parenting

When someone, regardless of age, brings up suicide, they are asking for help.

Ask Erin: What Do I Do If My 9-Year-Old Is Suicidal? 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.26.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
To my daughter: Keep broadcasting to the world, little girl.

My Child Talks To Strangers 

She will talk to strangers in the supermarket, at Target, at Toys ‘R Us, at the park, at the bank, and the post office. Read...
Erica Landis    |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
Families
"My anger was there when my father wasn’t. My anger has been reliable. Sometimes it feels like my anger taught me all the things my father should have."

Learning About My Father's Personality Disorder Helped Me Forgive Him

I have to accept the fact that Black men are not allowed to deal with their mental health issues — specifically personality and schizoaffective Read...
Africa Jackson    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Image by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Why Am I Terrified Of Change?

Want to see me panic? Ask me what I’m going to be doing in 10 years. Read...
joni edelman   |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
As toddlers, they want their own way 100% of the time — that’s their primary objective in life.

Parenting Mistakes: Giving Kids Too Many Choices

For years my partner told me that I gave my kids too many choices. Read...
Kim Chartres of SHESAID    |   05.17.17   |   SHARE
Families
We spend so much energy teaching our children, not realizing that they are the ones teaching us.

Four Ways To Be More Like A Four-Year-Old

Our children can teach us how to be happier, better people. Read...
Kevin Fleming of The Good Men Project    |   05.15.17   |   SHARE
Families
It gives me great confidence in our relationship that we agree on the important issues — be that a woman’s right to choose or a family’s right to keep their baby boys intact.

I Picked My Partner Because He Doesn't Believe In Circumcision

Properly cleaning it and putting on a condom just didn’t seem like a big deal. And as for the supposed unsightliness of an uncircumcised penis? Well Read...
Irina Gonzalez    |   05.11.17   |   SHARE
Families
Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

What If I've Given My Children Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder isn't something given, not like gift on your birthday, not neatly wrapped and topped with the big pink bow Read...
joni edelman   |   05.11.17   |   SHARE