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Do you yearn for a definitive instruction manual on perfect parenting? Wish you could stop and slow time to savor special moments (like family dinner), and delete regrettable ones? And how on earth do you go about explaining family values and state rulings when your child asks about two men walking hand-in-hand? Learn the answers from our Mom columnists, a group of parents who have seen it all, or are prepared in case they have to.
Parents Like Advice, But Need Reliable Information
With all the new facts and misinformation circulating about how to best raise your child, how can you know where to turn or whom to trust? Columnist Kim Remesch gives the rundown on when to take—and not to take—the advice of the older generation. There’s more on Laurel Patch.
New Mom: Making Mistakes Is Part Of The Job
You don’t have to be an Oscar-winning actress giving an acceptance speech to blurt out FICC-prohibited language. Parents adjusting to life with the addition of attentive little ears have big adjustments to make in not just their language, but behavior as well. Find out about one woman’s experience in keeping herself in check on Reisterstown Patch.
MomsTalk: Is The Traditional Family Dinner A Thing Of The Past?
Local Editor Kym Byrnes dusts off her parenting hat as she talks to Westminster’s MomsCouncil about the preference for, and reality of, a sit-down dinner of times gone by. Wrangling the adults can sometimes be even harder than getting the kids together, as we find out on Westminster Patch.
MomsTalk: How So You Talk To Your Kids About Same-Sex Marriage?
Tying in values of the family that don’t clash with religious tradition and progressive government can be confusing for many adults, let alone children. How do you talk to your little ones about same-sex marriage? Hear some parents’ experiences and leave comments of your own on Catonsville Patch.
Are You Going Nuts With Your Child’s Food Allergies?
New studies from the Centers for Disease Control show that nearly 4 percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 have food allergies, meaning the number of affected kids has jumped by almost 20 percent within 10 years. Although there are more options and awareness about food allergies these days, what precautions do you need to take? Learn about life with an Epipen on Elkridge Patch.