Lantern: 3 Scientific Ways Helicopter Parenting Makes You Miserable (and What to Do Instead)

There are so many modern parenting guides for raising successful (and intelligent, moral, creative, vegan, eco-friendly, bilingual, and musical) children, that trying to navigate the child-care section at the bookstore–let alone parenting itself–can be confusing. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Advice, Helicopter Parents, Millennials, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Depression, Anxiety, Happiness, Happiness Advice, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Matt Hartman: Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities. Read more: Jordana Brewster, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Alliance of Moms, Raising Baby, Foster Youth, Parenting, Celebrity, Celebrities, ...

April McCormick: 10 Things The Parenting Books Don’t Tell You

Pre-baby, Saturday was laundry day. Post-baby, every day is laundry day. Read more: Parenting, Parents-Moms, Parenting Advice, Parents-Dads, Parenting Tips, Parenting Humor, The-Playroom, Parents-Having-a-Baby, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Janna Barkin: Tom Boy?

Being transgender is not a “lifestyle choice;” rather, it is just one more beautiful, normal variation of being human. Having the support of family is the number one way to prevent depression and suicide among transgender youth. Every child deserves to be loved and supported unconditionally. Read more: Transgender, Transgender Children, Parenting Transgender Children, Parenting, ...

Want Your Picky Eater to Try Something New? Nudge, Don’t Push

Want Your Picky Eater to Try Something New? Nudge, Don’t Push
Put dinner in front of hungry kids and don’t negotiate, bribe, coerce or push—but don’t cook anything else, either.

Elaine Ambrose: Stop Being Fragile Parents

To toughen kids for real life, bewildered parents should halt most organized activities and throw in these handy tips to challenge their children’s self-confidence and encourage self-reliance. Read more: Midlife, Parenting, Humor, Satire, Children, Comedy News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Jesua: Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it’s often one of… Read more: Motherhood, Mothers and Daughters, Body Image, Healthy Living Body, Female Empowerment, Healing, Eating Disorders, Wisdom, Spirituality, Parenting, Parents-Moms, Love, Love and Relationships, Sexuality, Daughters, ...

10 Priceless Texts You’ll Get As A Parent Of A College Student

You may have thought that life as an empty nester would mean rarely hearing from your college kid. Wrong. You might actually be hearing from them more… Read more: Fifty, post50, Voices, College, Empty Nest, Empty Nesters, Empty Nest Syndrome, Parenting, Texting, Funny, Life Handbook, Fifty News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Meredith Ethington: The Little Moments Are the Big Ones

As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to play in the rain. Growing up in East Texas, there was plenty of it. It is one of the things I miss most about TX are the big thunderstorms. I remember watching the weather turn windy, and you knew a good one was ...

Grace de Rond: 5 Steps to Take If Your Ex Is Limiting Access to Your Child

There are two situations close to me where a parent is limiting the other parent’s access to a child. One set of parents is American, and the other is European – so it happens everywhere. In both instances, the parents doing the limiting are the mothers. But we all know that dads do it, too. ...