By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. This post is a protest to my 13-year old nephew who instructed me to “Never ever say ‘like a boss.’ Never. Ever. Lame.” 1. Handle, “But I don’t wanna gooooo! I’m playing with Jumpy!” like a … Continue reading
It’s not hard to believe that guilt-filled kids turn into depressed adults. But what are we as parents supposed to do about this phenomenon? Here are three antidotes to guilt that you can easily teach your child (and practice … Continue reading
Husband, remember the other night when you fell asleep on the couch in the middle of Homeland? You let out an irritated bear snarl when I tried to smother your face with your Penn State blanket. Remember? (In all fairness, how … Continue reading
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We’ve all been asked to do things we feel are ridiculous. Maybe the store-owner asks you to use the restroom stall to breastfeed your kid. Maybe your mother, forgetting what it’s like to be a parent, tells you that you really should prioritize wiping … Continue reading
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Troll on the internet? Oh, I know the kind; The unemployed 40-year-old with something to prove, wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle slippers and spreading Cheeto powder all over his mom’s basement computer. I am absolutely. certainly. not one of those. … Continue reading
I read this article, “11 Things Only Those with 3 Kids Will Understand,” today, and wondered two things: Does this author really have three kids? If so, why doesn’t she just buy a bigger car? Then I proceeded to start to … Continue reading
Before you assume I am a biased, raging sexist, I am directing this post toward women as opposed to men for three reasons: 1) Of the six people who told me their 2015 New Year’s resolution was some version of … Continue reading