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When Sharing Becomes Shaming: The Question of Parents on Social Media

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Punishing your kid has gone public, and one father is speaking out against it. From endless Facebook photo albums to lighthearted Instagram accounts, millions of adults document the highs and lows of parenthood through social media -- but "kid shaming" is a growing problem, warns YouTube user mikeknowsbest. In the video, a father threatens to cut off his son's... Read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

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This is the third of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... Read more

Toddler Tips from Supernanny Jo Frost That Totally Work

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There were times in new motherhood I was desperate and drowning -- in questions, exhaustion, and insecurity. And just when I thought I couldn’t make it one…more… minute, someone rescued me. There’s a woman, a goddess really, who got us through years of toddler behavior issues and trying times. I could turn on her show, Supernanny, and feel like... Read more

What Happened When Daddy Went Out of Town? A Better Mommy Emerged (Eventually)

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Last week my husband went out of town for work (the nerve), and he took all sanity and order with him. Here’s a diary of how the week went, and what I learned about the parent I am and the parent I’m not (but need to be). Day one: I have this image it will... Read more