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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...
Slugs, Bullies and Raising a Boy

Slugs, Bullies and Raising a Boy

Vicki Wilson  07.28.2015
My son came home from preschool one day and said a boy was mean to him. I tried to get some specifics -- what did he do? Did he say something?...
How My Son Is Teaching Me Not To Say Sorry

How My Son Is Teaching Me Not To Say Sorry

Emily Hatch  07.21.2015
In all seriousness, hearing my son repeat me -- seeing myself reflected in him and his foul, remorseful mouth -- made me think about what...

Four Great Summer E-books to Teach Children While School's Out of Session

Danielle Wolffe  07. 9.2015
As summer is only halfway over, many exhausted parents have reluctantly given over partial babysitting duties to the ghost behind the screen....
19 Ways I'm Raising My Son to Not Be an A**hole

19 Ways I'm Raising My Son to Not Be an A**hole

Lisa Schmidt  07. 7.2015
I'm the mom who never baby talked her kid or made him wear a helmet and elbow pads to ride his bike. I am also the mom that gives her kid...
Defending My Son Who Wears Skirts While Fighting Victim Blaming And Sexism

Defending My Son Who Wears Skirts While Fighting Victim Blaming And Sexism

Lee Lee  07. 6.2015
My son isn't hurting anyone. For whatever reason, he is choosing to wear frills and frocks on occasion. Yet the assumption is that he will...
Gas Bubbles or Why I Love My Children

Gas Bubbles or Why I Love My Children

Paul Ratner  06.30.2015
You might think you cherish your freedom but how can there be a stronger expression of freedom than taking on the responsibility of raising...
10 Truths My Twin Boys -- 1-Year-Old Today -- Have Taught Me

10 Truths My Twin Boys -- 1-Year-Old Today -- Have Taught Me

Betsy Boyd  06.23.2015
When you two find each other in a room, you often laugh hello and scramble to climb on your brother's back. I'm in awe of your camaraderie....
Why the Things My Husband Does That Make Me Insane Are Great for Our Kids

Why the Things My Husband Does That Make Me Insane Are Great for Our Kids

Jess Kapp  06.21.2015
All the crap our husbands do that make us want to tear our hair out could actually be helping to balance out the crap we do that makes...
Ten Days to a Totally P.C. Toddler

Ten Days to a Totally P.C. Toddler

Heather Kasdan  06.16.2015
Is your toddler embarrassing you with his or her inability to grasp basic societal concepts? Have you noticed your daughter just playing...
4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper  06. 4.2015
There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's...
Boys Can Cry, Too

Boys Can Cry, Too

Rachel Toalson  06. 2.2015
Here's the thing, society: Real men do cry. Real men do feel. Real men talk and grieve and walk with vulnerable hearts instead of clenched-tight...
To the Mommy I was 7 Years Ago

To the Mommy I was 7 Years Ago

Shawna Wingert  06. 1.2015
Snuggle them and smell their sweet little baby smells. If they fall asleep in your arms, take a moment and savor it. In seven years, I...
The Mantra That's Helping Me Let Go Of My Grown Son

The Mantra That's Helping Me Let Go Of My Grown Son

Dr. Margaret Rutherford  05.31.2015
I have a good relationship with my almost 21-year-old son. But I have heard about it. The fate that is waiting for me. Listened with a...