When her daughter finds out her mother is masquerading as the tooth fairy, the fictional characters of her childhood begin to unravel one by one, and the secret of Santa is out of the bag.
Parents often see talking back from kids as rude, but are they responding to their potential lack of respect for their kids?
It seems that children are under adult supervision much more today than in the past, and the result could be kids who need parents a little too much. How can parents help build their children's resiliency?
Raising caring, thoughtful children all starts with respect, inside and outside the home. No matter what other rules apply in your household, starting with the bottom line of respect can help parents build thoughtful guidelines for their kids and themselves.
The telling of the fairy tale about the rooster under the table reminds us that often the best solutions in parenting result from getting down on our kids' level and join them to learn how they see things.
A new New Year's resolution: Create some un-resolutions to cut down on the parenting to-do list.
Christmas travel: Holidays can be fraught with anxiety when a look or a comment from a grandparent can trigger self-doubt in your parenting abilities. Here are a few tips for ways to stand your ground and avoid conflicts during the holidays.
Learning from Newtown: Whether or not we believe in the right to bear arms, we must believe that our children should never again become targets. Can we learn from Mandela's principles of peace?
Tempter tantrums and disruptive outbursts stem from a flood of complex emotions that would stymie many adults. Kids need support and empathy from adults to navigate emotional roller coasters and develop coping skills.
Trying new things is what childhood — even adolescence and adulthood — is about. If your child tries many new activities, not all of them will click. Are they a quitter? Or simply not interested?
The Boston Marathon might have your child shook up. Here are some ideas to engage your kids after the Boston Marathon and restore their trust and self-confidence.
Celebrating Thanksgiving with relatives? Here are 8 tips for how to tame your parenting performance anxiety over well-meaning – but unsolicited – parenting advice.
Nurturing your child constantly can stifle their growing independence. Remember that development is both internal and external.
Some parents see spanking as a traditional punishment and think that parents who don't do it are pushovers. They are missing the balance of nurturing, yet structured parenting.
BFF, or best friends forever, qualities – sharing secrets, overprotection, blurry boundaries – can create problems in the parent-child relationship, but that doesn't mean parents can't be friends with their kids.
The first step parents should take to correct a child's aggressive reactions during playtime is to connect with their feelings, not punish them. Then you can address their specific inappropriate behavior.