Toddlers are jerks. I don’t care what anyone says – they just are. Having observed countless numbers of these little beings at the park, Gymboree, the supermarket and on airplanes – I feel confident declaring that they are officially the worst. This includes the one that lives under my roof. More
I know Reddit is made up of about a billion different people with different interests, but whenever I talk about it I can’t help but think of it as one collective brain. Does anyone else do this? Today a mother took to the parenting forum for help with her with her TV addicted child. Reddit slapped her with common sense. More
If you would have asked me before I became a parent if I planned on letting my kid watch YouTube videos on my $400 phone, I would have said oh, hell no.Â Flash-forward three years, and I don’t bat an eye at the idea. More
Houston parents Marc Gilbert and Lauren had one of those WTF parenting moments a few days ago and no — baby vomit in the mouth was not involved. Marc heard “the voice of a strange man cursing” in the bedroom of their 2-year-old daughter Allyson, along with “lewd” comments. Turns out it was some hacker with nothing better to do than troll a toddler. More
We all know why toddler bedtime continues to be nothing short of a daily pole vaulting struggle, but what about nap times? Wrestling your 2-year-old into afternoon submission isn’t exactly a cake walk either, especially with so many stimulating daily activities about even the most mundane places.
Even if you’re able to assuage those toddler tantrums from time to time, nothing triggers a massive meltdown like bedtime. WhileÂ sleep training advocates and those blessed with simply good sleepers are off enjoying whatever it is parents of sound sleepers do (I envision marathons of “House Of Cards” or reading blissfully by scented candles), the rest of us are having the monumental battle that is bedtime. Every. Single. Night. More
What if I told you making a 12 hour round trip drive with a toddler doesn’t have to be a mind-numbing descent into parenting hell? Okay, I would be lying a little bit, but I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of my road trip to Oklahoma City last month to visit my husband during a work training program. More
When I think of a kid on a leash, I amÂ immediatelyÂ taken to Disney World or some other amusement park. It is scorching hot and people are everywhere — and so are children being lead on a leash by their parents. I do understand the reasoning: the child probably has a penchant for making a run for it or perhaps has special needs. Still, I always feel bad for the child even if the leash they’re wearing has been made to look less restricting in the form of a teddy bear backpack. This is a long debated issue and with a new form of “reins” becoming popular in Britain, the question remains –Â is leashing your child the “right thing” to do? More
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My daughter left the womb sleep trained. She never pushed her limits. She dozed off whenever the need struck. She napped twice a day and fell asleep at night with little soothing. Even while she was nursing and woke frequently during the night, she was up quickly, did her business, and was back in the crib asleep before my body had a chance to really wake up. Through 23 months of change, growth, and development I have rarely uttered a sleep-deprived word when it came to my daughter. Until now. More
ABC announces that they have ordered eight episodes of parents betting on an “individual challenge” for their baby. But don’t judge these parents too harshly, as they’re all competing to win college money. So I guess that makes exploiting your toddler’s milestones on TV just dandy. More
There is nothing in the world I hate more than pedophiles and child exploitation and children being sexually abused. NOTHING. Well, except rape. Rape is up there too. But all of this public outrage over Chicago’s Bishop Larry Trotter is so over the top and creepy. Bishop Trotter took a bath with his four-year-old granddaughter and posted the photo to Instagram, or someone posted it, and everyone is all freaked out and saying it is terribly inappropriate and awful and accusing him of all sorts of nastiness, even though Bishop Trotter says the child’s own mother was in the room and snapped the photograph. More
Our second baby arrived 23 months after the first. Once again motherhood blew me away, but this time in a good way. Having two kids is far better than I could have imagined. The differences in the experience of being a mother for a second time started in pregnancy. I wouldnât necessarily say it was âeasierâ because creating life is never easy. It wrecks havoc on your back and your bladder. As your belly grows, so does the insomnia. More
When my friend Cassy first told me about her husbandâs struggle to bond with their infant, I thanked my lucky stars we didnât have the same problem. Sure, my daughter always preferred me when she was inconsolable, but it wasnât any kind of toddler behavior like what my friend was going through.
Cassy experienced four months of solid hell, in which her baby wouldnât be held, played with or even looked at by her husband without it resulting in a screaming fest. Her child wasnât experiencing colic. Her pediatrician didnât have a suggestion for her that they hadnât tried. And Cassyâs husband shares 50/50 in childcare — he actually works away from the home less frequently than she does. Although it let up for a month or so, it picked right back up again.
Then, out of the blue, my daughter started doing the exact same thing. More