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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

LittleThings.com | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
LittleThings.com

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.

10 Signs You're Being Raised By A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

You have to be bleeding to death or unconscious to go to the emergency room. When my dad started complaining of chest pain in the middle of the night and said he wanted to go to the ER, my mom warned him that it better not be his gallbladder.

Dolls and Princesses and Pretend Weddings, Ages and Stages and Phases -- Oh My!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Every time I both celebrate and mourn my 8-year-old's passing from one stage and entry into another, I thank my lucky stars that I have another daughter, Cybele, almost seven years her junior.

Hyundai's Daddy-Daughter Spot You Must Watch to Believe

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

What these automakers understand, however, is that beyond these consumers being men, they're fathers. These automakers understand the growing influence of the fatherhood role on today's man and how powerful that identify has become.

What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Pregnancy

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

With the upcoming return of MTV's popular reality show "Teen Mom," teenage pregnancy is at the forefront of not only parent minds, but also pop culture.

Two Simple Questions You Must Ask Your Troubled Teen

Joyce Linder | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Joyce Linder

The only person who knows the real reason, the real root of the problem, is your teen. And until you can identify what exactly it is that is going on, things can't get better.

12 Things Teachers Think But Can't Always Say to Parents

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Matthew Dicks

Please know that both legally and ethically, there are times when I want to say something or agree with you but cannot for a multitude of reasons, usually pertaining to the privacy of another student. I will miss your child for the rest of my life, even if your child was incredibly difficult and made my days long and exhausting.

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part of being a smart parent is realizing you're not as smart as you think.

The Opportunity Costs of Absent Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

When fathers are absent from their children's lives -- physically, emotionally, or spiritually -- it costs them dearly. They give up the benefits of being involved, responsible, committed dads -- such as the love of their children and the joy of seeing their children grow into adults -- and the benefits of mothers' love in raising children together.

How Three Consumer Brands Helped Dads and Kids Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

Three consumer brands helped dads and kids score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Nissan, Toyota, and Dove Men+Care focused their annual Super Bowl campaigns on celebrating dads.

Forcing Some Parents to Pay College Tuition

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

There are no analogous laws that apply to married parents, who are never forced by the law to pay for any part of their children's college education. But, married parents might pay anyway -- and willingly so.

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

The Flash's Patrick Sabongui, Who Plays a Gay Police Captain, Gives Us Insight to His Character and Home Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Playing a complex character, let alone a a character from a comic book, is not an easy task. The actor has to think about how to make the character his own while not misrepresenting how the fans view the character.

6 Steps to Deal with Fears for Your Children

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm generally not a fearful parent. Even though I fear accidents the most, I rarely think about whether they might happen. But every once in a while, the scar that Jillian still has from that awful day reminds me how much I love my children and don't want any harm to come to them.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

Deborah Kong | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

We must continue to raise quality in order to provide children with the kind of early experiences that are proven to boost high school graduation, increase college enrollment and completion, reduce crime and prepare a skilled workforce for the 21st century.

How Your Vote in November Could Harm or Help Children

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

As we approach the culmination in November of yet another election cycle, I decided to stake stock of what so many people these days are voting against -- marriage.

What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.