Each stage of parenting offers its own unique challenges for very different reasons. Newborns make for a complete shock to your way of life. Toddlers let you know very quickly that you're not in charge. Elementary school kids can at least communicate with you though they might not – scratch that – they probably won't listen. And then there are the teens. Teen behavior is proof that extraterrestrial life does exist. Be prepared for five or six years of mental chess.
What to Tell Your Teen About Sex
53 percent of high school students say they've had sex. This means that your teen may have sex, regardless of the values you've conveyed. It is vital to talk to your teen about safe sex.
Your Teen Daughter: What About S-E-X?
Mom, you cannot afford to ignore your role in educating your daughter about sex. Psychologist and author Dr. Nathalie Bartle (Venus in Blue Jeans: Why Mothers and Daughters Need to Talk About Sex [Dell, 1999]) found in her study that adolescent girls have more questions than they admit about the subject of sex.
You never think it can happen to your child. You hear the horror stories, see the Law & Order episodes about it, and simply shudder at the thought...your child, your baby, sexting someone—be it another teenager, an adult ‘mentor’...or a total stranger.
You're 41 long weeks into your pregnancy, and your baby has still not made his or her arrival into the world yet. By the third trimester, you're tired, bloated and so ready for this baby to come out, so what's the hold-up? Why haven't you gone into labor yet?
An abnormally long gestation period or an overdue pregnancy can be an incredibly frustrating time for expectant mothers.
Stranger Safety Teach Your Child What to Do If Lost
Here are some tips on what to teach your child to do if she is ever lost. read more
You're thinking of the big meeting you have today when your child says, "I don't feel well!" As parents, we dread hearing these words. But when we do hear them, do you know what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put your hand on his forehead. His head does feel a bit warm. But is he really feverish enough to keep home from school? As a nurse practitioner working in a school setting, I've seen many parents struggle with these issues. While having a sick child is never easy, these guidelines might help you figure out what to do when your child says, "I don't feel so good."
Racism My Teen's Telling Racist Jokes - What Should I Do?
Here, a parenting expert and a family therapist provide support and advice for addressing the topic of racist jokes and racist language with your teen... read more
What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When
The practice of law is not a science, but it's not exactly an art either. There are certain things your attorney can and should be doing. For some guidelines, refer to the following list:
Your lawyer should have an overall plan for your case. This might simply mean that she plans to meet with your spouse's lawyer within the next month and settle the case, have documents drawn up within two weeks after that meeting, have them signed within two weeks after that, and then submit them to court.
Even the most well-behaved kids sometimes get in trouble at school. Whether your kid is five or 15, what do you do when you learn that your child did something wrong in school? How do you, as a parent, handle the situation and discuss it with a defiant child? Or a quiet, shy child? Or a remorseful child?
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-to-text fails, peppered with unintended words that may make you blush. Emojis are usually safe, cute, and can pack more meaning in their little images than words often can.
In a newly-released study for the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP) pediatrician/Motility Fellow Dr. Danielle Orsagh-Yentis explains that kids six and younger are ingesting foreign-body objects (such as coins, toys, jewelry and batteries) more than ever before, during a 20-year time period.
Disaster Relief: What Your Family Can Do to Help
When your kids see people in obvious need of help, they may ask, "Is there anything I can do?"
Do You Know What Your Child Should Know?
Take our quiz to see if you know what your child will be learning in her classroom. Just click on your child's grade level:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): What Your Teen Should Know
There are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year, and one quarter of these infections occur in teenagers who have not yet finished high school.
1st Grade Milestones and Obstacles Do You Know What Your First Grader Should Know?
Will he spend this year learning about math and reading? Find out with this quiz. read more
4th Grade Milestones and Obstacles Do You Know What Your Fourth Grader Should Know?
Will he learn about plants and animals, or concentrate on astronomy this year? Find out with this quiz. read more
6th Grade Milestones and Obstacles Do You Know What Your Sixth Grader Should Know?
Will he study economics, or world history and geography this year? Find out with this quiz. read more
7th Grade Milestones and Obstacles Do You Know What Your Seventh Grader Should Know?
Will your child study sociology or U.S. history this year? Find out with this quiz. read more
8th Grade Milestones and Obstacles Do You Know What Your Eighth Grader Should Know?
Will your child read complex literature or improve his spelling skills this year? Find out with this quiz. read more
Balancing parenting and working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic is difficult enough, but throwing homeschooling into the mix can bring a whole new set of potential complications. Specifically, if your kids are refusing to take you seriously in a schooling at home capacity, it can make things all the more frustrating.
The summer before your teen heads off to college for the first time seems to fly by faster than any previous summers! Once your teen has committed to the school of their choice—and continues to deny they have “Senioritis”—it’s time for them to hunker down and tackle all the last-minute stuff. They’ll (hopefully) appreciate your help, especially because you may not always be there physically if they’re dorm-living in another city come fall.
Concerned about hearing loss? It could be selective hearing. Selective hearing is the natural process by which we filter out background noise, picking up the auditory information that is important to us. Selective hearing is a helpful phenomenon, but it can become problematic if the brain filters out what it should be paying attention to.