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Putting Our Kids First

Jessica Kahan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

We did it and no one turned into a pumpkin. We did it and no one cried. We did it and while parts of it were awkward and new, overall it was surprisingly normal. Our kids starred in the school play for three nights and we were ALL there to support them.

4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

Jamie Harrington | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Harrington

Every single day, I make it a point to start a conversation with her that leaves a door open for her to tell me anything she wants.

Some Things Aren't Permanent

David Vienna | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
David Vienna

Boone, someday you'll float away from me. And I will cry heavy, racking sobs because you're out there in the big wide world and I won't want you to get hurt. I won't want you to be alone.

10 Life Lessons I Learned From My Newborn Twins

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
MeiMei Fox

It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

Kids' Summer Hair Trends: Braids & Buns!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

If you think summer is a season to let your hair down and be done, think again. Girls are getting elaborate and bringing braids and buns to a whole new level.

Raising Children, Raising Citizens

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

We're not just raising children, we're raising a future. We're raising hope. We're raising the next generation of citizens.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

These 5 Dads Are Making Unbelievable Childhood Memories For Their Kids

Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents

Fathers go above and beyond every day. They teach us how to drive, how to manage our money, and how to lose gracefully at everything from Little Leagu...

Cop Spotted Playing Football With Kids: 'We Need To Earn Back Respect From The Community'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

For this cop, serving the community means making a meaningful connection with its residents. C.J. Mullinax, a police officer in Bennettsville, Sou...

Tips for Leaving Kids Home Alone (Without Going Crazy With Worry)

Lynn Perkins | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Leaving a child on his own for the first time can make any parent feel a bit anxious. As with many areas of parenting, it requires balancing factors to come to a decision you feel comfortable making.

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

9 Fun And Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

PureWow | Posted 05.15.2015 | Taste

These are easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.

Food Revolution: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

If we can have nut-free schools, we can have junk-free schools. Our nation's schools should be places committed to nurturing bodies and minds, and not teaching lessons destructive to building strong and healthy children.

Just Because I Get Up In The Night Doesn't Mean I Deserve Praise

Clint Edwards | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

The understanding that Mel was responsible for home and child care was so deeply ingrained in my understanding of family and contribution that I'd placed myself on a pedestal for doing something as simple as helping my wife with our baby in the night.

The Mid-May Slide (aka Senioritis for Elementary School)

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Now that the end of the year is here I can't wait to throw our old school routine out and switch over to pool time, and I feel like if I have to pack another little sandwich into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lunchbox I will scream. All I can ask is please, please don't send their recorders home for summer break.

Remember That Time When You Should Have Gone To Dad First?

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

Mom is great and all, but there were just some situations when you wanted to go to Dad first. It didn’t mean one parent was better than the other, i...

What Should I Do When My Child Fake Cries?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Although your child's tears are fake, the feelings that underlie these fake tears are real. Your child obviously wants or needs the comfort that would come with really crying, so he is doing something pretty smart and adaptive for a child: trying to act in a way that generally leads to comfort.

5 Ways Not to Turn Into a Kids Party-Zilla

Tanith Carey | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

Over the past few years, it seems that what used to be low-key celebrations have turned into major extravaganzas. Social media -- and seeing the efforts that other parents are going to -- are one of the changes that have made us feel as if we need raise our game.

Kids, Your Dad Wants a Divorce

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Telling the truth to children is by no means a panacea for the pain they will feel about the disruption in their lives due to their parents' divorce. But it goes a long way to setting a positive precedent for honest and open parent-child communication.

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

The Exclusive Club Sheryl Sandberg Never Intended To Join

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Laura Wellington

The bond we share is one of loss but it is also one of strength, courage, perseverance, and eventual, renewed living. I am certain -- given the choice -- each one of us would rather not have you walk amongst us, but since you are here, know that you have our spirit and example in which to hang onto throughout the entirety of your journey.

A Mother's Story of Rags to Riches

Regan Long | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Regan Long

I asked for help for my family, as I felt it wasn't possible for us to slip much lower than we already were at, and His answer to me was that we still were able to help. To still love. To still be selfless. To still give. To still think of the needs of others. That there was still so much hurt, so much need, more so than what we were going through.

An Open Letter From Childhood Innocence About Sex Education

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

You know what? I feel as though maybe you don't fully understand me. Or maybe you think I'm a little less resilient than I actually am. I'm not as easy to break as you think though and wouldn't mind if you'd stop using me as your argument against teaching diversity, consent and sexual health.