How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

It’s a positive and long-overdue step — and many parents may now be asking themselves: what’s the best way to raise respectful young men? “It’s important that we teach boys and young men that silence does not mean agreement,” Petrovic says.

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

Parents are OK with girls playing with trucks. Not so much with boys wearing makeup

Parents are OK with girls playing with trucks. Not so much with boys wearing makeup

Not so much with boys wearing makeup Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 5:10 p.m. ET Feb. 5, 2019 Parents talk about everything - except gender identity, a survey by SeniorLiving.com found.

Is it Like Pulling Teeth to Get Your Toddler to Brush?

The following are some tips you can use so your toddler won’t feel so inclined to give you the brush off when it comes time to implement good dental hygiene. Follow through with teeth brushing after every meal at home, and make it a point to talk about what you’re doing and why.

Hilary Duff praises every 'super goddess' mom 'who makes it freakin happen'

Hilary Duff praises every 'super goddess' mom 'who makes it freakin happen'

The former "Lizzie McGuire" star, 31, took to Instagram after dropping off her son Luca, 6, at school Tuesday morning to let every mom who follows her know that she's a "super goddess." "OK a few thoughts ... real talk this is the first day I had two kids on my own on a school morning.

Video Games Are Social Spaces

Video Games Are Social Spaces

Although the players are physically isolated, they’re spending time with friends in the same way that people do when they talk to one another on the phone. Conclusion Children and teens are spending more and more time playing video games online with their friends.

How to tell kids the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How to tell kids the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Judging someone by their wrapping paper tells you nothing at all.” (“My kids will be re-enacting the Alabama Bus Boycott for their parents,” she added.) At Brandeis Marin School in San Rafael, Calif., Kindergarten teacher Marni Shapiro's kids will be re-enacting the Alabama Bus Boycott for their parents as part of learning the story of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

People are torn over this video of a toddler using a kitchen knife

People are torn over this video of a toddler using a kitchen knife

A video of a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy slicing cucumbers with a sharp knife, shared by popular parenting blogger Janet Lansbury, has parents divided on whether it’s admirable or alarming.

News anchor responds to viewers' pregnancy weight comments: 'Chill'

News anchor responds to viewers' pregnancy weight comments: 'Chill'

Houston news anchor Erica Simon found out the hard way that while she is growing a human being from scratch, some viewers would want to weigh in on her appearance. "But chill." Simon, the weekend anchor at ABC13 announced her pregnancy in October when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

Jon Gosselin: Collin Does Not Have ‘Special Needs’

Jon Gosselin: Collin Does Not Have ‘Special Needs’

I n 2016, Kate Gosselin revealed that her son Collin , then 12, was living at a facility for children with special needs.

First Christmas without my son : Parenting

First Christmas without my son : Parenting

My stepdad's having a rough time, so, my daughter and I are going to spend the Christmas with them to cheer them up. To all the grieving parents out there and to all that's going through a rough time this season, it's okay to cry.

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith remembers Willow was destroyed by Santa truth on 'Red Table'

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith remembers Willow was destroyed by Santa truth on 'Red Table'

In an exclusive look at Monday's episode of the Facebook Watch series, which Pinkett Smith's mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris also hosts, the "Girls Trip" actress shares just how upset her daughter was when she discovered the truth about the man in the red suit.

'It's time to calm down and let your kids go on sleepovers'

'It's time to calm down and let your kids go on sleepovers'

Bravehearts has some excellent tips about how you can teach your kids about the dangers of sexual assault - how to protect their own personal safety and how to disclose it to you or another trusted adult if something happens that hurts them or makes them uncomfortable.

