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Emma Mustich is a Senior Editor for HuffPost Parents.

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Why Richard Linklater Cast His Own Daughter In 'Boyhood'

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Richard Linklater's new movie is called "Boyhood," but it follows the evolution of an entire family (not just its main character, Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane) in real time over the course of a dozen years.

One member of that family was played by Linklater's own daughter, Lorelei -- and...

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12-Year-Old Makes A Very Important Promise: 'I Won't Fart On People'

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Today's cute kid note contains wisdom that bears repeating.

Title: "I Won't Fart On People"

Author: Ryan

Age: 12

Inspiration: Ryan didn't come up with this mantra on his own; he was told to write these lines as punishment for "unacceptable behavior towards his younger sister."

Kid-iquette: Ryan's...

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets A 6-Year-Old's Advice On Changing Diapers

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Jimmy Kimmel has two grown-up children -- but since his wife is expecting a baby, he needs to "brush up" on the basics. For instance, changing a diaper. And who better to teach him than this businesslike 6-year-old? He doesn't emerge from the lesson completely enlightened,...

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#DadsRead Campaign Celebrates Fathers' Efforts To Read With Their Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 5:39 PM

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around.

Jordan Lloyd Bookey, who runs Zoobean, an educational resource curation site, and Tom Burns, of The Good Men Project, say their...

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O que 9 meses de gravidez realmente fazem com o corpo de uma mulher (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 6:16 PM

No ano passado, a fotógrafa e evangelista do amor pelo próprio corpo Jade Beall disse ao HuffPost Parents que a sociedade sofre “uma epidemia de mulheres que se sentem indignas de serem descritas como belas”. Ela falou de seu sonho para curar essa crise de autoconfiança.

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Madres sin Photoshop: la verdadera huella que dejan 9 meses de embarazo (FOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 12:40 PM

El pasado verano, la fotógrafa Jade Beall explicaba en la sección de Padres de The Huffington Post que la sociedad afrontaba "una epidemia de mujeres que creían que no se merecían ser llamadas guapas", y decidió compartir su sueño de superar esta crisis de...

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What 9 Months Of Pregnancy Actually Does To A Woman's Body

(256) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Last summer, photographer and body love evangelist Jade Beall told HuffPost Parents that society faced "an epidemic of women who feel unworthy of being called beautiful," and shared her dream to cure this confidence crisis.

The Arizona artist was using Kickstarter to fund a book project;...

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The Difference Between How Parents And Kids Understand Privacy

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Before you had kids, privacy seemed like a straightforward concept. Now, you know better.

John Kinnear, who writes the blog Ask Your Dad, teamed up with "Mister & Me" web-comic artist Jason Platt to create this cute and (sadly) accurate cartoon.

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10 Cartoons That Tell The Truth About Parenting Small Children

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:05 AM

In today's very digital world, there are plenty of ways for parents to find comfort, support and laughter without leaving the comfort chaos of their own homes. But for those who only have a free second, glancing at one of these cartoons should do...

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This Traffic Reporter's Daughter Has Made Him Listen To 'Let It Go' A Few Too Many Times

(59) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Little kids love Frozen -- that is already a well-established fact. But they aren't the only ones getting creative with their covers of the hit song "Let It Go."

"I have taken my daughter to see the Disney move Frozen twice. I have watched YouTube videos of the...

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Michelle Obama: Sasha And Malia 'Want Nothing To Do With Us'

(83) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 9:37 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama joined her erstwhile dancing partner Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Thursday night to discuss, among other things, what it's like to raise tweens and teens in the White House.

It sounds like Sasha and Malia are a lot like many of their peers...

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Jerry Seinfeld's Rant About Parenting And Bedtime Is A Thing Of Beauty

(104) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 8:18 AM

Tired moms and dads, skip ahead to 3:50 in this clip from Jerry Seinfeld's Tuesday night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon -- and watch the comedy legend tear into the elaborate rituals of modern parenting.

Seinfeld, whose three kids are 8, 10 and 13, told Fallon

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21 Love Notes That Could Only Have Been Written By Children

(10) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 10:54 AM

When kids try their hands at love notes, the result is nothing short of completely off the rails magical. Many of these messages are addressed to mom or dad, but there's time for true romance down the line. Happy Valentine's Day from HuffPost Parents!

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7 Precocious Kids Share Their Thoughts On Love, Romance And The Best Boyfriend Ever

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 1:14 PM

This Valentine's Day, we're proud to introduce seven little lovebirds who follow in the footsteps of respected young relationship gurus before them. Behold, their thoughts, letters and pronouncements on the overwhelming mysteries of the human heart...

For the best boyfriend ever.

hailey

For the Love...

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Meet Roozle, The Little Girl Who Draws Herself To Sleep

(8) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Bedtime ain't easy. Every household has its own tricks and traditions to end the day (sort of) smoothly though -- and for one Boston family, the ritual is both unconventional and supremely cute.

For the past week, Casey Carey-Brown, who blogs about raising her daughter Riley (nicknamed Roozle)...

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Cute Kid Note Of The Day: A Math Homework Mystery

(5) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 4:23 PM

If you weren't already convinced, today's cute kid note proves that word problems take place in an alternate universe.

Title: My Mom Wants To Know...

Author: Ben

Age: 8

Magical Realism: The average gas price per gallon in the U.S. is currently around $3.27.

Keep dreaming:...

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'Redefine Positive': One Mom's Campaign For Better Educational Resources About HIV

(7) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 8:26 AM

Jodie Howerton's son, Duzi, 8, has always known he has HIV.

"He knows that his birth mother died of AIDS," Howerton said. "And he knows that if he takes his medication, HIV will stay sleeping in his body, so he doesn't have to worry. As long as he takes his...

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Family Builds Amazing Halloween Costumes Around 12-Year-Old's Wheelchair (PHOTOS)

(120) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 5:18 PM

Peyton McCubbin's homemade Halloween costume is undeniably impressive, but then again, you could say that about her costume every year. Her parents have a tradition of constructing imaginative, elaborate ensembles -- some of which have a supporting role for her little brother, Cade -- and 2013's creation fits right in.

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This Is Breastfeeding In Real Life

(1107) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 9:33 AM

Stacie Turner thinks it's time to take breastfeeding back to basics.

The photographer and mother of 7-year-old twins is using art to tune out the buzz over how we feed our youngest children. Her response is a captivating photo series called "Breastfeeding in Real...

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An Artist's Pregnancy In 10 Striking Photos

(1124) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Some artists address the "forever" feeling of pregnancy with time-lapse videos that condense the baby-making process into neat, digital bundles of joy. Photographer Sophie Starzenski, by contrast, shows pregnancy's steady, beautiful progression from beginning to end in "Proyecto...

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