Parenting Advice & Tips

Even the seasoned parent needs a little help dealing with common parenting issues. We've got a great go-to guide full of tips and advice for all those challenging situations.

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My 4-Year-Old Daughter Made a Suicidal Comment—What Do I Do?

What sounds like a suicidal statement by a young child may mean something very different, says Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. She shares how to help them manage their strong, difficult emotions and when to seek professional help.

I'm a Mom and a Blogger: Here's How Writing Got Me Through the Hardest Days of Parenting

I thought becoming a mom would be the happiest day of my life, but that was far from the truth. I struggled with all that came with being a new mom and felt nothing but sadness. Writing became a way to express my thoughts, connect with other parents, and feel better.

I'm a Mom and a Productivity Expert: Here Are 5 Tips to Stay On Track

If your productivity suffered during the pandemic, you are not alone. An executive productivity advisor at Google shares her best tricks for staying on track at home and work.

How Can I Help My Child Grieve, Even When He Seems Unaffected By Loss?

Children's grief looks different from adults' grief. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says that understanding a child's grief, and responding in several key ways, can offer the love and support necessary for a child to cope the best they can.

How Can I Encourage My Partner to Be a More Hands-On Parent?

It can feel impossible to find balance between parents, especially in the early years of raising children. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says the key is to keep communicating and make changes until you find a system that works for both of you, even if a truly equal 50/50 divide may never happen.

I'm a Mom and a Former Spy: Here Are the Transferable Skills I Apply to Parenting

My time in the CIA taught me important survival skills that I am passing on to my kids. Here are tips to help other parents prepare their kids for whatever comes their way.
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My Daughter's New Friend Sneaks Snacks From Our Fridge and Pantry, Do I Tell Her Parents?

A mom turns to Reddit for advice on what sneaking food at a friend's house could imply. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says getting more information can help guide you to either offer healthy boundaries at your house or communicate concerns to the girl's parents that could end up getting her more needed support.

This Mom's House Burned Down-Here's What She Wishes She Knew Beforehand

This account of a family's home burning down is a must-read - and an important reminder that we should always be prepared for freak accidents in our own homes.

I'm a Mom and Epidemiologist: Here's How I Suggest You Travel With Kids This Summer

Many parents are weighing the need for continued COVID-19 caution and the desire to give their kids a "normal" summer. Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, an epidemiologist and professor of public health, gives advice on how families can travel safely.