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'Knock Off the Penis Talk' and Other Things I Never Thought I Would Say As A Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I am often stressed out. And as much as I hate to admit it, I can't always hide this side of myself from my kids.

10 Books By Dads That You Need This Father's Day

Adrian Kulp | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

In the spirit of Father's Day, I thought it might only be fitting to highlight a few of the dads that I've met along the way that have written books. Not just 'books', but brutally honest works of non-fiction and comedic memoirs about fatherhood, written by actual fathers. Dudes that have ALL been in the trenches of parenting combat.

Parenting: It Doesn't Have To Be That Hard

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

We make parenting harder for ourselves because we think it should come naturally. We make parenting harder on ourselves because we think the kids are making it hard on us without realizing we are missing some skills that could make it easier.

Lisa Belkin

Author's Ode To Motherhood Is One You'll Want To Pass On To Your Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

I first “met” Kelly Corrigan when four million of you did, back in 2008, when her video “Transcending,” where she read an essay about wom...

All I've Ever Wanted As A Parent

Posted 06.07.2013 | Parents

Drew Magary's new parenting memoir, Someone Could Get Hurt, is wickedly funny. But the Deadspin and GQ writer's humor is balanced with honest expressi...

Les Enfants Fantastiques! A Review of Pamela Druckerman's Bébé Day by Day'

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.

WATCH: 'Portlandia's' Awesome Take On Parenting Advice

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

It may never be more accurate to say something is funny because it's true... This week, "Portlandia" parodies the new parent dilemma of wanting an ...

Throw Away the Parenting Manuals

Kristen Levithan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

I am a person who craves direction. I love to follow recipes and check-lists. And I thought that the approach that had brought me success as a student and a professional would naturally work for parenting too.

The Only Parenting Label That Matters

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

You can chart your own path because, and this is important, no one else has ever raised your kids before.

Babble Plans E-Book Series

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK — A top parenting site has teamed with Hyperion for a series of e-books featuring stories from "connected and engaged" mothers and fath...

I'm a Crappy Dad

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Christian Piatt

My son, Mattias, is a charmer. As introverted and crowd-averse as I am, he feeds off the energy of a group. His uncle Matt calls him "Slumdog Millionaire" because he's convinced that, if you dropped him in the middle of Calcutta, he'd be running the joint inside of six months.

The Worst Advice Ever Given To Parents -- Going Back To The 1700s

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents

Written by Libby Copeland for Slate In the annals of bad baby advice, a dubious prize goes to Tennessee preacher Michael Pearl, who provoked outrag...

Throw Away Your Parenting Books

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Relax, slow down, cancel the Mandarin lessons and put the parenting books back on the shelf. Use them as needed, not as gospel.

How Children Succeed: An Interview with Paul Tough

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I wonder if our adult kids' pervasive fear of failure hasn't returned them to their childhood bedrooms, dissatisfied and unemployed. Yes, it's a tough economy out there, but have we made them afraid to take chances, to bypass meaningful engagement and social justice opportunities?

Book Review: Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Neuroscience and cognitive psychology are two of several exciting new fields about the brain and behavior. This book does sound justice to these subjects and to the evolving way that science can (and must) inform and assist everyday human endeavors, including parenting.

On "Exotic" Parenting

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Bhakti Shringarpure

The urban mom is obsessed with making a science of parenting. This is healthy and completely normal. But here is where I draw the line: looking for solutions through cultural stereotyping and engaging in quasi-racist discourse under the guise of doing what's best for your child.

The Approximate Parent: Author Michael Simon Discusses his New Book on Parenting Teenagers

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Annie Spiegelman

I'd like parents to use something like the scientific method when it comes to raising teens: experiment, collect data, review the results and make tweaks.

'My Kid Was A Biter': How I DIDN'T Get Him To Stop

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.26.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Yes, my kid was a biter. When he was 2 1/2, there was a solid two-month period when I wouldn't let him out of my sight. If I turned my back for a second, Little Dude would sink his tiny, crooked teeth into the nearest unsuspecting arm, shoulder or hand.

Anne Lamott, On Parenting, Grandparenting and The Secret To Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Reading Anne's books feels like talking to her. Talking to her, it turns out, feels a lot like reading her books -- which are about parenting, faith, writing, love and loss. It isn't happenstance that these all intertwine in her writing, she told us, because they are all braided up in her life as well.

Dr. Spock Then And Now: He Said WHAT Back Then?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Changes in one book tell us a lot about the changing views of parents over the years.

Trust Yourself: Did Dr. Spock Have A Clue?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Trust Yourself. You know more than you think you do. Do those classic words of parenting advice resonate today?

Suburban Residents Enraged By 'Thinly Veiled' Critique Of Their Parenting In New Book

Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Oh no, she didn't! Local mother Siah Fried, 40, compiled her anecdotal essays of kids, school, scouts and sports -- in short,...

New Book Teaches Babies HTML

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

Forget "mama" and "dada"--your child's first words should be "Backslash A". We've seen an increase of parenting humor books in the form of par...

Could A Mother Have Written Go The F*ck To Sleep?

Babble | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women

When a mother in my Butts, Guts, Tris and Thighs class told me about a mock kids’ book called Go the Fuck to Sleep, I knew right off I would love it...

Confessions Of A Confused Mom

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

I am a mother who does not have a strong conviction that there is one fixed, right way of raising children. Often times I second-guess my own choice in a situation, and wonder if I could have found a better way of parenting.