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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.

Mother in the Dark

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-22 07:13
Retinitis pigmentosa has gradually chomped away at my vision like Pac Man. Right now, I'm partially sighted and night-blind, and a glow-in-the-dark bouncy playspace is a nightmare.

Tip of the Day June 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-06-21 08:33

Encourage your child to compete with her or his “personal best” performance in school or in an activity.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-20 11:24
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.

Surprisingly Good at Talking About Sex

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-20 10:32
When my son first asked me a question about sex, I was surprised by how fundamentally unembarrassed I was, because it didn’t occur to him that it was something to be embarrassed about.

Tip of the Day June 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-20 08:32

Build your kids’ self-esteem by loving them, accepting them for who they are, supporting them, and helping them to find other kids and adults who care about them.

How Do You Take the Measure of a School Year?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:55
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?

Want to Motivate Young Athletes? Focus on Balance and Variety

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:35

By: Brandon Capaletti, Guest Blogger

Today's kids can be under extreme pressure in the world of sports. Many parents, coaches, and even peers are pressuring kids to do better and push harder.

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Tip of the Day June 10

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-19 08:35

When setbacks happen, show your kids that they’re only temporary and that they can do things to make the situation better.

No ‘Fat Talk’ and No Skinny Talk, Either, at Some Camps

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:15
Some camps, in an effort to end not just the "fat talk," but the mindset that leads to it, have put in place rules banning all body talk: positive, negative or in between.

Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:58
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.

Vegetarian Meals Are a Success, But the Real Win Is Learning to Plan Ahead

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:21
The meat-loving Ruder family loved the lasagna, the Big Bowl with Greens, and the beans. The family's primary cooked loved planning ahead for leftovers.

Ask Martha Rose Shulman

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-18 10:52
Have a question for Martha? With the Ruder family traveling next week, she'll be taking questions from readers instead. Ask Martha here, and look for answers to the most common or interesting dilemmas next Wednesday, June 25.

Tip of the Day June 9

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:31

Remember that mistakes are part of living and growing.

‘You’ve Done Everything You Can’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-17 11:26
In the past, I’d never understood people who said they were done, who gave up on their dream of having their own genetic children. But as I thought of the future, I could not imagine going on.

At the Cutting Edge of Gay Family Law

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:05
In the past, second-parent adoptions have been standard in the gay community. But a court recently ruled that such adoptions were neither “necessary nor available” for gay married couples since a "presumption of parenthood" exists.

Tip of the Day June 8

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-06-17 08:33

Listen to and guide your children as they sort through their values. Use examples and questions to help them explore topics such as honesty or equality.

Climbing Out of the Darkness of Maternal Mental Illness

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-16 19:39
A community and an event for women experiencing maternal mental illness, those who have passed through it, and their family and friends.

Whose Dress Code Is It, and Why?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-16 13:06
The best school dress codes aren't about students and sexuality, but about placing school on the list of places where there are standards, and where the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want shouldn't and doesn't apply.

Tip of the Day June 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:33

Praise more; criticize less.

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