Sandra Bullock reveals she's trying something new for Christmas this year

Sandra Bullock reveals she's trying something new for Christmas this year

But while that's been the way in Sandra Bullock's house for many years, as she told TODAY Tuesday, they're making a little change for 2018. Sandra Bullock talks 'Bird Box' and family time with her kids

'I've formed a secret alliance with my husband's ex-wife'

'I've formed a secret alliance with my husband's ex-wife'

Charlie didn’t say anything negative to James, but he did say that he was awfully young to be deciding such a thing, and asked him to remain open to the possibility of changing his mind.

'I honestly thought it might be a heart attack'

'I honestly thought it might be a heart attack'

I want you to know that the more I have opened up, the more I have realised that a huge amount of people walk around with something that is impacting their mental health, too.

Awkward but Important Conversations with Adolescents

Even though it may feel awkward for adults to initiate meaningful conversations with young people, evidence suggests that these efforts can go a long way in helping to guide them toward effectively pursuing their goals.

Caring For The Aging Parent Who Molested You

But in the relationship that was compromised, the one in which the child was sexually abused by the parent, a different kind of pain complicates the process when caregiving duties are required.

Family of 5 takes in 4 children after parents' suicides

Family of 5 takes in 4 children after parents' suicides

That’s because the family expanded from five to nine children after the Webers opened their home to their three nieces and one nephew following the deaths of their parents. When they are ready to open and talk about it and we try to be there,” Weber said.

What To Do When She Says #MeToo

What To Do When She Says #MeToo

Fear of being blamed is one of the most cited reasons people don’t report sexual harassment or assault and this fear may be why your daughter didn’t come to you immediately after the event.

Behind the Closed Door

Behind the Closed Door

Closing one’s office door inherently sets off unease as it may signal bad news or it might mean that a healthy dose of gossip is about to be served.

When Should a Conversation End?

When Should a Conversation End?

Their experimental paradigm: lock two people in a room and see how long they converse before asking to be let out. My guess would be that this is because people were basing their estimates of how long the conversation should go more on their prior expectations than any of their partner's conversational cues.

Making Divorced and Separated Co-Parenting Work

Making Divorced and Separated Co-Parenting Work

When you tell your child to tell the other parent something so you don’t have to speak to your ex-partner, you’re putting your children in the middle of the conflict. Children cannot be placed in the middle, so you’ll need to call, email, or text your ex-partner yourself.

'My partner gaslighted me into believing I had post-natal depression'

'My partner gaslighted me into believing I had post-natal depression'

When I became a mother I struggled a bit in the beginning as many first time mums do, but I thought I was doing a pretty good job as our daughter was thriving and was a happy little baby.

'I noticed something about another mother's child and I wish I had said something'

'I noticed something about another mother's child and I wish I had said something'

I know this question, parents ask it all the time As time goes by, and my son has more therapy, I don’t get asked as much in that way. “Yeah, you just don’t know with this sort of thing … I wouldn’t worry.

Trauma Touches Every Child

Trauma Touches Every Child

I understand honey, it’s scary.” After fully empathizing with the child's feelings, reassure him or her. Fully empathize with the child ’s guilt, assert the accident was not their fault, and reassure them that they are a good person.

Trauma Touches Every Child; Know How To Help Your Child

Trauma Touches Every Child; Know How To Help Your Child

I understand honey, it’s scary.” After fully empathizing with the child's feelings, reassure him or her. Fully empathize with the child’s  guilt, assert the accident was not their fault, and reassure them that they are a good person.

Revolutionary to Retro: Reading, then Meeting, Erica Jong

Revolutionary to Retro: Reading, then Meeting, Erica Jong

The reason I expected to be offended was that Fear of Flying is a classic of 1960s-70s second-wave feminism, whose goal was to eliminate the tension between marriage and a career by making it not only easier, but effectively mandatory, for women to do both.

Here are some of the signs that you may have a child genius

Here are some of the signs that you may have a child genius

Larnie knew there was something different about her baby when, at less than six months old, she could complete a complex puzzle matching like pairs. Larnie said this one day, Amy was being particularly cranky, and a friend suggested she sit down and talk to her baby daughter.

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