I love my children. I also love my smart phone. I appreciate the immediacy of both parenting and cell services, like texting. I also enjoy that my phone offers me a distraction, not to mention a sense of control, in those moments when parenting feels unwieldy and decidedly out of control. Yet I worry about the quality of my parenting when my phone is close at hand (so to speak) and wonder:
You love your child and want the best for him but do you protect little Timmy too much? Life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses parenting styles where mom and dad prevent their child from participating in life in fear they will experience disappointment. Read on to see if you're guilty of this and what you can do to give your child the space to make mistakes and grow.
There are a ton of parenting styles out there but none of them matter when you become bored with your kid. Check out Dr. Jephtha Tausig-Edwards 4 fun ideas to try when you want to expand the activities you do with your child. It will make you both happier...and more excited to spend time together!
Rather than trying to change your partner and fall under the "tyranny of shoulds", work together as a parenting team desiring to raise your child in a stable, loving environment.
Life coach Tara Kennedy-Kline has ADD like her father. Her son was diagnosed with PDD NOS and Asperger's Syndrome. Read to learn how she was able to manage her own diagnosis and how it helped her treat her son without resorting to physically punishments.
If somebody asked me to go back and experience middle school as it is today for a lot of money, there's no way in (you know where) I'd do it. As I said before, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, or any of those other really rich dudes don't have enough money to pay me to do that. Why? Because I am not sure I'd come out whole. Seriously.
Society and the media's insistence that sex sells (and looks like it was Photoshopped) can be detrimental to your children. Show them what it means to respect yourself and your sexuality through this sex educator's insight and tips.
You may not be able to understand and control your divorce but you can control how it effects your children. It is important to pay extra attention to them and follow this divorce coach advice.
Learn how to parent your tween or teen child. This expert parenting advice will teach you when to listen, what to say, and how to get closer to your teen.
Worrying about your kids doesn't always make you a good parent. This psychologist shares her personal story about parenting and the lessons she picked up along the way. Read on and learn how to truly connect with your child.
Read expert advice on how to introduce your kids to your partner, and tips on how to date as a parent.
It's something every mother goes through: We have to not only let them go, but be let go by them. When it came to work meetings, a date, their first day at school, I was OK with all that because I was the one doing all the leaving. I was the one letting go. But I learned quickly that being on the "let go" side is a whole different predicament.