I'm the one who should be building them up, showing them how to roll with life's challenges, how to "shake it off" or "let it go" (depending on whether you're a Taylor Swift or Frozen fan). Instead, here I was squashing their spirits, trampling over their egos.
Good for him! Jock scholarship I bet he can't wait! Party school Smart choice. Community college
Enjoy the moments with your children. Try not to take things too seriously. Remember that things can change in an instant.
I was helping my daughter box up things in her room as she prepared to move to an apartment near the university. Buried in her closet was an old backpack covered in stickers and stuffed with purple ribbons.
I love the way she coos, and the way she smiles a goofy, mouth-wide open grin. In five days, I will be handing her over to a team of pediatric surgeons. They will cut open her chest and, provided all goes well, they will repair her heart.
Let's hope rich kids will find their way. But romping in a mountain of money like most kids play in a pile of leaves will not make it easy. As the developing cells of the teenage brain react to the world around them -- money does change everything.
Interesting parenting debate today, Saturday, November 8. Me, mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki and Fulbright Award Pr...
It was time for me to tell my son the story behind the little red poppies. I turned off the soccer match and explained to my son why the poppy has long been associated with the Armistice and honoring veterans.
It is fascinating to me to contemplate how uncreative so many of these comments are. The scary part is that they are so commonplace that they really do frame our collective experience of parenting.
If we continue to push these kinds of messages -- specifically, the message that dad is less than mom -- and just write them off as jokes, then we as a society are doing a major disservice to our young sons.
We sometimes don't think to talk about what should seem obvious. And so, for the sake of all our children, and especially in honor of November, National Adoption Month, please, teach your children well.
Toys. What are toys really? An extension of our imagination? A catalyst for escape to a playful world where boundaries do not exist? The embodiment of child-like wonder?
I never want to discourage my daughters from exploring their own sense of style but I felt strongly that there was no way they would be wearing those clothes! After all, it is my credit card that pays for them!
This year, you're just going to spell everything right on your family holiday card, which subtly conveys that nonchalant "perfect family" vibe that will keep you in the right social circles all year long. And here's how to do that.
A quiet moment and a sound different from anything I'd heard at the table happened. Finley, her head resting on the table, arms crossed beneath her face like a cradle. Her voice no more than a squeak, I missed it the first time.
I wish that I reclaimed my own self-worth and validation -- that I knew how loving, kind, smart, sexy, beautiful, etc. I am simply for being me. And that goes for all of you too! You are perfect exactly as you are, without needing anything or anyone else to validate that for you.