I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.
All of your friends are asleep. You like your medicine. I'm not going to tell you again. Mommy and Daddy think vegetables are delicious.
We can't just focus on turning kids from bystanders to "upstanders" whenever bullying occurs: We also need to focus on changing social norms and school climate so that bullying doesn't occur. Rather than simply asking children to go against the tide, we need to change the tide itself.
There are innovators working to give moms and dads the nudge they need to keep the conversation going even in the inevitable moments of exhaustion and frustration.
No one was safe. I vomited on my husband, and then continued heaving for 45 minutes while the doctor tried to sew me up as I swore to her that I did not eat anything after the ice cream sundae I devoured at 9:30 the previous night.
As adults, we usually don't give ourselves permission to process and express our emotions. But we really need to -- not necessarily in the middle of Target, but as soon as possible.
It's high time that we understand the lost human capital of foster care children and be proactive in our approach to to usher them into adulthood -- really, just another three to five years -- the right way.
Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You're worried that THAT child is detracting from your child's learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can't tell you.
The legacy that remains is having to monitor my thinking. Occasionally my choices. Automatic calorie counts registering in my head. Picking toppings off of pizza. 'I don't like crust', I explain. (That's a bunch of hooey).
Frankly speaking, in my experience, my parents' marriage was a weird roller coaster ride for me and certainly for my parents themselves. I often wondered why they continued to stay with each other.
For most of my life I thought my childhood was the epitome of healthy wholesomeness. I even thought I had the stories to prove it. As a writer, stor...
What do you say to a child who carries half the DNA of a person that causes your heart the daily battle of learning to forgive?
Let's face it. Some of us just don't DO mornings. Our idea of a good morning is honestly, one where we can sleep in! But reality calls -- and for many working parents, mornings seem absolutely frenetic.
Being an entrepreneur takes guts, another level of courage, and a total different mindset. The earlier you learn, the better -- as cited in developmental psychology.
Being a mindful parent starts by being present for your children -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.