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My Dad Ate My Homework

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

thought about it for a long while. Sure, I could have brought her homework to school and saved her. But why? This was the real lesson.

10 Tips For Managing Your In-Laws

Posted 10.01.2014 | Dr. Phil

If you plan on sticking with your spouse, then you're stuck with your in-laws, so finding ways to get along is crucial.

Keeping Teens Safe on the Streets

Kate Carr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Teens who have been hit or almost hit also think its normal to cross the street while texting or talking on the phone.

6 Things That Surprise Me About My Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

At night I write down things in my journal that surprised me most that day, along with moments that spoke to my heart and inspired me. Most of the time, I'm writing about my son and daughter. Here are a few ways they have surprised me most.

Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

John McElhenney | Posted 09.30.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Even when you feel like you're not getting through to them, you are. The support they feel just from your check-ins cannot be underestimated. Letting them know you love them. Making sure they hear it from you as often as they will tolerate it.

Bridging the Generational Divide between a Football Father and a Soccer Son

John McCormick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

Single Parents Want to Be Good Parents

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Madeleine M. Kunin

let's stop decrying family structure and begin focusing on good parenting. The earlier we begin, even before pregnancy, the better for the child.

The KID Pro Quo

Richard Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate the things we all have in life -- whether it's a meal, a beautiful sunset, a car that works or a spouse who is an excellent Mom.

How Your Vote in November Could Harm or Help Children

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

As we approach the culmination in November of yet another election cycle, I decided to stake stock of what so many people these days are voting against -- marriage.

The Awkward Truth About Having 'The Talk'

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

Conscious parenting may sound like it's all apple cider vinegar and handmade socks, but facing good news and bad news with grace and mindful action doesn't always feel natural. In fact, parenting can get particularly awkward when it comes to addressing children's sexual behavior,

Harvard, Schmarvard; Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

For some parents, college acceptance approaches the culmination of every single parenting choice ever made. It can seem the ultimate goal, the ROI of parenthood, the final gold award and the epitome of a parenting job well done.

Learning to Be a Grateful Parent

Karem Ensley | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Karem Ensley

No, I haven't had a good night's sleep in more than three months because of discomfort, pain and constant kicking inside of me, but I'm grateful that I have a healthy baby who is showing his strength and personality already.

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

What Happens When Grown-Up Kids Tell Their Parents 'I Love You' For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

Some parents and children tell each other "I love you" daily. With others, the love is felt but never actually spoken. Steven Lim, a YouTuber who u...

That's Just Not Fair

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

etween both our sons' adoptions, I can't count the number of times we uttered, "Well, that's just not fair." Such as when a birth mom chooses the heterosexual couple that just finished their application after your two-year wait.

Yagana Shah

15 Empty-Nesters Having Way More Fun Than Their Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.26.2014 | Fifty

Did your teen just head off to college? Or did your boomerang kid finally get a job and move out of your basement? Do you find yourself not knowing wh...

U.S. Education and the S.A.T. vs. Liberty and Equality

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Since education equals opportunity, our educational system plays a strong role in this tremendous wealth imbalance -- despite efforts to the contrary -- because it unfortunately favors wealth.

Emotional Currency, the Underlying Exchange

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Our capacity to learn an emotional language and our ability to relate primarily to ourselves, as well as to others, will dictate whether or not we can learn to process, understand and indeed move on from any of our past emotionally laden experiences.

11 Things Only Parents Of Boys Understand

The Next Family | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were braids and pigtails. There was shopping and giggling. There was peace and love and joy and... and... peace. Then, I had boys.

Dr. Phil Gives Troubled Parents A Wake-Up Call

Posted 09.24.2014 | Dr. Phil

Should this couple reconcile, or are they better off apart?

Ann Brenoff

One Family's Devastating 'New Normal' After Losing An 11-Year-Old To Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents

One of the small things Ellen Stern struggles with now is what to say when a new acquaintance asks her how many kids she has. "Twice now, I've sai...

What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

Jordan Gray | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Gray

The world needs intentional people... leaders, teachers, lovers, and parents. And I'm starting to think that my nervousness around "Will I be a good enough father?" is all the more reason for me to be a father in the first place.

Parents Interrupt Toddler's Performance Of 'Frozen,' But She Will NOT Let It Go

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents

Interrupt this little girl, and she will not "let it go." In the video above, 2-year-old Skye Gracey of Belfast, Ireland gets serious about perform...

Understanding Early Action, Early Decision, Restricted Early Action and Rolling Admission

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you decide to apply "early" to a college, it's a good idea to understand what that means. Like so many other areas of college admissions, it's not exactly straightforward.