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Though they may only be three and five, it's time to start the conversation.
behavior and discipline
Parenting is a series of "hellos" and "goodbyes" to the children we have, and the people they will become.
Believing anything is possible has to start early in life.
Cut yourself some slack, we're all doing our best.
If there's one thing my daughter proves every day, it's that I'm doing a pretty good job.
My kid's 5 now, and I made him go "cold turkey" on constant carb grazing.
Girls can be tough, aggressive, and competitive. So why can't boys be sensitive, nurturing, and empathetic?
If they want to have a snack at snack time, they're responsible for remembering to pack it.
Toys? But there's all that toilet paper in the bathroom to play with!
Potty-training, yes. How to tie shoes, of course. But how to play? That wasn't on my parenting to-do list.
Sometimes the greatest lessons we can teach our kids happen in our absence — and that's not a bad thing.
"Is it true what you wrote about Santa not being real?" she said.
You know your child better than anyone. Trust that.
Oh come on, you know you're guilty.
Because while I want my children to succeed, stepping in at every turn won't do them any good.
“What’s the point of doing something if you can’t be the best?” my daughter asked me one day.
behavior and discipline
We're parents, yes. But we're humans, too.
Women have fought so hard for equality we’ve kind of lost the plot going in the other direction.
Sure, they're old enough to not need parental permission, but are they old enough to make smart decisions?
I'll give Santa Claus a pass, but otherwise, I'm done deceiving my kids ...
“The truth is that being a bit heavier than some kids made me feel A LOT heavier than everyone.”
Don't let your kid be another statistic.
When my son’s school supplies list included "deodorant" for gym, I knew things had changed.
Because if I tried a one-size-fits-all parenting method with my kids, I wouldn't get very far.
We already have enough casualties in the toy graveyard that is our playroom.
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