5 Ways My Son Teaches Me How to Be Happy

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Ariane Beeston thought it was her job to teach her son life’s lessons. Now she knows he’s here to teach her, too.

3 Obnoxious Things People Say to Adoptive Parents

Receiving sticker therapy and playing doctor like any regular parent. Photo courtesy of Jenelle Geransky.

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Five Things I Was Desperate For My Son To Do Until He Actually Started Doing Them

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Dad and Buried could not WAIT for his young son to be able to do certain things. Until he did them. Now we have a desperate dad wanting to turn back time.

I’m the Mother. Not the Primary Caregiver Of My Children.

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Lina Acosta Sandaal on how to share the load as parents.

7 Things a Parent Can Say to Empower Their Child

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Finding that perfect parenting balance is almost impossible – but these 7 simple sayings made all the difference for this Mom and her son.

Fourteen

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“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

I Was Afraid to Raise a Boy

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It wasn’t until Mandy Brasher finally let herself trust men that she began to trust her ability to raise a man.

There’s No Such Thing as “Finding Yourself”

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Sara Crolick gains new insight on the “myth of self-discovery” inviting serious questions about her goals as an individual, her constant quest to find herself and her role as a mother.

100 Words on Love: More Like Tony Soprano Than Mother Teresa

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I never could have known that loving my children would be more like stone cold ruthlessness.

14 Things You Must Teach Your Son about Sex

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Andrew Smiler highlights 14 aspects of sexuality that every parent should teach their sons.

Cookie Cutter: There is No Cut Out for the Perfect Boy

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Parenting sons is not a one-size-fits-all job. Brandy Pettigrew explains her journey of raising two boys.

Dear Future Mom: People With Down Syndrome Explain to New Parents What Life Will be Like with a Down Syndrome Child

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Discovering that her unborn child has Down syndrome prompted an expectant mother to ask “What kind of life will my child have?”

“Children have a right to a stable loving relationship with both parents…”

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America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation

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Lebron James tells the inspiring story of how his mother gave him the chance to be the man he is today.

What About the Fathers?

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Kathryn Edin explores the complex reasons behind why there are so many absent fathers.

Marriage, Motherhood and Men

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Ann O’Leary on how best to address the surge of women having babies outside of marriage and raising children on their own.