Got Grit?

There are many negative things that are brought up in discussions about single parenthood, often by single parents themselves. But they can’t be faulted for needing to vent. After all, it is harder to parent alone. It is harder to manage home, vehicle, work and childcare by oneself. There are aspects to single parenthood that…

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How Well-Intentioned Moms Hurt Fathers

I am lucky to be part of communities where people organize social gatherings. There always seems to be block parties, Halloween parties and potlucks in my neighborhood and around the schools my children attend. This time of year is particularly busy since the kids have returned to school and Thanksgiving is still X weeks off.…

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When Parenting a Teenage Girl, Remember to:

When Parenting a Teenage Girl, Remember to: Be precise with instructions, if you ask her to get something done “some time today” that means it is an inconsequential request and may be overlooked. Gently ask her to please clean up the laundry that has found its way cross every stretch of floor in the house…

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All Hail the Single Dads!

Traditionally we have always thought of Moms as being better equipped to meet the emotional needs of children. For example, the popular information go-to site, Wikipedia, describes the differences in parenting between Moms and Dads, siting Moms as inherently more nurturing and “known to be the direct caregiver”: "Evolutionarily speaking, offspring have a greater bond…

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