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After you have a child, everyone has an opinion (and they like to share it) about how you should raise Junior. Use our parenting advice to cut through the outdated research or tips that don't work for your child's special traits and find your own parenting groove.

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Don't worry, you're already doing a great job! Just consider these quotes as a reminder of important things we parents often overlook when life gets busy. ... more
A stepmom reflects on her time as a stepmother and chronicles what advice she would've given herself 13 years ago. ... more
No parenting book could prepare me for the discussion I had with my kids about the sexual abuse I had suffered as a child. ... more
Date nights look and feel so different post-baby. Here's how to weed through your feelings and the "new-normal" facts to make date nights a priority again—when you're ready. ... more
Being a mother might not always come naturally or easily, but it doesn't mean you don't have what it takes. ... more
I've embraced the power in empathy. It's become my new secret parenting weapon. ... more
Whether you're the preferred parent or the rejected one, our expert's five tips can help you get your parent/kid dynamic back on track. ... more
The role of dads has evolved exponentially from the Wally Cleaver types of yesteryear, but they're still often portrayed as irresponsible buffoons incapable of nurturing. ... more
Every child is different, so learning their temperament differences can help you custom fit your parenting style to their needs. ... more
I might be a hypocrite, even after being furious that my grandmother read mine, but I would still read my daughter's diary. ... more
Mothering while chronically ill can be difficult, but I've found ways to adjust. Creativity rather than activity now fuels our family. ... more
Children not only need to know about this election but also why our overall participation in politics matters. ... more
When my partner and I conceived children with an anonymous donor, we assumed we would find some male role models along the way. But the older my son gets, itʼs becoming clear that I have to create a dad—or a few dads—for him. ... more
I never thought it was in my nature to nurture, but when I became a mom, I became someone the old me wouldn't recognize, and I'm OK with it. ... more
Stories about black adoptees typically focus on white parents adopting them, so I was pleasantly surprised to see my family reflected back at me on TV—and on a children's show no less. ... more
These parenting strategies may seem counterintuitive, but keeping kids safe is not about sheltering them. Kids need risk and conflict—in kid-sized doses. ... more
I never wanted children. So much so that I married someone who also never wanted them. And then suddenly, without any warning, I changed my mind. ... more
When I gave birth to my son, I never thought that I would be raising him with my mother. Although I'm very grateful for her help, some challenges exist. ... more
Highly effective moms get things done with equal parts of good ol' fashioned drive and a handful of these efficient habits. ... more
I used to love getting dressed up. Now that I'm a mom, I wear the same thing every day to save time. ... more
Meeting other moms allows me to learn, grow, encourage, and be encouraged. So I'm always on the lookout for these types of mamas. ... more
Why are we treating guys who actually parent their children like Super Dads, and not just good dads? ... more
I asked women around 60 years old with grown children what they wish they knew when they were my age. Here's what they want us younger moms to know. ... more
When my daughter and I first talked about giving birth, I said it didn't hurt that much. Did I make a mistake? ... more
I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my teens. ... more