We can no longer ignore depression in our children
Important article on depression and kids. Depression in adults has become much less taboo, in large part due to prevalence, but we have work a lot of work to do in terms of identifying and treating depression in kids. It's something we cannot afford to ignore.
It's okay to love your kid and be their friend
We have gone from autocratic parenting to helicopter parenting and now you can read more and more about the repercussions of the latter. The author of this post is a mom that advocates for the place and importance of being friends with your kids, especially as it pertains to listening to them.
The more of less: Craft an intentional life with minimalism
This is a post that is close to my heart about the importance of addressing consumerism as a family unit. The author has a website dedicated to helping millennial parents raise happy kids.
Phone-sick at camp
For parents that are sending their kids to summer camp and dealing with the symptoms of separation from their cell phones. The author advises how to prepare your children to be without their cell phones before camp.
6 serious consequences of neglecting your kids' online privacy
The author of this article discusses why it is important to be on top of your kids' online activity including identity theft, stealing, getting hurt, losing out on opportunities, getting labeled and humiliated. Common Sense Media is a non-profit that helps families make smart media and technology choices.
3 things to say to a mom with young kids and 3 things not to
This is a blog post by a mom that speaks to how it feels when you are out in public with your kids and they melt down and you encounter people that feel entitled to judge and criticize your parenting skills. She speaks to the value of offering help or positive feedback versus kicking someone when they're down.
The healthy sex talk: Teaching kids consent, ages 1-21
This timely post in the wake of the sexual assault cases in the news, addresses how to talk to your kids about sex and consent at different developmental stages.
Top 10 ways to prep your pet for the arrival of a newborn
The author of this post gives 10 tips on how to prepare your pet for the arrival of your newborn including accustoming your pet to baby noises and practicing with a doll. She also gives some advice and what to do when baby arrives.
On being a bad mom
I love posts and articles where people speak their truths despite going against the norm. This mom talks about how terrified she was when her baby was born and all the things she has done that have made her feel like a bad mom. We all do these things and could use much more of this openness and honesty about the darker sides of parenting.