How Are You Your Best Advocate?

One of the most productive and self-affirming skills to master is to know how to advocate for your children, your family and yourself. What does being an advocate mean? Speaking up. Speaking your mind and standing up for your rights, championing the rights of others, defending your ideas and yourself–all unapologetically. Some of us consider […]

Sleep Practices: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Every year, there are thousands of sleep-related deaths among babies. I remember when my first daughter was born. She was also my first child. I was a young mother, a college graduate, but still without a clue about motherhood. I knew how I wanted it to look[motherhood], but the particulars, I was uncertain. No one […]

A Parent’s Back to School To-Do List

It’s back-to school time! Each month, there are some things that parents can do to help themselves stay on top of and ensure that they are a part of the learning process, both at school and at home. Plan to fully connect with educators and begin the partnering process with schools as the valuable resource […]

What the Latest Scientific Research Says About How to Be a Better Parent

  There’s something about a parent’s disapproval that’s instinctively repellent. It may even be bad for your health. A growing body of scientific work suggests that criticism from our loved ones can bring latent mental illnesses to the surface and make it harder for people to recover from  depression, schizophrenia, and other crippling brain conditions. […]