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Bath Time Always Leads to Power Struggles!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I fervently believe that parents should respect their children as fellow human beings worthy of great respect and kindness. But nature designed the parent-child relationship to be hierarchical, with parents in charge and children dependent on them.

Nature Loves Those Who Oppose Her Most

Howard Bloom | Posted 03.24.2016 | Science
Howard Bloom

Remember, Nature loves those who oppose her most. Nature is not just greenery. She is you, me, and all that we humans have not yet conceived.

4 Ways to Respond to a Mouthy Child (That You Can Feel Good About)

Tamar Chansky | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

When parents under-react strategically, they shape a new behavior that summons their child's best self.

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

My Child Is Not Afraid to Defy Authority, And I Am Not Afraid To Let Her

Kate Russell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

I am confident that her willingness to question and take risks to support her own cause now will enable her to make deliberate, independent decisions as a teen and into her adulthood.

Maureen Ryan

Jaime Murray On The Tainted Love At The Heart Of 'Defiance' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment

The second season of "Defiance" ended as it began: entertaining, energetic and admirably focused. Here's a show that is bursting with memorable charac...

Maureen Ryan

An Out-Of-This-World Look At The 'Defiance' Season Finale | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

The second season of "Defiance" comes to a close on Thursday, and if you think Irisa will be at the center of what goes down, you're right. As the...

Syfy's Ascension Is Already One of the Most Talked About TV Events of the Fall Season

Ed Martin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

As I continue contemplating the dizzying number of shows that I previewed at both, I find that one of the few that I continue to think about on an ongoing basis and one of the very few that I cannot wait to see is Syfy's Ascension.

Maureen Ryan

'Defiance' Season 2 Trailer Is Full Of Shocking Twists And Turns | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.26.2014 | Entertainment

When it comes to the second season of Syfy's "Defiance," you ain't seen nothing yet. At a "Defiance" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Syf...

Beloved Starlet Anna Hopkins Nails It in SyFy's 'Defiance'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Her friends and family call her Noonie. I call her funny and passionate. There are certain things that make people tick and let me tell you, Anna has a bunch of these "things."

Maureen Ryan

Why 'Defiance' Is A Swell Place To Visit | Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment

As it rolls into its second season on Thursday, Syfy's "Defiance" doesn't just cement its place as a well-made and enjoyable show, it continues to ser...

Apocalypse When? The End of the World in Pop Culture

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I would complain about some trivial disappointment as a child (or even a teen -- and, really, disappointments at that age never feel as trivial as they are), my mother would say, "Well, it's not the end of the world." Fortunately, she didn't live to see contemporary pop culture.

Maureen Ryan

Exclusive 'Defiance' Video And Season 2 Return Date | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.29.2014 | TV

If you've been missing "Defiance," we've got news for you. HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that the second season of "Defiance" arrives 8 p.m. ...

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

7 Things To Do When Your Kid Is Being Defiant

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

There is something about your child looking you straight in the eye and saying, "No, I won't do that," "I hate you" or "You can't make me" that challenges you to the core. You are so not alone.

Maureen Ryan

The Best New TV Of 2013 | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

I can't recall the last time I drew up a Best New Shows of the Year list. I'm not even sure I've written one before. But 2013 certainly deserves ...

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Maureen Ryan

When 'Defiance' Returns, Everything Will Have Changed | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.22.2013 | TV

Be prepared for quite a shakeup in "Defiance's" second season. When the show returns in June 2014, many of the characters will be in new places and...

Maureen Ryan

'Defiance' Season 2 Intel | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

At the end of last week's suspenseful "Defiance" episode, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) had escaped from the office of Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating), who, i...

A Discovery Rocks The Town On 'Defiance'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.20.2013 | TV

The citizens of Defiance are used to their share of disturbing events, but what transpires in the June 24th episode is especially hard on the town's m...

'Defiance' Renewed For Season 2 | Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

Syfy’s ambitious sci-fi drama project Defiance is getting a second season. The cable network has picked up another 13 episodes of the “transmed...

'Defiance' Debuts Big

Posted 04.16.2013 | TV

"Defiance" hit it big in the ratings for Syfy. The new series had 2.7 million viewers total and 1.3 million adults in the key 18-49 demographic. "D...

Rejoice, Sci-Fi Fans: 'Defiance' Gets Alien Invasion Right

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Defiance" sets up plenty of interesting possibilities as it stakes out a diverting territory somewhere between the grittiness of "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Walking Dead" and the tidiness of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Revolution."