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What Kayaking With Whales Taught Me About My Kids

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

So very often, as parents, our schemes do not pay off. It rained on our camping trip. The hike to the waterfall was a bust. But, finally, here was an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations.

A Literary Editor Succeeds at Motherhood and Career by Becoming a Freelancer

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

8 Foolproof Ways To Sabotage Good Parenting

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Having productive conversations with kids on their "non-breath-of-fresh-air days" is no easy feat. But it's doable.

What the Tooth Fairy Taught My Kids About the Art of the Deal

Paul Boorstin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Paul Boorstin

My son and daughter are both grown up now, successful adults with jobs and lives of their own. I suspect the reason I have kept their old teeth all these years is that every night the Tooth Fairy paid my kids a visit wasn't only a magical experience. For them, it was also a practical learning experience.

Allowance for Nothing and Nothing for Doing Your Chores

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Margaret Ruvoldt

An ongoing conversation with parents I know is how to use allowance and chores either together or separately to teach our children about responsibility and the value of money. There is no easy answer here.

9 Biggest Divorce Mistakes That Impact Your Kids

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

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Top 8 Questions to Assess Your Childcare Needs -- Nanny, Daycare or Nannyshare

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

Before you set out on the journey of how to find a nanny or how to choose the optimal daycare solution, parents should think about their individual needs and the needs of each child. Doing this first will narrow down their choices and help them make the decision.

6 Steps to Raising a Bookworm

Sara Keagle | Posted 10.04.2015 | Parents
Sara Keagle

Get Caught Reading, in case it wasn't implied in the last tip. Be seen reading yourself. Read for pleasure; be the example. Like so many things in life, nothing could ever work quite as well as being their example.

A Mother's 6 Secrets on Surviving Middle School

Kim Keating | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Kim Keating

I am proud of how kind and loving you are to each other and to your family and friends. As you navigate middle school, I offer you both the following tips to help you avoid some of my mistakes and continue on the path of having a wonderful middle school experience.

Could A Messy Room Be The Cause Of A Mother/Daughter Estrangement?

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Dr. Phil

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10 Character Traits I Want to Instill in My Children

Avelist | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

I get so caught up in the day-to-day tasks of raising kids (Don't punch your brother! Make your bed! Go to the bathroom!) that I lose sight of the long-term goals I'm working towards.

Stepparent Pain

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I feel like you should think about all surrounding circumstances of a child's behavior or actions before you decide on how to approach a situation. My husband is a "react now, feel guilty after thinking about it later" kind of guy.

Why A Mom Says She Still Does Her 29-Year-Old's Laundry

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Dr. Phil

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10 No-Brainer Hacks To Organize Your Home

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

I am the first person to admit I am a bit obsessive about organization. I like every aspect of my world to remain tidy from my home to my office and that's why you'll find lots of organizational tips on The Chic Site. Here are 10 of my favorite tips.

Am I the Only One With an Ungrateful Kid?

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Iris Ruth Pastor

The following was written over 30 years ago, at 4:00 AM - one of those times before daybreak when everything looks a little bleaker and a little darker than perhaps it really is.

What Your Job Is When You're A Parent

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

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One Of The Most Important Parenting Decisions You Can Make

Dr. Phil | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

An all-new season of Dr. Phil premieres September 14!  Do you have goals for your children? Would you recognize what a good outcome for him...

How To Deal -- And Not Deal -- With A Bed Wetter

The Doctors | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

After her 10-year-old son wet the bed, Christle Prado and her roommate, Keith Driscoll, allegedly forced the child to wear a dress and makeu...

Four-Year College Isn't the Only Road

Amy Fortney Parks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Fortney Parks

He is taking a different route -- I am so grateful that he is still on the road, honestly. He is going to community college this fall. Maybe he'll transfer one day -- maybe he'll go to work -- or move to India.

How To Talk To Kids About Tragedy (And What Not To Say)

Dr. Phil | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Dr. Phil

Opening up an age-appropriate dialogue with your children about a tragedy can be difficult, but it's necessary in order to help them process, cope an...

Raising a Mets Fan

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

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.

The Hard Part of Fostering Independance

Natalie Romero | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Natalie Romero

No one wants to see their child struggle. Yet seeing them fall and pick themselves back up again is better than not seeing them struggle at all.

7 Tips For Communicating With Your Teen (So You Might Actually Be Heard)

Dr. Phil | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Dr. Phil

Effective communication isn’t just a free-for-all and it certainly isn’t a no-holds-barred argument where disrespect from your children i...

Is Parenthood Truly As Bad As That New Study Suggests?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents

A recent survey found that the first two years with a new baby take quite a toll on new parents. After studying more than 2,000 Germans...

5 Special Back to School Treats for Kids and Mom

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

It's that time of year again. The time where we head to Target to stock up on school supplies and send the kiddos on their way. Since back to school season can get pretty hectic I've come up with a few ways to help make this year a little more special for everyone... even moms!