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In With The Old & The New: Getting Rid Of The War On Parenting Styles

Mercedes Samudio | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Mercedes Samudio

"The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not to stop your progress." Steve Maraboli I sat down to write this piece after reading a post abou...

What is Your Parenting Style?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

The other day I was listening to my grandchildren play with their friends, and they were discussing whose parents were the easiest, and whose were the most strict. It took me back to my own childhood, when my friends and I would compare our parents' parenting styles.

What to Do When Mom and Dad Have Different Parenting Styles

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.03.2016 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

Divorced or coupled, parents sometimes differ in parenting philosophies and styles, a topic few may discuss when dating. When a couple breaks up and kids live between two households, the issue is magnified.

Why This Pussycat Parent Will Never Be A Tiger Mother

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few years ago, a controversial book entitled 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' captured considerable media and public attention because it seemed to argue that overly-strict discipline borrowed from Chinese parenting philosophy was superior to the allegedly more casual Western parenting style. The book was actually less controversial -- and far less interesting -- than media coverage made it seem.

How To 'Prioritize Kindness' For Your Kids

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Most parents want their kids to be caring individuals, but how many actually portray that sentiment on a daily basis? According to Richard Weissbo...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to NOT Be 'The Bad Guy'

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Getting enough sleep and eating well are critical for your child's growth and development. However, a few sugary treats and the occasional late night won't compromise his health in the long run.

5 Secrets of Raising Charitable Kids

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Charity begins at home -- as does empathy, generosity, kindness, responsibility, honesty and a host of other relationship-building traits that make life worth living.

5 Ways Your Last Kid Gets The Short End Of The Stick

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

4. He doesn't get a front row seat to the live stage show du jour... but he does get to watch anything he wants on TV, which he will be sitting in front of for 16 hours a day.

5 Highly Unconventional Parenting Techniques, Explained

Posted 05.16.2014 | Parents

In his recent book, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask, sociologist Dalton...

When Parenting Styles Clash

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

What is "no big deal" to one parent, may be a big deal to the other. But nevertheless, it is never appropriate to sabotage another parent's discipline in front of your child.

I Can't Get My Husband to Parent MY Way!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

If you scold him, you will come across not as his caring wife, but as his shaming mother. This will no doubt trigger his old childhood pain, reinforcing his resistance to your input.

Parental Guidance

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Where do you look for advice on how to parent? Do you follow what you read or hear because you think you should? Or because it resonates with what feels right to you?

Lisa Belkin

The Only Parenting 'Philosophy' You Really Need | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

My two boys are standing at the top of a hill at the edge of our dead end street. Each has a scooter, and a helmet, and an eye on the slope stretched ...

Hands Off! Parenting Wisdom From Around the World: A Review of Christine Gross-Loh's Parenting Without Borders

Emma Jenner | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Being a good parent means putting our children's needs before our own. We should monitor children's TV habits to protect them from inappropriate media exposure. Most American and British parents trust in these fundamental truths. But what if some of them weren't universal at all?

Why Your Child May Not Need Snacks

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

American parents usually have a stockpile of snacks for whenever their children get hungry. But are they really necessary? Christine Gross-Loh, aut...

Every Mom Deserves Your Nod

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Moms of the World: Look up. There we are, looking back at you, nodding, smiling. You're in the thick of it, or it's just a thick day, and we get it.

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards.

You Don't Have to Choose a Parenting Method to Be a Great Parent

Beth Woolsey | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

If something's not working, you can ditch it. Pitch it. Without ruining your baby or yourself or your mind. If something's not working, you can do something else. You can, if you want. You can.

Am I Overprotective?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Am I overprotective? Absolutely. Do I feel bad for judging "those" parents for caring too much? You bet.

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.

How I Finally Got Over My Barbie Angst

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Tracey Stewart

Parenting has given me so many gifts. The gift of never being certain that there is one right way to do anything has been a profound one.

Why I Will Never 'Pop' My Grandkids

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

With the holidays upon us, what other grandmas might do may be tested. Families will gather and children will act up. Some grandparents will spank or send kids into corners. Some parents will bristle. Or not. To each his own.

Lisa Belkin

Which Type Of Parent Are You? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Parents

What kind of parent are you? There are bookshelves filled with options: Tiger Mom or free-range, attachment or laissez-faire. Pick a guide, and b...

10 Renegade Rules For Raising Kids

Heather Shumaker | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Heather Shumaker

Who hasn't said "Be nice and share your toys?" From the earliest age, we want our children to be generous. The trouble is, we're going about it all wrong.

The Improvisational Parent

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 10.07.2012 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

Well hello there! My name is Liz and I'm making it up as I go. To a certain extent, I think we'll all admit that this is true of ourselves. But this truth -- that we're basically winging it -- becomes especially pronounced when we become parents.