Anna Roselle Guillermo

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10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?<br>• There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to …

Middle School

Tough Love

This Memorial Day, I spent the greater part of the holiday weekend cleaning up around the house, doing yard work, chasing my toddler and watching my two little sister-in-laws, ages 10 and 12. The key word is "watching" them watch me work.<p>When I was 10, I carried golf bags to make a buck and during …

Parenting

Building Moral Kids

A university dean recently clarified one of the biggest problems facing educators today. He put it so succinctly that I wanted to share it here:<p><i>"Everyone seems to agree that kids desperately need to be taught morals today. Sadly, it usually turns into a sermon from a teacher, which sparks debate</i> …

10 Ways to Become the parent -- and Role Model -- Your Kids Really Need

While nobody expects you to be a "perfect" parent, it really isn't that complicated to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids.<p>Kids need love. Kids need boundaries. Kids need someone to look up to and learn from.<p>Your job, as a parent, is to lead by example -- modeling the kind of behavior that you …

To My Sons: 20 Lessons for a Meaningful Life (That I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age)

Author and artist Austin Kleon writes that when people give advice, they're really just talking to themselves in the past. I'll buy that. And by midlife, there's plenty of the past to draw from in the advice department. Because there are no do-overs (and how we sometimes wish there were), the …

How to Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up."<p>The same is true of criticism.<p>In one study by Columbia University researchers, kindergarteners were given a scenario: a teacher asks them to create a house out of Legos …

Parenting

Homemade baby food recipes for 6 to 8 months - Photo Gallery

1 / 12<p>Smooth purees<p>Making your own baby food doesn't have to be hard, and it's the best way to make sure your little one enjoys all the health …

The good news about PMS

Everybody knows that most women go a little crazy right before they get their period, that their reproductive hormones cause their emotions to …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks