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Kids Explain Everything You Need To Know About Germs In Just 2 Minutes

Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents

UPDATE: We want to hear what your kids say about germs! Take a short video of them explaining what germs are, what they look like and where they live,...

What I Learned About Parenting at IKEA

Raluca State | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

My kids ran into that playroom and straight for that ball pit. We stood by the window for a moment, watching quietly, a smile on our faces. Then we realized we only had an hour to shop in peace and were wasting it at that window. So we slowly walked away, shopping list in hand.

Are You a Highly Sensitive Parent?

Seleni Institute | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Highly sensitive people are more vulnerable to getting hurt, overstimulated, overwhelmed, and tired. And that also means motherhood can be even more of a challenge.

Why Do I Have To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?

Rachel Toalson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

We get really good at debating what's best for the children, but sometimes what's best for the children is what's best for us.

All I Can Ever Promise To Be As A Mother And Stepmother

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.24.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

While I would never claim to be GOOD at the job of being a mother, I can claim, with assuredness, that I am, at least, experienced.

Mom Who Is Being Investigated For Letting Her Kids Walk Home Alone Stands By Her Decision

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Last month, 10-year-old Ravi and 6-year-old Dvora were walking home from a park when they were stopped by police and driven to their residence about a...

11 Ways To Find Balance in Motherhood

Joelle Wisler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

We want to be skinnier and have the cleanest homes and be able to follow our dreams, all while corralling uncivilized, messy, poopy, shorter versions of ourselves. That really doesn't seem like too much to ask, so I came up with some ways that we can all do this.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

8 Clueless Things I Said Before I Had Kids

Mary E. Graham | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Mary E. Graham

Before I had children, I was the perfect parent. I knew how to do everything, solve every problem, and handle every childhood dilemma. Then I had kids and I realized I knew nothing -- absolutely nothing.

Responding to the President's Call for Student Privacy

Sara Kloek | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Sara Kloek

Privacy is important but so is helping kids develop new skills, learn about the world, and have fun. When it comes to apps, a little knowledge can go a long way for both parents and for kids.

Are You Unintentionally Giving Sleep a Bad Name?

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

My plan is all about the mechanics, the timing, the facts. In the midst of it all, I've forgotten about how my daughter feels: She doesn't want to sleep.

7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids - A Search for a Simpler Life

Michael DeSa | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

After working hard for a while, being smart with our money, and investing time into building a strong family, we can now embark on a seven-country, seven-month trip to a new continent. It's time for us to do something we love with the people we love.

Projecting Your Insecurities Onto Your Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Look for the best in everyone in every situation, and let your kids hear you do it. It will not take long before this becomes your default way to view the world, and then you will start seeing less hurt and rejection around every corner for your kids.

5 Ways Little Kids Wash Their Hands

Brent Almond | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Brent Almond

Based on personal experience of how regularly my child practices responsible (unassisted) hygiene, it's a wonder we're not in the midst of a full-blown toddler zombie apocalypse.

The 15 Stages of Holiday Break Re-Entry

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

1. Set alarm clock for first time in two weeks. 2. Lie awake all night, panicking about everything you swore you'd accomplish over last two weeks.

The Struggles And Joys Of Raising Children In An Interfaith Family

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | BETTY ROLLIN | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

How do interfaith couples decide which faith their children should adopt? “We both wanted to keep our own religions and our own identity for ourselv...

The Importance Of Being 7

Devon Corneal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Today you are 7 and I am amazed. You don't know this, but every night I check on you before I go to sleep, and last night, I stared at you for an hour because I cannot believe how big you are. Of all of the things in my life, you are the thing of which I am most proud.

Play With Me, a Parody

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.

Can artists Procreate Without Going Bankrupt?

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 03.16.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

In a way, artists are prepared to make excellent parents because they are used to finding creative solutions to financial hurdles, something most parents have to do many times in their child's lives, regardless of their occupation.

5 (Mostly Free) Perfect Gifts for Working Parents

Diana Chaplin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Diana Chaplin

If you know someone who has little time for themselves, why not surprise them with a gift to show your love? Not the material kind that'll add to the already massive pile of "things" in their home, but the kind that fulfills their desire for a little relief.

Somebody Give This Kid a Trophy

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Amy Arndt

My daughter's analysis of her meager trophy collection made me think. Should we encourage her more? Are the kids with more after-school activities better off? Even though I personally think trophies are cheesy, is there a correlation between awards and self-esteem?

How to Design Smart Toys For Creative Kids

Alicia Chang | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Alicia Chang

Investments in education technology are at an all-time high, but school curricula have become increasingly structured and standardized, at the expense of playtime and the arts.

4-Year-Old Feeds 6 Hungry Pit Bulls

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

An absolutely adorable 4-year-old girl proves once and for all that stigmas against pit bulls are undeserved and hilariously wrong.

Bruce Lee's Got Nothing On This Nunchaku-Wielding Kid

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents

This super-skilled ninja kid is giving legendary martial artist Bruce Lee a serious run for his money. Expertly wielding a set of nunchaku, the ki...

Parenting Rewards: Small Gestures Children Offer Their Parents to Keep Them Coming Back

Audra Rundle | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Audra Rundle

When added together throughout the days, these little parenting rewards help soften the memory of harder days, terrible tantrums, and outright defiance. Here are a few of my favorite so far...