childrearing

The "Guardians Of The Galaxy" actress is actively fighting strict gender roles for her three sons.
Given my 65 years of teaching, which have been highlighted by in-depth work with parents, I am particularly struck by how today's parents seem to want a close relationship with their children more than they want to prepare them for life.
I was not the only one who felt it either. Two years ago, my husband started asking me for another baby. At first it was
Parents discuss why the first two years are so hard.
I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.
I fear the anger that this little boy may develop -- for him, for the adults in his life, and for the community. In this holiday season, wouldn't it be amazing if we appreciated our children -- the very best gift of all?
By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 01/25/2014 08:37 AM EST on LiveScience Women in Europe and the United States
Most of us are doing the best we can, whether or not we are breastfeeding for three months or three years or carrying our little ones on our hips or pushing them in strollers.
I have spoken to many women about the vows they make when they become mothers. As we approach Mother's Day once again, I think it is time to have a frank discussion about them.