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When Your Mother Makes You The Enemy

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

I'm going through scribbled notes and old emails I'd crammed into a file. They're a journal of sorts, spontaneous scenes written on the backs of envelopes, emails I sent and the ones I didn't.

Alleged Rape at Keith Urban Concert Reminds Us Our Daughters Still Aren't Safe

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

We've failed to teach our kids to respect boundaries, or even what boundaries are these days. We've failed in helping them to understand that others have different beliefs and that's OK. We've dropped the ball on one of the most fundamental ideals we can instill in our children: to love one another.

Going Gray: Why I Finally Stopped Coloring My Hair

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer McGaha

'I could never let my hair go gray,' a friend said to me. 'I mean, yours looks OK, but my mother would just die if I let my hair go like that.'

10 Unintentional Lessons My Wife And Daughters Taught Me About Life

Michael Cavender | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

At the beginning, I was worried about having one daughter and now, suddenly, I've been blessed with two beautiful angels.

The Simple Phrase I'm Very Glad I Overheard

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

There's something about hearing other kids talking to your child and using her name.

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.