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An Open Letter To My Teenage Son About Drinking

Kathy Radigan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I never want my son to say that I wasn't clear about my feelings -- so I'm writing them out here, for all to see.

The Real Mommy Wars: Exchanging the Pretend War to Take on The Real Battles

Jessica Martin-Weber | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Jessica Martin-Weber

What if we stopped the wars? What if, instead of attacking each other's decisions, we calmly discussed them and shared information, throwing each other a new rope when we see that others are getting to the end of theirs?

Why I Can't Get Rid of the Crayons

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

I wish that parenting them now was as simple as that brand-new 64-count box of crayons was. That I could once again offer them something that was full of possibilities and open to whatever their heart -- and little fingers -- could create.

From the Runway to Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I walked the runway with a kind of joy and excitement in my heart I have never felt before. I spotted my daughter in the audience clapping for me.

Thanks To My Dad, I Never Spanked My Kids

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

When a child is spanked, they are waiting for the adult to calm down. I remember waiting. When we spank children we abuse our power.