Ultimately, what kids watch isn't up to the MPAA. In truth, the responsibility for monitoring children's viewing of films lies with parents, who should investigate movies thoroughly before introducing them to any underage child.
Like obesity and crotch shots, one of America's favorite pastimes is baby name judging. And now that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby name has been revealed (North West, no middle name), everyone is jumping on the name-judging bandwagon.
It was so fascinating to watch her teaching her offspring how to fend for themselves. I realized that this mother goose and her family provided a great example of one of the most important aspects of parenting.
While raising a child with special needs, when it comes to keeping your relationship together and being in love, one of the most important insights is to recognize how stressful it is and how the stress can erode the best of relationships.
Getting louder than your kids is just teaching them that yelling is how you solve problems around here. I know this. And clapping your hands really loudly probably should be reserved for the dog. I know this, too.
Summer vacation is just around the bend. But for parents of children with learning and other disabilities, the term is relative. One parent's summer vacation may be another parent's busiest time of the year -- or even a nightmare come to life.
When my daughter Risa entered third grade this year, several moms with daughters older than mine warned me about the ugly social politics about to kick in, which would arrive by spring. Boy, were they right.
I'll take Jen Hatmaker's "limping" across the finish line and raise it to a: "Where are you, Mum?" In my race, the finish line ribbon has been wrapped up and put away for next year, the orange bollards have been removed and the white-jacketed stewards have gone down to the pub for a pint.
How do you raise children in the digital age? In part three of my interview with her, Randi Zuckerberg talks about parenting issues in an era where technology is so accessible to kids. She also discusses the children's book she is writing.
Apparently, getting married is kind of like skateboarding. Sometimes, it works out well and you have the time of your life. And sometimes, you fail miserably, leaving scars you'll always carry as a reminder of how messed up things got.
By maintaining a balance between love and support with developmentally appropriate boundaries, children will grow up to be successful in navigating the world and accepting the realities that come with adulthood.
Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?
I cannot tell you how many times in any given week I end up stuck between a grownup concept and a kid who wants an explanation that he can understand. How do you explain the difference between family love and romantic love to a kindergartener?
Striving and hard work towards success in any aspect of raising, working or maintaining young people is not bad. It is the unrelenting standard of doing everything without some sense of defeat or failure that is unrealistic.
To forgive ourselves is no easy task. We have to rediscover our innocence. If we have the opportunity, as children, to have parents who can say that they are sorry for things, then we learn to forgive them and forgive ourselves.