Ever feel like no matter how “fair” you are with your kids, they’re never satisfied? Is it possible to make siblings feel equal? Nancy Samalin, author of “Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings” helps parents deal with those inevitable sibling inequalities.
As much as we want our kids to get along, the truth is, all siblings fight. It can be exhausting trying to keep things calm. Noël Janis-Norton, author of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting, sheds light on creating peace between siblings–by staying out it!
Merging two families is no easy thing with so many different angles to consider. Shirley Cress Dudley gives some great advice on how to ensure a healthy and well-adjusted blended family.
For many of us moms, taking care of our own needs often feels like a “back burner” issue, but if we don’t make sure to fill our personal love bank, things can go from bad to worse in a hot minute. Acclaimed psychologist, author and tv/radio personality Dr. Jenn Mann (formerly Dr. Jenn Berman) shares her thoughts on the importance of self-care for keeping mama — and the family — happy and healthy.
No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.
It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.
Does it exist? Did it ever? This holiday, we’re offering a picture of American families that rings a lot truer for most of us. Our reality check comes from Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families.
Some families love it and some families hate it: the family bed. Does it work for your unit? Elizabeth Pantley, sleep expert, helps you get to the bottom of it.
Parenting burnout happens to the best of us. Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale Parenting Center gives frank insight and guidance into the toughest job in town.
What do you do when you’re at your wit’s end as a parent? TMC President, Sam Kurtzman-Counter, offers some tips to help you reconnect with your kids and regain the positive in parenting.