When the holidays hit for the kids of divorced parents, stress and guilt can hit hard, and they may not enjoy it at all. To make your kids' holidays fun and full of love, check out these parenting tips for single parents or blended families!
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.
Any guy who's been in one relationship for 20 plus years must know a secret or two about love and happiness. "One of my secrets to a successful marriage is to find someone that that you love spending time with," Days of Our Lives hunk Galen Gering, 42, says about life with his wife and mother of their two children. "Jenna and I complement each other very well and we also respect one another. Every relationship encounters problems, you just need to learn to deal with them properly and together."
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.
"In most ways, kids are pretty much the same as they've always been. Nuts. But in most ways, the world around them is incomprehensibly different. And also nuts... It is an adolescent world different from the one you recall... When your son tells you that you "don't understand," trust him. You don't. Neither do I. He lives in a culture foreign to both of us." - Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! by Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D
For years, Nick Lachey spent his nights singing to thousands of screaming girls as part of the chart-topping boy band 98 Degrees. But lately, 'The Sing-Off' host has been crooning to a much smaller audience — his one-year-old son, Camden.
Camden's going to be a big brother! Kristin Cavallari is expecting her second child with her Chicago Bears quarterback husband Jay Cutler. The couple wed this past June in Nashville, after welcoming son Camden the summer before. After saying 'I do,' Kristin and Jay didn't waste time adding to their brood—but pregnancy the second time around isn't quite such smooth sailing. "I'm just really tired," Kristin shares.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may be the poster family for adoption, but it's Hugh Jackman—father of two adopted children himself—who's putting things into perspective. "I'm working with Americans to create an international campaign to shine a light on the fact that there are 153 million orphans in the world," the actor recently said. "If that were a country, it would be the ninth-largest in the world, just ahead of Russia."
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.
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.
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.
Famous as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. may be, they live a relatively low-key life, especially when it comes to daughter Charlotte and son Rocky. However, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star was recently spotted walking with her 4-year-old daughter, and we have to say she is definitely a branch off the Prinze-Gellar tree.
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.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian know a thing or two about public scrutiny. Along with their upcoming VH1 reality show, their relationship has been in the limelight since day one. Not only was Eddie married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville when he started dating the country singer, but LeAnn is often involved in Twitter feuds with the first Mrs. Cibrian. While the PDA-loving couple continues to dismiss rumors that they are going through a $50 million dollar divorce, Eddie is opening up about babies.