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Mother Son Relationship

Gentle-Men

Heather Risinger | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

Let's let our boys read books, make bracelets, tap dance, sing, make music and anything else they want to do, with no judgment.

Men and Their Mommies:How the Mother Son Relationship Can Contribute to Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I think there are many, many men who don't know what kind of relationship to have with their mom once they get a girlfriend or get married. And a lot of times, the mother son relationship has a huge effect on the marriage, to the point of divorce in some cases.

To My Sons: 20 Lessons for a Meaningful Life (That I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Author and artist Austin Kleon writes that when people give advice, they're really just talking to themselves in the past. I'll buy that. And by midli...

18 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Starts High School

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

My love for you is not conditional, not connected to the outcome of your life. I will feel proud and I will feel disappointed. I will be certain and I will be afraid. Underneath all of this life we are trying so damn hard to get right, my love for you runs steady and unchanging.

What You Don't Know About That Wild, Unruly Child

Kristen Mae | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Next time you see a kid running wild, trailed by a haggard-looking mom with a frizzy ponytail and puffy eyes, just remember: There might be a lot you don't know.

Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You've Done It?

Leah Vidal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

It isn't about teaching them their first words, but about being their voice when they can't speak for themselves. It isn't about cheering them on when they take their first steps, but about walking alongside them no matter what their journey entails

Dear Sons: Marry Your Best Friend (and 7 Other Crucial Steps To Wedded Bliss)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Never get married because you think it's time; get married because you've found the right person -- no matter how much time that takes.

One More Hug!

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I pet his head and kiss him again, knowing it's time to go, wanting to go, but afraid of the day he'll just let me, so we cling to each other a little more.

Follow the Bouncing Balls

Alisa Schindler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

"Mommy! Get that ball!" My 5-year old calls out as I'm walking out the door holding a coffee in one hand, a water bottle under my arm, my 40-pound pocketbook over my shoulder, two camp knapsacks over the other arm and a bag of dirty clothes for the dry cleaner.

Why Eighth Grade Boys Are The Best

Jessica Wolf | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

When I used to work with kids on their writing, my favorites were always the eighth grade boys. They didn't even pretend to like to write. 'I'm a terrible writer,' each would say. Even though that was rarely ever true.

The Moments That Make Me Want to Hit 'Pause'

Carrie Kenny | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Carrie Kenny

I've accepted all of the milestones and markers that "growing up" bring. I've photographed them, saved them in plastic tubs, rejoiced over some and cried over others. But for some reason, this birthday just hits me harder than most.

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I desperately wanted to learn.

The Art of Letting Go

Emily Mendell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Emily Mendell

Sure, intuitively you realize that the time will come someday when you are compelled to release all that you have held fast to for so many years. Practically, you cannot prepare yourself for how it all goes down.

'Thank Goodness We Have Boys'

Monica Cox | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Monica Cox

My Women's Studies classes were rearing up with a vengeance in my head, but all I managed to get out was that the human body is beautiful, it shouldn't always be shared with the world and that if he ever had any questions about anything he saw that he should come to me or his dad.

3 Things I Will Do to Make Sure My Sons #RespectAllWomen

Dr. G | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

How can I raise my boys into men who will never, ever touch someone when they are not wanted? What can I do to make sure that my sons will never be perpetrators? Which decisions can I make so that my boys will look for opportunities to stand as heroes to women, never as threats?

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

My Mom May Be Gone, But She Left Some Amazing Things Behind

Jim Higley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

It was sudden. A load of clothes still in the dryer. A letter in her typewriter still waiting to be finished. And a dentist appointment on the calendar at the exact time hundreds of people ultimately gathered for her funeral.

A Mother's Day Reflection on Raising Good Men

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

This Mother's Day, give yourself and your sons a gift. Find time to talk and listen. Put down the smartphones, turn off the TV, share your insights and get some insight into their world.

Boys Can Be Pretty, Too

Elizabeth Heiselt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Heiselt

How can I explain this to my boys? My boys who have no problem prancing around in princess dresses? Who would rather be "bunnies" for Halloween than superheroes? How can I break it to them that they might get made fun of, teased to tears if they wear shoes with pink hearts of them?

Lessons for Mom From the Tee-Ball Dugout

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

You drew the bat to your shoulder again, ready for the real thing. Please just let him get on first, I thought. It will mean the world to him.

Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

Today, My Son Became a PhD!

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

People often comment about how lucky I am to have such a smart son. Yes, I consider myself blessed. But I also know all the challenges, sacrifices and determination that it took to get him to this day.

Build Confidence in Kids? Ditch the Manual

Laura Fitzgerald Cooper | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Laura Fitzgerald Cooper

Here in the House of Sons, we have our standards. You can't, for example, use your brother's toothbrush without first rinsing off his toothpaste spit.

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Suzanne Fleet | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Fleet

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.

6 Things Only The Mother Of A Teenage Boy Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

I have both a son and a daughter and can say this with 100 percent certainty: In my case, it's been two totally different parenting experiences. From ...