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The Ballad of the Bully and the Nimble Parent

Jeff Bogle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

She looked up at me, eyes puffy, the color of pink Valentine sweeties, and said, matter-of-factly, "I hate school." What I did in response surprised me, and, I think, both of my girls too.

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.

Co-opting Children's Health: How the Shutdown Stopped Free Help for Schools and Parents

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates October as Children's Health Month. Children are more vulnerable to environmental hazards than t...

Stock Photos Of Kids Eating. Weird.

Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste

Now, if only they ate like this in real life...

Saving Lives From Afar: Bridging The Knowledge (& Distance) Gaps In Health Care With The Cloud

Jeffrey Burns, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jeffrey Burns, MD

It was a child who nearly died that made me realize just how drastically my profession had to change. Because nearly 8 million children died in 2010 before reaching the age of five, in large part because of imminently treatable illnesses, and because 57 countries globally are facing a human resources health crisis and of those countries, each only has 1.13 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, compared with 13.22 per 1,000 in the U.S.

Kindergarten Singing 'Dayman' Is Absolute Adorable Overload

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

The FXX show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" can be described in a multitude of ways, but "adorable" isn't typically an adjective that might come ...

Need A Place To Send Your Possessed Children? You're In Luck

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | Comedy

Parenting really can be the scariest thing. Luckily, the daycare teacher in this CollegeHumor video loves the hell out of these kids, so parents ...

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

Cartoon Network Debuts Contest for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bryan Young | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Bryan Young

On October 6, Cartoon Network will be debuting a new movie called Contest aimed at raising awareness about bullying. It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and Cartoon Network just might have the highest amount of eyeballs in the right age demographic to help put a dent in the problem.

Karma Man, Karma

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

"Look, my kid does some adorably stupid shit." There are certainly some questionable videos of kids that parents post to the Internet for YouTube ...

Battling Boy: An All-ages Graphic Novel That's an Instant Classic

Dave Scheidt | Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

When you're a kid the world is only as big as the one you see around you. Everything is familiar and most of us live in a world where someone protec...

This Kid Will Have Your Applause. We Promise.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga would most likely give applause to 11-year-old Sean Lew and his dance crew's very fabulous dance by choreographer, Miguel Zarate. Sean L...

Where Moufettes Munch and Franglais Is Not Spoken

Martha Lufkin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

As we drove from Boston into Quebec, hints of French nationalism were in evidence. Outside Quebec City, I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw a sign for the "national capital."

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Balance a Full-Time Job, Kids and Your Own Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Successfully balancing a full-time job, kids and your art is all about various forms of sacrifice. This balance is a work in progress. I allocate my time and concentration so that each pursuit essentially takes turns being compromised.

How to Own Your Next Family Road Trip

Christina Kelly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Road trips: In theory, you picture yourself, your significant other and your kids all singing Life is a Highway with the windows rolled down, taking pleasure in each other's company and the thrill of the journey and destination ahead. In reality...

Learning to Play Again

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The truth is kids' toy sales -- digital or otherwise -- are hurting. Why? In part, it's because kids are overscheduled mini-adults who can't find time for a game of Chutes and Ladders between ballet and Mandarin classes.

OMG: These Are The Most Fashionable Kids You Will Ever See

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style

We're obsessing over these baby fashionistas! We came across the Fashion Kids Instagram account today, and we can't get over how adorable and trendy t...

What I Want to Give My Children

Jessica Halepis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Halepis

I'm finally beginning to understand that one of my main priorities as a mother is to give my children a childhood, the childhood I felt I never really had.

WATCH: Grab Your Lederhosen, 11 Year Old Kid Chef Celebrates Oktoberfest

HooplaHa | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
HooplaHa

Chef Peter decides to get in touch with his Bavarian roots as he turns the traditional barbecue into a kid-friendly Oktoberfest. With bratwurst, weiss...

A Dad's Reaction to a Violent Threat Against His Daughter's School

Jeff Bogle | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

"There's a fine line between brave and stupid," said someone, somewhere. At first, I wasn't entirely certain on which side of said line we were standing on Monday, September 30th.

How Dirty Laundry United 7 Moms

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When my sons were little, there was a group of moms I talked to at school functions and basketball games, mostly about our kids. Now, the kids aren't the reason we socialize -- we do it because we want to.

The Rise of the New Book

Jeff Klima | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?

Best Healthy Lunch Box Snack Recipes

Stacie Billis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

These snacks are three healthy lunch box goodies that get my kids jazzed about lunch time.

Louis C.K. and the New Bawdy Mystic

Mark Morford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Behold, here comes Louis C.K., this generation's bawdy philosopher/guru masquerading as curmudgeon jackass comic, throwing his particular brand of often brilliant, deadpan observational wisdom all over the digital zeitgeist.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.