Jill Martin opens up about bumpy path to becoming a stepmother

Jill Martin opens up about bumpy path to becoming a stepmother

Everyone knows parenting isn't easy, but neither is stepparenting — and that's something TODAY lifestyle contributor Jill Martin has already learned firsthand even though she's not quite a stepmom yet. Erik Brooks with daughter Bella and his fiancee, TODAY lifestyle contributor Jill Martin. Bella and TODAY lifestyle contributor Jill Martin are pals these days.

21st Century Parenting

21st Century Parenting

By teaching emotional control, parents can learn how children slip into negative mood states —which, if left uncontrolled, can impact their success, color the decisions they make and the behavior they demonstrate as well as the responses they may seek in their world.

Short Bursts of Exercise May Prime the Brain for Learning

Short Bursts of Exercise May Prime the Brain for Learning

For the next phase of this research, Westbrook and colleagues at OHSU plan to couple specific learning tasks with acute bouts of aerobic exercise in an attempt to better understand how triggering exercise-induced Mtss1L may prime the brain for learning.

Students Learn Sign Language to Welcome Deaf Child

Students Learn Sign Language to Welcome Deaf Child

Principal Kimberly Sampietro says in an interview with WebMD that 6-year-old Morey Belanger is the first deaf student at Dayton Consolidated School -- but that hasn’t stopped any of the other kids from buddying up to her.

9 things I learned about fatherhood from pop culture dads

9 things I learned about fatherhood from pop culture dads

While we don’t know much about Jack Arnold’s younger years, we do know the “The Wonder Years” dad was bogged down by life while working a thankless 9-5 job to support his family.

Study: Teens' Orientation a Struggle for Some Parents

Study: Teens' Orientation a Struggle for Some Parents

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) children take years to adjust after learning about their sexual orientation , a new study finds.

After 5 years of infertility couple learns they are pregnant

After 5 years of infertility couple learns they are pregnant

“It made me feel hopeful,” the 26-year-old from Kent, England, told TODAY Parents . “We think it’s a silly tradition to keep quiet,” Berryman, who is 7 weeks along, told TODAY Parents.

We Regret to Inform You

We Regret to Inform You

Gold Star parents learn the hard way that the death of their child in military service changes everything. Until now, no other guide has thoroughly addressed the flag-draped grief that surviving military parents bear or offered guidance to the family, friends, and service providers who assist them.

'Out of the blue, Dad threw a beer bottle at me'

'Out of the blue, Dad threw a beer bottle at me'

Learning more about the dynamics of domestic & family violence, including its relationship to gender inequality, can also help young people to understand that what happened to them wasn’t their fault.

What Generational Differences Impact Learning at Work?

What Generational Differences Impact Learning at Work?

From the evidence I reviewed (mostly peer-reviewed articles and Jean Twenge’s book iGen , but also data from the Monitoring the Future study of high school seniors that began in 1975), there are two considerations that I could discern in seeking to understand generational differences with regard to learning and development at work.

When Anxiety Attacks, Learn to R.O.A.R.

When Anxiety Attacks, Learn to R.O.A.R.

Teaching children to release the hold anxiety quickly can be a challenge, especially when the only thing they can think about is how freaked out they feel. Many times stress and anxiety occur when we ignore our present-moment needs.

Social Isolation Destroys Wasps’ Ability to Learn Faces

Social Isolation Destroys Wasps’ Ability to Learn Faces

“Individual face recognition is important before nest founding, when queens fight with other individuals, and then after they found the nest and live in these complicated social groups,” says Tibbetts.

How to Travel Without Being a Tourist

How to Travel Without Being a Tourist

The first 10 years of my global health life were spent in the Balkans, with innumerable visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Macedonia. Unexpectedly, some of the life lessons that I learned on my travels became central to my intellectual and scientific work in global mental health.

'Why I'm considering buying my children sex toys'

'Why I'm considering buying my children sex toys'

Nadia notes that the sex education curriculum in schools really lets young people down because it doesn't include female sexual pleasure. She says that girls should be empowered to learn about their bodies and their sexual responses and to be able to pleasure themselves before relying on another person to do it for them.

