This Instagram post is so real it's almost feels like some serious burn. It's like laughing so hard at a joke only to realize the joke is you. What mom hasn't shopped at Costco only to fall victim to extreme bargains such as a bucket of pickles, gross vitamins and a six-pack of John Grisham novels? The hilarious, viral video duo of Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMomSoHard present this spot-on Costco shopping list: What did she forget? Moms agreed their own lists – if they were going to make an HONEST one – would look something like this. The Instagram post concluded with a question: What am I forgetting? Moms were happy to help, commenting with suggestions or the crazy things they had
Our society attributes a high value to the roles that parents fulfill. We even celebrate these roles with holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Parents' Day. These occasions act as an opportunity to recognize our parents for all they have provided us. However, the spirit and appreciation given on these holidays should not be specific to a single day of the year. The kind treatment and respect of one's parents should be a universal duty of every individual--one that is not constricted by the bounds of time. And when we consider the standard of treating our parents in Islam specifically, it becomes ever more crucial. In Islam, the kind treatment of parents is second only in duties to praying
As a trauma- and emotion-centered psychotherapist, I am relieved that children are now being screened for toxic stress. Thinking about emotional health as a byproduct of a child's environment is an important addition to current thinking on how to improve children's mental health. Rushing to diagnose a child with potentially stigmatizing labels, incorrectly blaming “defective” brain chemistry, resorting to unnecessary and sometimes toxic medications, and carrying out punishments do not address the underlying cause or help a child recover their self-confidence and ability to thrive. An energetic young boy, for example, may be diagnosed with ADHD or being oppositional, when in fact in an alternative environment he might be a delight.
A mother of a child with Down syndrome describes an incident at a pool where a worker made wrongful assumptions about her son simply based on his diagnosis without considering his abilities.
"350 QUESTIONS PARENTS SHOULD ASK DURING FAMILY NIGHT," by Shannon L. Alder, Cedar Fort, $12.99, 128 pages (nf) "350 Questions Parents Should Ask During Family Night" by Shannon L. Alder is a tool that parents can use to start discussing serious and important issues with their children. Alder offers up some scary statistics, such as one in 20 children admit to arranging a meeting with someone they met online. She doesn't use these statistics to frighten, but to bring to attention the gravity of some of the things today's children have to deal with. This book offers a way for parents to prepare their children for being in the world and gives them tools for discussing situations that may arise
Chandler, Okla. — Authorities in Oklahoma said a 15-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend are in custody after allegedly plotting to kill her parents so they could be together. Investigators said 18-year-old Zachary Sligar and the 15-year-old girl plotted to kill her family after her mother refused to allow her to become emancipated earlier in the night. Authorities said Sligar showed up at the girl's house with a gun Thursday night while the family was asleep. The girl was also armed with a gun. Authorities said the couple planned to kill the girl's mother and father as well as an older sister that lived in a different building on the property. “Zach goes into the bedroom, fires one time
Unless you're a sucker for sentimental occasions — not to mention eager for gifts — you probably don't know today is Parents' Day. This celebration began in 1994, when President Bill Clinton signed the resolution from Congress. It's always observed the last Sunday in July. According to the formal whereases and therefores, this is a time for “recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in rearing their children.” Previous column: Great Smoky Mountain Goofs: Mother Nature didn't have a hand in this one Previous column: There could've been a marina in our mountains In keeping with the All-American tradition of letting no commercial opportunity go unpromoted, Parents' Day also covers
Dear Amy: My brother and his wife are divorcing. My brother has been abusive and an alcoholic throughout the marriage. I have always sided with my sister-in-law. I have cared for my niece and nephew over the years as well. Now my brother is committed to rehab and doing very well. I am now a support system to him because he is putting in the daily work to recover and to stay sober. However, now my sister-in-law will not speak to me, and my niece and nephew will not answer my texts. On the rare occasions that they do, their answers sound coached and the manner in which they respond seems different than in the past. I'm being prevented from seeing them, and I get the feeling my sister-in-law is
David & Victoria Beckham For starters who wouldn't want their parents to be English? Secondly, the former soccer star and Spice Girls alum are all about their kids. They go on fun trips, spend a ton of time together and support them no matter what their dream. It's awesome. Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a total power couple. When they aren't making everyone in the room laugh, Teigen is cooking delicious food and Legend is belting out amazing tunes. Wouldn't that be such a fun house to grow up in? Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn Let's be honest, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are actual parent goals. They are the couple that Hollywood's newest parents wish they could
Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother's lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef. "Ayush was a very weak child, used to defecate frequently and always cried. Now he is a happy child," said his mother Sudha who soon left for home to look after her two-month-old daughter. "It was a compulsion," she said without elaborating, when asked why she had a second child soon after the first. State health workers identified Ayush as one of the
Mr Akinola Akinropo is a motivational coach for more than ten years. With the downward trend in educational, cultural and spiritual values, Akinropo believes parents are the most potent tool to stop vices through the School of Parenting opening next month. What is School of Parenting all about? When we look at the influence in Nigeria, and that everybody that has been in leadership position was once a child, our concern is to drive the change that we need because everything starts and ends with parents. Whatever that we were taught while growing up bring to bear when we get to leadership position. We have seen leadership gap in terms of value, character in the lives of the people leading us now.
It's always messy when a couple splits up, even more messy if there are children involved in the picture. And now, an Australian parenting expert has revealed why parents who are considering divorce should be open with their kids. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said there are many consequences kids face if parents avoid having an honest discussion about their planned marriage split. 'If you don't give them information, a couple of things can happen. The young ones can end up feeling responsible and blame themselves,' he told Sunrise. Dr Carr-Gregg said a lack of transparency can also lead to children having 'reunification fantasies' - where they constantly live in a state of hoping and wishing their