According to a just-released Gallup poll, most Americans — to the tune of 58 percent — think the "ideal age" for women to begin having children is "25 or younger." Scarily, there is no bottom cap for that range, which in theory means 58 percent of our great country may or may not support teen pregnancy.
Because I want to stay happily married and give our three-year-old son the kind of joyful home I didn't have while I was growing up, I put my marriage first. That's right. My husband comes before anyone else in my life, including my beloved child.
Parenting is hard, and your friends are supposed to be there for your ups and downs. So why would they keep secrets about your kids from you?
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.
Children are much more aware of their environment than we often give them credit for. In many cases, they take on the caretaking role for a parent who is suffering from addiction or mental illness. Your marriage isn't the only thing affected.
Mental illness is complex and can be difficult to understand — especially when it affects the act of parenting. Children experience a plethora of emotions and reactions to a parent's mental illness that should be addressed.
This expert explains what to say when your friend's child is suffering from mental illness. Learn how to handle suicide, depression and other hard to talk about topics.
When a sibling leaves for college, the children left behind are obviously directly impacted, but how they are affected varies from family to family. Read this advice on how to cope with this change.
Becoming a mother is transforming: an entirely new dimension to our sense of selves is born along with that new baby. If you don't have a strong sense of self before baby, motherhood becomes a stressful distraction from our personal health. Read on for some great parenting advice.
Your son or daughter approaches you and begs for the latest cellphone, tablet, mp3 player or laptop. Do you say "yes" and give in to their wants or do you hold out to teach them how to responsibly earn it on their own? More and more parents are giving into their kids' demands, and more and more kids are growing up into entitled adults. So how do we — as parents — stop the cycle?
There's Mother's Day, there's Father's Day, but did you know that there's Parents Day too? And, it's today! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a few laughs of parents busting a move?
Generally, there are three types parenting that we tend to exhibit with our kids. Depending on our own family of origin we have either taken on the style of our own parents or swung the other way. Much of what we see as parents today is a pendulum swing away from the way we were raised. Who is to say when the pendulum will swing back if it ever does? In the meantime the following are three styles that may be familiar to you.