Some people who call themselves religious will not like to hear this, but being religious doesn't require faith. It requires discipline. Anyone can learn rules and will themselves to adhere to them- or at least try to adhere to them. Read More
Amy Chua's new book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom has hit a nerve with American mothers. Some are furious with her parenting style, others are intrigued and some are applauding her discipline. Regardless what we mothers might think about her techniques, I am intrigued that we are so swooned. Read More
When we stop to ponder how much faith we place n loved ones every day, we can feel overwhelmed, even terrified. But we should never live in fear. We need. We all need something from others and we do so because we are needy from birth. The only difference between us and our children is that they are allowed to express their needs because they are still young. Read More
Psychologists tell us that introverts feel drained by being with others while extroverts are energized by them. It would seem reasonable to conclude from this that some of us need many friends and others just a few. In my experience, this is not true.
Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring different perspectives to the relationship.
Every mother is born to fill a higher calling. Every mother is gifted uniquely and she is to use those gifts to make her world better. A mother uses those gifts in parenting. Many mothers use them only there, but others use them outside their parenting. Read More
Lisa came into my office a few days ago in tears. "Life's just out of control, that's all" she said. Three days earlier she had experienced a melt down. After working at a local food pantry, she took one child to gymnastics.
The latest cover of GQ should outrage every parent in the United States. With two young female "Glee" actors wrapping their legs around a handsome young gentleman, their message to the millions of American teens who watch their show is clear: sex is where it's at. Read More
Fifty thousand dollars. That's how much I lost in the past three weeks. Three years' savings- gone virtually overnight. That number flashed neon in the front of my brain as I drove to work feeling really quite sorry for myself. Read More
Meg Meeker, MD, a pediatrician, is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know as well as Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids.