Whatever feelings you might have about the holiday weeks ahead, Kyran Pittman, blogger of “Planting Dandelions,” gives us some straight talk about how to travel right with the kids.
A teacher in Mexico bucks conventional teaching methods and his students thrive, why love is action, and are we guiding our kids to be too careful? These topics are addressed in the posts we’ve gathered from around the web to support and inspire our parenting.
Bare midriffs? Short dresses? When do parents say enough is enough to the sexualization of kids’ Halloween costumes?! Melissa Atkins Wardy, author of “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween,” shares her insight.
Brett McKay, founder and editor of the popular blog The Art of Manliness, turns to the ancients for his definition of what it is to be a man and father in the modern world.
Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate and share the joys of motherhood with our beautiful (and not to mention hilarious) new eCards. Share with your friends and enter for your chance to win prizes!
Did misbehavior drive you nuts over the Holidays? Many of our children clearly revealed their need for a little manners tune-up! Check-out what kinds of manners our 3-6 year-olds are capable of learning from Sheryl Eberly, author of “365 Manners Kids Should Know”.
Religion, God and spirituality can pique the curiosity of our young ones – especially during the holiday season. For parents who are sometimes uneasy answering the questions lobbed, we have Dharmachari Nagaraja, psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, to help us guide these meaningful discussions.
Halloween lurks, and the excitement is tangible. Why do kids love getting dressed-up? Does this kind of make-believe serve our children on deeper levels beyond just the fun factor? Dorothy Singer, research scientist and author shrieks a blood-curdling, “Yes!”
Funny dad and best-selling author, Neal Pollack, shares a tale of innocent parental blogging gone terribly awry; how can we protect our kids from the legacy we are creating for them in all our online exploits as parents? Pollack aims to rewrite the record for his own son this Father’s Day. We’re happy to oblige!
What to do about a Jewish kid counting down the minutes until the Easter Bunny’s arrival — or a Catholic kid who wants to have a Passover Seder? Family therapist Suzanne Cooper tells us how to respond when children want to celebrate holiday customs outside their own family’s faith traditions.