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Quandary: When the Tests Are Overwhelming, What’s Next?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-11-10 16:07
Most schools conduct some form of standardized testing. What helps a child who finds the tests stressful, and when is the testing too much?

Our Real ‘Mommy’ (and ‘Daddy’) Problem: Your Children Are Your Problem

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-11-10 14:20
What happens when children are considered the adorable lifestyle choice of a nation of "mommies?" No one else needs to worry about the needs of those children—or of any children.

Our ‘Mommy’ Problem and Mine

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-11-10 10:29
As a new mother, newly laid off, it quickly became painfully clear that the life I’d imagined for myself once upon a time—as a professional, wife, and mother—had been a modern-day fairy tale.

Tip of the Day October 31

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-11-10 08:33

Ask your teenager if he or she wants to help hand out candy on Halloween. Some teenagers enjoy doing this, and it’s a fun way to spend time together.

Tip of the Day October 30

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-11-09 08:34

Take your kids trick-or-treating in your neighborhood on Halloween. This is one of the few holidays that encourages you to connect with your neighbors.

Managing Chaos: Tips for Parent Coaches and Volunteers

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-11-08 08:35

By: Becky Post

If you have a child in an out-of-school-time sport or club, you may have been recruited to coach or lead that activity.

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A Week of the Tried-and-True

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:47
In today's episode of "The Triumph of the Well-Stocked Kitchen," our heroine runs out of bread and chicken broth, but is able to save the day on both occasions. The exciting weekly cooking routine of this mother of four.

You ‘Can’t Imagine Life Without Kids’? I Can.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:44
If I want to grocery shop, there is the Leo Factor — will a bagel appease him, or will this require juice? I fantasize about not needing to consider that, and that doesn't make me unworthy of being a parent.

Slower Cabs, and Safer Children: New York City Reduces Speed Limit to 25

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 13:28
The families of young victims of traffic violence advocated for a slower speed limit in New York City, and won. Not everyone is happy about it.

When Library Time Means Screen Time

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 11:24
I was hoping my 4-year-old would see the library as I once did, as a hushed building full of endless promise. Instead, it's become an arcade.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 10:36
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Forever Stamp

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 09:43
At the risk of being accused of holiday creep, I have to share these Rudolph, Santa, Hermey and Bumble stamps.

Tip of the Day October 29

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-11-07 08:32

Stay with your children when they’re afraid.

Dear Teenagers: Come Babysit. Please.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:19
I get it. You're busy with iPhones and iPads and WhatApp and whatnot. But couldn't you do all those things from the comfort of my home for $10 (or so) an hour?

Tip of the Day October 28

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:33

Establish routines that simplify the whole family’s “comings and goings.” This may include a specific homework time; a consistent, soothing bedtime routine; preparing lunches the night before; and eating breakfast together to kick off the day.

The Child Who Declares ‘I Want to Be Rich’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-11-06 08:21
It's a statement that makes some parents uncomfortable — what are we teaching them, if that's the goal? It's still worth talking about honestly.

While Some Parents Volunteer Too Much, Others Feel Excluded

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-11-05 14:36
Language barriers and perceived race and class barriers can mean that when it comes to volunteering, some parents stay home—and feel unable to help their children achieve.

Paid Sick Leave: On Four Ballots, and Undefeated

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-11-05 11:35
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation's strongest requirements for paid sick leave.

Raising Invisible Kids: Not Everyone Needs to Be Famous

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-11-05 09:48
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But "backstage" work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.

Tip of the Day October 27

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-11-05 08:32

Ask your child what they would like to do this weekend that would cost little or no money. Then, do it!

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