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Dear Parents -- Yes, I Do Mind If You Smoke

Michelle Zunter | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

It may be none of my business but it's literally all around me. I breathe it in outside of restaurants, malls, and even at the park.

So, You Want To Date My Son

Tina Plantamura | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

Be comfortable enough to be exactly who you are. Whoever you are around your closest friends should be the same when you're around him. Do not feel the need to act differently when you're with him--whether it's acting more mature, more bubbly, more intellectual, more adventurous, or more reserved. You don't need to change for anyone.

Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Amazonian red eyed tree fr...

I've Had It With My Kids Complaining That They're Bored!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children are immensely adaptable, finding ways to adjust to all kinds of circumstances when necessary. Most of us have observed that when the power goes out and they get excited about lighting candles, or when a sibling is sick and they find themselves actually capable of being gentle and kind.

Olympic Runner Who Once Couldn’t Afford Shoes Donates Kicks To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Good News

Brenda Martinez’s drive runs deep. When the 28-year-old Olympian was a young girl training in track and field, she was unable to afford running sho...

Summer Break: A Great Time For Young People To Discover The Joy Of ‘Giving Back'

Vicky Dinges | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Vicky Dinges

If you've volunteered, you know how powerful that experience can be. Let's help young people discover their potential to change the world around them, starting this summer.

My Facebook Life Versus Reality

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Janet Eve Josselyn

I wouldn't call it an outright lie but my postings on Facebook do not exactly reflect the reality of my life. They do, however, reflect an idealized version of my life - if you have your beer goggles on and use your imagination.

4 Family Vacation Goals You Should Probably Rethink

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I'll likely keep up my wishful thinking about how my blissful family "vacation" will go, even though in my heart of hearts I know, there's probably some vacation goals I need to learn to let go of. Here's a few.

8 Signs You Need A Trampoline

Janet Miller | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Janet Miller

Trampolines are viewed as a medium of just playful fun - this is true, what most people don't know is that jumping on a trampoline also has many health benefits.

Separation Anxiety And Leash Aggression: The Top 2 Dog Problems In America

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

Photo by Marc Khlar, Alfie Does your dog pace when you reach for the car keys, rip a few cushions while you're out, or jump all over you upon re-entr...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation Soars, Flipping Crystals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this golden macaw, is another imp...

The Upside Of Marketing: Tricking Kids Into Eating Vegetables

Modern Farmer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Marketing food to kids is usually seen as unambiguously problematic; a majority of this advertising is for foods high in fat, sugar, or sodium.

How to Avoid Raising a "Shadow Sibling"

Lynn Perkins | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

With the Olympics kicking off in a couple weeks, America's finest athletes will be competing to bring home the gold. As a parent of young kids, it le...

You're Never Too Young To Shop Til You Drop

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.20.2016 | Weird News

You know that feeling when you just can’t keep your eyes open? When you can’t even hold your head up straight? This little boy knows the feeling ...

Sure, VR Is A Storytelling Revolution... But How?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Internet is finding its way into daily objects, and artificial intelligence technologies are increasing in their capacities by the day. We're bringing ourselves deeper into our stories, and our stories deeper into ourselves.

The Runaway Mama's Guide To Preventing Lice

Jennifer Gregory | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gregory

It goes without saying that remaining childless is the best way to prevent It. If, however, you've taken the parenting plunge and you find a letter in your child's backpack informing you that It has been detected at school, here's what you should do.

How I Parent My Hypersensitive Son -- And Why There's Hope For Us Both

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Last week, eight rambunctious first-graders were dropped off at our apartment for my son’s birthday part...

Empowering Today's Youth

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 07.19.2016 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Today's youth are the future leaders of tomorrow. Pope John Paul II said, " The future starts today not tomorrow." I had the privilege of interviewing...

The 5 Most Underrated Kid Milestones

Rob Sachs | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I've realized what I appreciate even more are milestones of autonomy -- times not when they've completed a task set before them, like attending preschool, but rather instances when they solve their own problems.

Selling Your House With Kids

Deanna Smith | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Deanna Smith

Selling a house can be a quick, painless experience for many. This has not been our experience. No, not even a little bit. How do I put this... hmmm... Well, let's talk about "some people" that don't sell their house quickly. Yes, those unlucky souls. Let's talk about them. Because I hear that for some this experience can be like.

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Maria Rodale

by the editors of Prevention Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In...

When Kids Can't Dream

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 07.18.2016 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I have so much to be grateful for. So much! I want to show my gratitude by inspiring you to dream the biggest dream you possibly can, and then work for it.

The Playful Parent

Amber Sabathia | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

My children had a play date recently; it was surprising to see how excited the children were to see the mom and me take part in the games. I knew this column needed to be about something that I feel is missing in so many households - playing with our children.

Earlier Bedtimes For Preschoolers May Cut Obesity Risk Later On

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents

If you are or have been the parent of a preschooler, you know bedtime can be a struggle. Sometimes you have to be the master negotiator, and sometimes...

These Ring Bearer Pics Will Make Your Wedding Album Way, Way Cuter

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.18.2016 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We've rounded up some of the most memorable shots featuring little lads from real weddings.