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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 10.01.2015 | 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.

How an Awkward Middle Kid and a Super Blood Moon Changed My Outlook

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Rachel Pross

All of this time we spend worrying about meaningless things could be spent cherishing the fleeting moments that we have on this tiny planet with our loved ones. How many families stood outside that night staring at the moon together?

An Affectionate Rant on the Virtues of City Traffic

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Nina Griffin

Honestly, the only waiting I've done since moving to the country is for the seasons to change. Yes, there is the occasional line at the local apple orchard during Harvest Fest when three people are ahead of you on the homemade donut line.

5 Ways to Connect With Your Child

Carol Morgan | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Carol Morgan

Just because most of our society is becoming more and more disconnected, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice that closeness with your children. Being a single mom of two boys, I know all too well the importance of building and keeping a strong connection with your children.

The Parenting Crux

Amy Johnson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Amy Johnson

Cue parenting. For real. Parenting. The problem with parenting is that you don't know if you did a good job until they are adults. And by that time, there is no going back to correct or fix the mistakes you may have made along the way. It's a 25 year long game.

It Takes a Village: The David Boucher & Joe Fitzpatrick Interview

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

"Great companies start because the founders want to change the world... not make a fast buck." Guy Kawasaki Imagine having a dream so big, so uniq...

Blended Family Forum: What's in a Name?

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

Before we blended, our children had established identities. When divorced parents remarry, the waters of identity can be muddied for the kids.

Back to School Sucks!

Elisha Wilson Beach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Elisha Wilson Beach

My Facebook feed is filled with parents celebrating back to school and here I am feeling like I just received a sentence to 9 months of torture. I can't be the only parent that feels this way?!?! No offense to all the hard working teachers, school administrators but frankly, back to school sucks!

What Natural Parenting Means to Me

Diana Chaplin | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Diana Chaplin

Let's be real for a moment and admit that parenting is H-A-R-D. Natural parenting, or wellness-oriented parenting, where you're trying to create an environment of health, happiness, and freedom from the toxins of the world is even harder.

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

Parenting: I Almost Dodged That Bullet...

Marion Leary | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Marion Leary

Yes, science supports the fact that people without kids are happier, and has also found that having kids makes you more unhappy than someone who just experienced the death of a partner. But then, if you didn't have a kid, you would miss out on all the good things, the little things

Grandparents Do The Darndest Things

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

If there is a grandmother alive who doesn't love to talk about her grandchild, I haven't met her. Grandmothers adore talking about their grandchildren. Especially when the little ones are babies. I haven't experienced being a grandmother firsthand. I'm behind scheduled in that department.

When Your Child Becomes A Party Animal

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.

Night Shift

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Nina Griffin

September. Back to routine and structure; back to reasonable bedtimes for kids and adults, alike; back to resuming my role as the night cop: "Twenty minute warning.... ten minute warning... five minute warning... BEDTIME!"

A Prayer For My Son

John Kinnear | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
John Kinnear

Let him be good enough at sports to be picked third or fourth, but not good enough to want to play on expensive club teams or have unrealistic dreams of being a professional athlete.

10 Character Traits I Want to Instill in My Children

Avelist | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

I get so caught up in the day-to-day tasks of raising kids (Don't punch your brother! Make your bed! Go to the bathroom!) that I lose sight of the long-term goals I'm working towards.

8 Reasons Why It's Okay for Your Toddler to F'ing Curse

Kelli Bhattacharjee | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Kelli Bhattacharjee

As the parent of a toddler who quite casually drops curse words now and again, I can understand why the use of such language might be a source of worry for parents.

Poll Highlights Importance of Nutritious School Meals for Every Child

Carla Thompson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Carla Thompson

The national school meal nutrition standards help ensures kids eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And kids are doing just that -- a Harvard University study found fruit consumption increased 23 percent, and vegetable consumption increased 16 percent after the new nutrition standards were implemented in 2012.