Michelle Brandt

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7 Signs You're Suffering from Working Mommy Burnout—and What to Do About It

In my psychology practice, I meet weekly with moms who work both inside and outside of the home. While their feelings are often the same—questioning …

Parenting

How to help girls navigate tough social situations

Not long ago, I asked a group of 20 school-age girls to write down the one thing they wished their parents would do more of when helping them navigate tricky social situations. None of them struggled to answer the question.<p>At the end of the session the girls asked to share their answers. They each …

Parenting

6 Ways to Be a Strong Role Model for Your Daughter

Setting a good example for your girl goes beyond teaching good manners and time management skills. Here's how to be a role model who raises a resilient woman.<p>"I want to be a writer when I grow up," my daughter said to me recently. <i>Clearly, the scribe gene runs deep in our family,</i> I thought to …

Parenting

Instead I Held You

Today my patience has run thin and all I could think about was having a few minutes to myself, but as you fell fast asleep on my chest, it was an easy choice despite a list of things needing to be done.<p>Because instead ... I held you.<p>I was going to get the dishwasher unloaded and the overflowing …

The Bedtime Questions I'll Miss Someday

"Mommy, will you carry me to bed like a wittle baby?" I hear her tiny voice ask as she stretches out on the couch and waits for me to scoop her up, like I do every time she makes the request.<p>Bedtime always comes with a lot of questions around here. Maybe it's the same for you guys, too? Some of …

My dad is a hostage negotiator — here are his 3 tips to get your kids to do what you want

I wasn't a disobedient kid, but I can tell you that when my dad requested I do the dishes, they always got done much faster than when my mom demanded the same. How'd he do it?<p>I went right to the source to find out.<p>Captain Keith O'Sullivan, former commander of the Wayne Police Department Crisis …

9 Secrets of the Most Productive Working Women

<i>This piece originally ran on Motto</i><p>Much of the literature on women, work and life is profoundly negative. In the usual format, our harried heroine is …

The Difference A Stay-At-Home Parent Can Make For Older Children

It's not just younger kids that need a parent who's present.<p>Many mothers look forward to maternity leave -- assuming they get it -- but I have to admit that those periods were not the best times of my life. I love my three kids fiercely, but I associate those stints at home with them, away from my …

Kwabena Boahen's Profile | Stanford Profiles

Boahen's research interests include mixed-mode multichip VLSI models of biological sensory and perceptual systems, their epigenetic development, and …

Neuroscience

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What Your Kids Really Think About Your Career

We interviewed 11 kids of working parents to find out what they really think about their parents’ jobs.<p>The makeup of families has shifted in the the last few decades.<p>In the U.S., 46% of two-parent families have both parents working full time. With both parents working, tackling family obligations …

Parenting

Why the Fuck Are Middle-Class Parents This Overwhelmed?

New research has found that educated, middle-class white people with kids—you know, the people TV wants you to model your life after—are reporting …

Pew Research Center

Do Kids Really Need Homework?

1<p>Homework isn't necessary in elementary school.<p>"For elementary-school kids, there is really no correlation between homework and achievement," says …

Kids

Dear Working Moms: I Was So Wrong, and I'm Sorry

It's so easy to look at parents before you become one yourself and have 27,834 thoughts that start with, "When I'm a mom, I'll never ..."And then you …

29 Lessons I've Learned From 10 Years of Parenting

Before my first was born, I had a vague notion that parents more and less had it all together and did everything deliberately according to their parenting philosophy of choice; now I know that we're basically making it up as we go along.<p>Here's what I've figured out in the last crazy 10 years.<p><b>1.</b> For …

The benefits of slow parenting

A couple of months ago, I was rushing through the grocery store with my preschooler and toddler. It hadn’t been an easy trip; they were whining and …

Parenting

8 Hard-Earned Lessons From Motherhood

When debating whether to send my first child to kindergarten or to wait a year, I was convinced that one option was the right one and any other path …

Parenting

I Put Down My Phone for a Week, and Here's What Happened

When my kids played dress up the other night, I got hit with a major dose of reality.<p>Right before bedtime my son, 6, made himself into a ballerina, …

I Look at My Cell Phone Instead of Playing with My Children and That’s Okay

At my age rarely a week goes by that an article doesn’t pop up in my news feed to warn me of the danger cell phones pose to my children. Not actual …

Parenting

Don't stress out. Our kids are just fine when their mothers work late

Some welcome news for working moms: you can stay late at the office tonight and your kid will be just fine.<p>A new study published this April in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that the widely-held belief that young children do better when their mothers spend significant time with them is …

What Instagram Would Look Like If We Were All Honest

If everybody on Instagram was honest about their lives, it would look a whole lot different. Instead of pretty photos of in-demand pastries, it would show the 40 minutes of waiting and complaining about hunger. Chipped nails would oust perfectly manicured snaps. Shots of Netflix binges and leftover …

The Israeli Poem About Motherhood That Went Viral

In January 2013, the Israeli writer Iris Eliya Cohen (warning: that link is in Hebrew) updated her Facebook status with a prose poem called “Ima” …

A How-To Guide to Parent-Child Relationship Repair

We all have parenting moments we regret. Just the other day, I was hard on my son, and felt <i>very</i> badly about my behavior. Even though we may have the tools to do so, calming down when our kids are melting down, sometimes for the most ridiculous reasons, can feel impossible to do.<p>It is important to …

I'm Jealous of Your Noisy, Messy Days

There are a lot of moms and dads on Facebook, posting updates that chronicle their parental struggles -- kids misbehaving, making too much noise or mess, fighting with siblings, refusing to get ready for school.<p>My house is relatively quiet. There are no noisy arguments or fighting between siblings. …

To the Furious Mom in the Target Parking Lot

<i>Written by Lisa Sadikman for Brain, Child Magazine</i><p>I see you storming out of Target, carrying your crying boy while another three kids, under the age of 7, scurry after you across the parking lot. I see you without a cart, without any bags. I see the red-hot anger in your face as you put your boy …

6 Parenting Moments I Now Miss That Totally Annoyed Me at the Time

Every morning, so early my eyes could barely focus, I would stand downstairs in the kitchen, preparing very specific lunch and snack requests for my kids for the day. On auto-pilot, I would boil the water for fresh pasta (parmesan in a Ziplock bag on the side) or Annie's Macaroni and cheese shells. …

The Secrets to Raising a Confident Daughter

The one thing all mothers have in common with their daughters is that they were once daughters, too. Many moms go into mothering having strong theories about how to raise a confident daughter. These theories are usually based on their own childhood memories of being mothered by their own mothers. …

Mom Guilt

My head weighs heavy on my pillow. I roll over in my bed and try to turn my brain off. It is time to sleep for three hours until the baby wakes me for his midnight snack. Instead, I endure a mental pummeling. <i>Why did I get so impatient when my 4-year-old treated the minivan like a jungle gym? I</i> …

6 Family-Friendly Recipes

Frustrated with the fussy diners in your family? Before you give up and reach for the peanut butter and jelly, try these fun, kid-friendly dishes. …

Recipes

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.<p>And you -- their long-suffering …