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32 Feminist Lessons For My Daughter

Maureen Shaw | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Maureen Shaw

Having a period isn't a curse. It makes you uniquely qualified to create and sustain life, if you so choose. Speaking of choice, only you can/should make the choice of if/when you would like to become a parent.

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

What Happened When My 4-Year-Old Received Her First 'Blonde' Joke

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Well, my 4-year-old daughter has been presented with her very own blonde joke and like many things that happen to my oldest child I find myself wondering if this is a milestone I'm supposed to be celebrating or one I should be shuddering from.

Be Careful What You Tell Your Daughter -- She Might Believe You

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

How does a mom strap that Hello Kitty backpack onto her only daughter's tiny frame and send her out the door, down the three front steps and into the world when there are so many wolves abroad?

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Katherine Rose | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Katherine Rose

What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development (and thus, a lifelong student of human behavior), I believe they should be. It could have great payoffs later in life for girls and women.

101 Things I Will Teach My Daughter

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Sierra Vandervort

Don't regret the times you feel sad. How else will you appreciate the times you feel good?

Calling Out the Catcallers

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

How does one go about defending a statement that someone else has identified as harassment? How does a man read about women feeling threatened by certain comments and then want to defend the people who made them just because they also happen to have a penis?

Chasing Ariana Grande & Black Escalades

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.03.2014 | Celebrity
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Photo: Ariana Grande, 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball Tampa Florida IMG 6850 (Creative Commons) We had been standing for hours, a cluster of dots amidst a s...

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cracked an eye, she beamed at me. I tried to keep it open, but the pull of sleep and the resistance to all that the day would hold was too strong. She was still as I drifted off again. Dreams and thoughts chest bumped in my mind, good sleep was over. I opened my eyes.

The Things To Buy For Yourself Today And Keep For Your Daughter (or Son) Tomorrow

Laura Usky | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Sometimes when I'm shopping, I admit that I make a purchase I don't need or shouldn't buy because it's something that I will pass on to my daughter.

25 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To College

Becky Blades | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

No matter how young or old our children are, the laundry is rich with memories and metaphors. Because like parenting itself, laundry is inescapable, repetitive, and never really finished.

5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take care of yourself as a parent. Your kids are watching you. They need to see that life is worth living as an adult. It's hard for kids to be happy when their parents are sad.

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

There is nothing in your daughter's timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a daughter is not being there to share in her experiences.

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Every Couple Should Want At Least One Daughter

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures...

4 Things a Fatherless Daughter Wants all You Dads Out There to Know

Noreena Sondhi Lewis | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Noreena Sondhi Lewis

Dads, take note. I've had the honor of watching my friends with their fathers, learning what a nurturing father-daughter relationship looks like, collecting tiny gems of knowledge and placing them into my pocket for safekeeping.

Good Enough Is The New Perfect

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Today, with women's roles expanding and becoming more complex, the struggle to find work-life balance has become a significant challenge. Now more than ever, the idea of "good enough" has great relevance and can serve as an important and comforting reminder that not only is perfection an illusion, but ultimately it does not support our children in their efforts toward successful independence.

What the Experts Didn't Tell Me About Formula

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I tried to shake off the formula-shaming, even as it added layers of worry to my already tired parent-of-newborn mind. It's not like there was anything else I could do about it: I had no breasts, and neither did my husband.

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

Every time I buy something that doesn't make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I'm wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment. I am ready to end the cycle.

I Wasn't Supposed To Call Myself Fat

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gallagher

As a mother to a teen daughter, one of my jobs is to build her self worth and body image up to a positive standard. I need to be selective on how I describe myself. I shouldn't say I'm fat or chubby or I don't like my thighs. I'm supposed to be all positive and empowering so she feels that way about her body, too. At least that's what I'm reading. Oops. I failed.

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know By The Time She Is 10

Laura Usky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

There will be challenges she will face that will seem cruel and impossible. It will take her faith, her family and her perseverance to get through some of the things that life throws at her.

Just a Mom

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

I'm just a mom and I'll never be the leader of the pack. I'll never win a race. I don't have any extraordinary talents or skills. But I have a mother's heart.

'Kickin It With My Daddy' Rap Is Going To Make This Kid Famous

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

In this video posted by Ricky Weems, his very talented 10-year-old daughter raps catchy lyrics about how much she loves hanging out with her dad. "...