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Why You Should Give An Adoptive Mom A Baby Shower

Jill Robbins | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Jill Robbins

I know it might sound trite but I'm kind of bummed that I never had a baby shower. Part of me knows I should get over it but another part of me knows ...

92-Year-Old WWII Veteran Entrepreneur Shares Insights with Daughter and Next Generation | #TalkToMe

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Jack Nadel

In this seven-part contribution to the #TalkToMe conversations happening, I reflect on life lessons which go all the way back to my early childhood in New York City during the Great Depression.

Teen Matters: 5 Essential Ways to Connect with Teens (For Parents and Educators)

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.24.2017 | Education
Kimberly Cooper

Notice how I used the word "connect" over motivate or inspire? For those of us parents and educators in the field of teen advocacy, it may be easy to ...

Mixed Like Us: 5 Ways to Support Biracial Children at Home and in School

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
Kimberly Cooper

Growing up biracial, I'd learned that negative social perceptions of biracial, multiracial and transracially adopted children were largely impacting the growth, well-being, and resources available to members of our own community at home and in schools. Asserting that biracial children were more "mixed-up" than mixed-race only served to further perpetuate negative stereotypes about us.

19 One-Liners That Sum Up Parenthood Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents

Parenting is so many things to so many people -- everyone's experience is unique. Or, that's what we'd like to think. When we look to Twitter, though,...

27 Things People Struggling With Infertility Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents

It's National Infertility Awareness Week, and the theme this year is "You Are Not Alone." It's an apt message -- infertility is still somewhat of a ta...

Dear Ella, Be Proud of Your Beautiful Name

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Arianna Huffington

Earlier this week I learned that a story that had run on HuffPost Parents had left one of our readers a bit upset. The post was entitled "20 Kids' Names That Most Often Appear On The 'Naughty' List," and the reader was a 7-year-old girl named Ella -- which also happened to be the number-one name on the "naughty" list.

Can Work Ethic Be Learned?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is work ethic always instilled -- by parents, in young children? Can it be learned later on or, in fact, even be inherent?

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

55 Things You Taught Us About Parenting In 2013

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich and Farah L. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

From babyhood to graduation and beyond, we proudly present a selection of the many, many lessons we learned from HuffPost Parents bloggers in 2013. ...

Kids Yoga May Help Relieve ADHD

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

September ushers in autumn, back-to-school, and National Yoga Month. In honor of National Yoga Month, here are three ways yoga may help relieve ADHD in kids.

The Public Figure Factor: Life With High-Profile Parents

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many children who grow up "having it all" find themselves burdened by a notorious surname, being recognized by nearly everyone as "so-and-so's child." And when that parent is in the news -- observed, scrutinized -- so, too, is the child.

The Problem With PG-13 Rated Films

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Ultimately, what kids watch isn't up to the MPAA. In truth, the responsibility for monitoring children's viewing of films lies with parents, who should investigate movies thoroughly before introducing them to any underage child.

What We Know About HuffPost Parents Now That We're 1-Year-Old

Farah L. Miller | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

Once you have children, there is only one way to hear a story -- and that is with them in mind.

Cooking for Huffington Post's Oasis and Teaching Healthy Eating Habits

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

My favorite events were two cooking demonstrations with kids that I was able to participate in. The first was a demo in my own neighborhood of Harlem, called Fun and Fit in the City, and another was a demo in AOL & Huffington Post's Oasis in the Dream Hotel Downtown.

Welcome To HuffPost Parents

Farah L. Miller | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

At HuffPost Parents we can't wait to report news that matters to parents. To talk to experts who can provide answers and other mothers and fathers, ready with encouragement, advice, and maybe a good margarita recipe.