How do you parent a boy when political grenades are constantly being lobbed at their entire sex, due to no fault of their own?
Recent survey results suggest huge numbers of millennials will either have fewer children than they’d wanted or opt out of parenthood altogether.
We cannot undo the abuses of capitalism or the sexual revolution without facing how much of the chaos stems from the decision to isolate children by age, to be cared for by strangers.
To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.
Not being maximally risk-averse is sensible. But when the worst happens, we must find a way to live with the knowledge that we didn’t do all we could. No parent is immune from this.
‘Stay-at-home mom’ has become the preferred term for opt-out mothers everywhere, but it limits our vocational work and identity to only one sphere of life.
The sleep training thing is indicative of a larger problem. After the dawn of the baby boomers, parenting morphed into pleasing, and then my generation took that to the next evolution.
Our willingness to lump an enormous diversity of individuals into a single negative stereotype would be considered inexcusable if the victims weren’t so small and covered in peanut butter.
Becoming a porn star? Seeking an open relationship with his wife? A child in these situations deserves love, yes, but also help. Not blanket acceptance.
Why sacrifice comfort, success, and pleasure to raise children? Society says we should follow our feelings; C.S. Lewis says we should pursue virtue.
For the woman who does not have a strong, positive mother figure in her life, it can be hard to know where to turn for help with this enigma called motherhood.
Without pushing my daughter into the kind of education I had always wanted but didn’t have as a poor immigrant, I gained a daughter who appreciates the good in life.
As a scaredy cat who can’t even go down a slide without freaking out, it’s important to me that my kids learn to do things that scare them.
The question isn’t whether God uses mothers to advance the gospel, but how.
Polls find half of parents can’t wait for summer vacation to be over by now. You don’t have to feel that way.
I have lived in four countries and traveled to or through nearly 30. Mothering my children beats those experiences, hands down.
Not everything about being a stay at home mom to your children is horrible.
It’s really impossible to raise children without ignoring them regularly.
Catering to a child’s every whim is bad for her character.
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