Ready or Not by Madeline Levine, PhD (Book Excerpt)


C H A P T E R 10 The Future-Proof Family Building a Better Moral Compass and Stronger Communities If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African proverb When it comes to preparing our children for an unpredictable future, no conversation is complete without stating ...

Executive Function Strategies for New College Students: Three Tips to Empower Your Teen by Sasha Shtern, CEO, Goally


College can be one of the most incredible experiences for your kids, but it can also be one of the most challenging transitions they will face. I mean, consider this: they go from having a consistent curfew to having none, from spending eighty percent of their day actually in class ...

The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents by co-author Rosalind Wiseman (Book Excerpt)


HAPPINESS? What is it? Before the pandemic, most parents, when asked what they want for their children, said, “I want my child to be happy.” But what does happiness really mean? It can’t mean free from painful experiences or conflict with others because those things constantly hap- pen. It can’t be free ...

Empower Your Parenting with Less Anxiety by Noel Foy


I was four sons into motherhood and still hadn’t reckoned with my anxiety. I hadn’t gotten help, mainly  because I had no awareness I could have any power over my anxiety and didn’t have a clue anxiety was treatable. My anxiety was on spin cycle...What if my sons didn’t like school ...

Meet Later in Life Father Richie Jackson: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


AGE:  54 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  New York City CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Jackson (19) and Levi (3) I am the author of Gay Like Me (HarperCollins), and I recently produced the Tony Award-nominated play Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway. I also executive produced Showtime’s Nurse Jackie for seven seasons and co-executive produced the film Shortbus. Visit https://www.richiejacksongaylikeme.com/   What did ...

Meet Later Mom Jodi Meltzer


AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Franklin, Massachusetts I am a blogger on my personal websites, Jodi Darter and Mommy Dish, and a parenting writer/contributor for several publications, including HuffPost, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. I am also the author of a novel children’s book, When You Lived in My Belly.   Tell us about your path to ...

MEDICAL PARENTING How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD (Book Excerpt)


The marriage you enter into with your pediatrician can last for more than 21 years, so buyer beware: it is important to spend time deciding what type of person you are, and what type of support and availability you will need. The following story may have played out much differently, had ...

Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Adornment of Maternal Attire by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


You first became a part of my wardrobe when my structure stretched to accommodate your growing body. I would shop at thrift stores for larger shirts and skirts not having the money to waste on a growth spurt that would only last for a couple of weeks. I remember starting with one ...

Placenta Encapsulation — An Option to Tackle the Baby Blues by Zoe Richmond


The days after giving birth a critical.  They are not only a critical time for the newborn baby, but they are also critical to the mother.  It’s also an exhausting time.  There is the physical exhaustion of the delivery, or the painful recuperation from a C-section. There is the grueling ...