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Advice to Kids

We Love The Advice From These Parents On Making Mistakes And Not Giving Up

Maya Kashyap | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents

One of the responsibilities of being a parent is teaching our children important life lessons like wearing helmets when they ride bikes and not double...

‘Less Selfies. More Themmies,’ And 7 Other Funny Life Lessons From Parents To Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents

As parents, a big part of our job is teaching our children life’s important (and not-so-important) lessons. Some parents are so good at imparting th...

These Parents Perfectly Explain Adulthood To Their Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents

When we were kids, we knew that adults drove, drank coffee and got a lot more letters in the mail than we did. But the rest was pretty mysterious. And...

8 Things I Would Love To Give My Kids This Christmas

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

I know you'll smile and nod politely when you open that new snowboard, remote control car, or electronic device. I'm grateful you'll be magnanimous. Magnanimous means -- oh forget it, I know you're barely listening at this point. But in all seriousness, if I could, these are the things I'd give you this Christmas.

The REAL Lessons I Hope my Kids Learn at Camp

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

As I drove home, I thought about all of the skills I taught you in order to prepare you for this day. Sure, at 7 and 9, you know how to get dressed, make your bed, brush your teeth, read and eat. However, those are NOT ALL of the skills you need to be successful this week.

Never Throw a Frozen Turkey Out a Car Window, and Other Essential Tips for My College-Bound Daughter

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Flanagan

In the end, so much of what we tell our kids takes on the character of elevator musak or a swarm of mosquitoes: annoying background noise that has to be ignored or squashed to make life tolerable.

The 10 Worst Pieces Of Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Teenagers don't listen anyway, right? Maybe it's a good thing because the advice we offer them is probably time-warped flawed. When I think back to all the things my mother used to say to me five decades ago, only one kernel still rings of the truth. It was when she said, 'You need to make your own mistakes. Just please try not to make the same ones I did.'

Advice to My Daughters

Rachel Roy | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rachel Roy

I'm constantly on the search for the tools in life that will help me get it right with my children more than I get it wrong. I have gained insight and a few tips that help me strive for what I crave: balance.