3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

As parents, we tend to be the Master of Systems, but what if we asked our children and teens questions like, “What kind of system or chart can we put in place to help you get ready in the morning?

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

Michelle, now a mum of two, has a condition called Idiopathic Hypersomnia, an overwhelming desire to sleep .This is Michelle's story...As a child, I’d sleep during the day – anywhere I could.

Children in Grief: Crying Is Brave

Children in Grief: Crying Is Brave

Crying is holy water.” Your kids have a lot to learn from their tears.For example, this week my older son noted, “I am looking forward to playing my new game, but I can’t be excited.” Remind your child that it is okay to be sad about loss and excited or joyful about something else.

Heartbroken parents urge others to prioritize family time after son dies

Heartbroken parents urge others to prioritize family time after son dies

Three weeks ago, Jessica Brandes noticed her son, Wiley, 8, seemed to be sleeping quite late."Eight years ago, during the same month, I had twin boys and co-founded Cloudability," Storment wrote in his own viral LinkedIn post.

Hoda Kotb tells Maria Shriver about moving moment with daughter

Hoda Kotb tells Maria Shriver about moving moment with daughter

"I was putting Haley to bed, and it was kind of like the beginning of this new (transition) coming back to work," Hoda recalled.Hoda Kotb reflects on the special moments from maternity leave.

Predicting the Ideal Future for Ourselves and for Others

Predicting the Ideal Future for Ourselves and for Others

Granulo, Fuchs, and Puntoni (2019)* found that research participants tended to endorse the belief that a firm seeking to replace its employees should choose human replacements over robots.Yet it is clear that people cannot divorce their own preferences and beliefs from their predictions for the future.

Amy Schumer squeezes in some cuddles with baby Gene before going back to work

Amy Schumer squeezes in some cuddles with baby Gene before going back to work

Wednesday morning was no different when the 38-year-old comedian and actress posted an adorable pic of herself napping with her newborn baby, Gene, who is about to turn 4 months old next week.

What to Do When You Have a Crush on a Coworker

What to Do When You Have a Crush on a Coworker

Khan and co-authors note that existing literature also suggests that romance in the workplace can have a positive impact on commitment, wellbeing, and even employee performance.

Why Your Work and Career Can Continue to Debilitate You

Why Your Work and Career Can Continue to Debilitate You

The new studies add to a picture that’s been accumulating for some time: You’re likely to experience increasing dissatisfaction, stress and damage — both psychologically and physically — in today’s workplace culture and management.

How to Minimize Stress During a Move

How to Minimize Stress During a Move

Nothing is more stressful than knowing that you can only start moving into your new home at 8 a.m., but you need to be out of your apartment at 12:00 noon that same day.

Why Don't My Kids Call Me More?!

Why Don't My Kids Call Me More?!

Children may feel satisfied checking in weekly while parents want to speak every day.Once those boundaries are asserted, however, if a parent repeatedly violates them by asking about or trying to discuss off-limit topics, the child may pull away, feeling frustrated and resentful.

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

Additional strategies to support the child with test anxiety reinforce the child’s overall ability to calm down in stressful situations.Helping a child regulate negative feeling states such as frustration, anxiety, paralysis, feeling overwhelmed, and fear , affords him or her calming experiences that can be repeated and integrated independent of a parent.

Why Don’t Your Kids Change Overnight?

Why Don’t Your Kids Change Overnight?

You’ve tried and tried again to change your child’s behavior for the better, but nothing seems to work – sound familiar?The next step is to plan a goal - the changes you would like to see happen over a certain time frame.

Parenting Adolescents and the Doing of Homework

Parenting Adolescents and the Doing of Homework

In general, I think homework belabors all concerned – a nightly school assignment for the teenager to do at home, a nightly task that parents must often supervise to completion, returned assignments that teachers must now check and grade, creating more paperwork to do.

Best boss ever urges people to be kind during back-to-school 'circus'

Best boss ever urges people to be kind during back-to-school 'circus'

Earlier this month, the father of Olivia, 15, and Spencer, 12, posted an open letter on LinkedIn reminding people to be kind to one another during the transition from summer to school, which can be especially hard on working parents.

