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Leo DiCaprio, Cast Of 'Growing Pains' Attend Alan Thicke's Memorial

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.19.2016 | Entertainment

Almost a week after Alan Thicke’s untimely death, friends, family and former co-stars gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to the TV icon. Leonardo Di...

Alan Thicke Told Us To Live Life Completely

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 12.15.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I grew up watching Growing Pains. Jason Seaver, played by Alan Thicke, was every dad. You watched how he parented, the advice he gave, how his child...

Leo DiCaprio Remembers Alan Thicke As The Coolest Guy In The Room

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment

Before Leonardo DiCaprio was Leonardo DiCaprio, he was a child actor who scored a recurring role on the beloved TV sitcom “Growing Pains.” He play...

Celebrities React To News Of Alan Thicke's Untimely Death

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment

Alan Thicke, beloved TV actor and star of “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his...

TV Icon Alan Thicke Dies At 69

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment

TV icon Alan Thicke, who endeared himself to audiences through his role as the father on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after suf...

Putting the Fun Back into Family

Marc Berman | Posted 11.01.2016 | Media
Marc Berman

Once upon a time there was a certain perception of how a family should look on the small screen. Mom was in the kitchen, perfectly styled, fixing whi...

Tracey Gold Shares Disturbing Anecdote About The Final Scene Of 'Growing Pains'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.22.2016 | OWN

When the series finale of the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains" aired on April 25, 1992, one of its young stars, Tracey Gold, was fighting a battle with ano...

'Growing Pains' Actor Was 'Bothered' When Leonardo DiCaprio Joined The Cast

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.29.2016 | OWN

For many seasons on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," Jeremy Miller played the adorable, blonde-haired little boy of the Seaver family whose antics oft...

Tracey Gold Addresses That Gay-Marriage Twitter 'Feud' With Kirk Cameron

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.29.2016 | OWN

The Internet never forgets. It's been a couple of years since "Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron generated a huge online backlash after telling CNN's P...

'Growing Pains' Star: 'I Began Drinking At 4 Years Old'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.02.2016 | OWN

As the cute little brother on the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," Jeremy Miller practically grew up on television. But a decade after the show ended, the...

25: It's Not a Crisis, Just Growing Pains

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rutendo Nyamuda

And, if you're strong enough to hold out long enough -- and sometimes that means just standing in silence while you regain your strength -- you'll eventually break through the walls of your cocoon. The thing is, once you're free, you're going to need to learn how to fly.

All Hallows Eve...The End Is Near

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I've been informed it's over -- my brood's love affair with trick-or-treating, that is. I knew it would happen eventually. I just wasn't expecting it to happen now, seemingly minutes before Halloween. It's possible I'll need weeks of therapy in order to cope with such tragic news. Please send candy.

Repurposing Our Pain

Amy Crumpton | Posted 09.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Mathieu Nicolet My ten year-old came to the car with his toes only half in his tennis shoes and his foot hanging off the bac...


Emily K. Genser | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Emily K. Genser

She is 5 and she has already realized that in this world, it is easier to look the same. I teach high school girls. I know high school girls. For God's sake, I was a high school girl. Insecurity is a rite of passage

Motherhood is 1,000 Tiny Break Ups

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I saw my son shooing me away from the bus stop. "Mom, I know where to go. Can you just wait here today?"

Mr. And Mrs. Seaver From 'Growing Pains' Considered Dating In Real Life

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty

Alan Thicke calls his "Growing Pains" co-star Joanna Kerns, "one of my great wives," but the leading lady only got the chance to fill that role onscre...

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My '80s 8th Grade Self

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Lori Ferraro

If he won't hold your hand, acknowledge you in the halls or even look at you at school, but he likes to make out with you after school in the orange grove... he's probably not that into you.

The Swan Song of School

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Part of me completely loathes the end-of-school-year insanity -- especially the frenetic pace at which we parents must perform. We dutifully ferry our charges hither and yon without complaint, cram our schedules with more events than it is humanly possible to attend.

On Being OK With Putting My Supermom Cape Away

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

This year, I got thrown a curve ball. My daughter found herself in the midst of a social situation that Supermom could not swoop in and fix.

On The Night Before Your First Middle School Dance

Dana Talusani | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Dana Talusani

I wish for that boy who approaches, biting his lip and gazing down at the floor. I wish for that hopeful flicker in your eyes, the way you can't help but smile at the ground at the sight of him. I wish for your satin curls to greet his shoulder, shy and soft.

10 Ways To Feel Less Like A Grown-Up

Jen Glantz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Three years ago, when the clubs shut down at 4 a.m., I was sad -- why did the deafening beats and the dance moves have to end at 4 a.m.? Why, why, why? Now, when (if) I go out, I'm starting to plot my exit strategy before the clock strikes Cinderella's curfew.

30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen In Your 30s

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's because I've already been 37 different ages and it's hard to keep straight which one I am now, or if it's because I'm in denial.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

What I Love About Growing Older

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There's no way around it. As we grow older, things change. Gravity brings our breasts closer to our belly buttons. We develop under arm flab, which is mentally painful to look at, although not physically painful, unless it gets caught in a button.