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Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

To The Working Mother

Cassie Hilt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Cassie Hilt

This is for the do it all, 365 day, soccer and business meeting mom. Working is hard. Raising tiny humans is hard. Doing both? Well, it's no easy task...

Help! My Child Won't Go to School -- Separation Anxiety and Preschool. Part 1

Danielle Lindner | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

It's hard to remember the exact moment my daughter started exhibiting signs of separation anxiety, however it was very apparent to both myself and my husband the first day we brought her to preschool.

A Big Helping of Kids' Fashion, Hold the Stereotypes

Gail Cornwall | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Gail Cornwall

Punky Brewster. Transparent. Sex and the City. Blossom. In art, as in life, fashion is one of the primary ways we express and experiment with our identity. "You are what you wear" means that what you wear can be pretty damn important.

Is Oversharing The New Black? How Adult Truths Impact Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I like to think I'm aging well, but what it means to age well has been dramatically redefined. It used to mean eating healthfully and staying in reaso...

An Open Letter To The Parents Of Girls Who Don't Want To Be Princesses

Michelle Zunter | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

My daughter doesn't want to be a princess. She doesn't love pink. She does, however, love the color blue to the point of obsession.

'Kids Court' Teaches Social Responsibility

Donna Tetreault | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Donna Tetreault

As students at law schools across the country graduate this spring, 40 sixth-grade students at the Laurence School argue their first case before a jur...

Cape Hatteras: A Top Family Beach

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Looking for a great place to vacation this year? How about Cape Hatteras? Cape Hatteras consistently ranks at the top of best family beach. That f...

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Kid's Reputation

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

There are many ways teens can damage their own reputations without our help. After all, their frontal lobes aren't even fully developed, so they are ...

Apron Strings

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Over time, I coaxed them into learning how to make some of their favorite dishes, banking on the idea that they'd be inspired by the outcome. For the most part, this has worked, evidenced by the fact that they feel comfortable enough to make their own dinner once in a while and no one has burned down the house as of yet. No small feat.

A Mother's Instinct

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I'm beginning to understand that my actions and words can only take my growing kids so far. They need to be the ones to navigate their worlds which are becoming increasingly more their very own. I can't always be inside their heads, their worlds and their phones.

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

How to Deal With a Defiant Child (Infographic)

Cate Scolnik | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Cate Scolnik

Raising a child who is defiant is not easy. They can be more challenging, confrontational and disobedient than their peers. But they're also highly intelligent, sensitive and curious. They want to know "why." They can thrive on independence and responsibility.

The Surprising Reason Why Moms Cry the Summer After Their Child Graduates From High School

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

As much as I wanted to be the calm, cool, collected mom who didn't have mascara streaming down her face, I couldn't stop crying.

The NRA and Saving Lives

Charlie Allenson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

How interested is NRA in saving lives? The answer is, I guess they're not. How interested is the NRA in selling guns no matter what the cost in human lives?

Surviving The Pomp Under These Circumstances

Amy Koko | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Amy Koko

As excited as I was for this glorious experience, I was concerned about two major issues that the weekend involved. One was the full body Spanx. My ex was hosting a dinner the Friday night before the event at a lovely 5 star restaurant and FINALLY I had the chance to wear that black dress I bought in NYC 3 years ago along with the full body spanx I bought to go with it.


R.C. Liley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Search the web or ask other parents around you and one of the first bits of advice you'll hear is "Find a routine!" Pretty soon, you'll realize this i...

Bad - Good - Moms

Michelle Zunter | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

I recently watched the trailer for the upcoming film, Bad Moms. As I'm sure many of other moms did during the preview - I laughed.

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

An Attitude of Gratitude

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we all think about what we are grateful in life, we think of things that we know that affect us directly on a personal and daily basis, like our lives, our situations, our parents, our friends, etc. But for the food allergic child, the list is completely different.

How I Slowed My Family Down. Like, To The Last Century.

Pam Lobley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Pam Lobley

Summer is the perfect time to rethink all the ridiculous commitments you've made throughout the year. When the kids are little, simply being together and enjoying the passage of time can be the best way to enjoy the hottest months

Oh Say Can You See? Why our offices, labs and research fields should be peopled by kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...

Prince's Death Is an Opportunity to Talk to Our Kids About the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Marjorie Clifton

Most parents are unaware of both how common prescription medicine abuse has become in high schools across America, and how easy it is for young people to acquire pills in their own homes and classrooms.

My Kid Eats Off of the Floor and I'm Okay With That

Tamara Grant | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Tamara Grant

I'm totally okay if my child eats off of the floor. I don't believe in breaking that natural and unbridled spirit that a child is born with. My daughter is something special, even if she prefers that I serve her meals while she's sitting on the floor.

How a Visually Impaired Infant Gave Clear Vision to More than 15000 people

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Yatin Khulbe

A newborn baby opens the gate of joy for every parent. Parents bend over backward to entertain their child. Holding a sleeping child is nothing less ...