Topic: parenting advice

I Refuse To Read A Parenting Book By Anyone Who Names His Kid This

I Refuse To Read A Parenting Book By Anyone Who Names His Kid This

There is no lack of parenting advice out there. Ask a question and you will find that hordes of authors have lined up to answer it. Sociologist by training Dalton Conley agrees, but still thought he would give the parenting advice genre a stab with his new book, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask. It should be called, If You’re Wealthy Enough To Afford Therapy For Your Kids You Can Do Whatever You Want. More »

Our Kids Are Great In Spite Of Us, Not Because Of Us

Our Kids Are Great In Spite Of Us, Not Because Of Us

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 »

A New Yorker’s Response To ‘A Mother’s Note To Her Daughter’

A New Yorker's Response To 'A Mother's Note To Her Daughter'

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 »

One Parenting Phrase Turns My Stomach Every Time I Hear It

One Parenting Phrase Turns My Stomach Every Time I Hear It

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 »

10 Reasons I’m A Better Mom Than You

10 Reasons I'm A Better Mom Than You

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 »