Parenting—the process of raising children—can bring endless joy, responsibility, and learning opportunities. All the clichés are true—it is the hardest job you’ll ever love—and yet none of them describes your unique experience or challenges as a parent. The challenge to be a “good” parent is a constant struggle between personal desires, community expectations, traditional gender roles, resource management, and the unique personalities of each member of the family. Everyone has an opinion on how to best raise a physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually healthy child, but the truth is there is no one right answer: it’s a lifelong process that we take on, one day at a time.

Nothing Good Can Ever Come from Weighing Your Child

Why the scale won’t help your child reach a healthy weight.

Healthy Body Image: Tips for Guiding Girls

A healthy body image is an important part of a growing girl's self-esteem. Understand what you can do to help your daughter feel comfortable with her body.

I Had No Idea What to Tell My Daughter About Body Image. and Then She Wrote This.

Awake girls might be a little angry. But they know that the poison is outside, not inside. And they'll work to clear the air for all of us.


Helping Children Deal with Emotions