parenting

What Goes Around Comes Around

I was never the “good job” kind of mom. My two sons didn’t get standing ovations for doing ordinary party tricks like learning to use the potty, eating broccoli or making their beds. Nope, I never subscribed to the theory that “good job” parenting would minimize their risk of becoming future psychopaths.

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Advice To Step Parents From My Inner Teen

My sister and I were teenagers when our dad fell in love with another woman, left our mother, and got re-married.I had not thought about this “other woman” for decades. When her marriage to my dad vaporized so did my relationship with her. She re-entered my consciousness recently as more of my friends are falling […]

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Beware: Kids Take All The Fun Out of Halloween

My husband and I used to love Halloween. Then we had children. Our first Halloween as parents wasn’t so bad. My son, a mere 6 months old at the time, was dressed up as a giraffe and was shown off to our parents and a few of our neighbors down the street.

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For adults who haven’t “celebrated” Halloween in years, it’s easy to forget what a magical event it is for kids: You get to ditch your boring clothes and dress up as your favorite superhero, monster or Disney character and run around the neighborhood trick or treating and stuffing your face with free chocolate and candy.

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There’s no shortage of educational songs and videos for kids, but finding ones that aren’t an assault on your adult ears (and nerves) can be difficult.

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8 Parenting Scenarios (And How to React)

Raising a child is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. We’ve got expert advice that will help you navigate your way through the ocean of awkward, sensitive or frustrating scenarios that many parents face — and aren’t always sure how to handle.

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