Motherhood

Psychologist: What is the role of the father?

Study after study shows the tremendously negative impact of not having a father present during childhood. While the damage is especially evident with …

Parenting

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Education

Authorities probing viral video of mother violently beating, threatening to kill child

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency and the police are probing an incident in which a mother was seen in a video violently beating her …

Jamaica

Reader feedback on woman with extremely rude adult daughter: Ellie

Readers offer their advice on how to handle a situation where a mother considered forgetting she ever had a daughter.

Canadian News

My Apartment Is Starting to Resemble My Parents' House

After 30 years of fighting it<p>I grew up in a house of antiques. Sometimes on the weekends, we would go visit my grandparents at <i>their</i> houses full of antiques. And then on the way back from their houses, my parents and I would stop at antique stores to look for, yes, more antiques. Before the age of …

Herbert Hoover

Amy Duggar Calls for Compassion Following Derick Dillard’s Transphobic Comments

Amy Duggar, cousin of the famous clan, has urged people to be compassionate following Derick Dillard's offensive comments about Jazz Jennings.Amy …

Parenting

‘How could I not have seen this coming?’

When my neighbor called, I didn’t think much of it. We hadn’t seen each other in several months, but we share the kind of casual relationship in …

Parenting

Surrogate mother told to give baby to gay parents after trying to keep it

<b>A surrogate mother who tried to keep her baby has been told to give the child to the intended gay parents.</b><p>Senior judges ruled on Friday that the …

Pregnancy

Mother and father's weights equally influence a child's risk of obesity: study

A new study suggests that it is not only a mother's weight which can impact her child's heath, with researchers in Singapore finding that children …

Obesity

Father who refuses to use daughter’s preferred first name gets telling off from judge

A man who refuses to refer to his 12-year-old daughter by her preferred first name has come under fire from a senior family court judge.<p>Mr Justice …

20 Things Working Moms Say on a Daily Basis

Working moms do a lot of talking every day. From speaking to your kids to chatting with coworkers, you may find yourself repeating certain phrases …

Lifestyle

The Worst Vacation Ever : On Caring for Aging Parents

"This was the worst vacation ever!"<p>That's a quote from my son - his reflections on our recent vacation that was cut short after two days when my mom, …

Southern Baptist

It’s Time We Start Talking About The Dangers Of Abusive, Angry Parenting In The Jewish Community

Jews are wringing their hands over the Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. Oy, what a shanda!<p>Then comes an even more shocking story. Three adult …

Jewish Culture

Why one woman thinks prison is the perfect place for kids

A handful of children live at the Kitchener prison with their mothers<p>You may not know it, but at the minimum security ward of Grand Valley …

Prison

Black Girls Draw: Jena Holliday Is Proving Black Motherhood Is A Work Of Art

One of the greatest revolutionary acts as a Black person in America is Black motherhood.<p>Not only was this right stripped from Black women while they …

Women of Color

Dying mother’s moving last letter to her daughter

This beautiful parting gift has a few words of wisdom for us all.<p>When Peggy Summers discovered she had terminal cancer aged 55, she knew she had to …

Parenting

I’m A White Mother Of A Black Son, And I Won’t Stop Talking About Racism

“Do you think you’d care as much about racism or talk about race as much if I was white?”<p>My son asked me this at 7:45 a.m. in the car on the way to …

Racism

6 Questions Daughters of Unloving Mothers Ask

During the many years I’ve been interviewing and hearing from unloved daughters, there are some questions that are asked again and again, familiar …

Parenting

What it's like to be a poor child in wealthy Switzerland

Niels doesn’t go hungry. He has his own room, wears clean clothes and attends football training. But his mother’s income is not enough to support …

European News

Permission For The New Mother (That I Wish Someone Gave Me)

When I was pregnant with my oldest son, John, I felt lovely. As soon as I learned I was pregnant, I knew his name and that he was a boy. My friend …

Parenting

Mother: Daughter received texts with racist threats, violence

A mother is furious after she said her daughter has been receiving racist and threatening messages from a group of girls at her school.

Crime

Mom Puts 6-Year-Old Son’s Hand On Burning Stove To Discipline Him

A Florida mother was accused of burning her son’s hand on a stove to discipline the boy for hitting other children.<p>Miriam Rebolledo, 29, who is a …

News (U.S.)

The Best Poems About Death of a Mother

Poems About Death of a Mother – Mother’s poem is a poem of our expression of gratitude for a mother. Because of Mother, we are treated from small …

Parenting

Miami Mom Defends Burning Son’s Hand On Stove, Says Boy Is Too ‘Rebellious’ At 6 Years Old

A young Miami mom defended her right to burn her son’s hand on a stove top as form of punishment.<p>Writers for the <i>New York Post</i> note that Miriam …

Crime

Mother asks advice on dealing with her 'racist' six-year-old daughter

An “embarrassed” mother has begged for help with her six-year-old daughter who she claimed had been brainwashed into racism by her father.<p>Posting …

Parenting

School’s ‘family quiz’ sparks parent outrage after it tests kids on ‘boytoy,’ ‘mistress,’ and more

Parents at Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell, Virginia, were outraged after a teacher assigned a family quiz that featured testing on terms such as “boytoy,” “affair,” and “mistress,” according to WRIC-TV.<p>One concerned parent shared the quiz on Facebook, where the story first gained …

Conservative View

How Do Adult Daughters Handle Grieving the Loss of Their Mother?

<i>"A son’s a son till he takes a wife, a daughter’s a daughter for the rest of her life."</i><p>By and large, this old folk saying still rings true. …

Parenting

Toddler Pouches for Adults That Are Full of Whiskey Is the Best Idea Ever

A U.K. company has invented a toddler pouch full of whisky for a reasonably priced subscription service, and it's a brilliant idea.Toddler Pouches …

Parenting

Finally, a working mom book with attitude

Sarah Lacy’s book “A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy” (Harper Business, out Tuesday) kicks …

Parenting

SIL Bans 4-Month Old Niece From Birthday Celebration Over Her Own Infertility Struggles

A woman is asking for advice after her SIL asked that she not bring her baby to a family party. SIL says her infertility struggles make it …

Parenting