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Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

The world has many flaws, even more than I realized before I became a dad of daughters. But there are also a million things that are great, and awesome, and inspiring about it. This is one.

The Body Image Lesson My Daughter Doesn't Know She Taught Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Sometimes my body is just my body, not a contest, not a measurement of worth. Letting go of the panic of whether my skin moves in a certain way when I move leaves a far greater capacity for having fun than I knew I was capable of having.

Why Parents Like Me Hate Camp

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

Please explain to me why I would pay someone to tell me that I cannot call or speak to my daughter for two weeks?

Puberty vs. Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment.

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.

Parenting: Every Child Is Different

Lindley Pless | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Lindley Pless

When my second daughter Sophie entered the world, I worried that she would spend her life peering out from under the edge of her "larger than life" sister Emma's shadow.

Not Just a Morning Walk

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

Rounding the corner, I see my home. With a deep breath, I walk up the driveway and glance at the cactus in front of our yard. I tilt my gaze upward. Looking up, I smile. Thank you, Dad, I whisper. I now understand the significance of my morning strolls.

5 of the Toughest Things Every Father Needs to Talk to His Daughter About

Quora | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Quora

Do not let the labels mother, daughter, sister, wife, or girlfriend limit or define you. You were born in the presence of those who love you most and if you live a good life, may you die surrounded by those who you love the most.

A Millennial's Letter to Her Future Daughter

Anna Hodge | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Anna Hodge

Whatever it is, even if you are a misfit or a rebel or a sorority girl or an entrepreneur or a round peg in a square hole or all of those things at once, always make sure you are living the life you want, not the one others think you should.

Another Open Letter to My Daughter, The Returning Camper

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Rather than writing you another letter full of fatherly advice that at this point you would probably ignore anyway, I thought I'd tell you what I'm going to miss while you're gone this summer.

The Milestone I Wasn't Ready For

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Avery ate a Freeze Pop and watched a crew of teenage girls of all sizes race around a pool. I wish that I didn't, but I found myself thinking, I'm so glad that she's just eating a popsicle. I don't want the day to come when it becomes about calories and whether or not she deserves it.

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

What My Daughter and I Learn When We Carve Out Mom and Daughter Time

Laura Usky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

It's scary to be a parent of any child in this day and age. Giving Gigi special time with me, as well the time she spends with her dad, has also been another way to make her feel secure in a world where kids can often be exposed to some pretty scary stuff.

Helping Your Teen Daughters Love their Bodies

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Hi Dr. Barbara, I'm 17 and having a self-image situation. I joined an all-girl yoga group a few weeks back and we just got our class uniforms in. Ba...

Why Did This Happen? Estranging Myself From My Mother

Katie Naum | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Katie Naum

Why did this happen? There is no answer to that question. There are too many answers to that question.

10 Ways to Get and Keep a Man #SO #VERY #NON #PC

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

It is hard but it is not an impossible task. There is somewhat of a formula here. It is not validated empirically but it is the formula that I have put together as I have observed many women on their relationship journey.

7 Things You Personally Should Avoid As A Parent

Mike Reynolds | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Don't re-enact the alien-through-the-stomach scene from Alien with your kids using a real alien in their stomach.

Writing the Outlaw: Maria Venegas Recounts Stories of her Fugitive Father in a New Memoir

Charlene Sayo | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books
Charlene Sayo

Jose and Maria are mischievously conspiring against the reader, mythologizing gun-fights, near-death escape moments and family feuds. They take you in for a ride, and the only thing readers can do is fasten their seatbelts and hang on tight.

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

Why I Won't Stop Going On Dates With My Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Building a relationship where my daughters feel they can talk to me about anything at any time is far more important to me than someone perversely thinking that when I announce I'm going on a dad-and-daughter date, I'm looking to engage with them on a romantic level.

Letter to My Daughter's Future Therapist

Jordan Roter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Roter

At "press time," Gemma is almost 5 years old. I'm writing you this letter because, while I love my daughter with all my heart, and I'm trying really hard to be a great mom, I'm pretty sure I'm doing most things wrong.

The Glass May Be Half Empty, But Growth Is Constant

Risa Sugarman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

I have grown, blossomed, changed in so many ways as a result of my treatment that my husband and daughter will be getting a better wife and mommy... in fact, they already are seeing pieces of that.

What My Father Built

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This is my third Father's Day without him. Yet, in my world, his presence is bigger than ever.