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“You aren’t responsible for making sure everyone in your extended family has a ‘happy holiday season.’ Your first commitment should be to protect the mental health of yourself, your spouse, and your children.”+ read more
Scholastic is turning 100 and to celebrate they are launching an amazing new resource for parents and educators.+ read more
“The pressure on teachers to keep kids safe through sanitary steps, proper mask-wearing, and socially distancing is tremendous making the main function of school—teaching academic content to children—nearly impossible.”+ read more
“Look, we’re all struggling out here in parent-land. The terrain is rough, the climate is inhospitable, and the leadership, on its best day, can best be described as ‘meh.'”+ read more
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are experiencing domestic violence, or think someone you know might be, please know there is help. You are not alone. Call the national domestic abuse hotline for help and resources.+ read more
Bullies have been around forever so until there’s a time when there are fewer bullies, help protect your children by arming them with education. Knowledge is their power.+ read more
A new option for people struggling with depression could be a literal lifesaver.+ read more
Even these tough sharks couldn’t hold back over this mom’s emotional story.+ read more
“His name was John and he was full of nervous energy. I forgot all about him—until my daughter told me about a boy in her 2nd grade class.”+ read more
There are plenty of jokes about moms and wine, but alcohol use among women is no laughing matter.+ read more
No more ferrets or peacocks.+ read more
I’m not going to hide in the shadows of divorce shame.+ read more
Foster parenting has created a sense of urgency within me to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Perhaps it is due to the children’s horror stories that I have been witness to, and have watched come…+ read more
I yell at my kids.
I’ve grabbed my son Jack by the arm and literally dragged him to his room. I have slapped his hand, spanked his butt and told him I’m moving to California…+ read more
Here’s the deal. There are some parenting fails that are epic. There are some truly terrible parents out there. I think we can all agree that if you beat your child or lock them in a closet, those are some…+ read more
“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”
It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late. Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…+ read more
One of the biggest mistakes that some parents can make, in my opinion, is neglecting their relationship. When children come into the mix, so many of us put our relationship on the backburner, thinking it’s in the best…
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Some children are friendly and trusting in their very nature. Others may be shy, but still likely to do whatever they are told by an authority figure. Even children who seem sensible will not be aware…
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This is what I know: men and women were never meant to define each other.
Finding ourselves all wrapped up in another person is like eating too much chocolate. It tastes good on the way down but…
Predators deliberately seek employment and volunteer positions where they will gain the trust of kids, their parents and everyone around them. Parents need to be mindful of this when placing their kids in sports, camps, or youth-serving organizations.…
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Every parent’s worst fear is having their child subjected to sexual harassment and defilement.
In many communities, most especially traditional ones where the culture keeps kids at bay by the unsaid kids-are-to-be-seen-but-not-heard, listen-to-your-elders, treat-your-elders-with-respect mentality,…
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Being a parent means not only having the responsibility of teaching our kids but educating ourselves as well. Ever heard the term “digital dating abuse”? I am a child and victim advocate and yet this term is…
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Photo: Ivan Bandura – A kid whistling at the nationalists during Brighton March for England, CC BY…+ read more
When abuse is your first memory, it colors who you are.
I was molested when I was a preschooler, and it has rippled through my life ever since. The “predator” was a 17-year-old kid who lived across the street. And…