From the joyous chaos of playtime to the heartwarming moments of familial love, the "Family & Kids" section invites you to explore the many facets of family life. It's a space dedicated to sharing stories, advice, and insights about familial bonds that make life meaningful and fulfilling.
Here you can find a variety of topics, each shedding light on the complex and beautiful dynamics of family life. You'll read stories that highlight parenting trials and triumphs, offering perspectives from different walks of life and diverse family structures. Here, we celebrate the unconventional and embrace the unique, recognizing that every family has its own story to tell.
In the "Family & Kids" section, we believe in the importance of lifelong learning. You'll find thought-provoking articles that challenge common misconceptions and encourage open discussion about topics that matter. From understanding the benefits of sleeping in separate beds to navigating the complexities of sibling relationships, we aim to provide you with a fresh look at family dynamics.
Safety and well-being are paramount to us. We share tips and insights from experts that can help ensure your loved ones' safety. Whether it's a swimming instructor warning about the dangers of a seemingly harmless habit or a story highlighting the importance of DNA testing, our articles are designed to inform and educate.
As we explore the world of parenting, we also delve into the joys and challenges of raising children. From celebrity parenting styles to the awe-inspiring resilience of parents searching for their lost child, our articles encapsulate the breadth of experiences that shape the journey of parenthood.
In the spirit of inclusivity, we also shine a light on controversial topics that spark important conversations about parenting decisions. We believe in creating a platform for open dialogue, where everyone can share their views and learn from others.
Overall, the "Family & Kids" section is a celebration of family life in all its forms. It's a space where you can immerse yourself in stories that inspire, educate, and provoke thought. No matter what your family looks like, we hope that our content will resonate with you, offering a deeper understanding of the dynamics that make family life both challenging and rewarding.
Join us as we explore the intricate tapestry of family life, diving into stories that capture the essence of love, resilience, and the undeniable bond that ties us together.
Love is truly about the little things. A person who loves you will cover you with a blanket if you accidentally fall asleep, make you a cup of hot tea if you’re cold, prepare a cake for your birthday, and protect you from blinding sunlight. And if you think that true romance doesn’t exist anymore, you’re wrong — it’s just sometimes, we fail to notice it because of our everyday struggles.
Tennis legend Serena Williams and her husband celebrated the arrival of their second baby girl in August. The proud mom, now 42, recently shared two adorable snapshots of their daughter, Adira River, and took the internet by storm.
Recently, a man asked online users about whether he had done the right thing by stopping performing his parental responsibilities. This decision was caused by the following situation: his wife told him that since he is not a biological father of her children (from the first marriage), he doesn’t get a say in any punishment even if they did something bad. Here is the story told by himself.
Born without any hair or teeth and with a grumpy look on our faces — this is how most of us come into this world. Life has a great sense of humor and we believe even newborns can be wise — or at least look the part. The following babies look like they’re about to give us life advice or mumble something about “back in my day, things were not the same,” with a nostalgic gaze.
Sometimes, kids surprise us with their witty comebacks and clever logic. And maybe they’re not as innocent or naive as we think they are, because according to one psychologist, children can be smarter than their parents. It’s because they learn better, and their exploration of the world allows them to discover creative solutions to problems.
This young girl, known as “Voldemort” because she was born without a nose, stands out because of her unique appearance. Her story inspires us to embrace the diverse beauty found in every human being, challenging our ideas of what it means to be truly exceptional.
About 69% of parents are not willing to talk to their kids about their money situation, a study found. And about 61% of parents had the discussion, but only when their kids asked a question about their finances. This might come from a place of fear, where parents don’t want their kids to worry. Whatever the reasons are, stay tuned to find out what other things parents have trouble explaining to their kids.
Navigating a stepparent-stepchild relationship can often prove to be tricky. Sometimes stepmom and stepkid might never come to see eye-to-eye, which is what happened to a Reddit user who couldn’t build a good relationship with her stepson. The woman shared her story, and explained why years later she still refused to take on a grandparent role for her stepson’s kids.
One of the most important duties as a parent is keeping your child safe from a variety of situations. It’s very important to properly teach them how to act in certain cases as they grow into young adults. Some Reddit users provided advice online that may help parents make sure their child is secure.
People say that a mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. But what if, as time goes by, you become more and more like her? Over the years, a mother’s relationship with her children can grow to become something very different than what it was at first. As she grows older, children grow wiser, and after a while, in most cases, the roles are reversed. For example, think about something your mother always used to tell you. That’s probably something you tell her very often now.
On numerous occasions, we may find ourselves wanting to covertly eavesdrop on the conversations of others or wish for an invisible way to discover someone’s hidden truths. Thanks to a group of brave people on Reddit who were ready to share their most profound familial mysteries, you can now achieve this with ease using the power of the internet.
Sometimes, a mere accident may turn a life of a person into a pool of happiness or, vice versa, into the biggest nightmare. Our today’s hero is a man, 48, who experienced probably the biggest shock in his life, as a paternity test done by an accident, revealed the shocking truth behind his seemingly happy family life. He wrote a letter where he told us his story, which could’ve become a plot for a drama movie, but is instead a real-life tale with a tough family decision at the end.
A recent takeover initiated by parents has sparked a digital revolution of heartfelt revelations. As mothers and fathers from diverse backgrounds and experiences converged online, they embarked on a mission to share the profound transformations that parenthood brought to them. The virtual space became a canvas for these narratives, allowing the unfiltered voices of parents to resonate and echo the untold stories of sacrifice, joy, and resilience.
