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Proof That Chris Hemsworth Is The Best Son Ever

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

Not only is Chris Hemsworth a great actor, a great husband and a great dad, he's also the world's best son.  In an interview with The Independen...

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

10 Reasons Why Life Without Sleep Isn't So Bad

Chris Cate | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The average person may spend one-third of their life sleeping, but parents aren't average people. We spend all three-thirds of our lives trying to put other people to sleep while never experiencing true relaxing sleep ourselves.

Babies Without Real First Names At Risk

Joann Schulte | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Joann Schulte

With apologies to Shakespeare who was sure a rose by any name would still smell as sweet, baby's with their own names are just as sweet and safer. That's why I urge parents to ask about a nursery's procedure for handling Baby Boy and Baby Girl names when picking the delivery hospital.

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

What to Say (and Not Say) to Parents of a Terminally Ill Child

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Supporting a family who has a child with a serious illness is not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. We all cope with these challenges differently, says Jenny, so it's important to take cues from the family on how they would like people to help and be involved.

6 Reasons Why Moms Make The Best Friends

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I have no shame in admitting that my mom is one of my best friends. We text throughout the day and talk on the phone a few times per week. It's been that way ever since I left for college and continues to be that way after graduating and moving out of the house. It will probably always be that way, and that's perfectly OK with me. Here's why moms make the best friends.

14 Creepy Things Kids Have Actually Said

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents

Kids certainly have a lot to talk about -- sometimes what they say is funny, sometimes it's wise, sometimes it's heartfelt, and sometimes it's totally...

This Adorably Quirky Little Guy Reminds Us It's Cool To Be Different

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

These days families don't have a single definition -- and one little boy is proud that his is different. Luis was recently featured on Humans Of ...

Toddler DJ Gets The Party Started On 'South Africa's Got Talent'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

On Sunday's episode of South African TV show, "SA's Got Talent," toddler DJ Oratilwe Hlongwane, who goes by DJ Arch Jr., won over the judges with...

48 Parents Of Kids With Down Syndrome Share What They Wish You Knew

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents

Along with the changing leaves and the excitement of Halloween, October is special because it's Down Syndrome Awareness Month. There are about 6,000 b...

One Professor's Kind Gesture For A Single Mother Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

When a single mother studying at DeVry University unexpectedly brought her young son to class on Monday, her professor was more than willing to lend ...

10 Warnings for All Working Parents

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I've said this before, and I'll say it again, you don't know what tired is until you're a parent. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe it. It's kind of like every ounce of energy has been sucked out of you, leaving you fighting a constant state of exhaustion.

Sugar, School and Your Child's Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

School's back in session and your child has gone from two months of fresh air, regular exercise, relaxation and recreation to an indoor classroom packed with new kids to meet, coughs, sneezes, intense concentration, tests, and homework.

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Everyday Health | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

“How will work and workplaces evolve in the future?” was the question that thought leaders tried to answer during the Global Wellness Ins...

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

She Has the Best Reaction to Her Sister's Ultrasound Surprise | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents

The birth of a child is the greatest blessing of all, and it's double the excitement if you're blessed with twins.

3 Pieces Of Advice For Move-In Day That are Classic Dad

Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News

Everyone can relate to the excitement, stress and worry of moving into a new apartment or house, especially on the inaugural move into independence. L...

Being in a MAAN Box (Marginalization, Anxiety, Anger and Neglect)

Caleb Clark | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Caleb Clark

I was in a pretty bad emotional box last week. For context, I'm a 49-year-old father, with a 3-month-old and a 3-year-old. I'm writing about this for the other fathers out there who might relate. So, about my MAAN box.

Parents and Psychotherapists: Some Common Denominators

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Like Judy Collins singing, "I've looked at both sides now," I can tell you that practicing psychotherapy is far easier than parenting. Therapists a...

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

I Was Afraid To Give Birth

Kate Fries | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kate Fries

I loved my son when he was just an idea, a mass of cells growing and shaping themselves into a person inside of me. I didn't think I would be able to love him any other way. But then he was here, and the love I felt was so much more.

Making a Million Moms Proud: The ASK Campaign Has Been Saving Kids for 15 Years

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

It's been 15 years since this cry rallied the original, epic Million Mom March on Mother's Day, May 14, 2000. On that historic day, 750,000 mothers and concerned individuals gathered on the National Mall while more than 150,000 rallied in satellite events in 70 cities across the country.