This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM Julie Sykes is disabled and wheelchair bound. She is also a single mother. It was not… Read More
To be a strong, loving parent in today's busy, modern society:
- Don’t underestimate your power to influence your child’s choices.
- Shower your kids with hugs and praise. It’s scientifically impossible to spoil a child with love!
- Take every opportunity to get involved in your child’s interests and academics.
- Set boundaries to help your child manage their own behavior.
- Follow through. Whatever you tell your child you are going to do, do it.
The world is changing, our country is changing – we all sense it, especially us moms. Our children are up against some frightening things today: bullying, body image issues, school violence, drugs, internet safety and more. So what can we as moms DO to fix all this? We can do a lot – and we start by remembering that we are our kids’ first line of defense through active parenting and solid family values. Parenting is truly the toughest job on earth. We offer the following resources and information to help you navigate your role as a mom.
In generations past and into today, children have learned about the boundaries of their bodies in relation to how a ‘stranger’ might approach, touch, coerce, or force. ‘Stranger Danger’ has long been the watchword and the media shows us movies, TV segments, reports, and public service announcements focused… Read More
If you’re the mom of a tween or teen and you’re not sure what ‘Sexting’ is it’s time to play catch up. Sexting (the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone) is a reality that’s here to stay – it’s even included in the Merriam-Webster… Read More
The cases are too numerous to cite. Custody awards to abusive fathers. Good mothers who sought court protection for their children from their abusive parent where the preponderance of evidence was clear from confirmed hospital reports of injuries suffered from beatings and molestations only for the mothers to… Read More
This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by an anonymous protective mom. I divorced my ex, also the father of my three children, in 2011. He was very abusive to the children and me. He has been arrested several times for domestic assault and for violating… Read More