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Motherhood / Fatherhood

Different Love: Do You Have a Favorite Child?

The expansiveness of a mother's love is widely expressed infinite as the sky, strong and sinewy, yet as flexible as a bendy straw. My favorite is the quote by Elizabeth Stone: "Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside... Read more »

EP Round-up: Top Blog Posts of 2013!

Here it is, your round-up of our top EP posts of 2013! This year, our bloggers talked about everything from adult children to mom guilt, defiance to grocery store showdowns -- and they didn't hold back. For our Top 10 list, we chose the posts that were viewed most by you, dear readers. Thank you for visiting Empowering Parents and... Read more »

No One Puts Baby in the Corner

Our six-year-old son kicked a girl in his summer school class last week. One of the teachers was trying to figure out with me what might have happened. She offered a theory, “I know boys are big on super hero characters. I wonder if sometimes they play out those behaviors they are seeing?” As she was talking... Read more »

On the Importance of Grandparents: What Lessons Did Yours Teach You?

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." — Alex Haley How did your grandparents affect your life — and how are your own parents influencing your child's life? I am fortunate to have many fond childhood memories of my grandparents.  My paternal grandmother, who passed two years ago,... Read more »