Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler reach child custody agreement amid divorce

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler reach child custody agreement amid divorce

The custody agreement states that the former couple's children will live at the family's current home in Nashville, Tennessee, with Cavallari and Cutler switching off every other week to stay with them there.

These are the 22 funniest parents on social media this week

These are the 22 funniest parents on social media this week

At TODAY Parents , we love seeing moms and dads post hilarious-but-true thoughts about parenthood on social media.

What Causes Disappointment for Teens During the Holidays?

What Causes Disappointment for Teens During the Holidays?

This reflects that the interests and desires of the parents were more important than listening to and knowing what was important to the teen.A teen once wisely reflected that the only thing that ruined their holidays was their parents' stress to make them perfect.

Raising Well-Behaved Kids: Mistaken vs. Smart Discipline

Raising Well-Behaved Kids: Mistaken vs. Smart Discipline

Instead of teaching children to behave better, the more that children are physically punished, the more aggressive they become and the more behavior problems they are likely to develop.By contrast, children whose parents do not spank or physically punish them to develop an internal locus of control .

Parents Who Alienate Children: Malicious or Mentally Ill?

Parents Who Alienate Children: Malicious or Mentally Ill?

Marcia finally turned to a court for help in the “struggle to protect my children and myself.” During a psychological evaluation, she said about Donald, “Everything I thought he is, he is not.

Language Parenting and Innovation

Language Parenting and Innovation

In this paper, the researchers refer to what is now being called language parenting – specific behaviors in which parents are attuned to the emotional and physical cues of their child, thus creating a better way to explore and learn from their environment.

Three Tactics of The Manipulative Parent

Three Tactics of The Manipulative Parent

Unfortunately, some parents who see the extent of their control over their child diminishing as he or she matures can turn to emotional manipulation in an effort to regain their previously held influence.For the manipulative parent, however, the attached, loving relationship can be leveraged as psychological control.

Adolescence and the Powers of Parental Supervision

Adolescence and the Powers of Parental Supervision

Because supervision can be exhausting to do (oversight takes attention , pursuit demands persistence, support requires helping out), with two parents in the family, it needs to be shared.

How to Tell Your Kids about DNA Discoveries

How to Tell Your Kids about DNA Discoveries

Ask yourself if anything has changed about the way you feel about your birth certificate father, the man who raised you, now that you have this discovery.

To Give in or Not to Give In

To Give in or Not to Give In

I sat with my client as she cried—some mix of relief, exhaustion, and regret—and wondered how it was she’d gotten the idea that she absolutely had to get her son in the bath no matter what , that giving in to his wishes would have signaled, as she later explained, “a surrender,” “a huge parenting fail,” and an action that would have a horrible and irreversible impact on her child for years to come.

Dear Unborn Daughter

Dear Unborn Daughter

I like cars, motorcycles, eating out a lot, and burpees on a Sunday.And I will do everything I can to help you build one that you like and are proud of, which will minimize the pain you will feel from this world.

What Science Knows About Adult Child-Parent Estrangement

What Science Knows About Adult Child-Parent Estrangement

Daughters usually attempt to manage the relationship to their mothers or fathers first, either by attempting to set boundaries, limiting communication, or simply having fewer interactions; what’s informally called “low contact” works in some cases, especially when there’s geographic distance between the adult child and her family of origin, but not always.

What parents of seniors applying to college need to say

What parents of seniors applying to college need to say

And if decisions come that they don’t want, remind your high school senior — a "no" can mean “not right now.” It doesn’t have to mean “no forever.” And in the end, things do tend to work out, even when we cannot imagine how they possibly could.

Single parents don’t ever, EVER get enough credit

Single parents don’t ever, EVER get enough credit

So, listen, becoming a ‘single’ parent can mean something sad has happened, a bereavement, or betrayal, or as simple as ‘wont put up with no f*ckin bullsh*t’ and frankly, thriving independently is the best lesson a kid can learn right?.Single parents don’t ever, EVER get enough credit in my eyes.

