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?
How do you know your child’s camp is SAFE? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you confidence in the camp? When we questioned friends and family members who were sending their kids to camp, most parents - with a slight blush and timid smile - reported that their main concerns were: Will my child have friends at the camp? Expense Location … [Read more...] about 12 Questions Parents Need to Ask Their Child’s Summer Camp
The other day one of my teenage daughters told me she was going to delete her Instagram. She said she kept noticing that her mood and the way she felt about herself changed whenever she was logged on. She felt pressured about her looks and her social life; basically, she was not feeling good about herself whenever she was using Instagram. I’ve never forbidden my three … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know
The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren't they? Isn't that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That's how it seems in the media. It's a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that "Of course I expect them to fight." When asked about that … [Read more...] about How to Nip Sibling Battles in the Bud
“Mom, are you my friend?” Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question made me think - how do I want to answer this? It had me pondering what other mothers thought about the idea of “being their child’s friend.” But before I share their thoughts, let me tell you my own: "No, I am not your friend, I am your mom,” is what I told my 10-year-old son. But the … [Read more...] about Be Your Kid’s Best Parent, Not Their Best Friend!