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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)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

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.

By Tracy Grant  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Every family is ‘abnormal’ in its own way

With gay marriage poised to be taken up by the Supreme Court, children of same-sex parents open up about their upbringing.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay parenting

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.

By Tracy Grant  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

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)
Tags:  Momspeak, Tracy Grant, parenting

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Family Almanac: When he loves her not

How to keep a 14-year-old’s first crush from consuming her.

By On Parenting  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Almanac, parenting, advice

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Candidates need binders full of unmarried parents

Tuesday’s presidential debate perpetuated the myth that unmarried parenting is equivalent to substandard parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:11 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politicas, Single Parenting

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Momspeak: In parenting, the ‘5 percent’ moments are what matter

About 95 percent of what we do as parents is a necessary grind; it’s the other 5 percent that really matters.

By Tracy Grant  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tracy Grant, advice, parenting

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Having trouble keeping up? Try slowing down.

“Take small steps. Walk around the neighborhood after dinner and talk and observe,” advises Susan Sachs Lipman.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Hope, healing for moms with narcissistic mothers: You can’t change her, but what can you do?

By Jennifer Kogan  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, personality disorders

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 07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

More doctors need to start screening for PPD

Despite the fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends screening new moms at well child visits, only a small percentage of pediatricians are.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, depression

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Do you have a future Olympian in the house?

Take the poll and tell us which Olympic sport your child might like to try.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, Olympics

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Will the real Boy Scouts please stand up?

The Boy Scouts are too much a part of the American fabric to be beholden to a secret committee's antiquated ideas.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay parenting

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Parents can meditate, too

Mindfulness has been shown to improve physical and mental health. Here are some parent-friendly ways to incorporate mindfulness into a daily routine.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, Jennifer Kogan, meditation

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and more

Jane Horwitz gives advice on the best — and worst — movies to check out with the kids.

By On Parenting  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Filmgoer, parenting

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Mothers need to let go and embrace the new ‘perfect’

A new book sheds light on the question of how mothers can get less stress and enough time to do meaningful work and be with their families.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, work-life balance, mothers

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Tired of time-out?  Become your child’s emotional coach instead

Become your child’s emotional coach instead.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, time-out

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Has gay parenting ‘normalized’ the perception of gay relationships?

“That parenting piece helps people understand that this is not about sex — God knows, you don’t have kids if you want to have sex. It’s about love,” says Catherine Tuerk, a longtime activist in D.C.’s gay advocacy community.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Politics

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Photos by Post photographers offer a reality check on the lives of gay parents

Photos taken by Post photographers show that families with gay parents function much like heterosexual households.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Study: Teens raised by gay parents as happy as other teens

A new study has found that teens raised by lesbian parents report the same quality of life as teens raised by heterosexual parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Top parenting stories of the year

A wholly personal list of stories about parenting from the past year that I consider my top 10. Let me know which ones I missed.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top parenting stories of the year, Tiger Mom, Jerry Sandusky, kids and screen time, childhood obesity, adult children at home, Go the F to sleep, Tina Fey, Bossypants, fathers and stress, Leiby Kletzy, DC best city for families, over-parenting, bans on jids

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Parenting classes for soon-to-be grandparents

With their children expecting to have kids, soon-to-be grandparents brush up on their child-rearing skills.

By On Parenting  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parenting classes

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mothers multi-task more and resent doing it, study finds

Mothers were far more likely to report negative feelings about multi-tasking, according to study.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  multitasking, parenting equality

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Holiday parenting dilemmas and how to solve them

How to explain religious differences, navigate gift-giving expectations and encourage kids’ good manners in December.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday parenting dilemmas

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Drinking and parenting: A good time or a problem?

Many of us might readily laugh about our nightly need for wine, but few of us would admit that it might tip over into problem territory.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drinking and parenting, drunk-driving, problem drinking

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011

America’s Supernanny: New Lifetime show brings advice from a nearby mom

A sneak peek of parenting techniques featured on “America’s Supernanny,” starring Virginia mom Deborah Tillman. The new Lifetime show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 29.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parenting advice, Lifetime's Supernanny

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Will YouTube make us better parents?

Videos of a Texas judge possibly beating his daughter and a crying baby soothed by a dog remind us that parenting accomplishments and missteps can be recorded for the world to judge.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children and electronics, parenting and YouTube

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Thank you, Steve Jobs

The iPhone, MacBook Air and iMac desktop has helped at least one stay-at-home mom combine her love of parenting and journalism.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting and technology, Steve Jobs, parenting and iPhone

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Is bad parenting a friendship killer?

It’s harder to befriend fellow moms and dads who raise their children in a way that you don’t like.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting and friendship, bad parenting, parenting and judgement