Devorah Blachor: Why Pokemon Are Very Dangerous

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students: We would like to inform you that Pokemon cards are not allowed in school. Please note that Pokemon cards may not be traded at school and are strictly prohibited both in the classroom AND on the playground. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Humor, Humor, Kids, Pokemon, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Lisa Cavallaro: 8 Foolproof Ways To Sabotage Good Parenting

Having productive conversations with kids on their “non-breath-of-fresh-air days” is no easy feat. But it’s doable. Read more: Parenting, Parents-Moms, Parents-Dads, Kids, Raising Kids, Punishment, Voices, Discipline, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

A ‘Rent-A-Mom’ Service For Times When You Just Need Your Mommy

NeedAMom1 from nina on Vimeo. Young or old, there are times all of us need a mother. Like when you get sick for the first time living on your … Read more: post50, Fifty, Voices, Rent a Mom, Nina Keneally, Millenials, Millenial Moms, Moms, Parenting, Mothers, Fifty News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

The Establishment: ‘No Really… What Are You?’

I can almost feel my mother’s heart break when I’m asked about my family history. I’m proud of my Filipino heritage, and proud to be an American, but when I think of the cost and loss my mother suffered, my pride is twinged with betrayal. Read more: Immigration, Identity, Biracial, Dating, Motherhood, Parenting, Sacrifice, Human ...

Thrillist: Pregnancy Cravings May Not Be Real

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shuttershock You know the stereotype: a pregnant woman wakes up at 2am, violently shakes her husband awake, and demands a … Read more: Pregnancy, Pregnant, Pregnancy Cravings, Food Cravings, Food, Expecting Mothers, Motherhood, Babies, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Diet, Diet and Nutrition, Thrillist, Healthy Living News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

My Final Soccer Tunnel

There are two traditions that run deep in the AYSO recreational soccer league. The first is the snacks competition. Reality TV shows have missed the b… Read more: post50, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Ayso, Final Tunnel, Ann Brenoff, Ann Brenoff’s on the Fly, On the Fly, Fifty News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Young Dad Pens Emotional Letter About Life As A Single Parent

“The days have been rough and at times I wasn’t sure I could make it another day. I spent more then a few nights holding my little girl as she slept w… Read more: Dads, Single Dads, Richard Johnson, Life of Dad, Viral, Parenting, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Marsha Levick: Teens Should Not Be Legally Punished for Consensual Sexting

Imposing lifelong consequences for teen behavior is contrary to adolescent development research, which confirms what parents already know-teenagers are impulsive and often make bad decisions, but they are also malleable and capable of change. The mistakes they make as teenagers are not predictive of who they will be as adults. Read more: Justice, Sexting, Juvenile ...

Amanda Waggener: Boys Are Gross

Last weekend I took my son, my nephew and a friend to our church youth group leader’s apartment. They had plans to go get pizza then head to a local elementary school to use their gym for a game of dodgeball. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Advice, Modern Parenting, Teenagers, Teenage Boys, Raising Children, Raising Teenagers, ...

Claire McCarthy, M.D.: After 24 Years of Parenthood, Only Four Things Matter

Also, after raising teenagers (we now have two graduated from college), I’ve learned the truth of the adage, “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.”And, after having a child who was born severely disabled who died at a year, I’ve learned some tough lessons about life and loss. Read more: Parenting, Competitive Parenting, Parents, ...