Parenting

It is common for parents to feel like the glass is half empty rather than half full. For that we would like to offer a Parent’s meditation on gratitude....

Feeling the stresses of multiple commitments tugging at you can make you feel like you can never take care of any single one as much as you would like. We’ve listed just a few ways that you can help serve yourself in this column....

It’s really natural to feel pulled in a million directions when you’re a mother. Many people have a hard time seriously getting on their own side, so that they feel mobilized to reduce their suffering and increase their happiness. Here are some quick methods....

In this column I will describe how to comfort the self of each parent and the comforts of support....

With kids there is just too much for one person to do alone, and each parent has a big stake in what the other one does with the child. Here we explore what makes a good partnership and how to assess it....

In this column, we present effective ways to bridge disagreements, create workable compromises, establish accountability, and follow through on promises — in short, how two parents can negotiate well with each other....

Loss of sleep is a major reason why many mothers of young children feel depleted; besides wearing you out, sleep deprivation robs the brain of certain substances you need for health and well-being. Here are some suggestions....

There are gains and losses for both fathers and mothers in the arrival of their child. This article is a summary of the process and some suggestions for what a father can do....

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