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Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Supporting Families

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.

Straight Parents Answer Questions That Gay Parents Get Asked

The Next Family | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“How did you have your children?” is a pretty awkward question for any parent to answer, though it’s a question most often ...

Everyone Knows Someone, Right?

Suzanne McGee | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Suzanne McGee

I. The Diagnosis He eats healthy and is tall and athletic. She was a 3.5-year-old toddler who is full of energy and full of laughter. They hav...

The Note From A Stranger That Brought This Mom To Tears

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents

Washington Mom Lauren Nordberg was dining out with her 6-year-old son, who has autism, when he started having a meltdown. But a stranger's kind n...

Amazon Kids' Fire Promotes Sleep, Life Balance

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 12.19.2015 | Parents
Jenifer Joy Madden

Parents are getting help from a fun-filled tablet that encourages kids to go to bed on time. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition shuts off so cleverly and ge...

Building Vision With No Sight: On Raising a Paralympic World Champion

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Anique Y.M. Hameed

The essence of what truly makes Lex different from us is the strength of his vision for his life, despite the hurdles.

10 Surefire Signs You're Turning Into Your Mother

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2015 | Fifty

You swore it would never be you. You'd be different. But sure enough, one day it will hit you: you've become your mother. The realization could come t...

What This 'Imperfect Son' Learned From His Parents' Deaths

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion

One of the most unsettling things about struggling with a parent's death is that life outside the hospital or hospice is still moving rapidly forward...

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...