That’s why I’m done with “parenting styles.” Well, I’m not done making fun of them of course – because I need to get paid for doing something. But I’m done actually believing for one second that anyone really has a formula for doing it better than anyone else. Let’s give our kids some credit and realize that more often than not they are great in spite of us, not because of us. More
Topic: parenting advice
There are so many things I can’t wait to teach you. You will learn how to sidestep someone creepy on the subway platform without falling on the tracks and how to avoid talking to a cabby for your entire trip. And when anyone asks how you became so proficient with avoiding allowing people into your personal space on Amtrak, your answer will always be “my mom.” More
The thing is, no matter how hard you try to be a good parent, the odds are that your kids are probably going to turn around and have beef with you somewhere on down the line. Whether it was because you wouldn’t let them have a later curfew on the weekend or because you didn’t handle your divorce as well as you could have, your kids may want to have a serious conversation with you as adults. More
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve gone to Google to solve my parenting problems. I used it for the answers to everything before I had children; I don’t see why the arrival of a child would change this behavior. More
I never know if I’m doing anything right when it comes to parenting; there’s so much advice out there. I’ve managed to keep two children alive – one for three years and counting and the other for seven months today. Obviously, I’m a stellar parent. I’m looking at them both right now and they are breathing. Success! More
TV’s Judge Hatchett lists parenting advice that is both compassionate, smart and spot on. I still hate judge shows, but I like her style. More
Many of you readers gave me a ton of great advice. It mostly fell into two camps; really commit to it or maybe he’s not ready. I think I wanted to believe the latter, because I hate pushing my child. But after a few days of really committing to the process – I think he’s getting it. More
The only thing I am an expert in is not being an expert.
I don’t think parents are so dumb where they just have NO IDEA about how to handle how much Halloween candy their kids eat. More
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I’m one of those “I don’t know how she does it” type moms. People always look at my gorgeous, well-behaved children and ask me what my best tips are for raising such amazing human beings. Love, I always say. Lots of love. That’s my secret. I have also done many other things for my children, and they have rewarded me for my love and amazing parenting skills in return. Here are just a mere 10 examples. More
Maria Guido may prefer to get her parenting advice from parents, but the childless vs. parents debate aside, there are a number of other people you generally don’t want parenting advice from. Some of them have kids, had kids, will have kids, and will never have kids. But they are united, not in their lifestyles, but in their tendencies to give completely unsolicited advice.
I do know some things. A few. And because I care so deeply about all of you, I shall share this knowledge with you. Maybe it will help, maybe it will help one day, but at least one of these will prove useful in the future. Trust me, I’m a professional. (As in professional mom type person who learned a few things over the years raising kids and not having any of them arrested and nothing of great value broken in my home. YET.) More
Because I have four children I have been around this baby raising block a bit. I may not have all of the answers, but I do know at least ten things that are utterly one gazillion percent totally, completely, utter bullshit when it comes to raising kids. You are going to hear a lot of obnoxious nonsense when you have babies. Some of these things will be said to your by your own parents, or relatives, or by well-meaning strangers who have no idea what the hell they are talking about. More
Today’s installment of “WTF?” comes from a Dear Prudence column. A mother writes in for advice about an uncomfortable situation her 8-year-old daughter landed her in, when she offered to give away a family heirloom to a friend, and the friend’s mother took the 8-year-old’s offer as some sort of binding contract. More