Topic: child development

Add “Am I Pretty?” Videos To The List Of Reasons Parents Are Terrified Of The Internet

Add "Am I Pretty?" Videos To The List Of Reasons Parents Are Terrified Of The Internet

It is nothing new for kids to be this way toward one another but now they have so many immediate avenues for spewing their hatred and bullying- it is no wonder that kids commit suicide and participate in so many harmful behaviors these days. It is so easy for kids to hurt themselves and others through social media and to have their self-esteem destroyed. More »

Shocking Video Shows Mom And Humanitarian Angelina Jolie Exploited By Scumbag From Her Past

Shocking Video Shows Mom And Humanitarian Angelina Jolie Exploited By Scumbag From Her Past

Even if the video shows a “strung-out” Jolie it’s hard for me to be scandalized by this. I have done many stupid things in my own life and I think a lot of us look back on our pasts and cringe, and when you look at all of the incredible humanitarian work Jolie does now it just seems so icky to be dredging up something from her past and scattering it all over the media. More »

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

I don’t know about all of you Mommyish readers, but since I became a mother, I have spent an inordinate amount of time day-dreaming about my children’s futures. I worry, I wonder, I giggle and sometimes, I shudder. Being a youngish mom, I remember my youth very clearly- both the good and the bad. I remember times where I desperately wanted to fit in with a certain group of people and I know I did things to make that happen that would have made my mom cry. More »

I Think It Sucks To Red-Shirt Your Child For The Wrong Reasons

I Think It Sucks To Red-Shirt Your Child For The Wrong Reasons

Red-shirting has always been around but has gained a lot of traction in recent years in the parenting world. For the grade school uninitiated, this is the practice of holding back a child from beginning school even though their birthday falls within the confines of a state’s school cut-off date. It is done for a variety of reasons- developmental, academic, age and future athletic prospects are all reasons cited for holding a child back from starting school. More »

Dr. Sears’ Philosophy On Sharing Will Offend Any Non-Attachment Parent

Dr. Sears' Philosophy On Sharing Will Offend Any Non-Attachment Parent

I’ve poked fun at Dr. Sears in the past for being Dr. Judgy McJudgerson, but in reality, I have no problem with the guy. I actually appreciate many of his resources for sick kids. His information is informative and calming for a stressed-out parent. Mostly, I try to give him the benefit of the doubt, until I catch some ridiculous subtext woven into one of his articles. More »

School Officials Concerned About Self-Mutilating ‘Eraser Challenge’ Have Clearly Never Met Idiot Kids Before

School Officials Concerned About Self-Mutilating 'Eraser Challenge' Have Clearly Never Met Idiot Kids Before

I get that parents need to be informed, but sometimes I am so eye-rolly about the supposed dangerous trends that kids are coming up with these days. NEWSFLASH, parents: Unless you have 100% blocked out your own childhood, we have all done these stupid things before. Kids been doing stupid things since the dawn of time, which is why this latest “eraser challenge” outbreak should come as no surprise. More »

Don’t Waste Time Breaking Up Fights Between Your Toddler And Your Baby

Don't Waste Time Breaking Up Fights Between Your Toddler And Your Baby

I thought that we dodged a major parenting bullet by having our kids close together. There are myriad articles online about how to help a toddler adjust to a new baby that you bring home. But since my kids were only 16 months apart, and since we also had my second son at home so we technically never brought him “home,” I thought we were ahead of the game. More »

Hovering Helicopter Parents Are Addicted To Meddling, Evidenced By Ridiculous Reddit Thread

Hovering Helicopter Parents Are Addicted To Meddling, Evidenced By Ridiculous Reddit Thread

This just in—helicopter parents are as bad as ever, if not worse. I’m fortunate that I haven’t come into contact with that many parents just yet because my young children are still in daycare. In just a few short years, I’ll be one of the playground moms picking them up from school and volunteering for extracurricular activities. More »