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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

5 Steps for Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around

By Guest Post

5 Steps for Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around Believe in your EXAMPLE.  You don’t have to be a saint, but it’s important to realize that your child is watching everything you do and is going to reflect the behavior you teach… whether consciously or subconsciously.&nb... 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

The Day My Child Lost Her Joy — And What I Did to Revive It

By Guest Post

In an especially chaotic rush out the door to go on a family vacation, I sat in the passenger seat fuming. Mad because I didn’t have time to put the dishes in the dishwasher. Mad because we were late getting on the road. Mad because the garage door was acting up. I’m talking trivial, insignifica... Read More

Child Internet Safety: Online Kid Games and What You Should Know

By Debbie Gisle

With block games taking over in the gaming world, parents (like me!) are excited to see building games that don't have guns, violence or fighting. Games like Minecraft and Roblox were games I felt a little less guilty about when I said yes to playing on the computer. But you still need to be mindful... Read More

The Top 5 Dying Regrets Might Change How You Parent

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Mia Von Scha, Expert Life lessons from the edge of death. A palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware, recorded the top five regrets of the dying and has written a book on this and what we can learn in terms of living a fulfilling life.&... Read More

Parenting Video Games: 5 Easy Ways to Research Video Game Content

By Debbie Gisle

Did you know that a 2014 study showed the average 13 year old spent 6.3 hours per week playing video games? Imagine if that 6.3 hours per week was with a person.  You better believe that anyone getting that much face time with my child would have a background check ran, an interrogation conduct... 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

The Dirty Dozen 2017 List: Will You Give Them Your Money?

By Rachael Herrscher

We're not talking about fruits and vegetables. Here's a list of the top 12 corporations profiting or facilitating sexual exploitation. Chances are, you are probably giving them your money or time.  The Dirty Dozen 2017 list is an annual project compiled by the National Center on Sexual Exploita... Read More

Naked Love

By Guest Post

Post Contributed by MomLifeNow.com   She woke up crying. I ran in to find her nose spilling blood everywhere. The couch cushion, the carpet, her dress. Quickly sweeping her into my arms I ran to the bathroom where we waited for it to end. Just the two of us, her stripped down to pr... Read More