Dating after divorce isn't easy, but most of the time it's even harder for your kids. Regardless of whether you and your ex-spouse have been separated for awhile, the wound may still be fresh for your children; there's a possibility that your children are holding onto the hope that you'll get back together someday. Because it may be hard for them to grasp the fact that one of their parents may not be around at home anymore, treading carefully when it comes to introducing them to someone new is the best way to shield them from the pain of going through another loss. But just how soon is too soon to mention that you or your ex is dating again with your kids?
No one ever said being a parent is easy. Still, it's better to never have a child at all, than have one and take its life away. I've been horrified by recent news stories of parenting gone wrong from mommy blogger Lacey Spears who was arrested for systematically poisoned her son Garnett to Justin Ross Harris of Georgia who "accidentally" left his 22-month-old son in the car all day. Based on the behavior of some of these so-called parents, something needs to be said.
A popular Mommy Blogger’s Instagram account got deleted when she posted a photo of her daughter looking at her belly button. Expert Tara Kennedy Klein asks if parents have become too zealous in policing each other.
No arguments that parenting is stressful — but maybe we are bringing some of that stress upon ourselves? Expert Lisa Kaplin pinpoints 3 ways parents are making life more difficult than it needs to be and offers suggestions on what you can do to improve your parenting style.
For those who had unhappy or troubled relationships with their mothers, it is sometimes difficult to break the cycle of poor parenting. Expert Pegi Burdick shares some tips on how you can raise your kids to be happy, healthy and respectful.
“You’re so smart!” “You’re so creative!” “You’re so . . . [insert convenient, but possibly damaging description here]”
What happens when your adult son moves back in with you? A whole lot of aggravation. Our expert Monica Magnetti shares what it was like to go from empty nester to (once again) doing the laundry and cooking and shopping and cleaning for her grown son.
Although your initial reaction is probably horror you must remember something: We've all been there! We were either that one child that has been awoken by our parents' love-making only to walk in on a confusing scene or we were the parents who forgot to lock the bedroom door. The good news is that your child will bounce back from this. Here's how to deal!
How many times do you have to tell your child to stay away from something before you decide to go for it and childproof that drawer? Or light switch? Kitchen cabinet? Fridge? (Okay, you get the idea.)
One of the best parenting tips you'll ever receive is the things you shouldn't say to your kids. Read on to learn the three toxic conversations you should avoid and how to bounce back if you do go there.
Being nearly 7 months pregnant with my first child, I've found a million and one things to stress about during this journey. Is the baby gaining enough weight? Will my next ultrasound be OK? What the hell is labor going to be like? However, one prevailing concern as I head towards the gestational finish line surrounds the possibility of facing postpartum depression — and I am scared.
Do you sometimes find it hard to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face after going through your mental checklist for the day? Are you constantly weighed down by stress to the point where you'd rather be left alone? If the answer to these questions are a resounding yes, don't worry; we've all been there. Everyone gets the blues now and again but what do you do if your daughter expresses the same feelings but in a much more dire way?
Reconnecting with yourself as an individual, particularly a sexual individual will add a crucial aspect to your energy, happiness, and especially your relationship. Two YourTango experts explain how to switch from mommy mode to sexual partner mode.