Authoritative Parenting Creates Warmth

Authoritative parenting is a style of child rearing that strives to create a close and nurturing relationship with children, while maintaining a firm set of rules and high expectations. Authoritative parents are high in control but also high in warmt...

Would you hire a parenting coach?

I don't know about you, but there are times I wish I had access to an expert on the ins and outs of child rearing. But of course, there is no such thing as an 'expert', right? Wrong. There are schools where you can earn a certificate declaring you to...

My mother-in-law is an expert on everything

My mother-in-law did a fine job raising her sons and I admire her for that. However, the woman considers herself an expert on everything, especially if it's child-related. She freely offers her advice and criticism whether I have asked for it or not....

Dying adoption specialist arranging the adoption of her own children

Adoption specialist Diane Sadovnikov has spent a number of years helping people adopt children from Russia and the Ukraine from her home base in Virginia Beach, Virginia. According to this story, she is a pillar of the community. Tragically, Ms. Sado...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck moving to Boston with Violet

Us Weekly reported on Wednesday that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have decided to raise their daughter Violet in Boston, rather than Los Angeles. Reportedly, they want to provide her as normal an upbringing as possible. I think I'd have to agree t...

The Wisdom of Mary P. (Part One): All I want is my kid to be happy

I don't usually cover two posts from the same blog in one week, let alone one day. However, Mary P., who writes Day Care Daze, has written two essays recently that have just blown me away. And basically, I really really wish that I had known her and ...


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