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30 Really Smart Summer Parenting Hacks

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

Toddler Behavior and Discipline

Behavior Basics<p>SHOW MORE<p>Toddler Discipline<p>Looking to minimize your toddler's misdeeds? Follow these smart (and sanity-saving) strategies for …

The Modern Parenting Techniques That Hinder Brain Development

…plus the ancient parenting practices repeatedly linked to positive brain development.***<b>~ THE EBOOKS ~</b>• <b>Escape from low mood or depression</b> with my …

The Brain

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

IT

The Parenting Trick That Has Saved My Sanity

"It's not fair!"<p>"But Payton got to sit the front seat yesterday!"<p>"I hate watching baby movies!"<p>How many times has one of your children shouted something similar at you in response to a decision you've made? The battles can be exhausting: who gets to sit in the front seat, who gets to select the …

This is the most effective way to discipline kids, according to science

Getting small kids to behave can be a delicate science for parents. Some worry about being too harsh; others are left exasperated by children who seem out of control. Many try to avoid yelling or spanking, and even time-outs are seen as too strict in some parenting circles.<p>But parents shouldn't be …

Parenting

Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

“I’ll just read this article a little later.”<p>It’s bad enough that procrastination can ruin your work day—an earful from the boss for blowing a deadline, say, or just a later evening at the office than you planned. But the effects of habitual delay can infect you at the physical level as well as the …

14 surprising morning routines of entrepreneurs and creatives - WP Premium Support

Shares 502<p>Many renowned creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs have adopted morning routines. You can find countless examples of familiar historical …

9 Hacks To Get Much More Organized In Your Life

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

12 Products That Will Make Traveling With Kids Insanely Easy

Little can exhaust and overwhelm parents as quickly as saying the words “travel” and “kids” in the same sentence. Some would sooner choose to take the SATs or help a friend plan a wedding. (You know, less stressful endeavors.) When organizing a trip with kids, with so much to think about, who …

33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1B2iuVo<p>We all try to be productive. We all have lots of stuff that we need to get done, for work, …

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected

<i>"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way."</i><p>George Benson recorded the first version of <i>The Greatest Love of All</i> in 1977. Whitney Houston topped the charts with her version, released in February 1985 - thirty years ago.<p>Despite being one of the all-time greatest …

Parenting

This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …

Yoga

31 Alternative Noodle Recipes That Pasta Fanatics Will Love

Noodles make whipping up a quick meal easy and tasty—they require virtually no <i>Iron Chef America</i> skills since it’s just boil water, cook pasta, drain, …

15 Things Great Parents Do Differently

By: Luminita D. Saviuc, Purpose Fairy<p><i>“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.”</i> ~ Jesuit motto, alleged to be attributed to Francis …

HuffPost

"'How do you discipline a toddler?' My answer to that is, 'You don't really -- you teach and connect with a toddler.'"

10 Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

<b>“If only…”</b> These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.<p>Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to …

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering or smelling a little suspicious. "Somebody needs you," they say. I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me. I could be enjoying a …

5 Things The Dying Want Us To Know

<i>Veteran journalist and author of</i> Opening Heaven's Door: Investigating Stories of Life, Death, and What Comes After <i>explains what she discovered after researching how people cross over.</i><p><i>By Patricia Pearson</i><p><b>1. The 72-hour mark is when it begins.</b><p>After losing my sister and father within nine weeks, I …

How fathers boost toddlers' language development

<i>Popular convention may dictate that the father’s role in the early development of his children pales in comparison to the mother’s, but author Paul Raeburn is shedding new light on the science behind the vital role of the often overlooked male parent.</i><p>I’ve always thought that watching children learn …

North Carolina

Our Last First Year

There is a moment in motherhood when you realize that you have been holding your breath.<p>As if forgetting to breathe will somehow slow the passage of time, in all the right places.<p>It is the deep inhale as your baby settles in to sleep, buffered and bolstered by the crook of your arm, the sticky …

A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting …

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

"You will HATE him!"<p>Years ago, I attended the wedding of one of my closest friends. Another friend, now living out of state, already married with a 6-month-old, was telling us how exasperated she was with her husband. She warned the rest of us, responsibility-free, about what our future entailed.<p>I …

16 Previously Unwritten Rules of Mom Code

Mom Code: a non-judgmental position that allows us mamas to simply be mamas; the women that come to your side instead of turning up their noses and understand that, of course, kids will have meltdowns and embarrassing displays of public tantrums, but it doesn't mean they are bad kids or you are a …

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

29 Photos Every Parent Must Get Of Their Baby

Make sure your baby book rocks.

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …