Dr. Jennifer Hartstein and Jessica Lahey joined MPR News to talk about snowplow parenting, what it is and how it affects children. They also gave some guidance for overeager parents who just want their children to succeed.
Several years ago, I was sitting with my niece, who was 9 at the time. I was doing some research on self-esteem in girls, and she was reading over my shoulder. She was surprised by
Rules are a natural part of life, and having guidelines helps kids learn how to manage in different situations. While parents know that this kind of structure is important, it’s often challenging to establish and maintain rules at home.
Learn how to teach kids how to handle failure and disappointment, so they can persevere in an unfair world.
It’s important to be understanding – even when you don’t get where you child is coming from. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it
11 year-olds are getting bikini waxes. 9 year-olds are weight conscious (and some, by this age, have already dieted). According to a recent survey on Yahoo! Shine, 25% of tweens and teens consider plastic surgery
Grandparents are important in children’s lives, but the relationship between grandparents and the parents can sometimes be difficult. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and
You may not find it in a medical textbook, but many young girls suffer from Princess Syndrome daily. What is Princess Syndrome, you ask? A girl who suffers from PS lives life as a fairy-tale:
The holidays are filled with so many wonderful things: family, friends, parties, religious endeavors, and, of course, gifts. All of these things can bring us joy (along with the requisite stress), but it is the
For a long time, working mothers have been worried that they were lacking as parents, that they were not good enough parents, and that they were negatively impacting their children. Unfortunately, much of this belief