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Negotiating Mommy Guilt vs. Mommy Wisdom?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Every mom experiences both -- harmful Mommy Guilt and helpful Mommy Wisdom. Discerning the difference is very important.

Early Childhood Attachment: Building a 'Safe Haven' for Your Child

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Children don't use words. But they do SIGNAL. They scream. They cry. They fuss. They pout. They cling. What do they signal for? Proximity and relief. The promise of safety.

When Baby Starts Testing Limits, Daddy Tries Discipline

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

Parents with babies around Mr. F's age have noticed that it's difficult to tell when their baby is acting out of true need and when their baby is testing boundaries.

How to Build a Time Machine to Your Childhood

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana H. Glazer

Have you noticed that as we get older we require larger amounts of stimulation to engage us? That what once excited us when we were young now doesn't hold the same potency?

Being a Parent Versus Being a Spouse

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Being a parent shouldn't mean that you put your marriage on hold. If your spouse is always second or third on your life's agenda, your marriage will suffer.

Are You a Miserable Parent?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Research shows that parents are, on average, less happy than their childless counterparts. But this "I hate my life" thing is more problematic than the slight dip in parental life satisfaction.

6 Tips to Empower and Inspire Children for Success (PHOTOS)

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irvin G. Schorsch III

In today's world where attitudes of entitlement prevail, raising independent, successful kids can seem daunting. Here are six ideas to help teach children vital life skills.

Adventures in Fatherhood: Lone Wolf Joins the Pack, Kind of

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

My son has insinuated himself into the social scene, proving the perfect conversation starter for his often shy daddy, who has been surprised to find that it can be fun sharing baby war stories.

Overcoming Parental Guilt: Perspectives From Brain Biology

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Despite our best efforts, we sometimes find ourselves in deep states of regret or guilt. What are some of the factors that contribute to this guilt, and what can you do to overcome this?

3 (Loving) Ways to Get Your Kids Out of the Basement

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Nielsen

How do we inspire a young person to leave home when they know the pantry is stocked, bills are almost nonexistent and they can live in a place where they're loved for free?

The Perfect Family Vacation - Why We Are Not There Yet

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Family vacations have long been the subject of sitcoms and PG comedies, each following more or less the same predictable plotline: hopeful parents f...

Building Your Baby's Brain: A Mother's Day Discussion On Early Attachment (LIVE EVENT)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Friday, May 5, Dr. Catherine Birndorf, psychiatrist and co-author of the bestselling book The Nine Rooms of Happiness, and Dr. Margaret Hertzig, ch...

Balanced Life: 10 Tips to Help Your Children Handle Social Struggles

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Know where your child stands in the group. If your child is in trouble socially, step in to help. If you child is popular or accepted, help him or her be a positive moral leader.

Generation 'N' for 'Narcissist': Pushover Parents and the Kids They're Raising

Rob Asghar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Asghar

The movement to coddle children for every imaginary achievement is indeed at the heart of an increasingly documented rise in narcissism among American youth.

Bristol and Levi: An Ex Isn't Really an Ex When Kids Are Involved

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston's story underscores the compelling truth that when children are involved, parents should exercise restraint when talking about one another poorly.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': What Are Parents Really Juggling?

Dr. Thomas Bradbury | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Thomas Bradbury

Parents unquestionably revel in times of great delight, yet these times are leavened with, and even overwhelmed by, tension, disputes, worry and even outright anger.

5 Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexa von Tobel

It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age. How to do this in a fun and engaging way is the challenging part.

Dream a Little Dream: Positive Ways to Guide Your Child's Future

Cristina Carlino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristina Carlino

It's been said that every child is one special being placed on earth to accomplish something remarkable. So why do we parents sometimes project our own goals onto our little ones?

Live Like Your Kids Are Watching

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

It's easy to espouse wise counsel when things are going well. But the truth is, the way we handle the curve balls matters most. Because the truth is, we aren't raising children; we're raising adults.

European Moms Auction off Experiences to Inspire Imagination

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

A couple of moms in Florence, Italy, are planning a school charity auction with a curious twist. Rather than putting objects under the hammer, they're auctioning experiences.

FACE IT: Is Text-Parenting Replacing the Family Dinner Table?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

In truth, I feel I am more in touch with my kids than my parents were with me. Face it, sometimes it is easier to say things in a text.

How To Deal With Differences Between Sons And Daughters (VIDEO)

Health Science Channel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As their children grow up, parents are often surprised to discover how different each child is from the others, even though they have grown up in the ...

What Really Spoils Our Children?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

What spoils kids is when they are taught to fill up their emptiness from the outside by purchasing things and activities, rather than learning how to fill themselves up from the inside.

Parents: It's Okay to Have a Favorite Child

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

Every parent relates differently to each child, so having a favorite is inevitable. While love lasts a lifetime, favoritism may or may not.

When Words Fail Us: The Love of Parent and Child

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I was reminded of the inadequacy of words at my friend's house last week. He has a son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). There is no cure for DMD.