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10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

2-Year-Old Takes First Steps On His Prosthetics, Tells The World, 'I Got It'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents

From the moment he was born, 2-year-old Kayden Kinckle had mammoth obstacles to overcome. He had an omphalocele, a birth defect in which internal orga...

Why Do We Always Hate on the Hot Mom?

Regan Long | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

She's walking toward you, gorgeous smile, gorgeous hair, gorgeous figure (even after popping out a handful of kids), and despite her glowing aura about her -- admit it. You're secretly hating her.

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of User Testing Mobile Games on Kids

Catriona Wallis | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Catriona Wallis

Tips on how to get the most out of user testing mobile games on kids An exciting phase in the creation of mobile games for kids arrives when the game...

Do Mobile Devices Affect Kids' Health?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

All of us are constantly exposed to the radio frequency fields around these devices. The health effects of such sustained and repeated exposure is still being studied, with mixed results.

My Kids' First Slurpee

Beth Leyba | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Beth Leyba

"Who wants a Slurpee?" I suddenly asked. I glanced in the rear view mirror, expecting excited replies at mom's spontaneity and generosity, but was met with blank stares. "What's a Slurpee?" replied the older one.

31 Days Of Summer Fun With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Summer days can be looong when you have kids at home, so I did a bit of research on Pinterest and came up with a 31-day plan to keep us occupied.

Life Lessons Through Rock Music

Linda Roy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Linda Roy

Of course there are lessons to be learned from rock music. As a songwriter, I know this and I try to use it to everyone's advantage. After all, the songwriters I'm referencing all went through their own stuff and toiled to put it all to paper in a concise and relatively snappy, relatable fashion.

You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Many kids are spending too much time indoors (likely in front of a screen) and not enough time outside. Wherever you are this summer, remember to get outside to connect with nature... and your kids!

Is Pro-Marijuana Pro-Propaganda?

Theodore Caputi | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

There's a lot of buzz going around about marijuana legalization. Now that Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana use, mar...

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

My Love-Hate Relationship With Summer Camp

Samantha McGarry | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

I hate camp songs. Sure, they are cute at first. But when your kids sing them over and over, morning and evening and all weekend -- especially those "repeat after me" songs -- it's enough to drive me loony.

Marijuana: Thief of Human Promise?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

I am among a number of educators who intuitively believe drugs like pot are more insidiously harmful -- at least to kids -- than presently realized. Now a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience gives data to support this view.

This Is What Kids Need From Their Divorcing Parents

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

I realize something is happening, but I don't really know what it is. Life is different, I'm scared to death and unsure of my future. Here's what I need from you, my parents.

More Emails From a Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

My husband sent me this email..."The maintenance light in the minivan has been on for weeks. Do you think you can take the car in soon?"

The Bittersweet Loneliness Of Motherhood

Kate Rope | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Rope

I have discovered that feeling alone at times is a small price to pay for the experience of bringing another person into your life and growing up together.

Let Your Kids Live in the Present

Michaela Fox | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Michaela Fox

Children have the extraordinary capacity to disappear into the moment.As parents, we are the gatekeepers of time. And we are preoccupied with it. We are constantly clock watching to see when we need to race out the door to the next activity.

What Happens When We Take A Stance Just For The Sake Of Taking A Stance?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alissa Fleck

How do we disrupt the momentum of something so dangerous as the anti-vaxxer movement? We start with the bystanders. We urge them: If you decide to take a stance, make sure you have enough information to stand by it with conviction.

Eradicate Pit Bulls? Not Labrador Retrievers?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

When you take up the cause of the so-called pit bull, you make a lot of charming friends. Particularly fetching is the person on Twitter who calls herself "Eradicate Pits."

WATCH LIVE: The Power Of Play

Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 8:00 - 9:00am and 10:00 - 11:00am EST. We know that sports and exercise are essential for bodies and minds that are still developing,...

This Toddler And His Rescue Dog BFF Are Precisely What Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

Even before baby Carter was born, his BFF Toby already loved him beyond measure. "The bond that Carter and Toby share is absolutely incredible," Ca...

One Mom's Plan To Break Her Kid's Picky-Eating Habits

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

If your child is a picky eater, mealtimes can be a struggle. So how do you get your kid to forgo a slice of pizza in favor of a plate of broccoli? Acc...

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like the comprehensive 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, but these restrictions do not currently apply to e-cigarettes.

What Divorce Brings Part Two

Amy Koko | Posted 08.24.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I have been in my second relationship for 5 years, following the end of my 27 year marriage. I cannot tell you how different it is. We eat dinner together, sometimes I make it, sometimes he makes it, sometimes we eat tuna sandwiches. During dinner we talk. Yes talk.