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Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Julie Bergman Sender

I wonder if that is the irony of the whole thing: The young come in and take over for a brief moment, while we as their parents are glimpsing the last gasps of knowing what our kids are doing as we look ahead to the hill we are about to be over.

Jane Goodall Trades Chimps For Bears

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.18.2014 | Travel

A few weeks ago, Huff Post Travel was invited to an exclusive premier of Disneynature's latest feature film, "Bears." Set amidst a spectacular Ala...

10 Things A Little Girl With Autism Has To Get Off Her Chest

Shanell Mouland | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

My meltdowns are far worse for me than they are for you.

The Easter Moth

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Leaning in for closer review, Sadie and I both catch a slight body quiver, but our excitement dissipates as we realize its leg is broken. The two of us make a grim, silent eye pact to do what we can to save it, or at least make it more comfortable dying.

Your Daily Guide to an Awesome Spring Break Staycation

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Let's face it: Not everyone can go to Bermuda for spring break. But sometimes a "staycation" is just what the doctor ordered, because you can hang out with the kids and tackle spring cleaning.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Leave Baby Behind

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

To a mother of an older child, separation is the norm; it's the way kids grow up and the way we get on with our lives. To a mother holding her baby in her arms, however, even a brief separation to a faraway land can feel daunting--too painful to bear.

What Happened Next? The Good, the Weird and the Ugly of Coming Out of the Pot Closet

Kiri Westby | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Kiri Westby

The moment we admit we toke up, there are a whole slew of assumptions and images based on stereotypes. If we call ourselves potheads, then the term loses power and legitimacy.

Your Couch Is Far More Dangerous Than You Think

Ben Klasky | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Ben Klasky

Why are we so afraid to let our kids play outside, when we know that such activity is vital for their physical and mental health? Our fears are so extreme that in a few cases, parents have been arrested for allowing their children to play outside unattended. My mother would have been sent to jail on an almost daily basis.

Babies Waiting for Dad to Come Home is Adorable x 1,000,000 (VIDEO)

HooplaHa | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
HooplaHa

Babies get excited about everything -- from food to new toys -- but nothing is more exciting (or adorable) than getting to see their parents! Check o...

10 Essentials to Help Your Kid Rent an Apartment in NYC

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

When your kid needs to find an apartment in Manhattan on a budget (our rule is it can't be more expensive than on campus housing), you can't help but get a little tense.

16 Ways My Dog Has Made Me A Better Parent

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.

Why Life In Your 30s Is Better (And Worse) Than In Your 20s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

It gets better: more simple, more meaningful, more established, more fulfilling, more STABLE. You'll have fewer fights, cry less tears and make fewer bad decisions. But you'll also have less fun.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

If we remove reward and punishment, what do we put in its place? The key to effective discipline is to establish mutual respect and to expect cooperation

Mommy Doesn't Love You -- She Wants a Nursemaid

Caroline Beaulieu | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Caroline Beaulieu

I think the idea of taking in ones parents is really lovely. The very people who fed and bathed you, nurtured you during the most vulnerable period of your life, are now in need of a little of the same. Unfortunately, that's not how it works and there are three main reasons.

5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

20 (More) Rules All Toddlers Live By

April McCormick | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

MAKE A MESS! That is your mantra. Make the most of every opportunity to wreck the joint.

Passion Reflections From a (Non) Ambivalent Christian

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

For a liturgical moment, then, last Sunday I was invited to be present to and not try to rush through the most devastating of place's in grief's landscape.

The Shadow of the 'Normal' Family

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Something inside this man. We so often search for observable manifestations of behavior that we forget that there is something even more vital and powerful that determines our actions: our inner landscape.

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

Dress Code For PARENTS Proposed At Florida School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

A Florida high school board member recently suggested a new dress code -- for parents. During a meeting earlier this month, Broward County school b...

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

Conscious Re-characterization

Jane Buckingham | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Jane Buckingham

"Conscious uncoupling" evokes a desire to make divorce seem positive, proactive and even somewhat glamorous. But, divorce is none of these things. It's painful, scary, uncomfortable, embarrassing and unpleasant.

Parenting Is the New Religion

Brian Leaf | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We just need to respect our differences and realize that the right way to parent comes down to our own assumptions. Down to our own particular parenting religion.

Tips on Creating a Safe In-App Environment for Kids and Parents

Catriona Wallis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of two boys aged 4 and 7 years, bringing up young kids in the age of mobile apps, I, like many parents, was adversely affected by In-App purchases appearing on my credit card that I did not authorize.