raising children

Parent-Shaming Is Changing The Way We Raise Children

Parent-shaming has exploded in recent years.

Parent-shaming has exploded in recent years. The advent of social media has made it easier than ever to shame strangers anonymously.

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What You're Really Doing When You Refer To Women As Girls

A girl is young, cute, flippant, naive, playful. A woman is grounded, mature, adult, capable.

One slip up is all of our own doing, and has been called out by actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik: Stop calling women ‘girls.'

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Parenting Mistakes: Giving Kids Too Many Choices

As toddlers, they want their own way 100% of the time — that’s their primary objective in life.

For years my partner told me that I gave my kids too many choices.

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11 Myths On How To Raise Respectful Children

Is it just me, or is our society’s youth today really struggling with respect? I’ve worked with kids for years and I’ve got three children of my own. Things that didn’t fly when I was a kid (and that wasn’t so long ago!) are either ignored or let go. An example: I’d never even dream of calling my teachers or parents by their first name.

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The 10 Signs That Your Child Is A Brat

Though raising a child today is tough, I strongly believe that all of us, parents and otherwise, must take responsibility for ensuring that children are not brought up to be unruly.

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5 Ways Kids Who Grew Up With A Single Parent Love Differently

Children of single parents grow up seeing a very different example of romantic love than those who grew up in a "normal" household. Namely, none at all.

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Ravish Me This . . . Top 5 Reads Of The Week

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Crowd-sourced porn, genderqueer dissections, and some good old-fashioned advice on how not to throttle your insomniac toddler.

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Playground Wars: Why I Dread Talking To Other Parents At The School Gates

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But just when I thought I’d finally conquered the next hurdle of Corey starting pre-school, I was faced with yet a new one. Other mothers.

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The Virtues Of A Lazy Marriage

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Lower your standards, live in moderate amounts of filth, and go to bed early. The cat will thank you.

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Why It's Time To Banish Mommy Guilt

So you fed your baby some formula instead of breast milk. His future is not shot. Really. It's not—and The Guilt serves no one.

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