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10 Ways To Give Advice Without Saying 'No' And 'Don't'

10 Ways To Give Advice Without Saying 'No' And 'Don't'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.  03.31.2016
I don't know anyone who really likes being told what to do. Yet parents need to give advice and guidance, especially to their teens.
8 Ways To Lean Into Negative Thoughts For Kids

8 Ways To Lean Into Negative Thoughts For Kids

Renee Jain  03.31.2016
Let us teach our children to sit with the discomfort of negative feelings in order to listen to their important messages.
Motherhood Is a Season

Motherhood Is a Season

Rachel Brehm  03.30.2016
Motherhood is a season -- the good and the bad, the sweet moments sprinkled in with the hard days. It's raising babies, then kids, then...
6 Things I Understand About Being a Parent Now That I Am One

6 Things I Understand About Being a Parent Now That I Am One

Neely Steinberg  03.29.2016
There are many aspects of parenthood I don't think I ever could have understood fully until I became a parent. In the last nine months,...
Why It's Important to Tell Our Stories

Why It's Important to Tell Our Stories

Jeffrey Roach  03.29.2016
Between the years I spent as that closeted teenager and what my friend and funnyman Bob Smith refers to as a practicing homosexual, I turned...

5 Facts About Motherhood That You Didn't Expect

Mim Jenkinson  03.26.2016
Don't get me wrong, I love being a mum. I've always wanted to be one and I'm delighted that I have two adorable children who I love dearly....
8 Things I Did To Become A Better Parent

8 Things I Did To Become A Better Parent

Devon Bandison  03.25.2016
To me, being a parent is creating a space for my children to grow into who they were meant to be.
The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

Dimitri Ehrlich  03.24.2016
There comes a time in every parent's life when your child gets sick for the first time. One day, he's a shiny little angel, and the next...
20 Names More Suitable Than Spring 'Break'

20 Names More Suitable Than Spring 'Break'

Chris Cate  03.24.2016
Spring break might be a break for kids, but isn't there a better name for the week parents must survive when their kids are at home all...
The First Time I Saw My Daddy

The First Time I Saw My Daddy

Leilani Carrasco Smith  03.23.2016
For 31 years of my life, I'd just assumed that the majority of my facial features came from my Momma. But as I gazed into Daddy's face...
The Man Cold vs. The Mom Cold

The Man Cold vs. The Mom Cold

Lauren Cormier  03.23.2016
Men can handle barf without batting an eye, but as soon as they experience that first sniffle, you better watch out.
What It's Like Having More Than One Kid

What It's Like Having More Than One Kid

Rachel Toalson  03.23.2016
It used to be so easy. It used to be that when we put something away, it stayed put away. It used to be that I could control the crawling...
When Your Child's Anxiety Is Making You Anxious, Repeat These 22 Phrases

When Your Child's Anxiety Is Making You Anxious, Repeat These 22 Phrases

Renee Jain  03.22.2016
In this moment, with the tools you have, you are doing the very best you can.
A Simple Phrase That Inspires This Dad to Run

A Simple Phrase That Inspires This Dad to Run

Cort Ruddy  03.22.2016
Like many adults, I've struggled with those extra pounds over the years. And, like most parents, part of the problem has been finding the...