gold.
Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.
Marriage, like any relationship, is hard. Being true to ourselves is even harder. My daughter is my hero because even as she enters the cruel world of tweendom, she stays the course.
Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.
In a culture overly saturated with "political correctness" -- where the slightest comment challenging social norms is vociferously attacked -- it was refreshing to read a post asserting that any honor or success must be earned and not assumed.
Wasn't this what we all hope for? That our kids become these self-sufficient beings, capable of walking off -- first down the hallway, then down the street, across town, and ultimately out of our household to create another -- without us?
No longer is closet time reserved just for crying, hiding, wine sipping and ice cream eating. It can also be used for this very handy yoga-like technique. It's surprisingly effective and super easy to practice.