Tag Archive for Parenting

PARENTING QUIZ: How many dirty secrets do you have?

PARENTING QUIZ: How many dirty secrets do you have?

Filthy! Read more

Beyonce and Blue Ivy in matching swimsuits is giving us parenting goals

Beyonce and Blue Ivy in matching swimsuits is giving us parenting goals

Too cute! Read more

Beyonce and Blue Ivy in matching swimsuits are giving us parenting goals

Beyonce and Blue Ivy in matching swimsuits are giving us parenting goals

Too cute! Read more

17 parenting lessons Disney has taught us all about bringing up kids

17 parenting lessons Disney has taught us all about bringing up kids

Kids lie, get into danger and disobey you – but you will always love and protect them. Read more

15 parenting fails and how to avoid them

15 parenting fails and how to avoid them

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual. Read more

‘Children shouldn’t be allowed on planes,’ parenting author says

‘Children shouldn’t be allowed on planes,’ parenting author says

There should be child-free flights, or child-free zones Read more

Mother makes ‘epic parenting fail’ after breastfeeding son too soon after fake tan

Mother makes ‘epic parenting fail’ after breastfeeding son too soon after fake tan

Oops. Read more

The A – Z of sleep-deprived parenting

The A – Z of sleep-deprived parenting

Mumtrum: When a mother finally snaps. Read more

Ulrika Jonsson offers Myleene Klass parenting advice

Ulrika Jonsson offers Myleene Klass parenting advice

Even though she doesn’t believe ‘for one second’ she wants it. Read more

Don’t worry Louis, Simon Cowell is on hand to offer parenting tips

Don’t worry Louis, Simon Cowell is on hand to offer parenting tips

Aw baby Eric will have a play mate Read more

10 times Marge and Homer Simpson weren’t exactly winning any parenting awards

10 times Marge and Homer Simpson weren’t exactly winning any parenting awards

‘Marge, I’m parenting…!’ Read more

X Factor reject turned millionaire Chloe Mafia lashes out after Instagram users question her parenting skills

X Factor reject turned millionaire Chloe Mafia lashes out after Instagram users question her parenting skills

Didn’t appreciate being asked where her daughter was Read more

16 essential real life parenting hacks

16 essential real life parenting hacks

All the shortcuts you need to know Read more

Katie Hopkins goads Perez Hilton over parenting as Celebrity Big Brother rivalry continues

Katie Hopkins goads Perez Hilton over parenting as Celebrity Big Brother rivalry continues

Katie and Perez are not the best of friends. Read more

Jamie Cullum shares parenting tips ahead of Heart of Gold concert in aid of Kids Company

Jamie Cullum shares parenting tips ahead of Heart of Gold concert in aid of Kids Company

Exclusive: Jamie Cullum says the best advice to give friends who are expecting their first children is not to give any advice at all. Read more

Outnumbered episode two: Nine more top parenting tips from the Brockmans

Outnumbered episode two: Nine more top parenting tips from the Brockmans

In this week’s Outnumbered, Ben investigates psychology, Karen competes in a swimming tournament and Jake’s learning to drive. Meanwhile Sue battles with a recalcitrant printer. Read more

‘Rent-a-gob’ Katie Hopkins slammed by Peaches Geldof in This Morning parenting debate

‘Rent-a-gob’ Katie Hopkins slammed by Peaches Geldof in This Morning parenting debate

Katie Hopkins and Peaches Geldof have come to blows on This Morning after disagreeing during a debate about parenting styles. Read more

Rochelle Humes reveals daughter is already a ‘daddy’s girl’ as she praises hubby Marvin’s parenting skills

Rochelle Humes reveals daughter is already a ‘daddy’s girl’ as she praises hubby Marvin’s parenting skills

Rochelle Humes has broken her silence to gush about her new daughter – saying she is already a ‘daddy’s girl’. Read more

Monster In A Box In Trust Clive Owen Is A Dad At War With An Online Predator VIDEO

For 10 years, David Schwimmer made you chuckle as earnest, feckless Ross on Friends. But in his feature directorial debut, Trust, he will infuriate you and make you cringe — especially if you’re attempting to parent a teenager. Unlikely as this shape-shift seems, Schwimmer in real life has been focusing for the last seven years on the very unfunny subject of sexual predators. Trust is based on the story of a father he met while involved with a Santa Monica rape treatment center, and it is really a horror story for the Internet Age Read more

How Important Are Your Kids SATs Really

Parents of high-achievers are getting the message: Stop the pressure. But what happens when your kid is the one refusing to let up?
My daughter, Kerry, like most college-bound high school juniors, just took her SATs. Watching her prepare, I found myself on board with the movement to reduce academic anxiety in kids. In her new film, “Race to Nowhere,” a mother named Vicki Abeles examines the high-stakes culture that has invaded some schools, creating unhealthy, unprepared and stressed-out youth Read more

The Dancing Parent Dealing with Divorce

Whether it begins with a trial separation, or moves directly to divorce, the break-up of a marriage is a difficult and painful experience for everyone involved, especially for children, even under the most amicable of circumstances.
While mom and dad may find themselves deeply questioning their own life choices, their child may be quietly questioning how they may have contributed to their parents’ parting. Their reactions may include anger, depression, anxiety, sleep-loss, as well as a fear of being separated from mom or dad.
Some kids seem to have an almost infinite capacity to take the cares and responsibilities of their parents’ relationship onto their own shoulders, all too readily blaming themselves for whatever difficulties their mother or father may be facing, especially when it comes to marital disagreements or difficulties.
Their behaviors, sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle, can often change. A child who once may have enjoyed sleepovers with friends or going away to camp may suddenly become a reclusive homebody, refusing opportunities and invitations to engage with the world.
Others react by seeking to spend as much time as possible away from their familiar surroundings and parents, associating them with pain and struggle Read more

8 Surprising Facts About Parenting Genes and What Really Makes Us Who We Are

In 1990, Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr. and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota published a striking finding: About 70 percent of the variance in IQ found in their particular sample of identical twins was found to be associated with genetic variation. Furthermore, identical twins reared apart were eerily similar to identical twins reared together on various measures of personality, occupational and leisure-time interests, and social attitudes.
Bouchard’s study, along with many others, has painted a consistent picture: Genes matter Read more

Parentless Parents Why Writing About Grief Makes Me Happy

Several weeks ago my new book, “Parentless Parents,” was published. This is the third book I’ve written that deals with mourning and loss. And while you might assume I’d be the last person you’d want to meet at a cocktail party, I’ve been told otherwise. I smile; I laugh Read more

Raise Happy Children

One of the most frequent comments I get from parents is, “I just want my kid to be happy.” Though an admirable and common objective, happiness is one of the most neglected family values in 21st century America. Few parents grasp the essential meaning of happiness for their children and fewer still understand how they can help their children to find it.
Parents’ efforts at helping their children gain happiness are undermined by the distorted messages that popular culture communicates to parents about happiness — that happiness can be found in wealth, celebrity, power and physical attractiveness. Yet research and anecdotal accounts of people who have these attributes show that pursuit of these “false idols” can actually cause unhappiness.
By understanding how happiness develops, you can help your children find true happiness. The real causes of happiness are all within your children’s control, so they can actively do things that foster their own happiness.
Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is a powerful contributor to happiness Read more