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9 Indisputable Truths About Kids And Dinnertime

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The hardest part about dinner used to be choosing what to eat. Now it's choosing whether to change your children's clothes to the ones that can be thrown away afterward -- or just stripping the kids naked to throw directly into the shower when it's all over.

What Makes a Good Mother?

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Janie Emaus

Every minute of every day, I saw her taking charge of our family life. She was the CEO, the nutritionist, the event planner, the therapist, the traffic controller, all in one.

A Q and A On Everything College

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.23.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Myths as rumors are often untrue and exasperate any situation. This is the case with the college admissions process as so many students and parents hear things that are just not the case.

Why I Taught My Daughters How to Be Ambassadors in the 5th Grade

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I made a big deal about getting their passport. I treated it like a right of passage. They were graduating from the fifth grade, and they were about to become citizens of the world. I told each of them, "You are an ambassador for your country."

The Only Reminders I Need When I've Had Enough

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

Sometimes I find myself sitting behind the wheel of the car thinking, Enough. But then something happens to pull me out of my negative abyss and set my head on straight.

Parents Against the World: The Greatest Competition

Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Michael M. Osit, Ed.D.

Kids, starting as young as 3 years old, have access and exposure to a cyber-world and peer influence that competes with and can be in direct contrast to the values we are trying to instill in our children.

What High School Students (And Their Parents) Can Do to Get the Most Financial/Merit Aid for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Where a student attends college, how much it will cost the family, and whether they end up with a little or a lot of debt depends on everyone making college finances a priority. It's never too early to start planning for how to pay for college.

Using Kids' Mobile Apps As an Effective Parenting Tool

Catriona Wallis | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

Used in moderation with time limits applied, mobile apps can become a blessed parenting tool that works for your family.

Tulips and Sex -- Writing As If Everyone I Know Were Dead

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I want to write about tulips today. I don't want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means writing about sex: Something a...

The Great List Of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

From this list I deduced that, lo and behold, I was indeed happy, even thrilled, with the life I'd be able to have with my two daughters. I was willing to let go of the first two items to be able to participate in the rest of them.

Why My Son Knows Bon Jovi Sings the Best Song Ever... Not One Direction

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My son remembers every song he has heard and can tell me the name and artist. It is pretty amazing for a 4-year-old, actually. I can barely remember to pack his lunch, yet he knows that Paramore sings "Ain't It Fun."

Middle-aged and Invisible at Coachella

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Julie Bergman Sender

I accept that Coachella has become one of those rites of passage for millennials and far be it from me to deny my child that... but along the way I had my own rite of passage.

The #1 Rule All In-Laws Need To Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Laura* and her mother-in-law talk openly about private matters and nothing is off limits—not even sex. They vent to...

Should Money Be the Deciding Factor in Your Child's College Choice?

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

May 1 is just around the corner. This is traditionally the final deadline for high school seniors to decide which financial aid package they are going to accept to attend college in the fall.

Life Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Sue Gober | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Sue Gober

My daughter-in-law was doing a much better job in the "Christian" parenting department than I ever did -- that was painful to admit, but at the same time, it was so uplifting.

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...

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

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.

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

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.

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

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...

The Disappointment of Modern Sex

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

A few hours later, my parents, Simon and I were having tea and some Linzertorte. Suddenly Simon said, "Oh God, here we go."

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.