I was impatient with my five-year-old the other day. All day long, it seemed, he dawdled, whined and did everything in his power to annoy me. I finally reached a breaking point trying to get out the door. I barked at him to "hurry up and put on his coat." Not missing a beat, my precocious little kid barked back at me, "Mom! Don't you know kids have bad days too?"
How many parents do you know pay their kids for grades? Are you one of them? Does it feel like a good idea to you?
It's not pleasant to admit I've committed my share of mistakes. Unfortunately, many of my mistakes affected not only me, but those close and dear to me. My mistakes came from a selfish place. I wasn't thinking of consequences or of hurting my relationships with family members. As time passed, the mistakes caught up with me. I learned some tough lessons, and if the opportunity had presented itself then, I would have rectified each wrongdoing in an instant-but it was too late.
"My husband told me that, if things don't change, he's thinking about a divorce."
Ask any parent of a teenager about their child's use of apps connected to the Internet and you will probably receive some jaw-dropping comments.
If you are a bully, you can take action now to stop bullying, make amends with those you've hurt and turn to positive solutions.
It's not all that surprising that, according to Gallup, Americans' No. 1 financial worry is whether or not they'll be able to afford retirement.
Every child knows about school stress. And one stress that is becoming increasingly common is cyberbullying. But because it's relatively new, many children and parents don't know how to handle it and don't know how to talk about it to help their child address it if it comes up. So below are four common types of cyberbullying, and tips of what you and your child can do to help combat it before becomes a problem.
What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?
After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.
Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.
What important truth do very few people agree with you on?
Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.
As a working mother, it may seem that the days of peace and serenity will never come again. Whether it's packing lunches, rushing kids to the bus stop, rocking your day job, or making dinner and putting kids to bed, you are constantly on the go, and you are amazing. But you may not always feel amazing. In fact, you probably feel like you can never do enough for your kids, and you never get enough time or yourself. Well, here's a few tips that can hopefully save you some trouble.
Keli Dean didn't read much as a kid.
Mr. Peanut had better polish his monocle and shine his shoes. He has a whole new group of customers to entertain.
Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.
KISSIMMEE, Florida - When none of her son's classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy's day nothing short of magical.
This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.
Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.
Have you ever been lied to?
A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Real estate professionals say it time and time again: Curb appeal (or the lack thereof) can make or break a deal. They say potential buyers form their opinions about a given property within the first 15 seconds of viewing a house. Whether you are selling your house or not, curb appeal is important and can be a source of pride and satisfaction for a homeowner.
BOZEMAN - Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Bigfoot.
Have you ever needed a hug?
Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.
Globally, approximately 325 million people suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Experts estimate that helping these people comes to a lifetime cost of around $300,000 per person. The cost to society includes more than just dollar cost: it includes the potential isolating impact on entire lives. This isolation can limit professional and educational opportunities and performance.
We all know the human heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies. The average human heart beats 72 beats per minute pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood to every part of your body. As the most famous muscular organ in the body has gained notoriety for centuries in books, poems, movies and songs, it's no coincidence there is a connection between the emotion love and the beating heart within your chest.