Author Elizabeth Pantley Articles

Casual Remarks: An Excerpt From Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions are Really Telling Our Children

It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are listening to every word. Right now, you may be saying to...

Handling Unwanted Advice

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted...

Also labeled: Issue #10, Parenting

How to Have a Happy Marriage: When You’re Busy Being Parents

Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage relationship. But marriage is t...

Also labeled: Issue #08, Parenting

Early Bedtime Means Better Baby Sleep

In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s “really tired” he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby...

Also labeled: Issue #07, The Outer Womb

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours—how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization....

Also labeled: Family Life, Issue #06

Baby Tantrums

Learn about it A baby’s first tantrum can take you by surprise. Your baby can really shock you by shrieking, stamping, hitting, or making his whole body go stiff. But don’t take it personally; baby tantrums aren’t about anything you’v...

Also labeled: Issue #04, The Outer Womb