Why Young Girls Are Struggling and What Parents Can Do

Why Young Girls Are Struggling and What Parents Can Do

Without proper supports in place to help girls learn to cope with increased stress, they feel isolated and overwhelmed. The earlier they learn that stress if part of life but they can find strategies to cope with it and people to support them through the most difficult times, the better prepared they will be for increased stress levels as they grow.

Time to Stop Blaming Parents for our Kids' Behavior

Time to Stop Blaming Parents for our Kids' Behavior

We think that parents being passive, permissive and inconsistent leads to their children exhibiting challenging behavior because the kids learn that they can get things or get out of things by behaving this way.

Two Strength Skills Every Parent Wants

Two Strength Skills Every Parent Wants

To make all of this easy to remember, I frame this as "learning to SEA” your child, where SEA stands for: 1) Spot the character strength in action; 2) Explain what you saw; 3) Appreciate , reinforce, teach, cheerlead, or support them.

Photo captures shocked mom: She thought she was meeting her third girl, but it's a boy!

Photo captures shocked mom: She thought she was meeting her third girl, but it's a boy!

North Carolina mom Nancy Ray said she learned she was having a girl when at 18 weeks the ultrasound technician wrote on paper, "It's a girl!". Nancy Ray and baby Beaufort (Photo: Lauren Jolly/Winston Salem Birth Photographer).

How to be the worst mother-in-law ever

How to be the worst mother-in-law ever

Lest you think I’m just bragging, let me tell you this: as the mother of a boy, I am observing and learning much about the way I want to be as a mother-in-law, someday.

The biggest lesson I learnt going from SAHM to working mum

The biggest lesson I learnt going from SAHM to working mum

When I was a stay at home mum, I wanted to dress up, wear heels, look and feel like a part of something as Claire, not ' Mum'.

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood. Take a moment to run down this checklist of essential life skills your teen will need to learn before living on their own.

You Can Only Learn What You Already Know

You Can Only Learn What You Already Know

Consider, on the contrary, the adage: “It’s all Greek to me,” which today commonly means that what’s being communicated is totally foreign, or unfathomable, to the person saying it—as though it’s in a language the individual has no knowledge of.

You Can Learn from Anyone

You Can Learn from Anyone

Eight times in the last three years LeBlanc had clawed his way up to the big league only to blow his chance and be sent packing. Night Shyamalan found himself in a similar spot to LeBlanc – and likewise benefited from advice from a humble source.

How Ancestry's New DNA Algorithm Affects People's Identities

How Ancestry's New DNA Algorithm Affects People's Identities

In part, as Bottero learned, people just enjoy the process of delving through old records and trying to match names with facts as derived from other website members, census information, and any birth, death, or marriage records.

Life After a Spouse's Suicide

Life After a Spouse's Suicide

And when I came across a book, "Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss" written by a medical doctor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, I knew it was something I longed to learn from, but also hoped to share with other widows as well as practitioners.

Life After Suicide

Life After Suicide

And when I came across a book, "Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss" written by a medical doctor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, I knew it was something I not only wanted to read, and learn from, but also hoped to share with other widows as well as practitioners.

Dismissing Parents and the Rejected (Adult) Child

Dismissing Parents and the Rejected (Adult) Child

Aisha learned from a young age that the only way she could escape her mother’s wrath and rejection was to acquiesce and appease her mother by apologizing and showing her understanding of how wrong she (Aisha) was.

Princess Diana's siblings among first to learn about royal baby's birth

Princess Diana's siblings among first to learn about royal baby's birth

Getty ImagesThe palace announced that Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were "delighted with the news" after being informed about the birth along with Queen Elizabeth and members of Prince Harry's immediate family.

Eight Things to Know About Nudity and Your Family

Eight Things to Know About Nudity and Your Family

Eventually, though, they will need to manage the display of their body in expected ways, and parents can help children learn to do this without instilling a sense of shame .

Most Gamers Are Adults. Why Do We Worry When Kids Play?

Most Gamers Are Adults. Why Do We Worry When Kids Play?

For example, high‐quality parent-child interactions during television viewing, including the use of dialogic questioning and praise, augment the degree to which young children engage with and learn from educational television programs (Anderson & Pempek, 2005; Strouse, O'Doherty, & Troseth, 2013).

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