Why Do We Treat Women's Creativity Differently?

Why Do We Treat Women's Creativity Differently?

The assumption that creative ideas come from lone wolves, instead of from collaborations, masks women's potential as innovators.

There's a New Diet App for Kids, and That Scares Me

There's a New Diet App for Kids, and That Scares Me

In 2016, The AAP released guidelines warning parents and healthcare providers about the risks of focusing on weight loss and dieting with children and adolescents.Instead, the AAP recommends helping kids develop a healthy body image , avoiding weight talk, and eating family meals together.

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

At thirty-thousand feet, the two-second manoeuvre seems entirely feasible, however back on the ground, where life is inherently unpredictable, I wonder what the oxygen mask of self care looks like, especially with little ones under foot.

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

A sympathetic parent has a stronger impact on a troubled child's educational performance than whether they eat regular family meals or live in a safe and well-kept neighborhood, said lead researcher Dr. Angelica Robles.

The reasons mums stay up late when the world is asleep

The reasons mums stay up late when the world is asleep

Mums stay up late when they are tired because reality is, they don’t sleep when the baby is sleeping.Mums stay up late when they are tired because they are sorry, and so they can gaze at the beauty of their sleeping children.

Does Solitude “Count” if You’re on Your Phone?

Does Solitude “Count” if You’re on Your Phone?

Now, to be fair, there are plenty of benefits that come with owning a smartphone, especially when it comes to maintaining close ties with far-flung friends and family, but if you are choosing to head into solitude in order to recharge, you would be better off making a date with yourself… without your phone.

Hoda Kotb talks joy of maternity leave

Hoda Kotb talks joy of maternity leave

"I feel like I've lived 54 years and I've loved every minute of it, but if there's a window or a moment in my life that has mattered more than anything, it's right now,'' Hoda said on TODAY Friday.

Angelina Jolie reveals why her kids are 'happy' about her latest project

Angelina Jolie reveals why her kids are 'happy' about her latest project

The 44-year-old Oscar winner joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "The Eternals" next year, and no one's more excited than her children (with ex Brad Pitt): Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.Angelina Jolie with her children Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox in February.

'I sleep on the couch so my fiance's 11-year-old can sleep in our bed'

'I sleep on the couch so my fiance's 11-year-old can sleep in our bed'

When there's four in the bed and no room to 'roll over', it's time to make changes - but how do you approach the issue when it's not your child.

Anne Hathaway Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Adam Shulman

“When I walk into the gym — I work out in West Hollywood [where] you see, like, Thor’s trainer — it’s the people that have too many muscles to be in The Avengers. I feel good right now.’ So I don’t care what I look like.

Kristin Davis opens up about adopting her 2 black children in emotional interview

Kristin Davis opens up about adopting her 2 black children in emotional interview

The former "Sex and the City" star , who adopted her 7-year-old daughter, Gemma , in 2011 and her 1-year-old son, whose name hasn't been shared, in 2018, revealed during the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" that she makes sure her kids feel at home in the black community.

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

“There’s really a paucity of measures to help those people who are suffering with the emotional distress that comes at the end of life,” says Bossis, a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Florida dad's chilling beach photos capture shark lurking near his kids

Florida dad's chilling beach photos capture shark lurking near his kids

Watson dropped the controls of the drone, leaving it to hover in place, and yelled to his wife to get their three kids and their two friends out of the water at New Smyrna Beach.

Pregnant MSNBC host Kasie Hunt fires back at troll who called her 'so fat'

Pregnant MSNBC host Kasie Hunt fires back at troll who called her 'so fat'

Hunt, an NBC News political correspondent and host of “Kasie DC” on MSNBC, had the perfect answer to someone on Twitter who asked her why she was “getting so fat.”. Many fellow journalists also came to her defense, including MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, who called Hunt “brilliant, beautiful, hard working, strong.”.

Danielle Fishel Gives Birth to 1st Child With Husband Jensen Karp

Danielle Fishel Gives Birth to 1st Child With Husband Jensen Karp

Danielle Fishel and her husband, Jensen Karp , are the proud parents of a baby boy after the actress gave birth one month early on June 24.