Motherhood

'Teen Mom' Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

‘Teen Mom’ Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

When you’re a parent, it seems everyone has an opinion on what you’re doing and when. Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry recently encountered some unsolicited advice from a Twitter follower about her son, 2, not yet being potty-trained (though it must be pointed out that the average age children are potty-trained is between 18 months and 3 years of age).

A California Mom Was Reportedly Beaten Up by the Same Teens Who Were Bullying Her Daughter

A California Mom Was Reportedly Beaten Up by the Same Teens Who Were Bullying Her Daughter When She Went to Talk to the School Principal

Maria Guadalupe Jimenez had gone to her daughter’s high school in northern California last week in the hopes of addressing the bullying her 16-year-old faced on a daily basis. Instead, she was allegedly brutally attacked by the same group of teenagers who had been bullying her daughter.

My son hates being without me: Advice?

I’m a single mom, and my son is four years and five months old. He has never been to daycare. Not that I didn’t try to get him into one! My son’s father isn’t involved too much. So I’m not sure if that makes him extra clingy to me or not. But I can’t do anything without him. Bathroom, shower. He cries when i leave the house. He is potty trained, but he refuses to put his clothes on himself. I try hard to work on it because school is around the corner, and I’m doing my best to get him ready for it. He also won’t go to the bathroom without me. When we talk about him going to school soon, it breaks his heart of the thought of having to go without me. I do my best to come up with encouraging reasons as to why he will have so much fun there. And not to be worried about it. All of this kills me I side tho lol I’m very worried. This is my only child, so all of this is new to both of us. I try to be strong, but I swear I’m going to …

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How can I express to my boyfriend and mom how I am feeling?

Hey mamas. I’m a 20 yo FTM to an almost two-month-old. I stay home with her and do college online. I’m not working atm and am with my baby all day every day. This has taken a toll, and I get overwhelmed and sad. I’m on antidepressants (started when I was pregnant). After I had my baby, I got on the depo shot. I’m wondering if the birth control is contributing to me feeling defeated? I also feel awkward/bad for admitting this. I don’t know how to talk about it with my mom or bf. I’m just a mama who needs to vent. My bf works long hours, and I don’t see friends often. Looking for advice and encouragement. TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son acts out for me but not his dad: Advice?

So my son is three going on 4. I used to be a full-time work mom, and my husband stayed home dad, but now that we switch roles. He is traveling for work, and I am home with my son 24/7, and I am currently six months pregnant. My biggest struggle right now is trying to get my son to be obedience, and I feel like Nothing is improving.. he would say no to me all the time after I tell him to do stuff, or he would just not listen to me. Sometimes we have good days, but mostly bad days and it’s getting more and more stressful to get him on his best behavior or just simply follow my orders. I do discipline him but it seems like it’s not helping. I even talk to my husband about my situation and multiple times he mentioned that “I should discipline him more or I am not punishing him enough” and I told him I do but it’s not working and I refuse to torture my son. I wont and will not go extreme with punishments and here is what I do exactly to discipline him…. like sitting time out, …

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I feel guilty for leaving my kids for the entire day: Thoughts?

So today is my husband, and I’d like the first anniversary. Both of our kids (2&3) are sick right now, so they’re staying with grandparents instead of going to preschool for the day because of we both work. We had planned to go to dinner tonight and to a spa (we would be gone for about 3 hours), picking them up at 8:45 pm. I am feeling extremely guilty about leaving them for the entire day. I am going to go bring them their medicines before dinner then leaves again. I feel terrible. I want to cancel our date, but my husband gets irritated with my constant anxiety and guilt. I work all day tomorrow from 7 am-7:30 pm because I am a nurse. So I won’t see them all day tomorrow either. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do or any encouragement? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I help my child understand our family isn’t like others?

As a single parent of a child in preschool- how do I get my only child to understand that our little family isn’t like others? I am not trying to say that my child doesn’t have a dad. She does see her dad a few days out of the month per court-ordered visits. He just doesn’t do anything extra. He does have a family of his own. We don’t have the best relationship- we only speak to discuss drop-offs/pickups. In the past, I’ve tried having conversations (sending pictures to him, asking how she was, etc.). He always ignored me, so feeling like I’m a bother, I ended that as it was always one-sided by my effort. He’s had visits with our daughter since she was a few months old.. yet she doesn’t care for it. She throws tantrums when she hears his name. I am bothered by her reactions because it’s out of character; she usually loves just about anyone right away- I just feel like she should love him by now. She has times where she will call other men daddy (they can be uncles, other relatives, friends). I do tell her that her daddy is “so and so,” …

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Jade DeLucia: Four-Year-Old Girl Is 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Losing Vision Due to the Flu. Her Parents Issue a Warning to Vaccinate.

Four-Year-Old Girl Is ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Losing Vision Due to the Flu. Her Parents Issue a Warning to Vaccinate.

A four-year-old in Iowa nearly died and has lost her sight after contracting the flu before Christmas. Her parents are speaking out about the tragic turn of events with the hopes of encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against the flu.

Twins Born in Different Decades? Yes, It Happened... And It Makes Perfect Sense When You Think About It

Twins Born in Different Decades? Yes, It Happened… And It Makes Perfect Sense When You Think About It

Having a baby on New Year’s Eve can come with some unexpected side effects. In one family’s case, they delivered twins that evening, with one being born before the clock struck midnight and the other being born after the New Year. The new babies were therefore born on two different days, two different years and two different decades.

Is It OK to Let My Daughter Call My Husband 'Daddy' Despite Objections From Her Biological Father?

Is It OK to Let My Daughter Call My Husband ‘Daddy’ Despite Objections From Her Biological Father?

The dynamics of a blended family can be complicated. In one woman’s case, she wondered if she had made the right call allowing her daughter to call her second husband “daddy” against the wishes of her first husband and the girl’s father.

I am feeling burnt out with parenting: Am I expecting too much?

My husband and I have three children (ages 14,12,10) Our 12-year-old is moderate/severe on the autism spectrum. I am burnt out. My husband and other two kids see it and seem to really sympathize with how draining it is some days. My husband wants me to take a step back and stop doing so much for our ten and 14-year-olds because they should not need my help with everything anymore. I also really need to lighten the load, but IF the kids do what they’re supposed to do, they don’t do it how they know it’s suppose to be done. So I either have to do it again, or I have a giant mess to clean. Them “doing it themselves” means there’s going to be food all over the counters from them making their own dinner plates. It means the bread not tied shut, there’s a puddle on the bathroom floor, anything dropped will never be picked up, and they won’t even do their very basic chores unless I tell them to. Did I mention I’m burnt out? My husband says, “Don’t say anything. Wait till I get home and I’ll talk to them.” Nothing changes. I’m so sick of …

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