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Who's the Pervert? Is Hitting a Child More Acceptable Than Holding Her?

Erika Christakis | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Single fathers -- gay fathers, no less -- seem to be under special scrutiny lest their loving attention veer into unsavory territory. Are we so uncomfortable with male nurturing that we assume something perverse about it?

How to Diffuse a Tantrum in 10 Seconds Flat

The Stir | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
The Stir

It's a hard place to be -- in public with a toddler who is having a complete meltdown. Here are a few ways to stop those nasty tantrums dead in their tracks.

The Latest Parenting Book From China Causing Controversy

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

There have been Panda Dads and Hippo Moms and Koala Moms and Pussycat Mamas, and today we have an essay from a Lion Mother.

We Asked, You Answered: #BestParentingAdvice

Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents

You've read all the books, but sometimes the best way to be prepared for parenthood is by living the experiences for yourself -- and then living to te...

If You'll Do Anything for an "A," You'll Do Anything for Your Boss, Too

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Our kids today are already surrounded by forces that encourage them to be compliant. The very last thing they need is parents who've taught them to be good soldiers.

Will Chinese Mothers Win The Parenting Prize?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Chua explains that Chinese mothers (and parents from other non-white American cultural groups) think about children differently. They think about potential, rather than protection.

On Vacation? Take Time to Teach Your Children Well

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

One of the most stressful things can be helping your child successfully make the transition back to school, and in all likelihood they are not going to be the best sports about it.