Parenting Style

What's your parenting style? Do you believe in lots of discipline or are you more permissive? Find out about the different types of parenting and learn about which will work best for you.

This Photo of a Dad Comforting His Son Is What Unconditional Love Looks Like

A beautifully raw image of a father comforting his sick son in the shower shows the kind of love every parent will recognize.

Jana Kramer Really Doesn't Care What You Think About Her as a Mom

Kramer wrote a brilliant open letter to the haters who feel they need to weigh in on her parenting skills.

What Makes a Great Parent?

Raising kids is a complicated endeavor, and there's no one recipe for doing it right. Still, certain ingredients are an indispensable part of the mix. Here, top child and family therapists share their insights into the qualities that are essential in an excellent mom or dad.

How to Teach Kids Perseverance and Goal-Setting

To encourage perseverance, teach preteens how to set goals and work to meet them.

The Joy of Raising Boys

How raising two little guys is forcing one mom to face her fears, let go, and have more fun.

10 Tips for Parenting Only Children

How to handle your overly mature, diligent, conscientious, perfectionist only child.

Volunteer With Your Kids

Helping others is the best way for children to build strong morals. Resolve to make a difference in your community this year.

Dad's Post-Kid-Puking Texts to Mom Are So Awful They're Funny

After his toddler puked in the back seat, this dad detailed losing his lunch and a run-in with the cops in hilarious texts to his wife.

Quiz: Are You a Fun Mom?

Can you get your crying kid laughing in five minutes or less? Do you have a knack for seeing the lighter side of things? Think you're a kid at heart? Take our quiz to determine if you're a fun mom!

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Things Moms Should Never Post Online

If you're mom, there are some things you should just never post online. From bragging statuses to inundating your friends with baby photos, see how guilty you are of digital TMI.

Things Only Parents of Boys Will Understand

There are some things only parents of boys will understand. From their unconditional love for their mommas to furniture being turned into their own personal jungle gym, see how many you recognize.

Mommy Merit Badges

Do you remember your Girl Scout days? Going on campouts, roasting s'mores, and selling cookies. For me, the best part was the merit badges. They were such a source of pride and accomplishment. But what about now? Where are our badges for being moms?

10 Lessons from a Veteran Mom

What can you learn from a mom how has been through babyhood a few times already? For starters, there will be plenty of ups and downs. Get a handle on it all with these 10 tips.

11 Reasons Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Are Killing It as Parents

Can they just adopt us already?

10 Tips for Parenting Firstborns

How to handle your reliable, conscientious, structured, controlling, perfectionist firstborn.

The Role of Fathers with Daughters and Sons

How dads boost kids intellectually, developmentally, and socially.

Whoa: A New Report Shows Pretty Much ALL Parents Feel Judged

You're not alone: A staggering percentage of moms and dads reported feeling judged by other parents, strangers in their community, and even their own family members.

How Celeb Parents Like Jessica, Kate, and Jada Discipline Their Kids

From having no rules at all to banning television altogether, these 16 celebrity parents run the gamut when it comes to disciplining their children. As every mom knows, parenting is so not one-size-fits-all.

10 Tips for Parenting Middle Children

How to handle your outgoing, somewhat rebellious, people-pleasing, peacemaking middle child.

Parenting in a Fakebook World: How Social Media Is Affecting Your Parenting

Raising a family can be a lot of pressure in our Instagram-happy, Pinterest-perfect culture. With so many friends and followers posting and, yes, bragging about their kids and lives, how does "oversharenting" affect us as parents? And more important: What is it doing to our kids?

What's Your Parenting Style?

Learn about four different parenting styles to see which one fits with your philosophy.

Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting

Attachment parents are nurturing and available to meet their children's needs day and night.