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No More Domino Effect: Congress Must Renew the Tax Credits That Keep Families From Falling Down

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The EITC and Child Tax Credit help stop the falling dominoes that add up to poverty by going directly to moms and dads who are working hard and spending their hard earned cash right in their local communities, giving local businesses and the economy a big boost.

The Breastfeeding Photo Every Dad Needs To See

Mama Bean | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Because connection, unity and support can really never be underestimated.

The Yellow Brick Road of Terrorism

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Nancy Fagan

Children no longer live in a world of simple fears like those experienced by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She gasped, "Oh my!" after learning she may soon encounter frightening "Lions, tigers, and bears."

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

The Dad's Guide to Raising Daughters: Infancy to Adolescence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Dads and daughters are a unique pair. Daughters look up to you as their top guy, so it's important to form this precious bond early. Girls seem a bit foreign to most new dads, but with these tips, you can form a special bond that will last a lifetime.

A University Professor Shares Insights About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Young Dad Pens Emotional Letter About Life As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents

"The days have been rough and at times I wasn't sure I could make it another day. I spent more then a few nights holding my little girl as she slept w...

Feeding Baby: 6 Tips Every New Parent Should Know

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

I can offer a map through the confusing maze of conflicting nutritional advice. Here are six straightforward tips to ensure your child gets a healthy start.

Dad Lets 4-Year-Old Daughter Tattoo Him, Suffers Facebook Backlash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weird News

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Moving the Needle on Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Emma Plumb

I have a new appreciation for the particular challenges involved in juggling parenthood and work. And whereas I was formerly frustrated by the fact that we are still dragging our feet around improving the way that work gets done, I'm now utterly astonished.

Single Dad's Sweet Father-Daughter Dance Gesture Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

A single dad is getting a lot of attention for his viral Facebook post about an upcoming father-daughter dance. On Tuesday, Jason Garmon share...

33 Dads Who Have This Whole Dad Thing Nailed Down

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy

Fatherhood is a beautiful journey, especially for these clever dads who are so far past the finish line, it's nothing but a speck to th...

What Little House on the Prairie Can Teach the Modern Kid

Susan Fishman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

I wasn't expecting to get so wrapped up in the stories of life on Plum Creek, again. And what I found was that I needed it just as much as my kids did. Here's what our TV ancestors, the Ingalls Family, had to teach us

Timeless... at 103...

Debbie Davis | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Debbie Davis

With a little self-indulgence, I write a salute to Dad, who would be 103 today, Oct. 16, 2015, had he lived past age 82.

My Son Told Me He Hates Me and I'm Okay With That

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Well, it's official. My third son officially told me he hates me for the first time this week. I walked past a gelato shop without giving into his tantrum for a cone. An elderly couple happened to be walking by us just at the moment I was explaining why we don't have treats on school days.

Happy Birthday, Daddy: A Letter to My Dad in Heaven

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

It's been 2 years and 3 months since my father died. It's crazy how quickly time passes us by. I reflect on my father's life and on the lessons he t...

5 Tips For Co-Parenting

James J. Sexton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Meet in the middle and pick your battles. While the marriage ship has sailed, you're in this parenting thing together, for the rest of your lives and I don't have to tell you that's the most important role you and your ex-partner will play.

Mom's Hidden Camera Reveals Dad's Awesome Parenting

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents

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Empty Nesting From a Little Sibling's Perspective

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.25.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

Dads Hold Key to Reducing Child Poverty

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on income and poverty for 2014. The good news or bad news, depending on your perspective, is the overall rate for adults and children living in poverty did not change, from a statistically significant perspective, compared to 2013.

How Am I Supposed to Mourn My Father?

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

My dad is dying. I am not sure what I am supposed to do with that information. The truth is that we are supposed to think or feel or act or do someth...

What I Want My Kids to Remember About Their Childhood

Alison Chrun | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

As I stumble through the first handful of years of my kid's childhood, I'm often reminded of my own. My best childhood memories were when I was quite young, probably between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.

How Much Economic Power Do Dads Have?

Josh Levs | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.

Why Listening is the Better Half of Communication and Why Dads Should Listen More Often

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Of all the lessons that we as dads--as parents in general even--can demonstrate for our children and one another is that listening is more often than not the better half of communication, and furthermore, it is a skill that most of us could stand to improve.