Taken from Growing Concerns -- A childrearing question-and-answer column with Dr. Martha Erickson Question: With the holidays coming up, our preschool-age children are bombarded with messages, especially on TV, that encourage them to be greedy. How can I help them rise above the "give me"... Second Marriage
Taken from Growing Concerns -- A parenting question-and-answer column with Dr. Martha Erickson Question: I've been divorced for three years and plan to remarry this fall. My fiance and I each have two children, all between the ages of 7 and 10. We're concerned about how to help them adjust as... Cornell Child Abuse Expert Says It's Time to Recognize Smoking as Child Abuse
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cigarette smoking is a form of child abuse, says one of the nation's leading child abuse experts, and it's high time we recognize it as such. "More young children are killed by parental smoking than by all unintentional injuries combined," says James Garbarino, an internationally... Parents Who Lost It
Taken from Growing Concerns -- A childrearing question-and-answer column with Martha Erickson Question: Yesterday I saw a young mother really lose it with her toddler at the grocery store. The child was throwing a fit because he wanted to get out of the cart, so the mom slapped him and yelled...
A Stay-at-Home Dad Not Worth 50k, Internet Says
What's a stay-at-home dad worth? A dad willing to share his musings of fatherhood and child-rearing wisdom with the public? Would it be worth $50,000? That's the question dad-blogger Adam Dolgin of Toronto posed to his fans in what he called a "social experiment." Motherlode Blog: Choosing a Preschool: Order Amid Chaos, or Structure Above All?
My husband and I sometimes found ourselves on opposite sides of questions around structure and child-rearing, and our emotional legacies accompanied us on every preschool visit. Would our daughter thrive amid chaos, or order Choosing a Preschool: Order Amid Chaos, or Structure Above All?
My husband and I sometimes found ourselves on opposite sides of questions around structure and child-rearing, and our emotional legacies accompanied us on every preschool visit. Would our daughter thrive amid chaos, or order Women still trying to balance work, children
Listening to Brigid Schulte discuss her book 'Overwhelmed' on the radio, I could have been listening to the story of my own life, only decades earlier. And that's not a good sign.
I'll See You One and Raise You Twenty
July 3, 2013, 12:45 am
Someone once told me--someone who raised two biological and two adopted RAD kids--that each RAD kid was equal to twenty biological kids, give or take. This mother was past the actual child-rearing so she could afford to smile sweetly as she said this. True her RAD son was on drugsand she couldn't... Ten Cautions for Those Contemplating "Older" Parenthood
September 26, 2012, 9:37 am
Recently I wrote my Ten Reasons being an Older Parent is a Good Idea . Now, ten days after my respite vacation, I'm still exhausted. So in keeping with my mood du jour, here are 10 cautions for those considering "late in life" parenthood:
Things do change after 50. I get tired more easily... Honestly Assessing Older Adoption
July 26, 2012, 12:33 pm
To me, choosing to become a parent was not that difficult. I was born to the role. I had known since the age of 19 I was infertile, so deciding to adopt when I met my husband at age 37 was not too challenging a choice. That said, deciding to adopt our three little ones at the age of 51 was...