When Your Child Hits You

"For me the biggest problem still remains my own anger and fear when my boy is crossing the line -- especially regarding safety. He has hurt me badly so many times. I know that probably he didn't mean it but the pain sometimes brought me to tears ....more

"I'm Becoming the Mom He Always Wanted"

"What I have learned from this book (Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids) has already improved my relationship with my eight year old son. My son thanked me this morning for reading this book. He said I am turning into the mom he always wanted ....more

How To Nurture Yourself While Nurturing Your Child

"Dr. Laura, I know I can't raise healthy kids if I'm always flying off the handle, but do you have any tips on staying centered with two kids? I just don't have time to do the things I used to do to take care of myself, like going to the gym ....more

How to Transform What's Draining You

How's your self care going? This is the last post in our series on nurturing yourself while raising your child, Self Care: The Secret of the Full Cup....more

10 Stress Busting Strategies for Parents

“I'm stressed, we're rushing, and before I know it, I'm yelling. When I see the look on his face, I feel awful. He was just being a kid....more

The Secret of the Full Cup: Self Care

"Dr. Laura, I'm great with my kids on vacation....more

5 Ways To Nurture Yourself while Nurturing Your Child

"Usually our ideas of self-care are something you do, child-free, to care for yourself. But what if this form of self-care isn’t possible? Self care can be as simple as taking deep breaths while you are sitting with a screaming child ....more

If You Don't Feed Your Hungry Heart, How Can You Feed Your Kids?

"Everybody's got a hungry heart." - Bruce Springsteen "We don't talk enough about how not having a tribe affects us as parents.... I have the fervent hope that we start talking about the exhaustion, need for community and help that we parents need." - Jennifer Parents carry the heavy burden for society of raising the next generation of human beings. The problem is, in our modern culture they carry it with very little social support ....more

Want to Feel More Alive? Take the Stone Out of Your Shoe

Are you Nurturing Yourself while Raising Your Child, yet? We're on the homestretch of this "Self-care for Parents" series, so take advantage of these last couple of posts about self-care, before we're back to kids and behavior! “If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it." -- Anthony J ....more

Let's Get Physical! 20 Easy Exercise Ideas for Parents and Kids

"Don’t look at it as exercise — instead, play games and have a ton of fun! The main thing is just to get outside every day and do something you think is fun. You can play sports like soccer, basketball, or badminton ....more