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The Parenting Curve

The Parenting Curve

Mike Julianelle  08.12.2015
I know you're a good parent. To be totally honest, I have no idea if you're a good parent. I don't know you, I don't know your kids, I've...
How to Get the Most Out of Back-To-School Shopping

How to Get the Most Out of Back-To-School Shopping

Hannah Helsabeck  08.11.2015
By focusing on buying reusable items, especially when it comes to lunch supplies, you can save serious money and cut down on the amount...
5 Mistakes Too Many Parents Make When They Praise Their Kids (And What To Do Instead)

5 Mistakes Too Many Parents Make When They Praise Their Kids (And What To Do Instead)

Amy McCready  08.11.2015
With the entitlement epidemic in full swing, it's more important than ever to nourish our kids' character with the positive encouragement...
'Would You Rather?' Parenting Edition. The Game That's Making Parents Squirm

'Would You Rather?' Parenting Edition. The Game That's Making Parents Squirm

Mike Reynolds  08.10.2015
The rules are simple: read the question, imagine how much you'd rather do neither, and give an answer. Then ball up in the fetal position....

Dads Against Dads Against Daughters Dating

Mike Reynolds  08.10.2015
Oh summer. A time to spend with our families doing things we often end up fighting over, a time to complain about how hot it is (only if...
Dear Crappy Parent

Dear Crappy Parent

John Kinnear  08. 6.2015
We all have our highs and our lows. The rest of the time we're somewhere in the middle, treading water and doing the best we can.
My Baby's Crying Made Me Cry

My Baby's Crying Made Me Cry

Christopher Reddy  08. 5.2015
When my son was a few months old and left alone with me, he would cry for hours despite my every effort to console him. I cried, too. It...
Unfriend Me Right Now!

Unfriend Me Right Now!

Beau Coffron  08. 3.2015
Most people can't imagine commanding their friends, acquaintances, or co-workers to "unfriend them" in real life when they don't agree...
7 Times Other People's Dumb Parenting Made You Feel Better

7 Times Other People's Dumb Parenting Made You Feel Better

Jacqueline Wilson  08. 3.2015
We all have those "Oh man, I really screwed up" times during parenting. And, we spend days after feeling stupid or annoyed or guilty, until,...
Why I Don't Tell My Kids They're Special

Why I Don't Tell My Kids They're Special

Aaron Gouveia  08. 3.2015
They say all kids are special. Well, if that's true, then doesn't "special" lose meaning? If every single child is special, does ordinary...
How Buying a Dress Made My Husband Into a Bullfighter

How Buying a Dress Made My Husband Into a Bullfighter

Annie Flavin  08. 3.2015
At the car, I realized my husband wasn't with us. I buckled the kids in, said goodbye to friends, and got in the seat when he popped up...
10 Things I've Done Wrong As A Stay-At-Home Dad

10 Things I've Done Wrong As A Stay-At-Home Dad

Adrian Kulp  07.31.2015
I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type....
7 Unfortunate Ways Kids Wake Up Parents

7 Unfortunate Ways Kids Wake Up Parents

Clint Edwards  07.30.2015
I have three kids ages 8, 5, and 1. Each one of them has woken me up in a million different ways. But as I reflect on those many long,...
Detoxing From The Grandparents Is Real. I Swear.

Detoxing From The Grandparents Is Real. I Swear.

Rachel Toalson  07.30.2015
There is just something about spending any length of time outside the house where your parents live that makes you forget all the rules....