• mom apologizing to child
    Parenting Style
    3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Apologizing To Your Child
    Have ever completely lost it with your kids? You’re not alone. As parents we’re overstressed and sleep-deprived, strung out from juggling the demands of job and home, and teetering on the edge of sanity as we deal with our children’s worst...
    Donna Moriarty
  • raising resilient kids
    Parenting Books
    Raising Resilient Children Through Good-Enough Parenting
    As an infant, toddler, child, adolescent, and deep into our adulthood, we progressively leap to higher levels of adaptation to the world around us and our place within it. The family we have and build around us affects nutrition, physical activit...
    Dr. John Arden
  • How to stop bullying
    Dealing With Bullies
    How to Stop Bullying: Real Solutions for Kids and Parents
    Bullying can happen to a child no matter where they go to school, and although you can try to help them know what to do in the moment, it's sometimes necessary as a parent or adult to step in and help. You need some real ways to stop it in its tr...
  • intensive parenting
    Parenting Style
    New Study Says Intensive Parenting Is Best
    Don’t be scared by the word intense, a new study says that hands-on, intensive parenting might be the best way to raise children. But what exactly does that mean, and why is this the ‘best way’ to bring up your children? Findings in a new ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • konmari method for parenting
    Parenting Style
    How to Apply Marie Kondo's Minimalism to Parenting
    Everyone seems to be talking about Marie Kondo and her minimalist principles that apply to tidying up. Whether her advice has helped you organize your home or not, the KonMari Method is actually very helpful for much more than just decluttering y...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • mom in busy morning routine
    Parenting Style
    Parenting Is A Lot Like Groundhog Day
    Parenting can seem a lot like Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, repeating the same routines and tasks day in and day out. Yes, we know it’s the most important job that could ever be done. Yes, we are aware that we are leaving our mark on the next ge...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Pink and kids on Instagram
    Celebrity Role Models
    Pink's Reason Why She Won't Share Photos of Her Kids on Social Media Anymore
    Following excessive comments from Instagram users on a photo of her kids while on vacation, Pink has decided that moving forward she’ll no longer share photos of her son and daughter to social media.  More: How to Take a Pregnancy Selfie The...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Kids
    Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here
    Seems like every time we turn around there is a new label for something! It can be hard to keep up and it can seem irritating, but there are reasons for calling it out. This new parenting term I’m shedding light to is called the “lawnmower pa...
    Brittany McCabe
  • david beckham kissing daughter on lips
    Parenting Style
    Is It Okay to Kiss Your Kids On The Lips?
    David Beckham posted a selfie with him and his daughter kissing on the lips the other day and everyone went wild. This topic always seems to elicit polarizing responses from people; it doesn’t seem to go under the radar. Why is that? Some p...
    Brittany McCabe
  • Diverse people holding emoji masks over face
    Family Life
    What Do Your Top 3 Emojis Say About You?
    What goes around comes around and that’s true for ancient hieroglyphics because let’s face it, emojis are the modern-day hieroglyph, right? They’re perfect to get a message across quickly plus they save you from those epic microphone speech...
    Laura Richards
  • Woman sitting on couch looking annoyed on computer
    Facebook
    Do You Know One of These Annoying Facebook Moms?
    Social media can be a wonderful thing, especially when you have kids. Not only does it allow you share pictures and milestones of your kids with your friends, it also can be a great source of support when the going gets tough and you need a place...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • mother and baby hugging
    Babies and Toddlers
    Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility
    Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Lea...
    Suzie Marschhausen
  • Family Life
    An Open Letter to Grandparents: That Was Then, This is Now
    Dear Grandparents, First and foremost, we love you. That is a given, and our kids are blessed to have you in their lives. We are doing our best as parents and appreciate everything that you do, yet there are some sticking points that are hard to...
    Laura Richards
  • Not Raising Kids Gender-Neutral
    Family Life
    Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why.
    Editor's Note: This is the second installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our first piece, This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child. Pull up your favorite blog or look through your feed and there...
    Julia Ries
  • Parenting Style
    Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent?
    Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent? Think back to when you were a child--did your parents allow you to roam free and play as you pleased? Or did they keep you within eyesight and make sure you were supervised by an adult at all tim...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Gender Neutral Parenting
    Kids
    This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child
    Editor's Note: This is the first installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our second piece, Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why. Recently, a stranger referred to Anastasia Fujii's AMAB (a...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Are you over-parenting your child
    Parenting Style
    8 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
    Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? Research published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies has found that over-parented children show less autonomy, competence, and ability to relate to others as teens, which can result...
  • mothers and babies hanging out
    Family Life
    Our Top Tips and Tricks to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles
    There are many parenting styles, and what works well for one child may not work for another kiddo. Learning to respect and appreciate differing parenting styles will help avoid conflicts with other parents. You may not get along with the parents ...
    Courtney Key