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

By Guest Post

Let’s face it. Almost every child has likely had some type of meltdown in public, causing great embarrassment to both the child’s parent and to other witnesses in the vicinity. But while such disrespectful behavior is embarrassing at age two, it’s downright horrifying the older a child gets.... Read More

Chores For Teenagers: 5 Ways I Took My Sanity (And My Saturdays) BACK!

By Rachael Herrscher

Chores. My kids think it's a swear word. It's their kryptonite. My kids have been doing chores for a long time now and we've learned a few things along the way. It's not always perfect, but here are the things that make chores for teenagers less of a battle around our house.  H... Read More

Dear Lonely Mom Of Older Kids

By Guest Post

Remember when it was easy to post photos of your adorable baby, or messy toddler on Facebook? Remember how you could publicly bemoan sleepless nights, and kids pooping in the bathtub? How your fridge was full of magnets and fingerpaintings that were impossible to tell what they depicted? You cou... Read More

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