Parenting ADHD: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known

By Debbie Gisle

My oldest has ADHD.  We hit eight years old and man did I need help parenting a child with ADHD.  I reached out to other moms but all shared a resounding “I'm just trying to survive” mentality. Parenting ADHD is difficult. Four years later, here are six things (from one struggling mom to anoth... Read More

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

By Guest Post

I really love middle school kids. I have two of them! If you have been through middle-school parenting, you may have noticed what I see: Strange things seem to happen to a tween’s brain the first day they walk into middle school. One might sum up their main goals in life this way: To b... Read More

10 Things You Need To Teach Your Girls About Puberty

By April Davis

I've had the opportunity to teach the maturation program at our local schools a few times now and each time I just love it.  Working in Women's Health has made me realize just how important education about this is-especially starting off on the right foot.  I've spoken with too many a... Read More

How To Effectively Parent A 13-Year-Old Girl In The Digital Era

By YourTango

Teens today face a different set of problems, but that doesn't mean you can't relate. Do you remember when you were 13? It's an overwhelming time, to say the least. Everything you knew as a young kid suddenly gets upended. You're suddenly focused on best friends, falling in love, and not f... Read More

7 Things Your Son Needs From You When Puberty Strikes

By Rachael Herrscher

Having your child hit puberty is a strange new adventure. Things change fast and this whole thing called parenting seems bigger and more important than ever. We've only just begun this whole stage of life, but here's what I've determined teenage boys need from their parents when this crazy ad... Read More

How It Really Feels Being The Mom Of A Bullied Kid

By YourTango

What affects our children, affects us. I want to tell you how it feels to be the mom of a bullied kid. I want to tell you how it feels when your heart breaks as your beautiful child looks up at you and asks, "Mom, what's wrong with me? Why doesn't anyone like me?" I want to tell you how... Read More

My Girl’s Getting Older and It Hurts Knowing This Won’t Last Forever

By YourTango

By Josh Braff   In 2003, a little girl joined our family. She'll be 12 this summer. Unlike her older brother she likes pastel colors and random giggles. Her room is purple with unicorn-themed bedding and a cotton candy lampshade. Her hair-ties shimmer of glitter and some of her socks do, too... Read More

The Real (And Heartbreaking) Reason Kids Get Hooked on Social Media

By YourTango

By Lydia Kickliter When I was growing up, my parents loved to go to casinos. I became really familiar with something called "gambler's high."  I can recall this feeling — a sense of momentary and intermittent euphoria and gratification — as far back as in the game rooms of my youth as I begg... Read More

5 Tips to Avoid Summer Brain Drain from Scholastic

By Rachael Herrscher

We've worked together with Scholastic this summer to bring you tips and tricks to keep your kids reading! With summer in the home stretch we've got a few more tips to keep your kids reading until the first morning bell rings! 5 Tips to Avoid the Summer Brain Drain Our 5 Favorites ... Read More

Caldecott Medal Reading List Printable

By Rachael Herrscher

Want a reading challenge for the whole family? Read your way through the Caldecott Medal winners! The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. Last summer on our frequent tr... Read More