Children need to be listened to. Do not assume that you know what they are feeling. The fact that they may not have words for their feelings makes it easier to dismiss them, and when they start crying inconsolably it can be equally challenging as a parent to be supportive, because a crying child moves many things inside the parents from our own childhoods. We often reflexively react to our children the way we were reacted to by our own parents.
I was out with my wife and son (and dog) last night visiting a friend. We left at around 8pm and my son was hungry and my wife was tired so my son and I walked to our favorite local Mexican on 104th and Lex, El Paso Taqueria. We sat down and of course, he asked for my phone. I said no and that I wanted to know how his first couple of weeks of school have been. He gave the standard one-word responses and told me he’d rather talk about Legends, the new App he downloaded on my iPhone.
(Today's article is about a tiny travel detour we experienced. This could have turned into a dissertation about the detour as a metaphor for life. Lucky for you, it's a bit lighter than that!) We were on our way home from the Poconos yesterday. This being the July 4th weekend, the traffic was worse than usual. I, for one, would rather drive a few miles out of the way and keep moving than sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. So we took a left and found ourselves in beautiful rolling hills and farmland in northwestern New Jersey. And
Shaving, dancing and more hilarious things your hubby and baby are doing when you're not at home.
In Samsung's latest ad for Jay-Z's new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, set to drop July 9, the king of rap discusses the vulnerability that comes with being a parent. "For me, my idea of heaven is in your daughter's laughter; hell could be if your child is missing for three minutes — you're in three minutes of hell," he says.
As a Parent Coach and Radio Host, I am often questioned by “experts” and other parents in regard to my feelings on the latest “Hot Topics” of Parenting. These days, the hottest of them all are: Electronics use, Getting kids off the couch, Chores and Discipline. In my opinion, they all kind of intertwine, and how we handle one of them is how we handle all of them. And I think I handle them pretty much the way mom did.
It's hard for kids to watch their divorced parents date new people. Even harder: tagging along on their parents' romantic getaway. In this new movie, Pam (Toni Collette) takes her 14-year-old son Duncan (Liam James) to Cape Cod, where they live with Pam's new boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell). But the "vacation" is anything but relaxing, mainly because of the tension between Trent and Duncan. So here are some takeaways for divorced parents!
To watch video click here: It is not necessary to argue about parenting your kids. Couples usually argue about how their parents raised them, and they want to do the same (or the opposite) of what hteir parents did. How Not to Pass Your Family Dysfunction on to your kids:
No, it's not a typo. It's the truth. Kids don't listen because we've trained them not to. Keep reading and you'll see that we parents have created the monster (and there's still time to tame it). See if any of the following examples sound familiar.
Paula Deen's tearful and "heartbroken" apology this morning on The Today Show left everyone buzzing about the Southern belle's authenticity, and whether or not she's deserving of such a public—and pricey!—backlash. Mom to son Jax and daughter Ella Rae, The Real Housewives of New York's Heather Thomson is using Paula's bad press to address these social issues at home with her young children.
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.
Extra correspondent and expectant mom Hilaria Baldwin has that pregnancy glow! To celebrate her growing family, Alec's wife hosted a baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Navy, Naval Submarine School and Connecticut Army National Guard. While doing so, she showed off a major baby bump of her own! SEE THE PHOTOS: Hilaria Baldwin Hosts Baby Shower For Military Moms
Raising children is considered one of the hardest jobs. But, to make things a little easier, follow these 4 steps in order to raise your kids right.