Sitemap - 2023 - Is My Kid the Asshole?

Choose Guilt Over Resentment

The 2023 "Is My Kid the Asshole?" Annual Report

Mental Health Is Not About Feeling Good

What Decisions Are You Happy You Made This Year?

The Truth About The Santa Lie

Why — and How — to Quit Things

What Tasks Can You Let Go Of?

How Not to Raise Spoiled Brats

A Better Way to Think About Screen Time

What Do You Want More Of In Your Life?

The Best of 2023, part 1

I Have Been On An Emotional Rollercoaster

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Money?

My 2023 Gift Guide for Awesome Parents

Thanksgiving Venting Session!

This Is Why I Write This Newsletter

How to Ask Your Partner to Do More

What Skills Do You Want Your Kids to Have?

Helping Kids Unlock Their Hidden Potential

Oof! My Kid Is Constantly Asking for Help

Which Kid Phase Have You Loved the Most?


Let Them Play (Multiple) Sports

What Are You Reading Right Now?

How to Survive Halloween

My 9yo Has a Phone and My 12yo Doesn't

Let's Rant about Spirit Weeks, Rah Rah Rah

On Motherhood and Rage

How to Talk to Kids About Israel and Gaza

Live AMA! Right now!

Is Helicopter Parenting Ruining Kids?

I Went to a Science Conference With My Kids and Became a Total Hypocrite

Comfort Food Recipe Swap + Are Sleepovers Safe?

How to Talk to Kids about Anything

Coping With A Finger Prick

Your Halloween Rants + Tips

A Simple Way to Reduce Sexism in Kids

Help! My Kid Has An Enormous Crush

Have You Talked About A.I. With Your Kids?

That Elusive Middle Ground

What I’m Doing About the New Covid Shot

My Kids Aren't My Only Obligations

Is Growth Mindset a Sham?

Three Things To Do When Your Kid Screws Up

Weekly Thread: The Kid Behavior That Sets You Off

What Is Autonomy-Supportive Parenting?

Four Things That Saved Our Family Vacation

Weekly Thread: Your Kids' Adorable Language Gaffes

LIVE Q&A With Me! Right Now!

How Achievement Culture Harms Kids

Why Kids Don't Follow Directions

Weekly Thread: Let’s Brag About Our Kids

Moms and the Food Sensitivity Myth

How To Make Friends

Weekly thread: Your Favorite Parenting Books

Why Food Sensitivity Tests Are Dangerous for Kids

Is It Bullying Or Just Kids Being Kids?

Weekly thread: Kid Stuff You Hate

The Epidemic of Male Loneliness

What's the Deal With Rewards?

Weekly Thread: August? Already?

Surviving the Middle School Years

"It Could Be Worse."

Weekly thread: What shows / movies have sparked great conversations with your kids?

Let's Talk About Cannabis

Weekly Thread: How You Cope

Bringing Curiosity to Parenting

The Eight Weirdest Things About Having The Kids Away

Weekly thread: How Do You Maintain Your Friendships?

Helping Kids Develop a Healthy Relationship with Alcohol

How Schools Leave Less Privileged Kids Behind

Weekly thread: Tips for Summer Play

The Fallacy of Maternal Self-Sacrifice

How to Prevent Homesickness

Weekly thread: Your Traveling-with-Kids Hacks

How Scorekeeping Harms Relationships

The One Question I Ask That Stops Me From Losing My Shit With My Kids

Weekly thread: How's Your Summer Transition Going?

Talking About Racism Does Make Kids Less Racist

You Should Get Out More

Weekly thread: What Do You Want Me to Write About?

How to Get Girls Excited About STEM

What Are You Reading?

How Wildfire Smoke Affects Kids

The Ambivalence of Parenthood

How to Support a Gender-Expansive Child

Your Favorite Father's Day Gifts

When Is a Punishment Too Harsh?

Rewriting the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Weekly thread: Your Favorite Barbeque Recipes

Parenting Kids With Extra Challenges

This Is Not a Drill.

Weekly thread: What end-of-school-year madness are you dealing with?

Coping With the Loss of a Cherished Pet

"I just stopped noticing after a while."

Weekly thread: Let's hear it for the teachers

In Defense of Child-Free Vacations

How To Raise Humble Kids

Weekly thread: What you do *really* want for Mother's Day?

How Momfluencers Shape Motherhood

How To Not Raise Spoiled Brats

Weekly thread: Your New Favorite Things

Why Diet Culture Is Dangerous for Kids

Are They Spoiled, Or Something Else?

Weekly thread: Your favorite cookbooks & cooking blogs

"I'm So Tired."

Parenting: The Relentless Worry Generator

Weekly thread: Your Favorite Childhood Memories

Please Don't Punish Your 1-Year-Old For Talking

How I Told My Kid the Easter Bunny Isn't Real

Weekly thread: The hobbies that keep you sane

Why Moms Are Consistently Undervalued

Weekly thread: Your Recent Parenting "Fails"

Another Horrific Shooting

Are Family Dinners Crucial?

Weekly thread: Your Childcare (and Camp) Horror Stories

The Ridiculous, Misogynistic, Endlessly Infuriating Summer Camp Scramble

A Primer on Unschooling

Weekly thread: Your Ongoing Crises + Chat News!

How I Helped My Kid Through a Homework Crisis

Why Parenting Advice Fails Neurodivergent Kids

The Power of Asking Kids "Why?"

Today's Newsletter Is Brought to You By the Letter C

Weekly OPEN thread: How's things?

Helping Kids Overcome Frustration and Failure

What to Know about Bark, Circle, NetNanny & More

Weekly thread: Your kids' recent or soon-to-be milestones

Is Mindfulness Bad for Tweens and Teens?

Why Is Branding So Effing Hard?

Weekly thread: The "old" movies you've watched with your kids

The Lessons of Valentine's Day

Why Are The Dads So Grumpy?

Weekly thread: What do you watch for fun?

The "Stranger Danger" Myth

*Why* We Should Talk to Kids About Police Violence

Weekly thread: What's happened recently to make you grateful to be a parent?

How to Talk to Kids About Police Violence

Alcohol, Guilt and The Patriarchy

Weekly thread: How you keep yourself going

How I Talked About Sex With My Kids

The Sibling Fight That Ended in Giggles

Weekly thread: The parenting advice that makes you go hmm

Why Kids Boast and Brag

Are Time-Outs Bad?

Weekly thread: Your parenting screw-ups that weren't

Why Parenting Mistakes Are Actually Gifts

One Last Deep Dive into Extracurriculars

Your Worst / Funniest / Most Annoying Parenting-Adjacent Injuries

My First Parenting Tip of 2023