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Stop the Homework Battles

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By: Carolina Pichardo Whether your child is a straight-A student or struggling with a subject or two, it seems that all parents will experience, at some point or another, the much dreaded homework battles. How can you help your child complete their assignment without the fight? Your child’s academic success is closely aligned with how they take to their schoolwork and to their homework assignments. Are they
6 Tips for Young Moms on Disciplining Your Child

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By: Carolina Pichardo Who says you have to go overboard with the discipline techniques, tactics or extra rules? Here are some disciplining tips for every young mom When it comes to disciplining my daughter, I've used every technique in the book: time out, spanking, talking it out. There's even the Tiger Mom method and (who could forget) Helicopter Parenting. I've learned something from each of these, and
Quick Tips on a Stress Free Summer

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By: Staff Report Here are some tips and ideas for Young Urban Moms on how to minimize the complaining, get everyone on board and enjoy the summer For most of us that aren't going away this summer with our families, it's easy to fantasize about how much fun we're going to make it - regardless. It's gonna be a good one, even if we have to kill
Did You Honor Your Baby Daddy on Father’s Day?

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By: Carolina + Mary Your child's father has been MIA for most of their lives. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front and center to take in all the glory. Do you let your child honor them on Father's Day? Your child's father has been missing in action for most of - well - their life. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front
Measure of Your Child’s Status Update

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By: Carolina Pichardo Read about "National Words Matter Week" and find parenting tips from other young moms on how to teach your kids to measure their words online This week is all about grammar and writing with teachers/schools everywhere celebrating "National Words Matter Week." Although literacy in our country has always suffered, the use of social media hasn't made it any better. Kids continue to change the look and
Find the Silver Lining in Parenting

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By: Staff Report Dr. Mark Seery, from the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, discusses with Young Urban Moms how to always find the silver lining in parenting Protecting our children is what we – as parents – should be doing best. We want to make sure they’re childhood is free of any pain, fear or harm. It’s the reason why we go to great
How can step-parents really connect with their child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Get parenting advice and learn from step-parents and Young Urban Moms We’re told that we have it as soon as we become moms. Although at first we doubt it, it’s there when we need it the most. It helps us navigate the mystifying terrain of parenting. This young moms, is what we call - instincts. The other day I was talking to a friend. She has
Our Daughters and Toxic Friends

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By: Carolina Pichardo According to a recent survey by Self Magazine/Today, 84% women claim to have had a "toxic friend" at some point in their lives. Are our daughters susceptible to these types of friends too? According to a recent survey by Self Magazine/Today, 84% of respondents claims to have had a "toxic friend" at some point in their lives. Out of a pool of 18,000 women, that's
History to Present, Corporal Punishment in U.S.

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By: Staff Report See how corporal punishment in schools is still a reoccurring and recent phenomenon affecting children worldwide. Learn how Young Urban Moms can fight this in the US When you think of corporal punishment  in schools, it's easy to think of a time from long ago or a place completely foreign from here. However, that topic is a reoccurring, still-recent phenomenon affecting children worldwide -
Family Prep Time Before Going Back-to-School

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By: Carolina Pichardo Find parenting tips on how Young Urban Moms and their kids can best handle back-to-school Since we know you're probably a little short on everything - and mostly time - this part of the year, we'll make the following back-to-school tip sheet quick and painless. For those that already started school in parts of the U.S., it doesn't hurt to try a few of