Who’s In Charge Here: Taming Your Toddler By Ceding More Control
Kids need to respect their parents authority, but toddlers who feel more confident in small decisions are less likely to act out and make bigger mistakes.
Positive Discipline: How To Stop Your Kid From Hitting
Dear Mother Wit, My 2-year-old has been hitting me, her big sister, the kids out on the playground, pretty much everybody she comes in contact...
Breastfeeding At Graduation Pic Is Some Kinda Wonderful—And Exactly What Black Folk Need To See
Apparently, the earth is going to stop spinning on its rotational axis because this graduate posted a picture of herself breastfeeding at graduation.
Lessons on Being Present, From God’s Greatest Gift to Me
Forget going about life on auto-pilot: watch your three-year-old to figure out how to live in the moment.
A Young Black Girl Chosen To Be the Subject of a Book, All Grown Up
Her story is important. It is hers, and she owned it proudly.
Filling My Home With Brown Dolls, By Any Means Necessary
This mom will go to any lengths to create a home in which her daughter's brown skin and puffy hair is celebrated.
Mother Wit: Help Your Child Get Better Grades, Without Punishing Him
Bringing home a "D" on the report card used to earn this mom a whooping. But she wants Mother Wit to help her get her son's grades up—without hitting him.
Tales From the Postpartum Darkside: This New Mom’s OCD Kicked In After Birth
First family road trip up the coast: this mom made her husband spend 20 minutes brainstorming a plan for saving all of their lives should their car careen off a cliff.
Black Boys and Self-Esteem: How To Silence Your Son’s Inner Critic
How can we help our sons develop powerful self-esteem? By helping them confront their inner critics—that nagging voice that points out their failures, inadequacies, and shortcomings.