There isn't one manual on how to raise kids, and some moms have revealed their parenting styles in books that have gotten mixed reactions. We've rounded up a handful of the most controversial parenting books that have been published in recent years and consulted child experts for their opinions.
Any couple raising children is bound to have disagreements about the right way to manage their kids' behaviors and habits. But there are some issues that are so loaded they threaten to divide parenting partners. Parents took an informal poll to see which conflicts topped couples' lists, and three sources of frustration came up again and again. The hot buttons? Television, consequences, and food. We asked three families to bare the details of their battles and brought in expert help to guide them from stalemate to success.
Having fun, getting things done, and doing nothing -- packing all that into one weekend is tough, and it was stressing me out. If you know the feeling, then my journey will help you get your mojo back.
For the past six months, the new online Parents community has been abuzz with advice on everything from breastfeeding to meal planning from our 50,000 amazing members. The ideas were so great, we had to share them in the magazine. Read on for mom-tested tricks that are sure to make each day simpler -- then log on to join the conversation!