Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am —
It was a snowy morning at the bus stop, and the grass was wet and icy. So I told the kids to stay out of the grass and stand on the street so their shoes wouldn't get wet. For reasons I will never understand, Miles decided to take this directive as a challenge. He looked right at me… Continue
Added by Momniscient on December 19, 2010 at 3:15pm —
I recently posted a video that, while I thought was hilarious, failed to attract the humor within my husband and some others, thus prompting me to question my 'mUm' ethics when it comes to laughing at Michael's accidental mishaps, such as running into walls, falling off his bike...you know that kind of thing.
And, I… Continue
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 3:07pm —
Have you noticed that it has become an on-demand world? In your family? With your kids? You have? Good. I blame cable TV.… Continue
Added by Judy Newman on June 15, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I just love this photo … As much as we may not want to admit it; there truly is a little bugger and devil in all our children. It does not matter how cute and adorable we think they may be at the time because we can't loose sight of the fact discipline is so very important when raising children. We all can attest a child's unacceptable behavior can get out of hand very quickly when it is ignored and not addressed immediately. They are extremely bright… Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on June 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
If you have been following The Healthy Moms blog
for a while you may already know that I
have a very challenging four year old daughter. Ciara
smart and sweet but she can also be defiant, destructive and a…
Added by Cascia on May 3, 2010 at 4:15pm —
Yin Mama, my blogging partner, works outside the home (I work at home, a paradox discussed in an earlier post,"Role Reversal, How Green Is It on the Other Side"). Lately Yin's been wondering if she's not actually working at a daycare center, rather than in a high-octane marketing office. The childr...I mean, adults, she works with are beginning to fall into some childlike… Continue
Added by Yang Mommy on February 20, 2010 at 2:06pm —
Talking back in a rude tone, the sucking of teeth under their breath, the snide remarks when asked to do something, the snappy attitude when they have to do something they don't want to do, rolling their eyes the minute you start to talk is all bad tween behavior, with the most common being back talk. Tween back talk accompanied by a rude tone and body language has to be the single most annoying, exhausting thing parents of tweens have to put up with.… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on February 2, 2010 at 1:37am —
The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for their abusive actions.
The issue is not whether bullies are afraid. Bullies bully other people to feel powerful around them and to feel power over them. Bullies start out feeling like zeroes, like nobodies. When… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on December 1, 2009 at 7:00am —
There is a study out of the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital
that says that parents of youngsters who were breast-fed as infants were less likely to report that their child had a behavior problem or psychiatric illness during the first five years of life. The study goes on to say that the likelihood of mental health issues decreased in… Continue
Added by Harriet B on October 29, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I am at my wit's end. My littlest one, Carly, is on a fast-track to preschool juvie! She has become what I have feared most--a bully! (At right is a picture of her in her panty do-rag, ready for lock-up.)
My daycare provider called me today to let me know that Carly was on a bullying rampage, taking out every baby who got in her way. After being sent… Continue
Added by Suzi Crowder on September 17, 2008 at 4:19am —
August 14th, 2008
On a typical afternoon I often find myself pushing my son in his stroller as we buy our groceries, go to the bank, pick up our dry-cleaning and shop at the local stores on our busy street. Sitting in his front row seat, meandering through the crowd, my three year old happily says “hello”, “hi” and occasionally “nice dog” to the many people passing by. Sadly, I have to report that few will reply, or say hello back or acknowledge his attempt at being… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 15, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Such a controversy! I've been involved in this discussion with my cousin and trusted friends more times then I care to admit.
My partner and I personally go back and forth on this subject. We have not only on tried out each side of the fence, but we have actually sat on the fence just trying to figure it all out.
My personal biggest issue with spanking is this, I would never hit anyone. Why would I hit a child any child! It isn't logical to me.
I was spanked and… Continue
Added by back2backboys on March 4, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Well for me it took until 1:00 p.m. the following day. They boys went to school and I parked and talked on the phone with my cousin who had been calling for the past two days to check on me.
I had heard about a book "Raising Your Spirited Child". We've always know that both of our boys are spirited, but what did the really mean? Anyone that knows me, has heard me say more then once "I am obsessed with the need to understand what is triggering their poor behavior to begin with". I'm… Continue
Added by back2backboys on February 20, 2008 at 3:00pm —