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My Son Told Me He Hates Me and I'm Okay With That

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Well, it's official. My third son officially told me he hates me for the first time this week. I walked past a gelato shop without giving into his tantrum for a cone. An elderly couple happened to be walking by us just at the moment I was explaining why we don't have treats on school days.

Wolfman Claws His Way to New Half Marathon Record

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When Peyton Saltmarsh stood at the starting line of the Smuttynose Half Marathon last weekend, he had two things on his mind: wolves and 8-minute mile...

How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

Food52 | Posted 10.09.2015 | Taste

There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds -- ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort -- the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long after they've left the house.

How to Clean a Bedroom in 10 Minutes or Less

Saudia Davis | Posted 10.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

There are lots of arguments as to why a child should have a clean bedroom--and not just because mom or dad said so. Studies show that clean and organized rooms help children succeed both academically and socially, leaving them free from the distractions of clutter and better able to focus and even relax.

Thoughts From my Daughter's Bedroom Floor

David Reyes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

I write this from the floor of my daughter's bedroom. She is three years old and can't sleep through the night. That means I can't sleep and whenever I leave this spot, my daughter screams at the top of her lungs.

Yelling: Our Parental Language of Love

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Marjoriet T. Matute

Screaming, crying and talking back are all traits that were immediately removed from the equation and replaced with smiles, genuine conversations and explanations. Yes, we yell, but then it's followed up with the why's and why not's.

5 Things to Say When Kids Struggle

Lisa Cavallaro | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Lisa Cavallaro

Rather than reaching for the phone or scheduling a meeting, maybe the best way to help our kids is to let them build some resilience muscle. We can do this by letting them figure things out -- with our support. This is not burying our heads in the sand. This is allowing them an opportunity to grow.

CC Sabathia's Rehab News Is A Perfect Game In My Home

Denise Albert | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Denise Albert

Whatever comes out, whatever CC has been battling and whatever happened to get him to where he is now, instead of pitching for the Yankees in the playoffs, he just taught my son a few valuable lessons in a way that he understands.

Part I of the Homework Series: The Struggle Is Real

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.

Make Time for Rhyme

Susan B. Katz | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Susan B. Katz

I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.

Tips for Raising a Well-Rounded Athlete Who Doesn't Burn Out Before Puberty

Lynn Perkins | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

As parents, it's tough to know if we should encourage our kids to commit to a sport in order to get really good at it (and maybe make the middle school and Varsity teams, or even have a shot at a college scholarship), or let them continue to dabble and simply have fun without pressure to excel.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

Why You Should Treat Your Child Like an Adult

Fatherly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents

In the end, treating a kid like a person prevents a parent from needing "discipline" at all. Give them that gift as often as you can. You'll be surprised how much they'll want to help.

"DIY King" Mark Montano Talks About Some Kids Crafts

Posted 10.06.2015 | MarloThomas

The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! ...

Halloween Decorating Tips With Mark Montano

Posted 10.06.2015 | MarloThomas

The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! ...

Mondays With Marlo - Halloween DIY Crafting With Mark Montano

Posted 10.06.2015 | MarloThomas

The fall holiday season is upon us, and it's time to get out that box of decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and beyond. If you find yourself lo...

These Two Little Kids Are Better At Soccer Than You Are At Anything

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

A new highlight reel of a Barcelona youth soccer team uploaded to YouTube on Monday proves once again that no matter your trade, no matter y...

Teach Kids to Identify Feelings: Easy DIY Tutorial and Activity to Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

Alicia Gonzalez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Alicia Gonzalez

Remember when your children used to come up to you, give you an energetic poke in the thigh to get your attention, and point? We identified the object they were pointing at, named it for them, and sometimes even let them have it!

Research-Based Curriculum Offers Ways to Help Children and Manage Anxiety in the Classroom

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Kathryn Goetzke

Kids may be feeling added pressure to achieve good grades, do well on tests, and keep up with their friends. This can add an incredible amount of stress and anxiety.

This Is Why Moms Are Always Really Freakin' Exhausted

Brooke Arellano | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

Time and time again, you will hear moms everywhere complain about how tired they are. It's kind of our "thing."

7 Things That Actually WILL Ruin Your Childhood

Oren Mendez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Sure, realizing Rugrats was filled with sex jokes might put a slight dent in your childhood memories, but let's have a look at some things that actually will ruin your childhood as it happens.

Channel Your Inner Kindergartner: 5 Reasons Coloring Isn't Just for Kids

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Rediscovering the joy of coloring is not only fun, experts say it is also good for us.

September Is The Worst

M. Blazoned | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

Come September, forget what you once enjoyed in your free time. You like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? That's nice, dear, but no one cares.

Give Your Kids What They Need Most

Scott Gornto | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

In our parenting wisdom, we thought taking Cuddles away from him for just a day or a night would be effective discipline. You know where this is going because you may have tried the same thing with your child and her blanket or his favorite cap.

What Ahmed's Clock Means For this Muslim-American Mother

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

As a mother to a brown Muslim child of my own who also has a very Muslim name, I have always worried about the Islamophobic climate in which my children are growing up.