How much are our kids’ personalities shaped by the order in which they were born? Will every middle child have a Jan Brady complex or is there something we can do about it? Renowned family therapist and author, Meri Wallace, helps us combat the birth order blues.
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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.
Too tired, too distracted, too…everything. But, Ian Kerner, sex expert says, parents need to get down in order to keep the marriage tip-top.
Hear how Ayn Rand was “dead wrong” about sympathy, and why behaving compassionately will improve the quality of your child’s life.
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.
A parental getaway? Sometimes it’s a must! Especially around the hectic holidays. How can parents ease their own guilt and make the time apart as painless as possible for the whole family? Susan Stiffelman, family therapist and author, answers this important question from one of our readers.
As Halloween opens the door to this season of sweets, how can we help curb our kids’ obsession with sugar? Or does limiting it just make it worse? Esteemed author and Nutrition Consultant, LeeAnn Smith Weintraub RD, weighs in.
Are you using medication to help ease your depression or anxiety? Did this choice happen after you had children? You’re not alone. Laura Markham, Ph.D., gives us some empathy and insight into moms using meds.
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.
He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.