When the holidays hit for the kids of divorced parents, the stress and guilt can hit hard, and they may not enjoy it at all. To make your kids' holidays fun and full of love, hear some of our parenting tips for single parents or blended families!
Has your fa-la-la fallen flat? These 5 easy time management tips will help ease holiday stress for the busiest folks this time of year: moms!
I've tried to make my kids understand that they have more than enough stuff and that millions of kids have nothing. I want them to be more grateful and less greedy. It's been largely a losing effort, a fact I am confronted with every December. And I blame my mother-in-law. There. I said it.
When your child seems isolated from others, it's so difficult to not step in and fix the issue at hand. But having few friends isn't necessarily a cause for worry. Take these parenting tips to heart and help your kid make his own decisions about who to connect with.
You've been dating as a single parent for a while, and you've met a great partner... sounds good! But when should you introduce them to your kids? Our relationship and parenting expert tells you from experience what works — and what doesn't.
Thirty-three years after my identical twin girls were born, I hold these truths to be self-evident... No matter how hard you try to make them into individuals, the magnetic pull of twin-ism is always stronger than parent-ism. When my twin girls met each other at a spa weekend for their 25th birthday, one traveled east from NC, the other traveled west from AR and they met within only ten minutes of each other at the spa in Nashville, despite leaving at different times and encountering different traffic snags. LESSON: Don't fight the
As LGBT relationships fight for recognition in our country, another topic is brought to the table: gay parenting. In this new video, a panel of relationship experts explores the issue of raising kids as a gay parent — and if it should even be an issue at all.
Last week, I read a brilliant article by Heather Morgan Shott called "Why I Always Put My Husband Before My Child." The title alone was so provocative that I couldn’t help myself from investigating the article, but also I couldn't wait to read what some of the comments about her beliefs.
It can be hard to let go of your role as mom or dad. Follow these 4 parenting rules to help your adult "child" transition into adulthood... no matter how old they are.
As parents, we all dream of lifelong friends for our children. We hope they will meet very early on (in Mommy and Me group, for example) and grow up as close as siblings, spending long afternoons at each other's homes, holding hands as they enter kindergarten, and supporting one another through those tough middle- and high-school years. So what do you do when they start to influence each other in the wrong way?
Parenting is not a burden, it is in fact a blessing, and knowing that you played a big role in making your child what he/she is brings forth a feeling of happiness and contentment. That is why you should put effort and wisdom in parenting to make your child the best he/she can be, and the following tips can help you do just that. Always Be There One thing that you should always keep in mind is that you are bound to your child.
Are you a procrastinator? Procrastination is a widespread problem that never seems to go away. No one is born with a procrastination gene. It is an annoying habit that may have its roots in childhood. Although we may look back on childhood as a carefree time, a child’s life is structured around school. Parents and teachers rule, and children must obey.
Parenting in the modern age is definitely different than the way you were raised, and you might even think it's technology's fault when things mess up. But instead of looking at how your kids communicate, it might be time to look at what they're communicating.