Study Says Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the Rise

Study Says Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the Rise

Contrary to popular belief sex education at any age does not include discussing the mechanics of, or intimacy involved in, the act of sexual intercourse.Especially as children get older, any discussion on sex and relationships must also include the topics of consent, communication, commitment, and intimacy.

Parenting Style: Balancing Demandingness and Support

Parenting Style: Balancing Demandingness and Support

Indulgent or permissive parents are high in supportiveness/warmth and low in control.They may be, but they don’t tend to be as warm and consistently supportive as authoritative parents.

Happy Holidays: A Misnomer?

Happy Holidays: A Misnomer?

Without me saying a single negative thing about their families, many clients begin feeling anxious , and come up with comments such as: .

'Parent Trap' actress has funny response to co-star Dennis Quaid's engagement

'Parent Trap' actress has funny response to co-star Dennis Quaid's engagement

In the film, the young and cruel Meredith is outsmarted by the two young girls as they try to reunite their dad (Dennis Quaid ) with their mother, played by the late Natasha Richardson .Elaine Hendrix in "The Parent Trap" in 1998.

Your Kid Isn't Perfect? Maybe That's Not So Bad

Your Kid Isn't Perfect? Maybe That's Not So Bad

If a parent has flaws, then a child learns how to live with and adjust to imperfections – which is good, since every human and every experience in life is less than perfect.

The Death of a Child and Lessons for a Well-Lived Life

The Death of a Child and Lessons for a Well-Lived Life

Over the course of 11 years, Jennifer and Andrew provided Zack with the opportunity for a well-lived life.During the 11-years they spent caring for their son, it seems clear to me that Jennifer and Andrew also lived a good life.

Teacher uses balloons to teach kids to wipe front-to-back

Teacher uses balloons to teach kids to wipe front-to-back

Parents who have suffered through wiping woes are applauding a video on Twitter that shows a teacher with two inflated balloons tied to the back of a chair, in front of a classroom of kids with the same set-up.

'All I'm asking for is three hours of help from the NDIS'

'All I'm asking for is three hours of help from the NDIS'

"I hate to complain," Jackie said, "because it makes me sound like I don't appreciate Noah and those who know me know he's the light of my life, but looking after him can be relentless.".

This Sesame Street character has a mum with a drug problem

This Sesame Street character has a mum with a drug problem

In a controversial move, creators of US TV show Sesame Street have created a new character, with a drug problem in a bid to tackle the growing drug crisis .In one episode, six-year-old puppet Karli explains to Salia Woodbury that she’s staying with a foster family as her mother is dealing with addiction.

Paper Books Beat Tablets for Parent-Child Interactions

Paper Books Beat Tablets for Parent-Child Interactions

"In this study, print books were great for promoting an environment that was rich with reciprocity, but the tablet appeared to create some conflict between parents and toddlers who were both trying to control the tablet," Munzer said.

An only child isn't necessarily a lonely child

An only child isn't necessarily a lonely child

Provide plenty of chances for peer interaction: Since only children spend a lot of time with you – their parents yes, but also adults – you don’t want them to grow up having difficulty relating to their peers.

The Impeachment Hearings: A Possible Psychological Analysis

The Impeachment Hearings: A Possible Psychological Analysis

Does alienation sound like what is happening between our political parents, the Democrats and the Republicans?Sound familiar with regard to how many citizens of our country now react to hearing positives about the opposite political party and its leaders?

When You Reach the Age Your Parent Died

When You Reach the Age Your Parent Died

If you reach and then pass the age at which a parent died, consider each year added a gift.

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

In fact, a report published earlier this year by Common Sense Media called, "The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States" revealed that 62% of parents polled said they keep their devices within reach of their bed at night and 61% check their device within 30 minutes of falling asleep.

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

If you’re worried your child may be unhappy in their friendship group, or forming relationships with children who don’t bring out the best in them, it’s crucial to recognise the signs so you can offer support.

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

Some grandparents have the child call them Mom, Dad, or a variation of that, while the birth parents are Mommy and Daddy.The birth parents may also threaten to take the child away without your permission.