Want your child to grow up with a healthy, realistic view of sexuality, and to wait until they’re really ready for intimacy? Read on.
A reader asks if she should stop in when her middle schooler is being harassed, or if it’s too much. I have soap box for this one.
But that’s how I feel about my kids. I really don’t care if they like my music. They spent years listening to me play Aretha, Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, etc. and if they one day said, “Hey, Mom? Can you put on that one AC/DC song?”, that’d be great. But I certainly don’t expect it. Just like they don’t expect me to say, “Hey, kids? Can you put on that one Tyler, The Creator song?”
I didn’t have to snoop when he was in grade school. All of his classmates lived in our neighborhood, so I already knew most of the parents. I also regularly volunteered in the classroom. But now he’s in a big school that combines three different neighborhoods, and I only volunteer when under court order. That means I don’t know anything about the kids he now wants to hang out with, and since he’s no help at all, I have to dig.
Yes, I am the not-so-proud owner of an 11-year-old boy who refuses to wear pants in the winter. He (very strongly) insists on wearing shorts year-round, even when the temperature is only in the high 20’s.
Birthdays with teenagers can feel a lot like a timer ticking down, but sometimes they feel like victory, too. For my late bloomer, this birthday feels huge.
A mom needs help with her husband and his shaming of their sensitive toddler son for his recent and many crying bouts.
An expectant mom learns that her original ultrasound prediction was wrong. She’s having a boy, not a girl. She needs help mentally and emotionally shifting gears and expectations.
Schools are closed today due to “excessive cold,” and it’s all my fault. Sorry, I’m not sorry—because it hasn’t slowed down my autistic son one bit.
One mom needs help making sure she’s not reinforcing gender messages in toys and not limiting her son given her sudden allergy to pink toys.
My little boys just want to be the “bad guys” all the time. How do I keep their play appropriate and safe?
I’m expecting a son after having two daughters. What am I supposed to DO with a BOY?