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How to Get Your Way Without Being a Control Freak

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

It took years of practice, but I finally learned how to put this bad trait on a leash and keep it in check! You can learn the method of leashing those parts of yourself you don't like too.

What Wondrous Love Is This? A Reflection On The Birth Of My Son Walter

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I'm frequently asked the loaded question of how much I am madly in love with Walter. I mostly give the questioner what they want with a nod of assent. But the truth of my emotion is more complicated. I think maybe the problem is with how I have, up to this point, understood the word "love."

25 Embarrassing Things Every Parent Has Done And Denied

Joe DeProspero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Every parent, regardless of his or her values or disciplinary strategy, is guilty of pulling an occasional fast one, doing something a bit out of character in order to maintain their sanity throughout parenthood. And, I'm sorry to say, I'm about to expose you all -- or at least myself.

My Daughter, My Heart

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

I know that I want this for my daughter, for her to feel everything. So whenever she points out her heart I remind her: keep it open. Allow yourself to be vulnerable because this means that you are loving someone fully. And it's a magnificent way to love.

5 Things I Learned When I Said Yes To My Daughter For 24 Hours

Meg Conley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

Too much of womanhood -- from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the way we spend our time -- is motivated by the word "no." We focus on what we should cut out rather than what we should embrace.

You Know You're a Mom When...

Sybil Brun | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sybil Brun

Are you a hopeful mom-to-be? Or maybe you're a mom who just needs a reminder that you're normal. Maybe you're even totally unsure if you ever want to be a mom someday because you can't begin to imagine what it's like or whether it's even worth it.

8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

After speaking with a lot of experienced parent friends, I've come up with a list of eight things you should never, ever say to your teenager. You may have a completely different list, and that's fine. There are no easy answers or quick fixes just as there are no perfect parents.

If Buddha Was a Working Mother

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

It's not often you see statues of Buddha looking disheveled, balancing a screaming child in one arm and groceries in the other while trying to unlock a front door with his teeth in the rain only to kick open the door and fall on a Hot Wheels toy, do you? Nope -- you don't.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Is the Same Story as 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' (Don't Take Your 5-Year-Old.)

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

If we rail against Fifty Shades of Grey, but then take our daughters to see the Disney's new Beauty and The Beast, we are sending them a horrific message.

5 Universal Truths Of New Motherhood

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

While you will love your child with all of your heart, you will also most passionately feel this love when your child is sleeping.

I Am The Slacker Parent

The Cut | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
The Cut

Surely, once there's a baby, someone has to be the primary caregiver, the default parent -- the better parent. And in the case of my baby, it's supposed to be me.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

Parenthood's Real Life Legacy: Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

For the first time, audiences were part of the story of both a young man and an adult navigating the world with an autism spectrum diagnosis*.

The Real Reason Becoming a Mom Changes Everything

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

While I can go out for the occasional girls' night and leave my work-related cares behind me, my role as mom is one that I simply cannot turn off, no matter what.

Mae Whitman Is Really Territorial About Her BFF Lauren Graham

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

When Mae Whitman dropped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss her new film "The DUFF," she confirmed what we've all known for a long time: "Parenthoo...

The Merit Badges of Parenthood

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

A few weeks ago, I had a series of days where I thought seriously about hanging up my motherhood apron and walking out. It started with one kid coming...

The Letter I Would Write to My Younger Self

John Waters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
John Waters

In retrospect, I would have been wise to listen, but we all need to follow our own paths as we embark on the journey of parenthood.

The Dangers Of Fighting Around Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Some families believe they should never fight “in front of the kids.” Others could care less, letting loose with ...

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.

When You Feel Like You Don't Make A Difference, Remember This

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

All the days spent worrying, trying, stumbling and trying again. All the clothes that you've made go from inside-out to right-side-in.

The Secret Life of a Teenage Caregiver

Michelle Hanson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hanson

I hated the anger I felt towards him, hated the way I treated him in his moments of weakness. I hated the doctors that gave him the opiates that eventually took over his life, and I hated the disease that robbed me of the father that had taught me to play baseball and make the best ice cream sundaes in the world.

The 5 Dads of Elementary School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Dads, don't think you got off easy. Just as I paid attention to all the moms, I was watching you guys, too. That's how the half group, the subdivision, was born: we were all watching you.

6 Truths About Motherhood

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Isn't it amazing how it's possible to never have a minute alone and yet to be heart-achingly lonely at the same time?

End the Mommy Wars!

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I love reading. I'll read anything. Cheesy romance novels, New York Times Best sellers, magazines, blogs. I even read the side panel of my tampon boxe...

5 Confessions of a 'Type A' Working Mom, Wife and Day Dreamer

Traci Bild | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

As a society, we are quick to judge -- not just others, but ourselves. While we teach our kids about bullying, we fail to admit we live with one in our head.