There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.
- Why Yelling Is a Waste of Time and Energy
If there's one thing that kids know how to do, it's testing their parents' patience. And when you're pushed to your limits, yelling's an inevitable reality. This post on why yelling and screaming is a waste of time and energy got moms talking. Some agreed that screaming at kids is ineffective, while others said it's the only way to get through to them. Where do you weigh in?
- Facebook Post Gets Mom Banned From School
The story of Tanya Mount, the mom who was banned from her daughter's school after posting a photo of her gun permit on Facebook, was a controversial topic this week. Mount — a volunteer at McBean Elementary School in Hephzibah, GA, and a US Army veteran — was issued a criminal trespass warning and told that the school's principal was frightened by the fact that she owns a gun. Do you think the school overreacting or was just in their ruling?
Keep reading to see what else had our moms talking this week!
- When Was Your Child Potty Trained?
One of our editors is facing potty training aversion from her 2 1/2-year-old, so she took straight to POPSUGAR Moms to see what our readers' experiences have been. Its a divisive topic that parents were quick to weigh in on, and the most popular time to toilet train a tot was between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3.
- Roasted Broccoli Your Kids Will Love
The magic trick to getting your kids to eat broccoli? Roasting it! Roasting veggies at a high temperature adds plenty of flavor and an irresistible crispiness. Moms couldn't have been more excited to give this ultraeasy recipe a try.
- How Do You Handle a Child Saying She Hates You?
There are the milestones that bring us joy, and those that fill moms' hearts and minds with dread. The moment when your child tells you she hates you — no matter how impulsive or careless the words are — is one that seriously stings. This story that was originally published on BabyCenter drew reactions from moms who'd been there and those who were fearing it alike.