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
Topic: parenting advice
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
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
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The Calm The Fuck Down, or CTFD method of parenting is really quite empowering. It reminds us to chill out and stop being such neurotic, perfectionist parents. More
I love Duck Dynasty when I actually remember to watch it and reading about family patriarch Phil Robertson‘s take on parenting has totally forced me to set my DVR. For those of you unfamiliar, Duck Dynasty is a reality series on A&E about the Robertson family who became wealthy for having a business that specializes in duck calls and other duck hunting products. I’m not a hunter, but I think ducks are cute, and this show is cute because even though all the men in the family look like members of a ZZ Top cover band they all seems like pretty nice, decent humans. More
I looked at moms with older babies and toddlers and thought to myself as I watched them raise their voices to their kids or give their high-chair spawn French fries or let them pick their noses in public that I WILL NEVER BE LIKE THESE PEOPLE.
And I’m still not. More
It’s easy to romanticize the past, to talk about a simpler time or how our parents did this and that and we turned out fine. But Friday’s piece by Therese Oneill in The Atlantic sheds some light on 19th and 20th century parenting, and how doctors in the good ole’ days were often just as misinformed as some of the whack-job “experts” lining our bookshelves in modern times. More
Two provocative and thought-provoking pieces yesterday represented each extreme in the debate over whether ADHD is a “real” problem, but both missed out on the most empowering point of view. It’s up to parents to be the strongest advocate for their child’s mental health. More