Rates of Teen Girls’ Suicides Have Doubled

You may have noticed headlines in the last 24 hours discussing that, according to the CDC, the rates of suicide for teen girls ages 15-19 have recently doubled. While this is very troubling, what concerns me even more is that the rates of suicide for girls ages 10-14 have tripled. Here are some other statistics: [...]

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Focused Distractions? How We Adapt to Multi-Tasking — Psychology Today

“Don’t distract me, I am multitasking”: Distractions can be damaging, but even when multi-tasking, we learn how to focus on what is important. via Focused Distractions? How We Adapt to Multi-Tasking — Psychology Today

Here Are The AAP’s New Car Seat Guidelines — Scary Mommy

They’re providing concise info on seats for every age group The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines on car seat usage and safety. The concise information is helping parents breathe a sigh of relief, because let’s be real — what parenting choice is more confusing and full of conflicting information than car seat… via [...]

Scientist Says Dirt Is Good For Kids, Moms Everywhere Rejoice — Scary Mommy

Baby’s pacifier fell on the floor? Go ahead and lick it, guilt-free Sanitizing and sterilizing your little one’s environment is just one of any parent’s most natural instincts. We don’t want our precious little angels exposed to dirt and bacteria, especially when they’re babies. Who among us hasn’t instantly washed off a pacifier that fell… via [...]

If Your Self Esteem Took A Hit After Having A Baby, You’re Not Alone — Scary Mommy

Study finds having a baby can lower your self-esteem for at least three years It’s no secret having a baby changes everything. There’s a ton of emphasis on the way pregnancy changes your body, but becoming a mom can massively change the way you feel about yourself overall. In fact, a new study suggests that… via [...]

No, Husbands Aren’t ‘Helping’ Their Wives When They Do Chores — Scary Mommy

Partners do what needs to be done, end of story We’ve all heard the stories, either firsthand or through friends, of a partner who refers to watching his children as “babysitting” or refuses to help around the house because they work or feel as if it is “woman’s work.” Men are amazing, intelligent, capable creatures but… [...]

Here’s How To Cope With The Pettiness Of Puberty When Your Teen Can’t Even — Scary Mommy

Parenting a freshly ripened teen amounts to four words: “Weren’t you just born?” I say this to myself on a near-constant basis as I stand in front of a bedroom door that’s always closed. I’m not exactly sure when the door-closing began, but it did, and I’m not even sure what goes on in there,… via [...]