When I was growing up, I thought most parents were cooler than my own. The coolest parents of all were the considerably younger ones; a second-grade classmate's mom was 23 and wore cut-off shorts. It didn't get much cooler than that, in my seven-year-old opinion.
Last night, we spent almost two hours walking around a nearby town (ours is too small) collecting Pokémon and visiting Pokéstops.
With the Olympics kicking off in a couple weeks, America's finest athletes will be competing to bring home the gold. As a parent of young kids, it le...
No, for real. I've been married for over 10 years, so it's been a while since I've dated, but from what I remember of trying to find a partner of someone I generally wanted to spend my time with, finding good mom friends is pretty much the same process.
There is so much fear in you. You hope all of your efforts help them find their way. You worry constantly about their wellbeing, their confidence, their health, and their socialization.
I don't know if "Yes Parenting" is the same as the parenting style my late wife and I used, but it seems similar. What we did was called either "non-coercive parenting" or "taking children seriously." Both ways of thinking about parenting seem be part of "Yes Parenting."
Ah, teenagers. New York I get, but drag racing with ATVs? Copulating behind a billboard during Spring Break? Vaping Molly? Why do teenagers seem so ready to jump into the abyss?
Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.
Heading back to work after having a baby comes with a pretty expansive set of dilemmas, doesn't it?
2-year-old Harry had no full understanding of society's established gender norms. And he certainly wasn't aware yet of the gender policing that occurs through teasing and bullying for kids who express their gender differently than the expected stereotypes.
When I was product testing my children's book Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understand for All Ages -- in other words, having kids read it and tell me what they thought -- one very bright eight year old girl said she thought it was mean that I, as the author, called the main character fat. This was an interesting response, because the book is about fat bullying, and how it is not okay to do it.
Your child’s understanding of the world changes and builds with age and experience. With intellectual development, just as with social and emot...
The truth is, I can't expect my parents to understand the challenges I face as a mother. I can't expect them to know, without being told, that there is no day-by-day in the life of our little family. We live from one situation to the next, and are often overwhelmed, but we're learning.
There was one piece of advice I remember most. When you're having a hard time, remember your child will be older tomorrow, so try to cherish it. Man. Those people who said that weren't kidding.
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It's 11:30 p.m. at night, and I'm sitting in bed, bawling my eyes out (silently). Why? I can't even pick up my thoughts. Recently, my mother asked i...