Melissa Wright

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Lawnmower Parenting Is The New Helicopter Parenting And Teachers Aren't Feeling It

‘Lawnmower parents’ are the new helicopter parents according to teacher’s viral post<p>According to a teacher who wrote an anonymous post, “lawnmower …

Parenting

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies Recipe

Former First Lady Laura Bush is credited with putting these delicious oat-, coconut-, and pecan-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, now known as Cowboy …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

French Herb Bread Recipe

"Crusty, chewy bread ribboned with a savory filling. This is an authentic French recipe."<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon active dry yeast<p>2 tablespoons white …

Recipes

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay …

It’s possible that sending your child to middle school is worse than going yourself

When I was an adolescent, my mom used the word “enmeshed” to describe women who had unhealthy relationships with their daughters. They were too entangled, too invested. They had fallen into the trap of “living vicariously through their children.” This was not an ailment to which we had succumbed; …

Middle School

How to Talk to a Teacher Your Kid Hates, According to a Teacher Kids Hate

Five tips for helping parents and teachers work together to solve their kid's problems.<p><i>The following story was submitted by a Fatherly reader.</i> …

I know my grown children’s struggles aren’t about me. But sometimes I need a reminder.

I have a T-shirt hierarchy. The few shirts I own with words on them are worn for very casual dress only; then they serve as workout clothes before becoming pajamas, before becoming rags. But there are two T-shirts that haven’t traveled to the rag bin yet, even though they are nearly worn thin. I …

Parenting

This Is What Happened When I Got Rid of All of My Kids' Things

My boys have destroyed their room over summer break. Would emptying it of everything but the basics teach them a lesson?<p>This summer my sons have …

Parenting

Fact: Dry Rubs Are Better Than Marinades

By Alex Delany<p>There. We said it.<p>We usually don’t like to use the word "dry" when talking about our food. But there are exceptions. A dry martini? Sure. Dry-aged steak? Absolutely. Dry rubs? Oh, yes. <b>We love dry rubs</b>. We prefer them to marinades almost every time. That's right: When it comes to …

This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Middle School

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

<b>FOR THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS, SCROLL TO SEE THE RECIPE CARD AT THE END. BUT BEFORE YOU SCROLL CHECK IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE</b> …

Cooking

This Is The Secret To Perfectly Chewy Rice Krispies Squares

Growing up, Rice Krispies squares were the treat most often found in our cupboard. Because they are (usually) gluten-free and easy to make, we'd …

How Wake Up a Kid the Right Way (Without a Children’s Alarm Clock)

Parents don't need a special wake up alarm to make kids bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but they may have to become a morning person themselves.<p>After …

To the one that my heart fell in love with last: My message to the baby of the family

To the one my mama heart fell in love with last,<p>My heart needed you. Right from the very beginning. Even before I realized it myself, actually. Long before I had thoughts of marriage, of motherhood, I just knew that my heart needed you.<p>You see, it wasn’t complete until you came along.<p>It was missing …

Parenting

Steakhouse Black Bread Recipe

"This is a steakhouse bread recipe that I obtained many years ago from a friend. It makes a very dense and flavorful bread. If you like, brush the …

4 Reasons Aunts and Uncles Are Essential to Parenting

Mighty Mommy shares four important reasons that families should embrace the special bond between kids and their aunts and uncles.<p>Episode #491<p>play …

10 old-fashioned manners kids aren't taught anymore

Etiquette and manners seem to change over the years. Many kids don't learn old-fashioned manners, like making eye contact and writing thank you notes by hand, anymore. However, some experts think these aspects of old-school etiquette should make a comeback.<p>"There are a few things kids should be …

Wire Grill Brushes Can Be Dangerous. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Keeping your grill clean is crucial for amazing results, but experts recommend that you trade your wire brush for another safer tool. Here's why.<p>Wire …

6 Back-to-School Tips Real Moms Swear By (That Actually Work)

When school is out, the kids will play (and so will the parents). Camp, vacation, pool time—all of these things make getting back into the swing of …

Sesame Street

10 Tasty Ways to turn Ground Turkey into an Easy Dinner

Along with chicken thighs, a pack of ground turkey is one of the staples you will always find in my freezer. It's more lean and mild than ground …

Little mean girls: Helping your daughter swim in those choppy social waters

By Carol Kaufmann<p>It hit us in fourth grade.<p>The girls in my daughter’s class began to divide themselves into groups. Reports of comments that someone was “fat” or not “cool enough” directed at girls I’d known since they were 5 became prime topics of discussions at home. I heard cruel insults about …

Middle School

Invisible Wounds of the Sensitive, Intense Child: Part 2

Childhood wounding does not always take a physical form. Our society typically recognizes the horror of physical child neglect, but not the emotional …

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

High School

Skillet Brownie à la Mode

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Since you make the brownie batter in the pan, this recipe requires no mixing bowls. My favorite way to serve it is warm with a few scoops vanilla ice cream in the middle. You could, of course, scoop it into bowls but I prefer to pass forks around the table and have everyone dig</b> …

Ice Cream

A Girl's Guide to the Tween Years

The tween years aren't easy for anybody, parent or child, boy or girl. But the preteen years can be especially hard on girls. Puberty is just the …

Top 24 Recipes to Cook in a Dutch Oven

The dutch oven<p>Make sure to check out the how-to on cooking in a dutch oven at camp.<p>At home and in camp, this heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid is …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …