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Another Day Another Adventure: Life List Questions

Having two middle school aged boys rapidly growing before my eyes, I've learned to cherish every moment, appreciate and love every memory and look forward to what else life has in store for us. I found a questionnaire designed to make people think about their "bucket list". I've always disliked that phrase because it's in reference to "kicking the bucket". I don't want to think of my life that way. I want to think about it terms of a "to do" list. So, here are my answers.... (I've also…


Added by Maria E on September 15, 2016 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Lesbian and Gay Parenting and Adoption

There are many issues for gay and lesbian couples and singles who are already raising children or who desire to adopt. Here are a few things to know about LGBT couples and singles, and second parents who want children through a legal adoption process.


Adopting Kids


There are different ways in which LGBT people bring kids…


Added by leona zoey on August 26, 2016 at 7:25am — No Comments

A New School Year of Firsts and Lasts

Today is the beginning of a bittersweet year for this Mom. My youngest--the baby--is now in middle school. That alone is hard for me to grasp since I can still clearly see his bright shining little face declaring his need to go see "It's a Small World" at Disneyland. And my first-born, also a baby in my eyes, is officially in the 8th Grade--the last year of middle school--ready to embark on a few adventures during the year, spreading his wings & heading towards independence. I would…


Added by Maria E on August 24, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

7 steps to handle toddler tantrums (like a pro)


One word that summarizes pretty well the third year of a child’s existence, and the pain that parents have to go through.

No matter how ready, patient, quiet, supportive, attentive, cheerful a mom could be, when the tantrums hit, she will lose her mind.

But the good news is that there is…


Added by Ghada Karam on August 4, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

I Love Jesus But I Cuss a Little

i love jesus but

I’m about to get all controversial on y’all. I saw this quote on Instagram not too long ago and I chuckled and thought, “yep, that is so me”. I mean I try not to say swear words but it does happen. I’m not perfect nor do I want to be. That would boring. Right?

The first time I saw ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ I was hooked on the phrase “Dammit Janet”. ( I still say it) Then I really branched out. The F word was my fav. (I know I am so going to you…


Added by Missy Farrow on July 27, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Imagining Perfect Parenting

In my opinion, parenthood is the most rewarding yet the most challenging journey any person can take. The act of balancing the responsibilities of time and money is so tricky. And more often than not, parents don't feel like they've hit the mark. And ultimately, no one person's parenting is better than another. It's about the effort to give your kids better than what you experienced in life--the act of selfless love & making choices FOR them instead of ABOUT you. With that being said, I…


Added by Maria E on July 8, 2016 at 2:58pm — No Comments

8 Useful Tips How to Become Friends with Your Child

If your family has a teenager, the tips that I want to give you a uniquely useful as to find a compromise with teenager is always not easy. What is puberty? This is the time when the body grows, the hormones are dancing, going wild emotions, anger often spills out uncontrollably. The task of parents in this period is to be patient and always willing to help. And here are some simple tips:

1. Give their freedom…


Added by Stacy Green on June 21, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

Don't Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself (Part II)

As our children grow up, we tend to advise them every now and then. There is nothing wrong in guiding them but most of us actually try to instil fear in them through our…

Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on May 10, 2016 at 2:03am — No Comments

Don't Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself (Part I)


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Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on May 9, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Don't Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself

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Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on May 8, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

A Pushy Parent At Home, An Authoritarian Leader At Work

When you go for a football match session where your child is playing, do you feel a surge of emotions based on his performance? Do you witness some parents who clap over zealousy, shout advices, even abuse the referee or other players?

These parents who play in their minds alongside their children…


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on May 2, 2016 at 1:56am — No Comments


I have presented to you a Rainbow of parents, starting from YES PARENTS and BULLETPROOF PARENTS on the one end of the spectrum to POLARISED PARENTS and ISLAND PARENTS on the other end.…

Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 29, 2016 at 3:52am — No Comments


Do you disagree with your spouse about various decisions relating to your children? 

You want your kids to grow up in a certain way, while your spouse has quite an opposite view

This is a proliferating breed of parents whom you will identify with immediately.



Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 28, 2016 at 2:12am — No Comments


Are you the parent for whom the childish tail ends up wagging the parental dog?

YES parents fail to figure out how and when to say no to their children. They not only allow their kids to indulge…


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 26, 2016 at 3:24am — No Comments

Age Is Just A Number! And Other Life Lessons From ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

This article was first published on Womens Web on 20th April, 2016

Age Is Just A Number! And Other Life Lessons From ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

The-Best-Exotic-Marigold-Hotel-e1461138966506 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel teaches us that age is just a number – we can seek and find happiness, or try out new things at any…


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 26, 2016 at 1:54am — No Comments

Am I still a Bulletproof Parent?

Last weekend, my daughter was invited for a birthday party and I dread these invitations. First, I don’t know the child’s parents. Second, I keep waiting for a call from the …


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 25, 2016 at 12:55am — No Comments


I recently met a mother who had bought a $360 Burberry coat for her 10 year old. I asked her if she didn’t find it expensive as she would outgrow it soon. She simply said that she valued her child more than money .

Ask yourself if you consider Exclusive and Expensive as the best.…


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 22, 2016 at 1:53am — No Comments

Are you a ‘SUPER PARENT’?

Have you ever tried to find out your parenting style. Diana Baumrind had given us three parenting styles in the 1970’s but I find them too compartmentalized for the present.I have tried to divide parenting styles into seven…


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 21, 2016 at 1:09am — No Comments

3 Life Long Gifts From Parents To Children

This post was first published on on 1st April, 2016 - …


Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 19, 2016 at 12:39am — No Comments

9 Ways To Help Your Child Get Better Grages

Parents want their children to excel in all aspects of life especially studies. The standard of education has climbed to a very high level in the past few years. Things that were taught in fourth grade are now part of second grade's syllabus. Some children find it hard to cope with the…


Added by Mamoona on April 12, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments

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