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Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:23
Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.

Tip of the Day July 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Consider re-arranging your kids’ rooms to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.

Tip of the Day July 6

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas about what to do.

The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:45
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.

Tip of the Day July 5

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:34

If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.

Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-14 18:17
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?

Tip of the Day July 4

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-13 08:33

Actively honor the 4th of July with your kids by attending a parade, talking to a veteran, or visit those who don’t have the day off (police officers, fire fighters, etc.) and take them treats to thank them for their service.

The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-13 07:30
One minute, your teen needs you. The next, she pushes you away—hard. That's normal for her, but tough on the parent enduring the push and pull.

Tip of the Day July 3

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-07-12 08:31

Ask your kids silly questions to jumpstart their imaginations.

Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:21
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category "things that will never happen to my family."

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-11 13:40
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.

‘All My Friends Are White’

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-11 09:23
My son is black, but I’m not. Neither is his mother. We live in Singapore, where we don't have that many friends of any color. I wish I had friends to give my son, but I don't.

Tip of the Day July 2

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-11 08:34

Give your kids some downtime to choose what they want to do.

Tip of the Day July 1

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-11 08:34

Need a summer project to do with your kids? Grow food you can eat like herbs, tomatoes, carrots, or strawberries. All you need is some dirt, a pot, and seeds.

We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-10 11:14
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don't tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.

5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-10 09:52
We all want things. It's not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between "want" and "need."

Tip of the Day June 30

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-10 08:34

Help your kids clean their rooms. Put on music they like and dance (or sing) as your work. Getting your kids to do household chores >>

Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:14
Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.

Stir-Fries, Mastered. Next Up, the Easy Vegetarian Gratin

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-09 11:07
Looking for an easy way to incorporate vegetables into a simple summer meal? This week, the meat-loving Ruder family tries a gratin.

Tip of the Day June 29

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:31

Stop power struggles with your kids by remaining calm. Then offer choices to break log jams.

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