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Boot Camp for New Dads

Becoming a father for the first time is a life changing experience. Welcoming a brand new fresh human into the world and the subsequent...

How Dads can Bond with their Baby

As I sit here and think back to when I first became a dad, it was arguably one of the most terrifying and stressful...

Nine Things I Hope My Children Know About Their Health Before They Leave My House

By Kris Ann Valdez As parents, it’s a sobering thought that our children will leave home one day—solely responsible for feeding themselves, managing their stress...

8 Weeknight Tips for Feeding Kids in Sports

By Kris Ann Valdez Weeknight sports schedules always present a challenge when it comes to nourishing our young athletes. Do we feed them dinner early...

Navigating the “Terrible Twos”

How to Handle a Toddler That Hits or Bites Parenting toddlers can be a complex journey, especially when you are confronted with aggressive behaviors like...

Book Pick for Moms & Dads

Book Pick for Moms Enough About the Baby: A Brutally Honest Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood By Becky Vieira Review by Monique Seleen If you’re a...

Kids and Social Media: What to Know

At Teen Lifeline, we are frequently asked by parents whether social media is good or bad for kids. The answer, unfortunately, is not an...

Challenging the Stigma of Stoicism at Work: Why It’s Crucial for Dads

One of the consistent themes of being a man at work throughout history is the belief that being stoic is a good example of...

Praise versus Encouragement

Have you ever found yourself praising your child’s efforts in a game or a dance recital, only to be met with denial or discomfort?...

More Than a Mom

How to Get Your Identity Back Post-Parenthood As one of my favorite Taylor Swift lyrics says, “Have you heard? I can reclaim the land.” While...

Bullying: Both the Bullied and the Bully Need Your Help

Bullying and being victimized by a bully are often linked to many negative outcomes for children and teens. You’ve probably heard that kids who are...

Sharing the Load

The landscape of modern families has been changing for many years and traditional gender roles have been undergoing significant transformations. Gone are the days...

Dad Together Fathers Raising Kids with Disabilities

You set your alarm for 5:00 a.m., an extra hour early to ensure you have time to navigate the unplannable. Your morning is filled...

The Tables Have Turned

Our bedroom is just barely lit with the rising sun, yet my 2-year-old is already wide awake and whispering in my ear, “I want...

Book Pick for Moms and Dads: Chaos to Calm

My husband and I both love to read, but typically go for totally different genres! I love a good rom-com book, while he enjoys...

4 Tips for Balancing Family Time with After School Activities

The carefree days of summer are over – which means days packed with school, homework, sports, music lessons and a myriad of other after...

Party Articles

Out-of-the Box Birthday Party Ideas

Wanting to do something a little extra special for your child’s next birthday party? Maybe it’s a milestone birthday—like turning double digits or entering...

Party Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, you may be wondering—do people really RSVP anymore? What about goodie bags, are those still a...

How to Throw a Birthday Party that Won’t Break the Bank

I remember the days when birthday parties consisted of colorful balloons, streamers, a simple cake, and the classics like musical chairs and tag with...

How to do a drive-by birthday party

As we get deeper into quarantine, people have gotten creative with birthday celebrations. One result: the drive-by birthday party.

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...