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Jessica Samakow is the Senior Editor for the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Associate Editor for HuffPost Parents.

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Glowy Zoey's LED Minnie Mouse Costume Will Light Up Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Last year, photographer Royce Hutain, who goes by Visual Burrito on YouTube, created an amazing -- and adorable -- LED suit for his toddler to wear on Halloween. The video of her wearing it went viral.

Now, dad is back with an even cooler costume --...

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(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:06 PM

On Monday, social change platform announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological, adoptive or otherwise -- 18 weeks of fully-paid leave.

The company hopes that other employers will follow its lead.

As David Hanrahan, the Head...

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El mundo entero tiene que ver a estos 34 bebés con disfraces de Halloween

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Recientemente HuffPost Parents presentó fotos de 39 bebés disfrazados para Halloween que eran lo más lindo entre lo más lindo, y les pidió a sus lectores que también compartieran sus fotos de Halloween. Las fotos que recibieron fueron todas adorables, y fue imposible resistirse a la...

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34 Babies In Halloween Costumes The Whole World Needs To See

(37) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 2:47 PM

Recently, HuffPost Parents featured 39 baby Halloween costumes that were the cutest of the cute, and asked our readers to share Halloween photos as well. The pictures we received were collectively adorable, and we couldn't resist showing you even more dressed-up babies (not that you're complaining).


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El niño que baila 'Dirty Dancing' mejor que Patrick Swayze (VÍDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:30 PM

La película Dirty Dancing sigue despertando pasiones al cabo del tiempo, y eso que ya ha superado el cuarto de siglo. Este niño de ocho años, Charlie, no sólo recita algunas frases de Patrick Swayze, sino que se levanta y baila como él. Exactamente igual que él, con...

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8살 소년의 완벽한 '더티 댄싱'(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 2:34 AM

8살 소년 찰리는 80년대 영화 '더티 댄싱'의 팬이다.

많은 '더티 댄싱' 팬들이 패트릭 스웨이지의 그 유명한 대사 "Nobody puts Baby in the corner(누구도 자기를 구석에 그냥 내버려두진 않을 거야)"를 따라 하곤 한다.

그러나 찰리는 그저 대사만 따라 하는데 머물지 않았다. 그는 패트릭 스웨이지의 춤을 완벽하게 해냈다.

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Little Boy's 'Dirty Dancing' Routine Is The One Thing You Can't Get Enough Of

(33) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Eight-year-old Charlie joins fans everywhere who call "Dirty Dancing" their favorite movie. But this kid doesn't just recite "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" when Patrick Swayze delivers the line -- Charlie gets up and dances like the star.

This video of Charlie dancing the "(I've Had) The Time...

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23 Tried-And-True Ways To Get Kids To Wash Their Hands

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 3:18 PM

As enterovirus D68, a respiratory virus, is spreading rapidly across the U.S., doctors are urging parents to tell their kids to wash their hands often. And of course, when you have a small child, getting them to do so -- along with many things that are good for...

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Jennifer Garner Gets Real About Her 'Baby Bump' That Isn't Actually A Baby

(26) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Jennifer Garner found out she was "pregnant" by reading that she has a "baby bump" in a tabloid, the actress told Ellen DeGeneres this week.

Garner confirmed that the bump exists, which sent "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" audience into a frenzy of applause. But then, she clarified:

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TIME Asked Men Why They Would Date A Woman Over 30. So, We Did Too.

(30) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 2:31 PM

TIME recently did an investigative deep dive* into the perplexing question of why anyone would deign to date a haggard old woman over the age of 30.

Eager to know more about this crazy phenomenon, we also asked men** why they would be open to romancing a...

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'Training To Be Batman's Wife' Shirt For Teen Girls Sends All The Wrong Messages

(307) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:11 PM

For the low price of $9.98, teen girls can be stripped of any personal ambition and reduced to their eventual title of "wife."

At least, that's the message one might glean from a T-shirt that reads "TRAINING TO BE BATMAN'S Wife." It is currently on sale at Walmart...

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아기들의 할로윈 복장 콘테스트!

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 7:48 PM

다가오는 10월 31일이 부모가 된 후 맞는 첫 번째 할로윈인가? 그렇다면 여기 좋은 소식이 있다.

지금 소개하는 사진들을 보고나면 적어도 끔찍한 할로윈 코스튬은 고르지 않을 테니 말이다.

대중문화 아이콘, 동물들, 디즈니 캐릭터 등으로 변신한 아기들의 사진을 감상해보자. 사람이 이렇게 귀여워도 되나 싶다.

더 많은...

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Baby Halloween Costumes Even More Delicious Than Candy

(122) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 5:17 PM

If you're a new parent this Halloween, here's some good news: You simply cannot go wrong when picking a Halloween costume for your baby.

Behold, 39 pieces of evidence that tiny humans will look insanely cute, whether they are dressed as pop culture icons, zoo animals or...

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What Science Says About Using Physical Force To Punish A Child

(531) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Following the news that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly used a tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son (and the later accusation that he injured another 4-year-old son), the acceptability of physical punishment has been a topic of national conversations.

Some Internet...

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This Is What Pediatric Cancer Looks Like

(16) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 11:51 AM

"I never thought I'd hear those words, 'Your daughter has cancer' ... and then one day I did," says Melissa Bradley, whose 4-year-old daughter, Belle, is currently in treatment.

The devastating reality is that a parent hears that news every three minutes.

And while childhood...

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'Big Daddy Autism' Explores The Relationship Between A Single Father And His Nonverbal Son

(26) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Ken Siri's alarm rings at 6:30 a.m., and then, the single dad of a nonverbal 15-year-old with autism spends the next few hours bathing his son, Alex, and getting him dressed. He also makes all of his son's meals because Alex has Ulcerative Colitis which calls for a...

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What You Should Do Instead Of Asking A Friend Why She Stays In An Abusive Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Following the release of a video showing Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer -- and Rice's subsequent suspension from the NFL -- many survivors of domestic violence have come forward to share their stories and their reasons for staying in violent relationships.

The outpouring...

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Kate Middleton Suffering From Morning Sickness Condition, Hyperemesis Gravidarum

(4) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:49 PM

The good news: Kate Middleton is pregnant again! Prince George is going to be a big brother! Cute sibling photos! The not-so-good news: The Palace has announced that the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, again, and is being treated at Kensington Palace.

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Os perigos das mochilas pesadas – e como as crianças podem usá-las com segurança (INFOGRÁFICO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Com os estudos, a lição de casa e as atividades extracurriculares, ir à escola pode fazer as crianças sentirem o peso do mundo nas suas costas. E às vezes isso é literalmente o que acontece. Depois de incluir lanche, material escolar, cadernos e livros – que pesam cerca de 1,6...

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