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Little Girl Celebrates Hearing For The First Time With A Dance

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents

At the sound of her mother's proud voice, this little girl cracks a big smile and breaks into the sweetest happy dance you'll see all day. Three-y...

The Scoop on Poop: What to Do About Undigested Food in Your Child's Stool

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Let's just admit it: Most new parents obsess about their babies' diapers. I'm not talking about the type of diaper -- cloth, disposable, designer prints or plain white -- but rather the contents of your baby's diaper.

WATCH: 7-year-old Violinist Hopes To Bring Peace Through Music

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Meet Leah Flynn, a pint-sized violin prodigy with a heart of gold. At just 7-years-old, Leah has become an extraordinary violinist whose recorded ...

Who Will Champion Child Homelessness in America?

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Recent reports show that children seem to be falling through the cracks of an otherwise strengthened system nationwide, becoming homeless at an alarming rate and with no immediate relief in sight.

Attached at the Hip

Margaret Klaw | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Margaret Klaw

I have represented mothers of infants who do not want to be always available to them, who want time away, who want the fathers to share the burden as well as the joy. And if those parents are happier with that arrangement, doesn't that benefit their babies?

Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Lauren Book

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.

6 Steps to Deal with Fears for Your Children

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm generally not a fearful parent. Even though I fear accidents the most, I rarely think about whether they might happen. But every once in a while, the scar that Jillian still has from that awful day reminds me how much I love my children and don't want any harm to come to them.

3 Ways to Live Like a Child (And Why You Should)

Nicole Liloia | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Liloia

Today as adults, we focus so much on other people's opinions when choosing what to do, that we forget we can make choices that will allow us to have more fun in our lives. Take the time to think about how something is going to make you feel when you do it.

Be 'Ageful' Not Ageless!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

What would it be like to be genuinely ageless? Would this give us the capacity to ward off permanently the encroaching years? Would we remain just as ...

Create an Online Gift Registry for Your Baby and Get the Items You Need and Want

Nancy Lee | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Nancy Lee

Online gift registries are making it easy and convenient for expectant parents to get everything on their wish lists.

Monsters at the End of a War

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

Dereliction of Duty, Part III

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Harry Leibowitz

I recently wrote about our Government's dereliction of duty in relation to the crisis at our nation's border (see Part 1 and Part 2). Today, this appe...

Where Have All the Children Gone?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I beg the American leadership, the American people, to reconsider their position and to hearken back to those words on the Statue of Liberty, for if we do not, then we might just as well take down that beacon of freedom and store it away someplace very dark where it will never be seen again.

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

This Is What Kids Need From Their Divorcing Parents

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

I realize something is happening, but I don't really know what it is. Life is different, I'm scared to death and unsure of my future. Here's what I need from you, my parents.

Dear Family Whisper: How To 'Convince' a 6-Year-Old to Cooperate

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.

The Clothes We Keep

Sara Goldstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I worry I could end up 80 years old, Rubbermaid bins full of my children's clothes stacked to the ceiling.

On Not Being a Parent

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Julie R. Enszer

As the United States moves into the frenzied celebrations of female parenthood, I want to register an alternate voice and declare my autonomy from children. I am not a parent, and I am happy to not be a parent.

Gabriel: Powerful Portrayal of Mental Illness on the Screen

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Gabriel is a powerful look at a young man who could be anyone's son and who desperately wants to be able to function without medication and without continued treatment. It reminds us how real mental illness is and how devastating its impact can be.

Community Action To Save And Improve The Lives Of Mothers And Their Children

Fatima Shahryar | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Fatima Shahryar

Life seemed to have lost its meaning for Zareena Bibi. Her babies died, one after the other, very soon after they were born. Her family had become distant, and she too became convinced that God was unhappy with her. Access to a doctor changed Zareena's life.

How Teaching Prepared Me For Parenthood

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

Teaching taught me the value of lesson planning, to have a game plan, but to also go with the flow, read the situation and be spontaneous. Kids crave boundaries, but you have to be flexible and be willing to deviate fro script. I've learned to read the room and adjust.

"The Pun and Only"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.18.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy who has always loved puns, and has been known to use as many as 10 at a time (even if they don't work, I can say, "No pun in...

Sad Faces, Sad Futures and a Recipe for Change

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

There is an old adage, "Adults make war and children suffer," and so it is more so today than ever.

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

Let it go. Your child was born with an abnormality, despite you doing everything right. You planned, you controlled, and still. Your beautiful baby is beautiful, but not perfect. Not like you pictured.