“Mommy bloggers” have gotten a bad rap, and yet their parenting websites are chock full of helpful advice to help moms get through the toughest of times with their kids.
From the little day-to-day challenges—nighttime wakings, potty training, homework battles—to the big overarching questions—how to savor every moment, how to stop yelling so much, how to raise responsible children—moms are offering their best tips and support from behind their computer screens.
As we embark on a new year, it seems appropriate to look back on the past one at the best advice these moms and writers had to offer. Here are 5 of the most-viewed parenting posts from yours truly—plus tons more from some of the best parenting bloggers out there.
Top 5 Parenting Posts from Pick Any Two
We all know toddlers are prone to misbehave. Screaming, whining, and throwing fits in the grocery store are all par for the course when you’re dealing with a tot.
Some of it is downright unavoidable. Toddlers are toddlers. But what if some of it is stemming from our actions as parents?
The truth is that I have a lot of trouble staying present when I’m with my children.
I’ve come to realize that, for me, the issue manifests itself in a single question—one that I mentally ask myself over and over again, day after day.
It’s a question that keeps me focused on the future instead of the now.
It’s a question that keeps me from staying present with my kids…
It’s important to recognize that the first time your older child and baby meet is a key moment, and for many families this happens in the hospital after mom delivers.
How you handle this important experience sets the tone for your older child. If you do it right, it can really help make the adjustment process a positive one.
So how do you do it right? Here are three specific things you should do in the hospital to help your child adjust to a new baby.
Even under the best of circumstances, mornings with young kids can be rough. Throw in a grouchy attitude from a tot, and they become downright unbearable.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost. There are a few things we parents can do when our toddler wakes up grumpy to help turn the day around—for the sake of all of us.
You’re a good parent, I know you are. I know because if you weren’t, you probably wouldn’t be hanging around parenting blogs like this one.
You’re probably not abusive, neglectful, or in the habit of making parenting choices that could get you on the evening news.
You’re not a bad parent by any stretch of the imagination.
And yet you could always be a better one, right? We all have room for improvement.
Here are 12 big mistakes even good parents make. Are you guilty of any of them?