On Parenting: Momspeak


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

New Year’s resolution: Be a more neglectful parent

Less hovering could lead to a better relationship with your child in 2013.

By Tracy Grant  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The comfort of Lincoln as imperfect father

The recent movie depicts the 16th president as a conflicted, inconsistent parent — just like the rest of us.

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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Readers react to what skills schools should teach

Parents and teachers weigh in on whether schools or parents are responsible for teaching real-life skills.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Momspeak: Lamenting what schools don’t teach our kids

Skills needed to live in the real world often aren’t part of the curriculum.

By Tracy Grant  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Talking to kids about elections — without bias

The lessons your kids learn this election season should be nonpartisan.

By Tracy Grant  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Momspeak: Who speaks for the single parent?

While politicians praise the nuclear family, in 2012 some of the brightest stars had moms who went it alone.

By Tracy Grant  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Momspeak: Some videos aren’t meant to go viral

Two brothers’ reaction to a sad movie was caught on videotape, proving that teens aren’t the only ones behaving badly online. Parents are, too.

By Tracy Grant  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Advice for going to a new school

Whether your child is entering kindergarten, middle or high school, there are ways to ease their fears about these key transitions.

By Tracy Grant  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, parenting

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant: Explaining death to a child

Talking to your children about death is a difficult — but essential — part of parenting.

By On Parenting  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant: Is the Internet killing kids’ manners?

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant reacts to several e-mails from children addressing her as "Tracy."

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Momspeak: The perils of teen driving, and letting go

In her Momspeak column, Tracy Grant explains how she slowly moved toward acceptance of her teenage son having his driver’s license.

By Tracy Grant  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Teens, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012

Becoming a mother (or father) to our parents

Tracy Grant writes about caring for children and your parents at the same time.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Choosing the major you love: Advice from Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant takes issue when Post columnist Michelle Singletary advises students to consider majoring in a field that pays well.

By On Parenting  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Why parents should get used to saying “not now”

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant says saying “not now” will not label you as being unwilling to pull your weight. It’s saying “yes,” but with conditions.

By On Parenting  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance, Momspeak

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011

New “Gossip Girl” book too gruesome for teens

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant says “Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer” exceeds many M-rated video games.

By On Parenting  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant