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Dear Family Whisperer: Our Baby Screams When My Husband Touches Her

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Melinda Blau

To be honest, I first thought I'd send you a short private response by email, saying, "Please seek professional help." I stand by that advice. Certainly, not having any details -- and being journalist, not a doctor -- my answer would naturally be measured and limited. But I can help you see your predicament through a family lens.

Sly Guy Secretly Swaps His Family Photos For Steve Buscemi Pics

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.28.2016 | Good News

It took a while for this mom to get the picture. Kevin Manion, 21, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin decided to play a hilarious trick on his parents by secre...

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

This Tent Seals In Body Heat To Protect Homeless From Extreme Weather

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact

During extreme weather, homeless individuals are particularly at risk of harm from the elements. To tackle this problem, Singapore-based nonprofit bil...

The Senate Must Act Now to Put Families First

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Donna M. Butts

All children deserve what she now has--a safe and stable family where they can grow roots and thrive. As a country, where would we be without grandparents and other relatives who are sacrificing to raise the children in their care? The Senate needs to do the right thing and put families first.

Suicide: In Italy It's An Epidemic

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I'm Not Killing Myself Committee Where in the world could one find a committee called "I'm not killing myself"? A rather shocking title, to say the...

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

HR 2646: The Families Of The 4 Percent Speak Out

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

HR 2646 is a bipartisan bill, first proposed by Congressman Tim Murphy (R) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D). Murphy is a clinical psychologist and Johnson is a psychiatric nurse. HR 2646 is designed to help "families of the 4 percent," a title given by Congress denoting families suffering from severe mental illness that often includes psychosis.

Five Tips for Moving Kids When You're in a Military Family

Quora | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Quora

What strategies do military parents have for handling mid-year moves with a child in elementary school? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge s...

Supporting Incarcerated LGBT Parents

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

LGBT parents with a criminal record face the added challenges of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and a lack of LGBT competency and support in parole, probation, and reentry programs.

Hey Parents, It's Your Life Too

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

When you are single, it's pretty easy to put your needs first. You think, hey, I want to take a trip to Paris. Do I have enough money? Well, I have a...

Exposing Double Standards Young Moms Face

Elizabeth L. Krause | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Elizabeth L. Krause

Surveillance of mothering practices and the "ideal" age of first-time mothering has intensified, thanks in no small part to the cacophony of biased studies, news reports, and state welfare apparatuses.

I Lost My Son to ALD. Now I Fight to Save Yours.

Elisa Seeger | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Elisa Seeger

A baby is born with ALD every 36 hours in America. The tragedy is most parents won't know it. Currently, newborn screening is a state-by-state matter. In 2013, New York became the first state in the US to test all newborns for ALD.

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services...

Let's Start Giving Dads A Little More Respect

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

When we discredit the contribution made by dads, we do a real disservice to our children.

The Real Cause of Crime Families in America

Quora | Posted 04.18.2016 | Crime
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

20 Love Lessons From Being Part of a Big Family

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.01.2016 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Share well with others or else. All 7 of us have experienced the "or else." Choose wisely before you dip into the black hole of "or else." What was said and discussed at the kitchen table stayed at the kitchen table.

How Ancestry.com Is Digitizing Your Family History Back To The 12th Century

Quora | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Quora

There is a natural and universal desire to know who we are and where we come from. Ancestry gives people the tools to discover more about themselves by uncovering unique family stories and documents, by connecting with relatives (known and unknown), by building out their family tree, and through our AncestryDNA test.

What Open Adoption Is Really Like

Quora | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Quora

As parents, what is it like to have an open adoption with your child's birth parents? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

Do Parents Have a Favorite Child?

Quora | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Quora

Do parents have a favorite child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with ...

We Cannot Build a Stronger Africa Without Stronger Women's Rights

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

Fighting for women's rights is not just a women's issue. It is a universal development issue, and is central to leaving behind a more fair and sustainable world than the one we found.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is To Make Them Do Chores. Seriously.

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."

4 Things I Learned As An Extrovert Raising An Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com. I’m a mom of five kids, and for this the-more-the-merrier ENFP, the chaos, chatter, and comings-and-go...