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How to Talk to Your Teenager About Pornography

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-31 11:24
Even researchers who can't point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?

Tip of the Day March 22

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-31 08:31

Reflect on the good choices you’ve made as a parent. You’re doing a lot of things right.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-30 08:33

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

Did you know that March is National Talk to Your Teen about Sex Month? It is easier to talk to your kids about sex as they grow older if you consistently make conversations about healthy sexuality a regular part of your relationship.

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A Sperm Donor, Uncertain of What It Is to Be ‘Bio-Dad’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-30 07:34
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.

Tip of the Day March 21

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-03-29 08:31

Attend school events with your child. Develop a sense of school pride.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-28 14:39
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.

The Elaborate Replacement Teddy Bear Hoax

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-28 08:38
After my toddler's bear toppled out of the stroller, I found a replacement and staged the great Rainbow Home for Christmas Spectacular. My daughter wasn't fooled for a minute.

Tip of the Day March 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-28 08:34

Turn off the TV. Stop using the Internet so much. Spend some time as family—without technological gadgets.

3 Things Parents Wish Teachers Knew: We Can Handle the Truth

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:45
Teachers wish parents knew that our children can do more than we let them, while parents wish teachers would be more honest — and understand that homework has real costs.

Tip of the Day March 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:32

Listen to your kids and help them develop into who they’re meant to be.

‘In Hindsight, Is Stay-at-Home Parenting Something You’d Recommend?’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-26 14:15
Into a field of parents looking to return to the workforce after taking time off for family reasons, a future mother lobs a tough question. Is stay-at-home parenting something you'd recommend?

Tip of the Day March 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-26 08:31

Self-care is important! Find someone to care for your kids from time to time so that you can take a break to do something for yourself.

Tip of the Day March 16

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-26 08:31

Stay in touch with extended family members. Find ways to connect even if someone is far away.

Apple Invites Parents to Review In-App Purchases

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:50
If your children have been making in-app purchases on iTunes without your permission, Apple is offering a refund.

Rejected From a Preschool, a Toddler Is Fine. Her Mother Is Getting There.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-25 09:54
I know the New York City preschool application process we're going through is preposterous. That doesn't mean it's meaningless, or that rejection—of my child—doesn't hurt.

Tip of the Day March 15

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-25 08:30

If you work outside the home, put up family photos and artwork that your kids make in your office.

Tip of the Day March 14

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:34

Monitor what your kids are watching on TV and online. Discuss what they’re viewing.

Baby M Grew Up, but Surrogacy Remains Controversial

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:22
Nearly 30 years after a United States court first considered it, many questions surrounding surrogacy, legal and otherwise, remain unanswered.

Tip of the Day March 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-23 17:34

When you get upset with your kids, stop and take deep breaths. Calm down before you decide what to do next.

I Didn’t Want My Son to Have Dwarfism. Not Really.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-23 07:09
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn't sure I'd know how to raise a "normal" child.
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