The 7 Stages of Parenting

Coping with each stage of parenting is easy if you keep things simple

Preview of Next Week’s GMP Dad’s Workshop: The Science of Why Dads are Important

We know that dads are important. Next week in the GMP Dad’s workshop, we go into the science behind our knowledge.

Surprise: Not All Child Development Studies are Created Equal

Sensational child development claims can lead to frustrating results for parents and children.

Your Judgments Will Save Your Life and They Will Kill You

Live by your judgments and you are not much different than a two year old

Stop Criminalizing Teens for Sexting

Teens are native tech users — they use their phones like they use their hands.

Jamming With Your Toddler: How Music Trumps Reading For Childhood Development

If you want to fast-track your child’s development, forget CDs, books that beep, and toys that whirr. Play music with them, with the emphasis being on “play”.

Teenage Insanity Syndrome Affects Teens and Adults

The other day I gave my wife the look. At 7:30 on a Thursday morning, I was finished. We love him, but our teenage son is driving us mad.

Wanted: Superhero for my Children!

I strive to teach my son about superheroes, and they are not professional football players. They are men who return love to diffuse hate.

A Dad Shares the 3 Secrets to Keeping Toys From Taking Over

Joe is a blogger dad who woke up one day to find his house had turned into a sea of toys. Here is what he did about it.

Poor Kids Have Tiny Brains, Right?

Kids’ lives are being altered and derailed because people often misinterpret research.

Does Spanking Hurt Children? Our Writers Speak Out

It’s long been accepted as normal, even necessary, but research indicates it is ineffective and possibly damaging. What is your opinion on spanking?

Raising Compassionate Boys: The Power of Touch

Kozo Hattori explains how and why he is getting his sons back in touch with nurturing physical contact.

10 Simple Steps to Stop Toxic Parenting

Toxic parenting sets the stage for abusive adults and starts a cycle that is hard to escape. Thomas Fiffer offers 10 dos and don’ts to keep your parenting healthy and safe.

Abuse Was Something Done To You. It Doesn’t Define You.

You don’t have to hide anymore. Luka Vaughan shares his survival story so you, too, can overcome the shame that is paralyzing your soul.

Instilling a Love for Reading Early in Your Child’s Life

Scott Posey spells out why he thinks it’s important that he reads to his young son every night, both for developmental and social reasons.

Failure Is An Option

Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.