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Where Similac And The Mother 'Hood Go Wrong, and Why It Matters

Chris Routly | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Chris Routly

It's not insulting or offensive, and certainly won't make anyone lose any sleep. But it matters that Similac went ahead with this campaign as it is, and they need to know they can do better.

How to Handle Critical, Judgmental Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Jacqui Zadik

We all know a few them: judgmental moms. It doesn't matter what you do, there will always be one -- or four--or more moms that judge you on your pare...

5 Ways A Bad Date With Your Children Is Worse Than A Bad Romantic Date

Larry Bernstein | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Larry Bernstein

Do you know the worst part of a bad date with your kids? It doesn't end. You get home and they come with you. Tough luck, parent! That person who just lost it or caused you to lose it or joined you in losing it is still there.

Want to Help Moms and Kids? Help Dads With Their Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My colleague quit her job and spent the past five years as a hardworking SAHM. She would have rather kept working, but had to compromise her career. Both spouses lost out on one of their important life priorities, and their kids lost out on dad time.

The Many Voices of Being a Man

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

While Roman and Nyro begin to navigate the tween express lane toward adulthood, I find myself connecting with and interpreting the many voices of being a man that I absorbed from my father.

Is it Finally Time to Put Marriage in the Dustbin?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The answer to addressing the rise in single parent homes and all of its consequences, not just child poverty, is not to give up on marriage. The answer starts with acknowledging where the problem lies.

5 Games to Spur a Preschooler's Creativity

Vikas Gupta | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Vikas Gupta

I have a 3-year-old daughter. As she's grown since her birth, I've come to love the opportunity to introduce the world to her and to help her make sense of it.

Parenting Is Not About Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Too often, I see parents caught up in a battle between their own wants and their child's, and it is typically a cause of stress and strife in their lives.

I Sort of Love You

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

She may not love us as she thinks she should. "Should" is a nasty word -- she will learn that, too, as she learns to navigate the world that has disappointed her so. For now... I will take what I can get. And give all. As always. Because she is the best thing I have ever done.

How I Failed My Daughter

Alishia Osborn | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I realize a bad moment, a bad day, a bad week, does not make me a bad parent. I am an informed parent now!

My Son Is a Loser (and So Am I)

Doug Gertner | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Doug Gertner

My son is, and has long been, a loser. This simple teenage truth became comically clear about this time last year and remains true to this day. The mystery also remains, "Why can't my son keep track of his things?"

Anne Serling Shares Memories of Her Iconic Father

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Rachel Jacobs

For fans of "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling was the cool, dark-haired, tight-jawed narrator with the distinctive voice, who took viewers on a suspenseful guided tour into another dimension, during the Golden Age of television. To Anne Serling, he was "Dad."

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my middle child wakes up with every morning.

Photographer Diego Saldiva Lived A Nightmare Every Parent Fears

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts

Photographer Diego Saldiva lived a nightmare every parent fears. Only seven months into his wife's pregnancy, she gave birth, introducing her child in...

12 Years Since My Father Ended His Life

1in20 | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
1in20

Twelve years since my father ended his life and after making every possible mistake, I have found my way back to happiness through love and forgiveness. For myself, for my father, for those who loved me but were unable to connect to my grief.

A Thanksgiving Tale, Served With Punch

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

It all began when this nasty kid was picking on me in electric shop class, shoving me from behind and laughing when I didn't fight back. I didn...

Age Can't Dim His Blue Eyes

Dan Szczesny | Posted 01.24.2015 | Fifty
Dan Szczesny

Last spring, I froze when I got the simple text from my sister, "Dad had stroke, on way to hospital." As a reporter, you're taught to distill information, to base your coverage decisions on what's important, what's real and how fast the information is coming.

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?

s The Stepdaughter-Stepmother Relationship Doomed?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.

6 Steps to Deal with Fears for Your Children

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm generally not a fearful parent. Even though I fear accidents the most, I rarely think about whether they might happen. But every once in a while, the scar that Jillian still has from that awful day reminds me how much I love my children and don't want any harm to come to them.

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.

In Gratitude of a Father's Service to His Country

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I discovered my father was a consultant to NASA. Who knew? I didn't. He never bragged about it, despite the prestige and respect it would have garnered. He didn't care at all about those things. He cared about people, about helping others and doing the right thing by those he encountered.

Dad's Ultimate Bedtime Routine

Chris B. Miller | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Chris B. Miller

Make them the best sundae they've ever had. Start with warm donuts, topped with ice cream, topped that with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and crushed candy. Wash this all down with some soda (with caffeine if you really want to mix it up). That was dinner.

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy