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Parenting Challenges

The 5 Most Important Words In Parenting

Joshua Wayne | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

Any time you allow a child to get away with a certain behavior, the message you're sending is that the behavior is OK. If there are no real consequences to his actions, all he can assume is that what he did is OK and he can get away with it.

Where Baby Ends and Mom Begins

Jill Patir | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Is it really the baby who needs a strict, set routine? Or is it my own anxiety that is eased when things are predictable? Where exactly do her needs end and mine begin?

The Words I Hated To Hear My Daughter Say

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

What is it about girlfriends that makes us go against every fiber of our beings just to be accepted? I wish I had the answer.

Two Words You Should Never Say to a New Mother

Cara Paiuk | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I don't know of anything else that could have made me feel worse or more of a failure. Those words confirmed my worst fears: I am not good enough. I am not doing enough. I am not strong enough. I am not capable. I am a failure.

Talking it Out

Cory Zacker | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Cory Zacker

Let's face it, raising children is a hard job. It's wonderful, fulfilling and life affirming, but it's also hard. For some that's a dirty little secret. For me, not so much.

10 Things I Learned When I Stopped Yelling At My Kids

The Orange Rhino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
The Orange Rhino

After all four of my boys burst into tears, I decided enough was enough.

5 Things You Can Learn From My Potty-Training Saga

Babble.com | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

There is no magical age when kids are suddenly primed to go potty; it's all about their readiness level, and it's not something you can push or even force.

Band of Mothers

Lisa Lori | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Lisa Lori

hese women may be invisible in the anals of history but their strength and kindness will live on through their extraordinary families.

8 Things I've Forgiven My Kids For

Babble.com | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

Our love for our kids is unconditional. And so, I officially forgive my kids for all of the following.

The Terrible Threes

Sheryl Paul | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Sheryl Paul

We all hear about the "terrible twos," but any parent of a 3-year-old can attest to the chaos and insanity that punctuate at least some portion of our days.

A Mother's Scorecard

Sherri Edwards | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

Year 7: Nothing will be more endearing than coming home to find your husband with his hair in barrettes having a tea party with your daughters.

Parentless Parents: The 'I' Factor

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Parentless parents could read every parenting book in the world and we'd still never learn what we really want to know as moms and dads.

The Tenderness in the Autism Journey

Amanda Copeland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Copeland

Mothers experience a more shattering level of love than they have ever known, the day their baby is born. I had that experience. Then, there was the afternoon when I first heard my child had autism.