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Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

Operation Kid Freedom -- Making Our Communities Safe For Children to Take Risks

Frida Berrigan | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

When I was little, I loved going to the library with my brother. It was in an old mansion across a street and up a steep hill about 200 yards from our house. We would set out on our own with our due-back books -- big kids on the way to the library.

Teach Your Kids How to Become Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Steve Siebold

Even parents who have not been the most financially successful can set an example by continuing to try and teach their kids about failure and success.

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

What's a surefire way to stay involved with your kids' media picks and create an opportunity to discuss them? Host a family movie night!

Baby Drinks Water, Loves It Oh-So-Much

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

When it comes to delicious beverages, water takes the cake. Just ask this baby, who can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. “That is just...

Happy Halloween: Kicking Off the Holiday Season

Amber Sabathia | Posted 12.08.2014 | New York
Amber Sabathia

We Bergen families know the children have not had a true Halloween for two years, with snow one year and then Superstorm Sandy cancelling each trick-or-treating night so the kids could not go out and wear their costumes.

22 Ways Having Three Kids Is Different From Having Two

Andrea Bonior | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Parents of two may sometimes complain about having a loud house. Parents of three simply can't hear them. (Or anyone else, for that matter.)

California Continues to Lead the Nation in Child Privacy Protection

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

As technology transforms every facet of our lives, educators are implementing exciting new tools that will help our children learn the critical skills they need and prepare them for the 21st Century economy. California has taken the lead in ensuring these new innovations are incorporated into our classrooms in ways that protect student privacy.

Are You Striking a Balance With the Loves of Your Life?

Nicole Dash | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Perhaps you want to give them what you didn't have. Perhaps you want to keep up with your neighbors or your friends on Facebook. You want to take them to every fair, orchard, museum and petting zoo.

How To Deal With A Difficult Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM It happens all the time: mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law just can’t see eye to eye. You clash, you argue, you g...

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Migraine Research Foundation

Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.

Generous 7-Year-Old Hits Streets And Helps Homeless People 'To Make Them Feel Wanted'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

Generosity knows no age restrictions. And Caiden Perez of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, proves that a 7-year-old boy can enjoy helping strangers i...

10 Reasons It's True That Having 3 Kids Is Pretty Darn Stressful

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Nobody wants to watch them. Neither do you, though. So this is an impasse, and you lose because you're legally bound to them.

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do. And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.

Pumpkin Parenting

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Left on their own to find their way, pumpkins and children usually do just that.

Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

John McElhenney | Posted 11.30.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Even when you feel like you're not getting through to them, you are. The support they feel just from your check-ins cannot be underestimated. Letting them know you love them. Making sure they hear it from you as often as they will tolerate it.

Single Parents Want to Be Good Parents

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Madeleine M. Kunin

let's stop decrying family structure and begin focusing on good parenting. The earlier we begin, even before pregnancy, the better for the child.

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

Upcycling Creativity With Homemade Cards

Jessica Shaool | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

Practically from birth, I was waiting for my son to grow big enough to sit with me at my art table in our craft room so that we could work on a project together.

How Do You Do It All?

Jennifer Latch | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Latch

I think the lie we are fed is that you have to have it all at the same time. That if you are not in a constant state of happiness and bliss with a clean house, well-behaved children and a fat bank account, something must be wrong.

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Little Girl Tries Pop Rocks For First Time And Cracks Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

Ah, the strange sensation of eating Pop Rocks. Five-year-old Emma had never experienced the crackling candy before, so her parents decided to let h...

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

On Being a Gay Uncle

Paul Florez | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Last year, my fiancé's sister, Julie, gave birth to a beautiful red-headed girl named Mira Celeste, and it was then I found myself taking on the role of uncle. And with that new role came a slew of fears I wasn't ready for.

Yagana Shah

15 Empty-Nesters Having Way More Fun Than Their Kids | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.26.2014 | Fifty

Did your teen just head off to college? Or did your boomerang kid finally get a job and move out of your basement? Do you find yourself not knowing wh...