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Kelly Ripa Gives Some Unapologetic Parenting Advice That a Lot of Moms and …

Posted by on Sunday, 9 November, 2014

Kelly Ripa Gives Some Unapologetic Parenting Advice That a Lot of Moms and …
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Parenting is tough. Being a celebrity parent packs on unique responsibilities and headaches. Some handle it well and some don’t.

Kelly Ripa handles it well. The mother of 3 and television star believes that dealing with her teenage kids is all about tough love.

On The Wendy Williams Show, she talked about how she balances being hard on her kids and still earning their respect. When show host Wendy Williams asked Ripa if her daughter liked her for the tough love, she said:

“No, I don’t think she likes me, but I don’t care… I’m not your friend, I’m your mom.”

She added that being a celebrity mom doesn’t mean her daughter—and kids—should be deluded into thinking they’re above reproach:

“I just feel an obligation as her mom to keep her living in the real world.”

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Terrific Parenting: ‘It’s not my fault’ — Helping your child accept …
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When working with struggling teenagers, I am often chatting with a slouched-over young man who doesn’t understand why life is not working for him. His academic performance is poor, he barely shows up for school and he spends most of time in front of a TV or computer screen. He stays up late, eats poorly and often battles with parents and teachers.

His parents have tried everything they can imagine to get through to him. They have pleaded, argued, cried and yelled. Nothing seems to motivate him, and his parents are frustrated and worried …and ready to give up.

How did this young man end up here?


We could consider many complex theories to answer this question, and each might have some validity. We could discuss genetics, his ADHD and his parents’ divorce. We could also pick apart many of the parenting choices that shaped his life.

However, let me suggest one simple way to think about how this happens.

Without taking responsibility, there can be no real change

When children or adults deflect responsibility for their actions, they protect themselves from connecting choice with consequence. Without the connection between our choices and the consequences that life brings us, we can’t learn. We can’t grow. We simply never “get it.”

Projecting responsibility

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Parenting advice from Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly

Posted by on Friday, 30 May, 2014

Parenting advice from Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly
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Marguerite Kelly offered advice on helping your toddler sleep through the night. (Bigstock Photo)

Wondering how to get your toddler to stop waking up at night?  Trying to persuade a 6-year-old to pick up after himself? Marguerite Kelly, who writes the weekly Family Almanac advice column in Local Living, was here to take questions about parenting. Here are some of the questions she answered.

Night-waking toddler.

Q: Over the last few months my soon to be 2-year-old has developed a habit of waking up at various points in the night and incessantly calling out for Mom or Dad. We would respond by going in, picking her up to soothe her cries (but not actual crying) and make sure she wasn’t sick/hurt/etc., and putting her back in bed. When this happened last night (twice), we did not go in to her. The first time either she stopped calling out or I fell back asleep. The second time, we got up for the day. Which approach will best serve us by allowing my toddler to get herself back to sleep and not keep us up at all hours of the night? And, is it co…………… continues on Washington Post

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