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Tip of the Day March 4

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-13 17:34

Ask your child about his or her day. Find out the worst thing that happened and the best.

‘Dragon Mother’ Emily Rapp: A New Baby Doesn’t, and Shouldn’t, Replace What’s Lost

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-13 13:00
I can live with the joy of new motherhood without losing the memory of loving my son for his three short years or the daily painful reminder that I will never see or hold him again.

5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-13 10:06
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They're capable individuals, they don't need constant feedback, and they're learning from what we do (not what we say).

Homework’s Emotional Toll on Students and Families

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-12 19:24
Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.

Tip of the Day March 3

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-12 17:34

Curl up with your child and a good book today. Or share one of your favorite books with your teenager.

Changes at Motherlode: Living the Family Dynamic

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-12 10:50
The Motherlode blog has a new look and a new virtual home at The Times, but maintains the same goal: to cover the ways our families affect us, and the ways the news affects our families.

A Sister’s Love, Not Tempered by Expectations

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-11 21:54
A mother and filmmaker captures her daughter's unreserved love for a brother born with cerebral palsy.

Tip of the Day March 2

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-11 17:31

Be spontaneous! Do something different as a family. Use our Family Activity Generator to find ideas >>

No Questions About I.V.F. in Israel

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-11 13:59
I had grown so used to the need to justify my choices about fertility treatments in the United States. In Israel, so many things were just assumed. Of course you want children. Of course!

Choosing a Preschool: Order Amid Chaos, or Structure Above All?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-11 11:25
My husband and I sometimes found ourselves on opposite sides of questions around structure and child-rearing, and our emotional legacies accompanied us on every preschool visit. Would our daughter thrive amid chaos, or order — or either?

Tip of the Day March 1

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:32

Talk to your kids about why they should not use alcohol, smoke, or use drugs—don’t assume they already know why.

Tip of the Day February 28

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-09 17:33

Regard each child as a unique and creative individual, avoiding verbal comparisons to their siblings and peers, such as “When your brother was your age…” or “Your friend never does that.”

The Cleft-Lip Smile I Never Knew I’d Miss

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-09 08:21
I love the face my son was born with, cleft lip and palate and all. I'm certain we did the right thing by correcting it, but I ache as I miss his triangular "before" smile.

4 Tips for Talking With Your Child about Values

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-03-08 09:33

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

How do you raise a child with character? By teaching positive values. Values are like an integrated compass—they help point the way to thinking and acting appropriately.

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Whose Anxiety Is It?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-07 10:25
What does a parent — who happens to be a mental health reporter — do when she's concerned about her son? Dives headfirst into the D.S.M., of course. He could have Social Anxiety Disorder. Or maybe Social Phobia. Perhaps Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Or he could just be shy.

Tip of the Day February 27

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-07 09:30

Respect your teenager’s privacy, but take interest in his or her friends and activities.

Like the Common Core? Then You’ll Like the New SAT

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-06 15:41
Both the Common Core standards and the changes to the SAT exam are based on good intentions. They're also riddled with hidden motivations and paths to unintended consequences, and that makes them hard to see clearly.

A Daughter, Her Dad, and the Debate Over Pricey Teen Volunteer Trips

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-06 09:37
Pippa Biddle, a 21-year-old who has gone on many international volunteer trips, thinks most of them are a waste of time. Should parents let their own teenagers go?

Tip of the Day February 26

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-06 09:30

Write a thank you note with your child to a teacher, coach, or youth leader for being an important adult in his or her life.

Tip of the Day February 25

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-06 09:30

Eliminate pessimistic phrases from your family vocabulary. Replace “It won’t work” with “Why not try it?” Instead of “You can’t do that by yourself,” try “I can help you do that, if you’d like.”

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