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Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.28.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.

8 Life Lessons Every Adult Should Learn From Kids

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It's easy to feel like we, as adults, are the teachers and it is our job to share everything that we know and have learned with the youth of today. It's funny how sometimes, the things we have "learned" are the same things that hold us back in our lives.

A Bully? My Kid? Impossible!

Annie Fox | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

This is about understanding your child. Be compassionately curious about his friendships and he's likely to open up.

How Nurses Are Empowering Poor, Young Moms To Succeed

The Atlantic | NANCY COOK | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact

At the start of her junior year of college, 19-year-old Camille Wallace discovered she was pregnant. At the time, she lived in student housing with th...

What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

There are some high-level executives, business owners and heads of HR out there who just don't get it. They don't get the life cycle of a new mother and they don't get that the way things are going now in the world of maternity leave is costing businesses money and resources.

The Living We Do While We're Dying

Emily Ballard | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

I want less "no." I want more laughter. I want less rushing and I want more intention. I want to work together. I want to hear the things they think about. I want to know who my children are, as much as we can know such things.

Embrace the Silliness

Lara Coffee | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Lara Coffee

"Bam, Bam, Bam, I am spinning a web on you." This is a constant daily occurrence in our house. Since going to his first year of preschool, my son has become a big fan of Spider-Man.

10 Ways to Give Your Kids an Honest to Goodness 2010s Experience

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

One day, my kids will be reading a Minority Report type of article on how awesome summers were when they were kids. I figured I'd give them a heads up with a real-time account of what life is really like in this decade.

Parenting Is Not About Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Too often, I see parents caught up in a battle between their own wants and their child's, and it is typically a cause of stress and strife in their lives.

Ignore Your Children And Everyone Wins

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

They "forget" to empty the dishwasher. They put their wet bathing suit on the couch. They treat the backseat of your car as a garbage bin. They whistle. They whine. They nudge and fight for no reason. All of these annoying behaviors tend to provoke parents.

21st Century Parenthood: Newborns Are Useless, and Other Musings

Matthew Tolliver | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Matthew Tolliver

I am writing this exactly 35 days, 4 hours and 51 minutes into my life as a father. I can attest to the experience being grand and challenging. Incredibly pure joy and intoxicating elation felt for the smallest moments shared, of smiles and stares (and silence). Incredibly trying sleep deprivation creating zombie-like states and hair-trigger moods for my wife and me.

What My Weekend As A Solo Parent Taught Me

Seth Menachem | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Seth Menachem

When my wife comes back home, rested after a weekend by the pool at a Four Seasons Hotel, she grabs the kids excitedly, and thanks me for giving her the weekend off. "How bad was it?" she asks. "It was great," I say. "Pretty damn great."

Is Your Boy Bully Potential? 5 Ways to Avoid

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.26.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Boys of parents who encourage high standards and moral courage have an easier time thinking independently and standing up for what they believe in. And that can be as simple as being brave yourself: After all, you are the best role model for your son.

12 Wishes For My Baby Son At His First Christmas

Maria Ross | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Maria Ross

As I ponder what this new year and future years will bring with this new tiny person in my life, here is a letter to my son who right now can't even say "Mama," but who I hope will have a lot to say and do in this world.

What I Learned About Disillusionment

Camia Gavin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Camia Gavin

Before the news about Bill Cosby surfaced and broke my heart, to me, he was a parenting rockstar. He was the one who made us laugh and feel that this whole parenthood thing wouldn't be so bad after all.

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mothers

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

The doctor didn't expect to find what he found. It wasn't ovarian cancer but it certainly was everywhere. Her biopsy went to the cancer board -- you know, the one filled with the "experts" who would try to figure out what we were dealing with.

Do Men Get More Appreciation For Being Parents?

Courtney Carter | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Courtney Carter

I'm not saying that a man raising his kids shouldn't be appreciated. But he is doing what he is supposed to do just the way mom is.

5 Things Our Kids Are Not Getting for Christmas

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

This year, we are trying something different. Out with the big gifts, the expensive, over-the-top extravagances. We are also putting the kibosh on the "But, Daddy, Everyone Else Has One!" gifts. If it's so popular, go play with it at someone else's house. We're not buying it.

Open Letter to Kim K: How to Tell the Difference Between a BFF and Your Kid

Joyce Linder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Joyce Linder

Your kids don't need another friend. They need a loving, respectful and respectable role model who will help them become a happy, productive adult! For those of you who need a reminder, here are five ways to know the difference between a BFF and your kids...

A Dad's Message to His Cyber-Baby and The World

Fabian Blue | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Fabian Blue

If we all teach our children from an early age a simple message of tolerance and acceptance, we could undoubtedly transform this world into a more fantastic place.

5 Ways To Stop Screwing Up Our Kids

Jeff Bogle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

What we seem to be forgetting is that without struggle, there can be no progress. Without embarrassment, there can be no empathy. Without failure, there can be no success.

The Side of Motherhood We Aren't Prepared to Discuss

Traci Bild | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Traci Bild

I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

The Terror of Consumerism

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It is established that the role of parents can never be diminished in such a context. What can we do guard our little men and ladies from the terror of consumerism? Here are a few things...

(Gr)attitude

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.