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Movie Review: Sparkle

Ambre Anderson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Black Voices
Ambre Anderson

Not exactly fireworks but definitely a lot of sparkle. With the exception of some unanswered questions it generates during the film, I thought Sparkle was pretty good.

Patience And Parenting

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

As an educator of teachers and counsellors, I never have to wait long to hear the next sentence that contains an expletive alongside the word "teenager." Having raised three of my own, I'm not unrealistic about the challenges that they can bring.

My Daughters, Trixie Pixie and The SheVil Dead

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In Trixie Pixie and the rest of the skaters, they saw adult women who embodied the many things that we try to teach them about being a strong and secure person in the world.

Ramadan Reflection Day 20: Is It OK To Dislike A Parent?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.08.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Islam is about reality and it's time to start dealing with the reality that not every parent is a good one.

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Parenthood

Eva Glettner | Posted 09.25.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

What are your plans for Treat Yo Self 2012?

Apologies Don't Start with the Word 'You'

Linda Durnell | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

How often do we listen only until we get the answers we are looking for?

Elders Reveal The One "Magic Bullet" To Successful Parenting

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with over 1,200 of the oldest Americans in the Legacy Project, we asked them in detail for their advice about parenting. In our hectic and driven society, parents look endlessly for programs, gimmicks and therapies to improve their relationships with children. But what do the elders say?

Parenting Is a Dance

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We dance in some ways every day: We parent.

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.