Hopeful children are happier, more satisfied with life, and more willing to try. By Michele Borba, Ed. D.
There are few things I take genuine pleasure in, and one of those is eating. But what message does that send my daughter? By Jennifer Furner
Here are some great ideas for how parents can help encourage their kids to read. By Lisseth Aizpurua
Your Pandemic Stories, Jill Biden to Keep Working, How to Help Kids With Strong Emotions, and more.
In the beginning, we relied on hats to shield Rosie from unwanted stares as we hoped the hair loss would be temporary. By Paula Quinn
Our kids are waking up at their “usual” time, yet the clock reads an hour earlier. Yikes!
With all the changes in 2020, one thing has remained constant: being bullied is a traumatic experience for kids. By Lori Orlinsky
You might love it. Maybe not every day, but there will be moments. By Laura Catherine Hanby Hudgens
Start with “shitty first drafts.” We don’t curse in our house, so it was a big deal when I taught my son this one. By Wendy Kennar
Take a minute to shine the spotlight on your child and praise them for reporting the behavior. By Lori Orlinsky
My daughter is trapped inside, trying to make admissions counselors she doesn’t know fall in love with her. By Sandra A. Miller
My son’s teacher said he needed the gift of time. She was right. By Jessica Smock
By the age of five, bilingual children largely catch up to their peers who speak just one language—and then overtake them. By Kristina Klausen
Writing a thoughtful letter of recommendation takes time. And odds are you aren’t the only one asking. By Jennifer Winward
Whatever your political stance, this issue is one of basic human rights. By Maria O. Alvarez
Ask your kid to give you a tour of their social media world. Add it to the “wellness checks” you may already do. By Caroline Knorr
I want my nine-year-old to carry herself without shame. By Daisy Alpert Florin
I don’t care for any “sexy” clothing on little girls. By Sharon Holbrook
It’s old-school knowledge seasoned with new-school methods validated by hands-on experience.
Catherine Newman offers advice to a grandmother, who is raising her 15-year-old grandson, about the reality of teenagers and conflict.
Catherine Newman answers this question (and more!) in her next installment of Motherwell’s advice column for the parents of teens. Her kids weigh in too!
Catherine Newman’s next installment of Motherwell’s not-so-ordinary advice column for the parents of teens.
Catherine Newman’s not-so-ordinary advice column for the parents of teens.
I’m raising two boys. And I am conscious of raising them to be people who hear and respond to the word “no.” By Brianne DeRosa
If you calm down about the illicit nature of the words, we’re just talking about talking.
By Brianne DeRosa