parenting

Content about parenting.

Are You Overscheduling Your Child?

We live in a culture that seems to measure happiness and success by how many activities or social events are on one’s calendar.

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Kids will never be prepared for today's cruel world if we persist in giving them the velvet glove treatment.

Physician: Raising Happy Kids Shouldn’t Be the Main Goal

It’s good to let children pursue their interests. But the fact is, they are children and at a stage in which the will is fickle and the mind untrained.

What Caused the Collapse of Parental Authority?

Parental authority seems to have all but disappeared in many families. Instead, children are given the velvet glove treatment.

Why Parents Should Play With Their Children

Playing benefits both parent and child.

3 Reasons the Dutch Have the Happiest Children in the World

The Dutch use "an intuitive parenting approach that most of us already know but have forgotten."

One Simple Reason Boys are Failing

The focus on girls causes us to overlook the ways in which boys are struggling.

How Motherhood Has Changed over the Generations

Do you parent differently than your own parents?

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.

Mom Teaches Son to ‘Adult’ in a Refreshingly Creative Way

Do more parents need to step back and insist their children follow through with their chores?

Motherhood: The Ideal vs Reality

The chaos of children makes for a good life anyway.

Why Children Ask 'Why' (And How You Should Answer Them)

Giving a good answer to a ‘Why?’ question is not just a philosophical abstraction.

'Parenting Equality' Stereotypes Hurt Both Moms and Dads

The stereotype that women are by nature better than men at child rearing is reinforced by the assumption that parental duties must be split equally.

20 Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

Would we see a stronger generation of adults if parents let their children navigate the school of hard knocks a little more often?

Mother of 3 Rips Franken for Elitist Comments on Education

'Sir, I have a bit of a bone to pick with you about your recent comments during the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos..."

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

We need to fight back against a culture that tells our kids that truthfulness does not matter.

How to Break the Deadbeat Dad Cycle

A new NYU study suggests men want to be better dads—many just don’t know how.

Study: Those Participation Trophies Aren’t Doing Kids Any Good

Unearned praise, we seem to have determined, is necessary to ensure that children don’t get depressed and fall further behind their peers.

Neuroscientist: Gender-neutral Parenting is ‘Futile’

Have we been misguided in our attempts toward gender neutrality?

Physician: American Children ‘Immersed in a Culture of Disrespect’

"Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ ... Kyle is 10 years old."

Modern Childhood and the Death of the Seesaw

There used to be a seesaw in every playground.

How to Overcome Awkward Conversations During the Holidays

The reality is that almost everyone–single, infertile, overwhelmed by parenting, out of work–has their own set of heartaches and personal issues.

Whatever Happened to ‘Go Outside and Play’?

Are today's parents micromanaging their kids to the point of harm?

Psychologist: ‘Parenting Correctness’ Leading Parents Astray

Psychologist John Rosemond said parents often buy in to these two myths on child discipline, neither of which is true or helpful.

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