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I Think About Divorce a Lot, but Not Because I Want One

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:31
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.

Tip of the Day June 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:30

Encourage your child to set goals in sports, clubs, or other organized activities. Ask if there is anything you can do to help meet those goals.

Tip of the Day June 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:34

Listen to the dreams that your kids have. Help them make their dreams come true.

The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:19
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.

15 Questions Your Child Wants to Answer

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-06-28 08:32

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

You probably ask your kids questions every day. What do you want for supper? Have you cleaned your room yet? These kind of questions require short and to-the-point answers.

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Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 10:48
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.

Tip of the Day June 18

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:32

Encourage your children to have one or two out-of-home activities that are led by caring adults.

An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:27
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they've been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.

Project Night Night: Bedtime Treasures for Kids with Little of Their Own

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 11:34
A "Night Night Package," delivered in a shelter, helps to make children who have little of their own feel more at home, welcome and safe.

You Can Skip the Lines at the Theme Park, But You Can’t Skip the Lesson

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:16
Theme parks, smelling money, now make it easy for parents to pay more to avoid the sweaty lines. But what lessons do kids learn when some of them march past the others to board the rides without waiting?

Tip of the Day June 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:35

Expect the best from your children; don’t expect perfection.

The First Rule of Stir-Fries: Be Prepared

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:07
Martha Rose Shulman, the Recipes for Health columnist and cookbook author, lays the groundwork for stir-fries, and answers readers’ questions.

My Yearly Camp Permethrin Dance

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-25 09:05
The week before my two eldest children headed off for a month of open-air sleeping in the woods of northwest Virginia, I made a permethrin solution and soaked their clothes in it.

Tip of the Day June 16

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:32

Make your home a friendly, nurturing environment where people feel valued and loved for who they are.

Sperm Donation Puts a New Layer on an Old Friendship

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:34
Becoming the sperm donor for my friend and her wife is changing our friendship, but we're learning (the hard way) that it's strong enough to hold.

Read to a Tiny Baby? Yes

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-24 10:09
The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises doctors to recommend reading to infants, and for good reason. Reading is a habit best formed early.

Tip of the Day June 15

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-24 08:30

Talk with your child about her or his feelings and fears about safety. Discuss ways to help your child feel safe.

Monday Quandary: When a Child’s First Friends Fade Away

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-23 11:28
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?

Tip of the Day June 14

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-23 08:32

Apologize to your child when you’ve done something wrong.

Tip of the Day June 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-22 08:33

Make sure kids of all ages have a voice in family decision-making.

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