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Competitive Parenting

To Competitive Parents, From A Parent Who Hates The Rat Race

Anne Josephson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

Look, I am no better than anyone else who is caught playing this game. I am one of the most competitive people I know. But I now realize that parenting isn't a round robin tournament. Or at least it shouldn't be.

What Two Pediatricians Say NOT to Worry About

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

There's no way to take all the worry out of parenthood. Use love as a guiding principle, ask for help when you're stumped, and we promise (hope) you will worry less.

What On Earth Do We Mean By American Parenting?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Whatever this American parenting thing is, it reflects choices we have made as a culture. Choices we can undo, or rethink, or adjust if we decide we've ended up someplace we'd rather not be -- but first we have to agree on where we are and where we'd prefer to be headed.

Face It, ALL Parents Are Better Than You, Not Just The French

Josette Crosby Plank | Posted 04.17.2012 | Parents
Josette Crosby Plank

All other parents seem like they have it under control. Know what they are doing. Are even -- dare you say it -- better at this parenting thing than you are. I'm going to save you some wondering: They are.