Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Believing in Your Outlier Kid
Parents can offer adult children their work skills with no strings attached.
When kid can call most of his or her own shots while earning, it's a completely different feeling from a mom browbeating you to clean your room or take out the trash.
Offering praise for things well done are ways parents express love and help their children grow into consistently evolving adults.
As parents we set examples by showing our kids how we face adversity, accepting new realities and embracing change with a sense of adventure and confidence.
Stop thinking you have to be a great writer to write your own memoir. You don’t. You just have to start writing.
Teaching girls to think about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes (including our own) can be one of the hardest jobs we face as parents ...
We actually have to make an effort to appreciate ourselves and verbalize that appreciation to our daughters.
"Differences in the extra attention given to boys are due in part to the fact that boys simply tend to demand more attention, while girls tend to be quieter and more reticent."
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Gifted kids need just as much guidance as everyone else.
We can’t control, nor should we want to control our grown daughters' lives by injecting ourselves into them.
Do our grown children ever stop to notice growth in their own parents? Or do their minds settle on an image of us that never truly changes?
As your perception of your grown children has changed, their perception of you should change as well.
Ever wonder how "Hollywood" moms deal with their fictional versions of themselves and their children? Here is a peek...
Sometimes it's the little things that count when trying to change things up for future generations of girls.
Ideal maternal conversations include an unequivocal plea to never let anyone else define you, limit you, or make you feel small.
Just because you've permitted your child to manipulate you in the past doesn't mean you can't start taking charge now. In the long run, you'll be doing him or her a favor.
Children who show early signs of intellectual giftedness can face life challenges that are often overlooked, misunderstood or dismissed.
Kids with more free play time behave better, are physically healthier and exhibit stronger social and emotional development.
What can we do to assuage the guilt we feel over not being the best parents we could have been?
Do you have a hanger-on adult child? Do you still cover car insurance or cell phone bills for your 25 year old? It's time to realize this is YOUR problem, and not theirs.
Distractibility, disorganization, impulsivity. These are things the ADHD child learns to navigate, making them uniquely positioned to succeed as adults in many instances....
You dream all your life of having a child who values what college has to offer, and then you find out otherwise. Have you failed at parenting? We don't think so...
Can today's parents learn by Boomers' mistakes? How you prepare your child for adulthood is key.
Does your high schooler dread going to school every day? There is an alternative, but it's a gut-wrenching decision...
Recognizing and encouraging their child's business hustle is something many parents don't take seriously. It's time they did.
How consistent is your parenting? Do you threaten your child with consequences and then cave instead of following through?
Is your child bored stiff in school and acting out? Don't let your kid get cubby-holed...
Do you have to psych yourself up for a parent-teacher conference? Take heart. You're not alone. And here are some ways to prepare.
What will your children remember about you that will guide them as adults?
Dena Kouremetis is a journalist and author who writes about parenting challenging children.