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The Evolution of the Digital Parent

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

A major part of the challenge of parenting in this day and age lies in managing the increasingly digital lives of their children, especially in their tween and teen years.

In the Time That a Blueberry Ripens

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

Over the July weeks, blueberries ripen, dark purple-blue, gaining volume and sweetness. If you sneak one early, it is too tart; if you wait until the right afternoon, warm sweetness explodes, the taste of summer. What else happens in those days it takes for blueberries to ripen?

What All Parents (Even Happily Married Ones) Should Tell Their Kids About Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.01.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Whether you're happily married or filing for divorce (or somewhere in between), it's always a good time to review how you present the topic of divorce to your own kids.

5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

Author Stands By Essay That Infuriated Moms A Decade Ago

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

In 2005, mother of four Ayelet Waldman wrote an essay published by The New York Times that ignited a firestorm of controversy in the parenting communi...

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

How Parents In The '70s And '80s Had It Made

Erica Ford | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

Sadly, my kids will never know the joys of rolling freely around the back of a station wagon or eating Twinkies as part of a healthy lunch. 

Am I 'Just' a Mom?

Janie Porter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I don't mean to brag, but I do so many things. Things that are relevant. And important. And valuable. And invisible.

On The Days I Struggle the Most With My Little Ones

Regan Long | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

I'm given one shot with my children. They are given one childhood with me. The amazing, yet scary part of all of this, I'm the author of this part of their lives.

Going to Plan B for Survival

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Robert Siciliano

Forget rushing to the grocery store when disaster like a snowstorm strikes. Everyone else will have the same idea. Need I say more?

5 Things I Never Want My Preemie Twins To Forget

Meghan Szylvian | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Meghan Szylvian

There may come a time in your life when you feel weak or inadequate. Please remember what you were able to accomplish entirely of your own will and your own fortitude. You are strong.

3 Reminders That Can Help You Raise Resilient Kids

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW

Now that my daughter is 4, I worry about how to raise an exuberant girl to be true to herself and resilient as she confronts the harried perfectionism and success-driven ethos of our culture. Sound familiar? Here are a few things I try to keep in mind on my own parenting journey.

The Die Is Cast

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The school year brings new lessons to students that will hopefully remain with them until they too attend weddings years later and spontaneously recite lessons fondly, with a new appreciation for those that helped shape their lives.

Preserve The Playdate!

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I encourage you to PRESERVE THE PLAYDATE -- the safe, organized, adult-led, pre-scheduled, mutually agreed upon time where children can have safe and organized fun for a specific pre-scheduled period of time in a safe and mutually agreed upon location. The future of our nation depends on it.

10 Tips for Bully-Proofing Your Child Before School Starts

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

The summer offers a respite from school bullies, but does this break from bullying have to end because the summer ends?

If My Kids Ever Appeared on Shark Tank

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

My kids' current favorite show is Shark Tank, where budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a team of corporate tycoons who double as potential investors. While listening to concepts for, among other things, collapsible kayaks and colored fur spray for dogs, my daughters vigorously interrogate the television.

The History of Us: Why I Take So Many Photos Of My Kids

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

I see myself as my family's archivist. I'm preserving our history. And our history isn't made up of just special occasions. It's much more than that

9 Tips For Breaking Bad News To Kids

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Anyone who's been through a divorce will tell you that ending a marriage (or a long-term relationship) is painful -- even if it's the "right" thing. For kids, though, "right" or not, the breakup of their parents' relationship can be devastating.

A Straightforward Take on Motherhood From Jaime Primak Sullivan, Star and Producer of Bravo's Jersey Bell

Caroline Presno | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Curious about what happens when East Coast edge meets Southern charm? Viewers can find out by watching Jersey girl, Jaime Primak Sullivan negotiate an Alabama suburb in the new unscripted comedy, Jersey Belle.

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

Dear Parents: You Can Say No

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

"You can say no," I find myself saying to family after family. Which is kind of an amazing thing to have to say, if you think about it

My Son's Disability Doesn't Make Me A 'Special Kind Of Person'

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

Believe me, I am not diminishing my work as a mother. I am not pretending that my son is just like everyone else. But when we glorify his friends, or his mother, or his one-day prom date, we imply that he is less-than.

What If I Don't Like My Roommate?

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Many of the young men and women I speak to all week long in my practice are panicked about the same issue: the stranger with whom they will be sharing the tiny space called a dorm room

Keeping Memories Alive and the Importance of Family Values

Gramma Good | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

As parents and grandparents we know it our responsibility to teach positive family values. My daughters, I am proud to say, value family above all else. Growing up in our home, life revolved around family. Living on an island played a positive role in reinforcing our teachings because island living is all about family.