I recently read an article that says that parents should not kiss their babies on the mouth, because it can be "sexual" or "stimulating." Well, look at this: Here is why I think this is fine. And not just me, plenty of other people think it's fine, too. People are hypocritical. In this article, a woman says that kissing kids on the lips is creepy, but … [Read more...] about Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?
From my experience with 2 year olds, you can expect a lot of “No” and “I don’t want to.” This is developmentally appropriate, although it makes your life suck. However, there are some things you can do to make your life suck less. Pick your battles. So she doesn’t get dressed, who cares. It’s not winter. So she doesn’t eat dinner, who cares. If she was hungry, she would … [Read more...] about Dealing with Two Year Olds: How To Make Your Life Suck Less
I've noticed a particular deficit in documenting the varieties of sex that are most popular in the large, fatigued population of parents with small kids, which is where this post comes in. This is not an exhausted (I mean exhaustive! Gee, where did that word come from?) list, but it reflects the majority of the categories of sexual experiences that I hear about from … [Read more...] about Top Five Types of Sex Had by Couples with a New Baby
As a psychologist, parents frequently ask me how to cultivate empathy in their children. Instead of only understanding their own point of view, parents wish for their children to learn how to share, take others' perspectives, and overall how to value other people's opinions just as their value their own. Here are five ways to teach empathy to your children, whether they are … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Kids Empathy
Most children feel shocked and confused when their parents tell them that they will be getting a divorce. Children of all ages will likely have many questions after the initial announcement. Here are some common questions and how to answer them in a loving, reassuring, and honest way. Remember, even if you told your children about your divorce months or years ago, you can … [Read more...] about How to Field Your Kids’ Questions About Divorce