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 Grandchild Acts Out and I Think Her Mom Is Too Lax With Her. Should I Step In?

What a mother needs most when a young child is misbehaving is compassion and support instead of judgment. Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D, says to consider how to help instead of looking only at how a child is misbehaving.

4 Little Ways to Build Kids' Social Skills at Home

Kids may be missing out on usual social moments during the pandemic, but there are ways for parents to fill in those gaps at home.

20 Latina Moms on Instagram to Follow Right Now

Whether through their blogging, unique content creations, or entrepreneurial endeavors, these women are making some serious moves while honoring their Hispanic heritage every day with their children. They continuously share their raw stories of motherhood, through honest words and visions of love and even hardship, and through it all, they still deliver the top-notch content.

My Child is Full of Anxiety About Resuming Normal Activities, How Can I Help?

Another side effect of pandemic living, anxiety over activities that used to be normal is an expected response in our children and ourselves as we navigate changing rules. Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D, says we can help our children cope and get as close to "normal" life as possible.

5 Easy Ways to Be A Better Listener to your Child

We’re all guilty of getting distracted when our kids want to talk to us, but experts say that offering our undivided attention is one of the most important things we can do as parents. Here’s how to shift your mindset so that you can truly tune in.

Should I Let My Teen Travel With Her Boyfriend's Family?

There is no right answer, but you need to consider your comfort level with the family, your teen, and their relationship, says Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. She shares what to consider before you let them go.

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Project Mental (Un)Load: We Need to Talk About the Unspoken Burdens of Parenthood

It's a known fact that parenting isn't easy, but we don't talk enough about how the burdens of parenthood impact all communities differently. Parents.com wants to start a new dialogue about motherhood and fatherhood to get the change we need to thrive as parents.

What to Say When You've Been Shamed for Your Schooling Choice During the Pandemic

Important differences in how the pandemic affects our families means we make different decisions, explains Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. But she says that if we can also remember what we do have in common, we can be part of the solution instead of the problem.

My Teen Is Getting Bullied by Full-Grown Adults in My Neighborhood and I Can't Seem to Stop It

Adults bullying your teen need immediate intervention by you, not your child, advises Parents.com's Ask Your Mom advice columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. This experience can be an important part of your early teen's adolescent development.