Editorial Contributors

People blame and judge parents for children’s heavier weights

Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight? This article is published in partnership with The Conversation and the authors: Jaimie Arona Krems, Oklahoma State University and Devanshi Patel, Oklahoma State University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Americans stigmatize parents of heavier children, specifically …

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Parents in the US had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic

And that has a direct effect on kids… The mental health of parents and children are often intertwined. This article is being republished on Newsymom.com from the original publisher and authors The Conversation: Goodboy Picture Company/E+ via Getty Images Lucy (Kathleen) McGoron, Wayne State University It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a …

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“Is it alright if I give that little boy over there a hug?”

Donnie and I were in my mom’s room in the assisted living facility where she now lives, helping to settle her back in after taking her to a dentist appointment earlier in the day. An elderly woman with a sparkly holiday sweater and glittering gray hair stood in the doorway to my mom’s room, imploring …

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How Busy Moms can Create a Successful Home Business

Combining work with motherhood is never an easy task. Many parents struggle to find employment flexible enough to ensure they can earn money while juggling childcare and their other parenting responsibilities. Due to the challenges of trying to find flexible jobs that fit their childcare needs, an increasing number of parents are taking matters into …

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How to Make Summer School Fun!

How do you make summer school fun for your child? Keeping their interests in mind and tailoring their schedule is vital. Here are some great ways to keep your child engaged and happy in summer school!

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4 Skills to Teach Your Child Before They Start School

Your child starting school is a bittersweet moment for many parents. On the one hand, you’re excited for them to start their educational journey and learn as much about the world as possible.