We all have a right to choose whether to have children or not. And this choice is a really personal one. But people, who have chosen not to have kids, also want to be heard and feel an urge to have an opinion on the subject. Australian actress and model Ellie Gonsalves has recently shared a post with a list of 117 reasons why she prefers to remain childfree, and the response was really overwhelming.
The extraordinary arrival of baby Carleigh Brooke Corbitt has captivated the attention of many. From the surprising dimensions of the mom’s belly to Carleigh’s remarkable entrance into the world, this narrative unfolds with unexpected twists and moments of joy. Join us as we delve into the Corbitts’ journey.
Moms are supposed to be those people who are on our side and accept us for who we are. However, the opposite might happen. Our reader always lends a helping hand to her mother, but it seems her efforts are met with dissatisfaction. Her mother desires her to conform to the role of a “good wife” and handle all the chores around the house without bothering her husband.
For prospective parents, the journey of adoption is a rollercoaster of emotions, fueled by a deep longing for a child. Beyond creating a warm home, this transformative experience opens doors to love and shared moments within an expanding family. Two mothers, KC and Lena Currie, exemplify this, showcasing not only kindness but also enormous hearts.
Unable to put someone else first or make sacrifices. That's different than people who chose to not have kids in order to not burden them with their trauma. I heard the last remaining relatives of the Austrian painter decided to not have children, for obvious reasons.
People never believed me when I told/tell them my age (48 right now), they don't even believe that I have a grown up daughter. When we go somewhere together, others think that we are best friends (she is 26), even her classmates supposed that when they saw me the first time. I don't think that I look 26, maybe my daughter looks much older, I am not sure. :)
When people I know find out that I don’t interfere in my son’s family life, their eyes widen in surprise. And in general, they think that I am indifferent and selfish. After all, it is possible that my daughter-in-law is not good enough, and my son needs my advice and support. I have a different opinion on this matter. And, as it turns out, I am not alone in this.
A family dinner can be a pleasant occasion, but it can sometimes become a challenge. That happened to a woman shocked by her father-in-law’s comment at the dining table. She posted her story on Reddit, asking people if she was right to leave the table or whether she should have stayed.
There is not the slightest doubt that we were all children once, but there is a big difference between that and remembering those early years. Precisely for that reason, it is not uncommon to feel the blush rise to our cheeks and white smoke come out of our ears every time one of our beloved children comes up with a witty comeback. We continue walking while we draw a nervous smile on our face, trying to hide the embarrassment of the situation.
If you’re a parent, you know that raising children is no easy task. In fact, it can be very difficult to do. It requires perseverance and smart thinking. There is no manual that contains all the answers for your specific situation, you’ve got to make the best of what you’ve got. Even so, there are some specific behaviors from our children that we do not fully understand, and by trying to correct them, we might actually be making things worse, which can be frustrating and exhausting for both parents and children. The good news is that there are some explanations for when they do strange things like cut their own hair or when they refuse to go somewhere with you.
All parents want their children to have the best lives possible. Many of them work in order to be able to buy new toys for them, others are strict because they want their children to be disciplined and goal-oriented, others give their children a choice and teach them to make decisions on their own. Every family has its own ways of upbringing, but there is one thing that all parents have in common: when they look back, they all want to fix some of the mistakes they made in the past.
Jennifer Lopez opened up about her experience as a mom and shared her challenges of raising teens. Obviously, she wants the best for her children, however, there’s always something parents aren’t ready for. For instance, when they don’t want to talk to you. Even the celebrity mom has experienced it too.
Raising kids is a complicated activity. Parents need to manage to keep their authority but at the same time not overstep the mark. The most difficult thing is to not start laughing when a kid figures out everything in their own way and when something turns out completely different from what you expected.
Being a parent to children will always be special and unforgettable. Every moment has a warm feeling to it, and simply enjoying it with them makes it more memorable. These are the times when love is powerful because this energizes and motivates us. At Bright Side, we compiled stories from parents that will warm your heart just as they did ours.
Safety as a child can take many forms. It might mean hiding behind your mother’s legs, covering your face with her ruffled skirt, when surrounded by loud strangers. Or not complying when your grandma says, “Oh, come on, give your aunt a hug”. As toddlers mature and gain more experience, they become more aware of uneasy situations and learn how to handle them properly.In today’s article, we explore a heartwarming story shared by a parent who reveals how their teenage kid uses a secret code to communicate the need for support and escape from uncomfortable events.
Most couples try to get ready to welcome a new member of their family in advance — they read books on parenting, ask for advice from their friends who already have kids, or read various blogs. But all these things only give you a slight understanding of what raising little ones is all about, because even toddlers who are just starting to walk can masterfully find new methods to test their parents’ patience.
When it comes to questions adults know the right answers to, kids’ responses continue to amaze us thanks to their wit and non-standard approach to thinking. There are many things we can learn from children, from how they solve issues to how they complete various tasks.
It’s amazing how something as simple as a goofy grin or a silly joke can turn your entire day around. And although parenting can be one of the most exhausting jobs in the world, your kids can always lift your spirits. Even if you’re feeling overwhelmed, just take a deep breath and remember that it’s these little moments of joy that make all the hard work of parenting worth it.