Topic: parenting styles

Free-Rage Parenting Is The Hot New Parenting Style You Need To Try

Free-Rage Parenting Is The Hot New Parenting Style You Need To Try

I like to consider myself a calm parent. I do my best not to yell at my kids and instead speak to them in a quiet, rational voice when they do something that displeases me. I have been practicing this gentle parenting method for many, many years and I have come to this scientific conclusion:

This shit don’t work.

This has led me to develop my brand new hot parenting style you have to try, Free-Rage Parenting™. More »

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

Fast forward to now and I can confidently say that my mother must actually be some kind of cyborg robot. Either that, or I totally suck at this. I stayed at home for my first three years as a mother and that was interesting as I had no blueprint for how things should go having never witnessed this kind of arrangement. I kept up with the house fairly well and I tried very hard to be a loving and present mother. I was not too happy staying at home but I had my groove and keeping our household humming wasn’t that hard for me. More »

My Fiancé And I Have Totally Different Parenting Styles And We Probably Should Have Discussed This

My Fiancé And I Have Totally Different Parenting Styles And We Probably Should Have Discussed This

I’ve come to realize – a little too late – what a couple SHOULD talk about before having a baby is not how you don’t like the name Kelly, because that was the name of the girl who bullied you throughout school, but about PARENTING STYLES.

Oops! It turns out that my fiancé and I have somewhat different parenting styles, which I really only realized in the last few weeks. Our son is 21 months old. More »