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

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 04.16.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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.

7 Great Tips To Help You Cope When Your Kid Leaves For College

Susan Pace | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

So your kid is going off to college and you're dreading it. Every time you walk past his or her room, all you can see are the bags from Target or Walmart filled with towels, extra long twin sheets, pillows, socks, a shower caddy and Ramen noodles. Your heart is breaking, right?

Here's What All Divorced Dads Need To Know

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

While dozens of factors can make divorced and remarried dads feel insecure, one fact puts them to rest: Kids are brought into this world by one and only one man. If you're a divorced dad, here's a hint: IT'S YOU.

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute symbols and images (e.g. emoticons) to communicate, it will have a negative effect on their spelling, grammar, and reading and writing skills. Logical, don't you think?

A Warning For Parents Of Millennials

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

All of us should be very concerned about the picture that's emerging around two of the most profound choices today's young adults will face, marriage and parenthood, because they are bearing the next generation of children.

3 Big Perfectionism Struggles For Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many of us think it's the key to our success, when in fact, it's the very thing leading us away from our true purpose and completely wipes out our energy in the process.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

Premonition of a Parent's Worst Nightmare

Terry K Carr | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Terry K Carr

Any parent who has lost a child will tell you that you never get over it. What is not talked about so much is the haunting thought of losing another.

7 Steps to Effective Fathering

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The role of father became marginalized as men moved their work from the farm to the factory. An availability and presence faded from the fields and the rap-around porches, as fathers picked up lunch pails in place of shovels and plows.

Without Integrity, Nothing Works?

Tony Smith | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Tony Smith

Without integrity, nothing really, fully, works. The many costs of ignoring it, or taking it for granted.... are too steep and too persistent to continue.

Dear Family Whisperer: Which Father Do I Celebrate?

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Regardless of the past, the important issue is how you might better these relationships in the present. One father might be happy with a sincere, carefully conceived letter summing up what he means to you. Another might need to be part of a celebration or want to cook dinner for you.