Creating pockets of "me time" is necessary for your mental health, which in turn positively affects all your relationships. Here are the five steps to creating pockets of time for yourself.
A 13-year-old enters a world where parental consequences were the least of his worries: that is, the real world.
"I grew up in Croatia, where regulations are relatively loose for children's recreation. In my adopted hometown of New York, I spend 10 minutes signing forms before my daughter can play with puzzles and dolls for an hour in an indoor cafe. The country that refuses to regulate guns and rifles is controlling children's play."
By starting dental visits early, children learn that they aren't scary or unpleasant, says Dr. Daniel Beninato of Premier Dental.
Toddlers and preschoolers are naturally rigid and inflexible, so parents need to focus on the long game.
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A home security system can keep your family safe, but for households with pets and children, installing one might seem like a headache worth avoiding. There is good news. Today’s smart home security systems offer tools and gadgets that can help prevent false alarms and keep your home safe no matter how unruly or forgetful the occupants are.
In trying to protect my daughter from my sadness and how much I would miss her, I missed an opportunity to bond with her before she transitioned into the next stage of her life.
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No parent of a young child is immune to Forgotten Baby Syndrome.
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While fall is a favorite time of year for many people, it can also be stressful. Simply getting kids back into school routines can be disruptive to families — let alone the pressures of planning for and implementing major holidays. Here are some tips to lessen the stress that comes with the busy months ahead.
How a former child refugee found the man whose act of kindness shaped her "for a lifetime."
"Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY!" Graham wrote in her post.
Parents need to let go of the idea that packing social-media-worthy lunches and snacks is part of our job description. It's nearly impossible to live up to. "Quite frankly, I can't imagine my 8-year-old son sitting at the lunch table marveling at the cuteness of an owl-shaped sandwich," wrote Omaha mom Jessica Janssen Wolford. "I'm pretty sure he's more focused on how quickly he can go to recess — and maybe whether or not I packed him chips."
Potty training tips from Dog Gone Problems.
"I've discovered we have to eventually make summer unappealing so we can move onward toward an unavoidable snowy frontier. So every day, I find a way to be more boring than the day before."
Try as you might, controlling this chaos can be a losing battle. But containing it, you can do. The key to success is to have spaces for all the items that are easy for the kids to use.
Even though my daughter is just 6 years old, I can see signs that she shares my anxiety, stress and worry.
"There were times summer seemed like it was never, ever, ever going to end," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "But now, as I scramble to get the family first-day-of-school ready, I’m a little wistful to see summer go."
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Morrison spent much of her life encouraging us to consider that single motherhood wasn't just "doable" but desirable.
Little thieves, picky eaters and fatigue meltdowns.
"I knew relapse was part of recovery. But I wanted to know how many times it would take before she could stay clean and I could get a decent night's sleep again."
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Parents need to pause, step back and consider what it really takes to have kids who are happy, confident people.
"Several years ago, I was on a Southwest flight to Los Angeles and was sitting next to a very loud, intoxicated businessman. To a closeted introvert, he was my worst nightmare realized.
"In an effort to get him to stop talking to me, I pulled out my laptop and started randomly typing. He leaned in and asked what I did for a living. When I told him I was a humor writer, he lit up as if he had an idea.
"'I know Cindy Chupack. Do you know of her?' I shook my head no and pretended to type important words.
"'She’s one of the main writers and executive producers of 'Sex and the City.' I met her on my vacation. I’ll email her and introduce you.'
"I lit up, but also got embarrassed. If there’s one thing I know, highly successful people in show biz don’t love random dudes they met on their honeymoon to give their email out to annoyed women on planes.
"I called his bluff: 'Okay, do it. Email her.'"
"To my shock, he did. And to my even greater shock, Cindy wrote me back."
You quickly learn as a parent: What works for a while won't work forever.
"It's a new age of racism," a doctor says. Her patients are suffering the consequences.