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The Milestones American Parents Should Prioritize

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Every society values its own skill sets for its own reasons. The problem in America is that, while we excel at raising spectacularly verbal kids, we have lost sight of other values that we need to foster in our children.

Why Your Child May Not Need Snacks

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

American parents usually have a stockpile of snacks for whenever their children get hungry. But are they really necessary? Christine Gross-Loh, aut...

The Top 5 Worst Mistakes American Parents Make

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

After working in England, Germany and the United States and hearing from friends who live all over the world, I've noticed a few places where modern American parents could use a bit of extra coaching.

The Word More Parents Need to Say

Kate Gale | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

What's going on with American parenting that seems to have resulted in a whole generation of parents who have lost the reins?

Hey, You, American Parent, Apparently You Suck

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 05.06.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Have we all really lost sight of common sense and perspective like the media keeps beating into our heads? Or have you also had enough of being told that you're doing it all wrong?

What On Earth Do We Mean By American Parenting?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Whatever this American parenting thing is, it reflects choices we have made as a culture. Choices we can undo, or rethink, or adjust if we decide we've ended up someplace we'd rather not be -- but first we have to agree on where we are and where we'd prefer to be headed.

Are The French Really Better Parents? A Different View From Paris

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

As an American mom raising my own children in Paris, I agree that the French do parent differently. Very differently. But the relevant question here is not how is it different but why?