How We Do It

Welcome to the How We Do It Section of Lies About Parenting! Here you'll find reader contributions, insights, and resources.  Parenting stories from families who are doing things differently – and making it work. From the family that moved onto a boat to help their daughter's autism to the realization of why your child behaves better for the babysitter than for you, there's something for every inquisitive parent here. Enjoy!

5 Easy Christmas Spirit Ideas To Encourage Giving
Giving Feels So Good It Hurts Two years ago, I was moved by a video where children from low-income families had[...]
My Autistic Son’s Bully
My Autistic Son's Bully The dreaded worry of every parent--the bully. Sending my son off to school, I worry that[...]
Marijuana Saved My Daughter’s Life
The Marijuana Epilepsy Connection My 19-year-old daughter has epilepsy. She had her first seizure at school when she was 16[...]
What My First Day of Teaching Was Really Like
I had such high hopes for my first day of teaching. I chose to teach after having three impactful teachers[...]
How to Organize Toys and Stop Clean Up Battles
How to organize toys is a topic that sounds basic. Buy some storage stuff and fill it up. You find[...]
Talking To Children About Death Without Religion
“A coffin? Like, what vampires live in?” My six-year-old asks, as he watches his father and five other pall bearers[...]
“Bad” Mom? Sure, I’ll Take It.
I haven't always been a bad mom. There was a time when my toddler's perpetual lack of pants and propensity[...]
I’m a Lazy Mom, and I’m Not Apologizing
Hi, my name is #ParentingFail. Nice to meet you. By today’s impossible standards of how to be a good parent,[...]
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