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How You Parent Probably Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think

How You Parent Probably Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think

As someone who writes about parenting a lot and with the exact goal of helping to make all aspects of this monstrous, daunting task a little easier, I did a little double-take when I saw this headline in Today’s Parent: Does Parenting Even Matter? It better matter! Otherwise, why am…

How To Regain Your Patience When Your Kid Is Driving You Nuts

How To Regain Your Patience When Your Kid Is Driving You Nuts

Earlier this week, I asked single parents for their best parenting hacks—because if anyone is crushing parenthood, it’s those who are doing it predominantly on their own. There was loads of great advice offered up: Schedule all your dental cleanings in tandem, go to bed when the kids go to…

The Right Way To Respond When Kids Talk Back

The Right Way To Respond When Kids Talk Back

A friend of mine once went on a tirade about how she would not raise a disrespectful kid. “That’s just not happening,” she said. “He will not talk back. Respect is way too important to me, and I won’t put up with him being rude.” Her son was about a…