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Dad Bloggers Fight...Just Like Moms

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Their rivalry -- all rivalries -- reflect the growth of the sport. Mom bloggers have been sniping at each other for years. Now it's the dad blogger's turn.

If You See Abuse, Report Abuse: Parenting Lessons From Penn State

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The committee has spoken. And its message is for all of us, not just those who looked the other way at Penn State.

When Parents Know More Than Doctors

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

A heart-breaking tale that will have you hugging your children and, I suspect, second guessing your doctor then next time your own child gets sick.

10 Things Parents Just DO Understand (A Rebuttal)

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Over on HuffPost Teen, 15-year-old Sam Koppelman has written a post titled "10 Things Parents Just Don't Understand About Teens." It is wise well beyond his 16 years, but, nonetheless, there are a few things that we over at the Parent's page would like clarify on behalf of our entire demographic.

Ready For Your Reality TV Close-Up, Mom And Dad?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Those who believe their parenting skills are worthy of an audience have many chances to be seen in the near future. Apparently reality show producers also think the whole world needs to weigh in on different ways to raise children, based on the sample of casting calls made recently.

What Brawling Fathers And Cheating Kids Have In Common

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The message sent to the 12-year-olds on the field at Britt David Park in Columbus was that winning matters so much it is worth fighting over. I'm betting that is the same message that the 16-year-old cheating Stuyvesant students were sent over the years.

Spanking Is Wrong, And Other Parenting Truths

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Some questions really don't have two sides. "Is it okay to do something to your child that would land you in jail if you did it to a stranger on the street?" is one of those. You can phrase it other ways too -- like "Is it okay to hurt a child because it serves your immediate goal when science shows it can lead to long term harm?" But there is still just one answer.

Crying Along With Andy Murray's Mum

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Andy Murray's parents were every parent yesterday. You can watch, and cheer, and close your eyes when you can't bear to look, but you can not do it for them.

Who Cares That Tom and Nicole's Kids Were Adopted?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If you wouldn't use the word "biological" when describing a child, than why use the word "adopted"? Is the point to imply that Holmes' loss of Suri would somehow be greater because she was her "real" daughter, as opposed to Kidman's loss of two children who weren't really hers?

The Next New Thing In Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Maybe all the sniping and hair-splitting, the need to name every parental choice and write a book about it -- perhaps that was the storm before our social leap? Maybe the convergence of views means we might move on from parallel play to playing nicely with others?

Does Having A Dog Prepare You For Parenting, Or Vice Versa?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

We were ready for a dog because our children had broken us in. Bones and squeaky toys strewn around the floor? We had given up on actually seeing the carpet long ago. Accidents during crate training? Did I mention I had toilet trained two boys?

Do Parents Really Get Sick LESS Often Than Non-Parents?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

That doesn't jibe with your reality either, huh? The one where you started sneezing when your oldest started preschool, and haven't put down the Kleenex since. The one where you drag yourself to work regularly with a fever because you used all your sick days taking care of the child whose germs you are now battling?

What I Would Do Differently With My Son, If I Could Do It Over

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Can you persuade a teenager that one day he will be an adult who feels differently? Should you try? Can you capture the past in pixels? What exactly is lost when photos are never taken, or go up in smoke?

Alaina Giordano Dies: Mom Who Lost Custody Because She Had Breast Cancer

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

An ending to the ugliest of divorce battles combined with a tragic cancer tale.

Obamacare & Parental Peace of Mind

Dan Siegel | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Dan Siegel

On July 4, the country celebrates our independence from foreign tyranny. Can we now come together -- unlike the raging Tea Party summer of two years ago -- to recognize our interdependence of caring?

What Has The Internet Given You Lately, Mom?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Inspired by what the research was trying to capture, I reached out to my own web of blogging friends. Why are you here? I asked them. What has the Internet done for you since you've become a parent?

Why The Health Care Ruling Matters For This Parent

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

My first thought when he got sick -- even before his possible mortality, or the fact that he might suffer -- was about insurance. The others were a close second, but the first thing that flashed through my brain was he might be uninsurable.

Nora Was Us

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Lisa Belkin

We felt Nora Ephron knew us, not because she was one of us, but because she was so much more, a distillation of what women felt but didn't yet know, or would have said if they'd been clever enough. The quips the rest of us wished we'd made, but didn't think of until the moment had passed? Ephron gave us voice.

The Benefits Of Spoiling Kids In America

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

For the sake of argument, let's explore the possibility that spoiling our children -- creating "brats" who are very comfortable being waited and doted upon -- is good for them.

Do You Walk Around Naked In Front Of Your Kids?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If your child is expressing embarrassment, is that the moment for everyone to cover up? Or is it just a little too late?

Parents, Do You Have A Clue What Your Teen Does Online?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Seventy percent of teens saying they lie to their parents about where they go, and what they do, online.

Do You Talk About Your Kids While At Work?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Silence is toxic. Our ideas of normal come from what we see and hear around us. Our permission to act, and even think, in a certain way, is obtained by noticing the boundaries being heeded by everyone else. So I make it a point to talk about my children at work.

Why The Workplace Doesn't Work For Parents

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Several high-profile articles in the past few days have created one of those crystallizing moments -- a spotlight on the on the fact that work just doesn't work for so many of us. The more of these moments we have, the greater the chance that things actually change, so let's seize this one and keep talking.

Think That Woman Has It All? You're Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Women have done all the contorting that they can possibly do to cram their dual desires for work and children into the workplace as it exists. Now it is time for the workplace to cram, contort and change instead.

Today's Dad: A Portrait In Data

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

What is the measure of a man? At this time of year, every group with a clip board and a calculator (okay, a keyboard and a data processing program) is digging in to measure men -- fathers in particular -- just in time for their big day.