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The Crazy Foods Parents Have Dropped On Their Babies' Heads

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 12.14.2016 | Taste

Parenthood is woven with challenges. The ones most warned about are the total lack of sleep and the constant feeling of anxiety that comes with being ...

Raising Stress-Proof Kids

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. and Author, Shelley Davidov Shelley Davidow is a teacher and parent who wrote a fabulous bo...

Is There Really An Issue With Sleep Training?

Sandra Basile | Posted 12.01.2016 | Parents
Sandra Basile

If you are a parent who strongly agrees with nighttime parenting or sleep training, then this proposal is for you. As I was driving home from my so...

An Alternative to Sleep Training

Sandra Basile | Posted 11.23.2016 | Parents
Sandra Basile

The two most common approaches that are used to address babies who awaken frequently throughout the night are sleep training and nighttime parenting. ...

The Day My World Changed

Eva Moon | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Eva Moon

This is not meant as a snub of non-members. There are lots of clubs I will never belong to. I will never have a daughter. I may never be a grandmother. I will never get into the club for men, Asians, twins or former Miss Americas. But my world was rocked when I got my mom card.

When Babies Feel Heard - How Do Babies Express Themselves?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

From birth, needs, wishes, and intentions are expressed in sounds and body movements. Actually, even in utero, the way a fetus moves around in different ways demonstrates to the pregnant mother her baby-to-be has a beginning temperament.

Breastfeeding Isn't For Everyone

Julia Bensfield | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Julia Bensfield

I stopped nursing after four weeks, stopped pumping at 11 weeks, and truly, deeply started enjoying motherhood to the fullest degree about two seconds...

Tips for Having Conversations With Your Kids

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teens can be quite sensitive to feeling heard. They enjoy being greeted when they come home from school but not questioned about their day, especially grades when they first walk in the door. Let them tell you in their own time about what they are doing with their friends, their feelings about kids they like and don't like and why they feel that way.

The Dumping Ground

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I was feeling frustrated the other day and I couldn't exactly put my finger on why, but then it hit me: I am the dumping ground. I knew it, but I didn't really know it. You know?

Move Over Zika, We Need To Talk About CMV

Amanda Redhead | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Redhead

I asked Amanda what her family wanted people to know about CMV. She wants everyone to know that it is common, preventable and treatable. OB doctors in this country are not routinely educating soon-to-be parents about the disease but everyone has a right to know how to prevent transmission of the virus during pregnancy.

18 Things I Wish I Could Communicate to My Infant Son

Emily Friedel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Emily Friedel

Eating your own poo is considered a faux pas. Please stop. And playing with your own urine is only considered acceptable in certain very small circles, so probably best to cut that out, too.

What Should New Parents Expect?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

While living through pregnancy or plans for adoption, new parents tend to be both excited and worried, not knowing what to expect. There's so much to ...

Why Should Parents Set Limits? When is it Time to Say, "No?"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's important to understand both why children should learn to accept limits and tolerate hearing "no" and how parents struggle with these goals. Ha...

Those Marvelous Stay-At-Home Dads and Their Daughters - Infancy to Adolescence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2017 | HuffPost Home
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

SAHD Dads and Daughters Have a Special Connection Dads and daughters are a unique pair. They often fit together like hand and glove. When they don't,...

My View For Today

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 01.21.2017 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.

Babies Without Real First Names At Risk

Joann Schulte | Posted 11.16.2016 | Parents
Joann Schulte

With apologies to Shakespeare who was sure a rose by any name would still smell as sweet, baby's with their own names are just as sweet and safer. That's why I urge parents to ask about a nursery's procedure for handling Baby Boy and Baby Girl names when picking the delivery hospital.

Feeding Baby: 6 Tips Every New Parent Should Know

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

I can offer a map through the confusing maze of conflicting nutritional advice. Here are six straightforward tips to ensure your child gets a healthy start.

The Parental Neglect of Raising a Cubs Fan

Matt Brennan | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Matt Brennan

When my 2-year-old son Jamie was an infant, I watched the final three outs of a Cubs loss on television with him in my lap. He broke out in crocodile tears and that stereotypical loud infant shriek, in perfect timing with that third out.

A Conversation with "Unlocking Parental Intelligence" Author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Child Care Costs Too Much -- And Too Little

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

The tabloids are calling it the “Kiddie Fight Club.” Two weeks ago, prosecutors in New Jersey announced they were bringing charges of cruelty and...

Investing in the Underdog

Matthew Melmed | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

As champions for the underdog, one would assume that, as a nation, we would try to increase babies' odds for success. Yet, the opposite is true. We have actually put a lid on opportunities that help young children thrive and learn starting at birth.

How to Take Your Infant for a Stroll (in 70 Easy Steps)

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.

When My Baby Weaned Himself and I Wasn't Ready

GalTime | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
GalTime

Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.

Feeding Infants: Why My Daughters Could Eat Bananas and My Grandchildren Cannot

Robert S. Bobrow, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert S. Bobrow, M.D.

What changed since the 1970s? Did new research correct our thinking? Was there some horrible consequence of the early introduction of foods? Surprisingly, the only thing that changed was "expert opinion."

How We Survived Survival Mode

Louise Storm | Posted 08.21.2016 | Parents
Louise Storm

Tomorrow afternoon someone is stopping by to purchase our cribs, and I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken to let them go. It might have been survival mode, but it was such a privilege and delight. Now back to check on my little sleepers in their big boy and big girl beds.