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Do You Sound Like An Adult Or A Father?

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

Be thoughtful and mindful in your relationship with your children. That's when fatherhood comes across best. If you're mindfully paternal to your children, you will like them in addition to loving them.

Parenting Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

When is right time to teach kids all the bad words that they are eventually going to hear at school anyway? Is it better to teach them early so at least then they know what words not to say that will get them in trouble?

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Mother

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Are you a great mama? Do you have a great mom? Are you married to one? At the very least, I know you know a great mother. Which of these qualities are your -- or her -- particular strengths?

What Makes a Terrific Parent?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

That may sound obvious, but some parents use their children to meet their own emotional needs -- and seem unaware that they're doing so.

Your Kids Need You To Put Your Marriage First

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Good parenting sometimes means putting your marriage first.

Motherhood and 'Self-Identity Theft'

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Kristen Houghton

Motherhood should never be a case of "self-identity" theft. You need to make the right choices that will ensure a normal and respectful relationship between you and your children.

How Can Wealthy Families Teach Their Children to Live Frugally?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora We are fairly well off after a few good opportunities in Silicon Valley. ...

Vive La France? Revolutions in Parenting

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Sam Chaltain

Our well-intended quest for ever-higher achievement has bred a nation of helicopter parents and a generation of children with plenty of love and precious few limits.

A Dog Smells Doubt and Fear, So Do Your Kids

David Code | Posted 04.11.2012 | Parents
David Code

Humans have forgotten we are animals, and children are like dogs--either you train them or they train you. We could learn more about parenting by watching The Dog Whisperer than by reading parenting books.

"You Want Me to Wa?"

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Last week I watched my 17-year-old stumped by the dishwasher and my 14-year-old wrestle sheets, unsure how to make them fit her mattress, and I vowed to get to the bottom of my over-mommying.

Please, Don't Save for College

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
Jacoba Urist

Here are the four financial goals I believe every family should reach before they think about putting cash in their kiddo's college fund.

Are You Letting Your Children Manipulate You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Rachael is the young mother of Nathan, who just turned two. Rachael is a stay-at-home mother who works part-time at home and has the help of a houseke...

Following a Child's Lead

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most people who choose to have children want to be good parents, and they have many questions about what would be best for their children.

Being The Best Parent, And The Worst, At The Same Time

Patty Onderko | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Patty Onderko

Most likely, I'm a middle-of-the-road parent, but what's the middle of the road when it's relative to the relative best and the relative worst?

Kik Me Baby One More Time

Jane Buckingham | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

I am a fan of technology for my children, and I love their iTouches and that they can FaceTime with grandparents in England, discover new music, do educational games, and yes, even entertain themselves sometimes. But KIKing. Kiking is killing me.

If My Child Doesn't Get Graded, How Will I Know I'm A Good Parent?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The grades our children bring home are one of the few measures we get -- or so it can sometime seem -- of how we parents are doing. That explains why too many of us become too invested.

The Secret to Good Parenting? Good Schools.

Peter Meyer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

None of this is to say that parents don't make a difference in a student's life. Or that schools should pretend that it doesn't make a difference. It is to say that schools and parents have different responsibilities -- and we need to appreciate the differences.

The Non-Perfect Parent

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

It is because I have vowed not to be the best, and began employing numerous parenting short-cuts (my two year old will often arrive at preschool still in her pajamas) that I am able to be the fun, loving, patient, and honest mother I am.

Message Blockers: Why Your Children Don't Get Your Messages

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.04.2011 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Have you noticed that sometimes your children just need to hear a message once and they get it? And, frustratingly, you can send a message dozens upon dozens of times and it is as if they had never sent the message at all?

How To Talk To Your Tween About Personal Hygiene

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalind Wiseman

Don't you remember how wonderful your kids smelled as babies? Well, they grow up -- and they smell. Here's how to painlessly teach them to keep their body odor in check.

In Praise of Stepfamilies

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 10.11.2011 | Parents
Janice Van Dyck

Stepparents have bad reputations. Just ask Cinderella and Snow White. But from my arguably unenviable position of stepmother, I'd like to talk about the better side of stepfamilies.

Let Your Kids Fail

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Emily Bennington

I'm not a perfect parent by any stretch, but one of the things I'm most proud of is that my kids know that when they get in an argument with each other, there's one rule: Figure it out.

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Pamela Kripke | Posted 09.24.2011 | Women
Pamela Kripke

Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there will be male people in the nursery," I warned, the moment her beanie-clad head hit my bosom. "Do not worry."

How to Write an Article About Current Parenting Styles

Alfie Kohn | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Alfie Kohn

To maximize the chance of getting your article published, be careful to make exactly the same argument that shows up in every other article on the topic. It sounds like this: "Parents today refuse to set limits for their children."

Can We Stop Using the Word "Tramp"?

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 07.06.2011 | Style
Jennifer Cowie King

"Tramp" is a provocative 5 letter word. We must be careful how we use it. Whether in slander or owning it, the meaning is the same. A woman is either being devalued or is devaluing herself. And, that is a message that we don't want to give our daughters.