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How to Help Girls Navigate Pressure to Be 'Real' Online

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The tug to be more authentic -- both online and in reality -- is a natural part of growing up. More and more, social media is the place girls go to get real. And it's all fine -- until it's not.

Brussels Attacks: Explaining the News to Our Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.23.2017 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids. In our 24/7 news world, it's become nearly impossible to shield kids from distressing current events.

15 Pieces Of Advice For Teens Headed To College, From Parents

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents

It's like everyone says: one minute you're changing diapers, the next minute you're sending your kid off to college. And before they venture off, we ...

5 Genius Empty Nest Ideas That Will Fill Your Void Fast

MakeSpace | Posted 08.12.2016 | HuffPost Home

Nearly two-thirds of boomers plan to stay in their homes after their baby chick flies off to Wilderness University. Whether you're feeling bummed or jumping up for joy, take comfort in knowing that you have an extra room in your home to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

9 Things Your Parents Say That You Never Want To Hear

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy

Alalalalalalalalalala, not listening! You know your parents care about you. They see you and they beam with pride and their hearts swell. And then ...

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...

Rob Lowe's Genius Coping Strategy For Empty Nesters

Posted 04.09.2014 | Celebrity

When your kids get liberation, just turn to libation. Former "Parks And Recreation" star Rob Lowe stopped by "Late Show" on Tuesday night, April 8...

50 Super Quick Things I Want My Kindergartner To Know On Her 100th Day

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Just be you. No one can do it better... But, call your mother while you're at it.

Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I firmly believe that when we stop pushing back against people who come at us with unwanted advice and criticism, their behavior simply loses its impact. Often, the offensive behavior -- no longer evoking a reaction -- begins to lessen.

A Chip Off the Old Block? Block Play May Help Children's Spatial and Mathematical Thinking

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

We love technology. If it talks to us, requires a charge and responds to a touch, we gotta have it. But is the same true for our kids? Although they l...

6 Ways To Nurture Happy, Healthy Kids

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Advice from experts and wise parents on raising little people who thrive. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter ....

Do You Feel Like You're The Only Parent Spinning Out Of Control?

Andy Braner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

I believe there are steps to getting off the rat wheel of parental stress, but we all have to join together and stop trying to out perform each other. Rest. Relax. Take a Deep Breath. The world is still spinning. The sun is probably going to come up tomorrow. And everything is going to be OK.

Keeping a Secret: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Noah Kass

In choosing to confide in you, your son is risking his reputation. No teenager wants to be known as a snitch! His choice to confide in you reflects a belief that you'll respect him enough to listen without taking matters into your own hands.

A Parent's Role in Bullying

Andy Braner | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

In order to stop the bullying pandemic, we've got to focus on the victim AND the bully. Pain is a tough place to recover from, but with as many hands on deck as we can get, we can begin to chip away at this incredible intolerance invading our schools.

Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Modern parents are almost obsessed with filling up their children's time. There are after-school classes, team sports, camps, lessons. What's often missing from the schedule is valuable time spent alone.

All You Need is Love

Tammy Gold | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
Tammy Gold

A parent's love, affection, and attention is by far the most influential tool in childhood advancement.

Why Women Won't Have Sex With Their Husbands

Limari Colon | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Limari Colon

Waving your cute butt in front of your wife will not do anything for your sex life. Doing the dishes, the laundry and putting the baby to sleep... Now that will raise more than an eyebrow or two.

Our Son Wouldn't Poop: One Year Of Toilet Training Hell | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents

My 6-year-old son is amazing. I promise he’s cuter and smarter and funnier than any 6-year-old you know. Even your own. He’s just started kinderga...

Dear Whys Guy: "My Husband Needs Child Care Advice!" | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents

Q: I’m planning a girlfriend getaway and will be leaving my husband to watch our two young kids for the weekend. Since you’re an old hand at this,...

British Youth Prefer Online Advice To Parents' Counsel

Reuters | Valle Aviles Pinedo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Young people in Britain turn to the internet to look for help with personal problems rather than seek advice from their parents or friends, according ...