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THE THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT BEING A PARENT // BY SARAHDIPITY

MAR 17 THE THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT BEING A PARENT // BY SARAHDIPITY BY THE BONDS TEAM When I had my son, I had been working with children and parents for years. I was surrounded by family and friends who had kids and I’d read pretty much every book on the subject there is. I thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong.   Turns out there are lots of things that nobody really tells you about babies and being a parent. So for those first time parents out there, listen up, I’m going to…

When we turn our Children into Praise Junkies

When we turn our Children into Praise Junkies March 19th, 2014 [Shared by Dads Talk]   Imagine you just had good sex with your partner. You hopefully feel relaxed and peaceful now; you might try to keep the good atmosphere. Suddenly your partner rolls over to you, he or she sticks a gold star on your cheek and says “Well done. Good lad!” Yes, that would feel very odd. You laugh out loud or check your partner’s forehead (is she in a delirium?) Agreed, this example is quite unlikely to…

6 Terrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Newborns

6 Terrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Newborns By Tracy V.,  Rebecca Schaefer May 13, 2013 1,121,793 views Add to Favorites Despite our warnings about the horrors of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies, some of you are still destined to become parents, if you haven't done it already. Congratulations! Now prepare to be terrified, because you have no idea what you're about to face. And we're not even talking about that first diaper change.We're betting that before now, nobody has told you…

5 Superpowers We All Had as Babies (According to Science)

5 Superpowers We All Had as Babies (According to Science) By Cezary Jan Strusiewicz May 17, 2010 2,448,323 views Add to Favorites To many of us, kids are just a squishy bundle of preciousness that can't even take a decent punch. If there's anything super about them it's their ability to produce a seemingly infinite amount of poop. But you only think this because, like most super geniuses, babies revel in deception because they answer to no god. Not unlike Clark Kent, babies everywhere managed…

5 Useless Pieces of Advice Everyone Gives to New Parents

5 Useless Pieces of Advice Everyone Gives to New Parents By Christina H February 27, 2014 560,444 views Add to Favorites Everyone knows that having a newborn baby is a hellish, sleep-deprived ordeal that is quickly forgotten when your baby grows into a "TV newborn" who smiles and laughs and melts your heart every time he does something, also known in the real world as a 3-month-old. Many kind people attempt to offer words of consolation to the sufferers during those first difficult months but…