Being a Mets fan (and similarly loving them) means you know all too well that many times the story does not end the way you want. But it doesn't change your ability to believe in the happy ending, no matter how much you hide that belief.
I've never met a divorced parent who doesn't have at least some amount of regret about what their children went through as a result of their divorce. That regret in and of itself is not a problem. But if you get mired in it, you can end up compounding the damage. And that is a problem.
As wonderful as the journey of parenthood is, it's not always easy and, as parents, we often beat ourselves up for feeling like we're not doing enough to empower our children. Start simply with your own happiness, and awareness of your own behavior so that it's supportive and engaging with your little ones.
Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.
Divorce may be particularly difficult for only children. This is true for children without any siblings as well as virtual only children, those who are separated by seven or more years from their closest sibling. Children with special-needs siblings can also feel like only children, particularly if the sibling is unable to engage interpersonally.
As children when we were growing up, we just had gratitude because our experiences, possessions and opportunities were limited. So in a world of abundant opportunity and access to "stuff," how do we instill this sense of gratitude in our children?
Listen up, I've had it up to my messy bun with you and your dangerously ignorant comments about children with autism and their parents. You know who you are. If you're reading this because someone shared it on social media, maybe that's because they wanted YOU to read it. Here's what you need to know.
I had imagined leaving the hospital with my first baby the way every new mom seems to -- pushed to my car, in a wheelchair, with a sleepy baby nestled in my arms and my husband by side fumbling with our never-before-used car seat. Instead, my husband and I left alone.
I thought I had it all figured out. I was almost smug in my insistence that when I became a parent there were so many things that I would never do. I wasn't going to let my child run my life. It would be the other way around, of course. How wrong I was!
Why do we as parents have so much trouble "letting go" of our children once they complete their teenage years and need to assume primary responsibility for their lives?
The more you expose kids to healthy foods, the more likely they are to eat them. If the majority of your meals are coming back home in your child's lunchbox instead of being eaten, maybe it's time to make it a little more appetizing with some creative food animal recipes.
I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.
Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.
I have recognized that there are several frustrating things people say to a homeschool parent. I've heard these statements on numerous occasions, and while I realize they may be innocent, many of them are indirectly hurtful and even obnoxious.
While there's still plenty of room for things like sensitivity toward parents who are disabled, and more information needing to be disseminated to professionals that come into contact with parents who have a disability, I can say that I've seen some small strides being made. It's possible, with a few modifications, to be an active parent in your child's life, and not sit on the sidelines.
If there is something surviving a day wearing a farmyard scene sweater with a burnt orange polyester skirt in a classroom full of designer jeans will teach you... no matter what you've been told, no one ever died of embarrassment.