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.