I gave my disabled daughter away when I had a nervous breakdown thinking about our future
I’ve suffered from depression and other mental health issues for years, and every few years or so there comes a time when I can’t get my emotions and life under control and I spiral down and down, farther down than I usually ever go, and unfortunately begin to consider alternatives to the pain.
Mom Refuses to Let Reckless Driver Get Away with Crime
Mothers have a biological instinct to protect their young, and that instinct can encourage them to go to great lengths to make sure their children are safe. With that said, we don't live in a world that is always necessarily safe for children. Data shows that 7 million arrests take place in the US every year, and a portion of those arrests will involve the endangerment of kids.
Mom Takes Son's Savings to Pay for Stepson's Car
Should a parent ever feel entitled to take the savings of one of their children for their own use?. There's nothing simple about being a parent, and a lot of the time parents can wonder whether or not they're making the right choices and decisions for their kids.
Dad Chooses Son Over Daughter for Sports Game
Should preferential treatment ever be shown to one child over the other?. Being a teenager can be a complicated time of change. There are hormonal changes, as well as learning to come into one's own, and plenty of self-discovery along the way.
Mother-in-Law Caught Snooping in Bedroom of Couple
In-laws don't exactly have a reputation for being reasonable or easy to live with. It doesn't take much searching on the internet to find dozens upon dozens of stories of how couples struggle to navigate their in-laws.
Mom Refuses to Rehome Dogs After 'Affair Child' is Allergic
Should a person ever be forced to get rid of their dogs?. Pets are known to be one of the best companions to have in life. Science shows that pets can boost serotonin levels, reduce stress, and also minimize feelings of loneliness. All in all, pets are great for your health.
Kentucky couple facing online abuse and investigation for letting their 6 year old son run a marathon
When I was six years old, my priority was watching TV. Six-year-old Ranier Crawford of Bellevue, Kentucky, seems to prefer to run marathons. At least, that is what his parents claim.
Friendship may be possible after an unpleasant divorce
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I resented my daughter’s father when our relationship ended. I was angry about the things that led to the demise of our marriage. I was also mad about how he chose to handle the divorce.
Father Furious About Family Drawing by Stepson
Adapting to having a new step-parent can be difficult for some children. For one, they may still be trying to come to terms with the separation of their parents, and having a new paternal figure in their lives.
Dad Forces Teen to Give Up Bedroom for Baby Half-Brother
It isn't always easy to invite a new family member into the picture, especially after divorce or separation. It's estimated about 650,000 divorces are finalized in the US every year, and of those divorces, most will go on to remarry.
Fun Ways to Keep Parenting Fun While Staying at Home
The outbreak of the covid pandemic made the lives all around the pass through a speed breaker. Due to social distancing to prevent disease transmission, all educational institutions and colleges were closed. All the family members had to be in a lockdown within the same house and it created one hell of an issue for parents. Apart from mass death and economic crippling, one of the major issues covid-19 created for the domestic lives was the lockdown. It has been very stressful for parents to maintain a peaceful and healthy environment in their homes while everything outside is closed. In this article, we will guide you on how to make the tedious job of parenting in lockdown fun and entertaining for both parents and children.
Shortages Force Texas Parents To Ration Baby Formula
Many cities in Texas (such as Houston) are experiencing a baby formula shortage, per the Houston Chronicle. And sadly, some parents in the Lone Star State are being forced to ration baby formula to make it last as long as possible.
Dad Cancels Mother's Day After Stepson Excluded
Can only blood relatives celebrate Mother’s Day?. Families in the US come in many different forms. The US Bureau of Census estimates that 1,300 new families are formed every day, which makes up about 16% of households in the United States being blended families.
I stopped hating my stepchild's biological mother after years of being angry
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Hate is a strong word. But many of us still use it. I did too. I have used it many times in my role as a stepmother in regard to my stepchild’s biological mother.
Woman Demands Nursing Milk from New Mother
Should anyone ever feel entitled to the milk a mother produces with her own body?. Pregnancy takes a heck of a toll on a woman's body. There are hormonal changes, physical discomfort, and lots of things have to adapt so that a mother can care for her kid. One of those changes is that a mother's body allows for her to nurse a child.
Mother-in-Law Caught in Trap to Expose Manipulation and Lies
When do in-laws cross the line with their intrusive behavior?. It's no secret that having in-laws can be a tricky business. For one thing, a person chooses the spouse they want to marry, but their family comes along as a package deal as well. A lot of people have pretty strained relationships with their in-laws.
Former Walmart employee shares her experience with the store's Amber Alert policy
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. When they hire new employees at Walmart, they hold a meeting with the new associates. Among other topics, managers discuss the store's Amber Alert policy.
When is divorce the right decision for the children?
There has long been a debate about whether it is a better decision to stay in a marriage for the benefit of the children in the case of troubled relationships with partners who would otherwise divorce. According to TheJournal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention, growing up in a stressful family dynamic can be more harmful to a child than the affects of a divorce. When there is abuse, the decision should be simple. Whether against a spouse or a children, abuse should not be tolerated as it's lasting affects are far more difficult to recover from than the adjustment to a divorce.
8-Year-Old Called 'Trashy' by Dad for Temporary Tattoos
Is a parent ever justified in calling their child ‘trashy’?. Being a parent isn’t a job for the faint of heart, and it’s all too easy for parents to second-guess each and every one of their decisions. When a person is responsible for raising a child into a responsible and self-sufficient adult, the journey isn’t always sunshine and roses.