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The Talk Every Parent Needs To Have With Their Teen

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 05.05.2017 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

My phone started buzzing. I looked down at the screen. One of my best friends was calling, but I was busy, so I didn't answer. It buzzed again. Still in the middle of something. Couldn't answer. Good thing we have a code. She texted me to call her ASAP. I dropped everything of course.

20 Things We Told Our Kids Growing Up -- And What We Really Meant

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

Little white lies are harmless, right? They've been used in the name of good parenting forever (at least we think so). Here are some things we freque...

5 Times I Saw My Kids Roll Their Eyes Just Like Sasha And Malia Did

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

While the name of former GOP communications operative Elizabeth Lauten will be forgotten faster than they can turn it into a Jeopardy question ('What 31 year old who still consults her parents should have her Facebook privileges removed?') few parents will forget the First Family's Teenage Eye Roll.

10 Ways For Parents To Stay Sane During The College Application Season

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.26.2014 | Fifty

If there is a more stressful time in a parent-of-a-teenager's life than the college application season, we don't know about it. How can parents turn i...

The One Rite Of Passage I Won't Take Part In

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When it came time to teach my 16-year-old daughter to drive, the division of parental duties was a clear and obvious choice: My husband would do it and all parties involved would do their utmost to keep me as uninformed as possible. Trust me, it's better this way.

5 Key Things To Remember When Your Adult Child Moves Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't there a sci-fi flick called "Clash Of The Generations?" OK, maybe not. But clearly there could be one. When adult children move back into the f...

What Do Monica Lewinsky And The New Royal Baby Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

Three things happened this week that, while continents apart, feel inexplicably intertwined: Monica Lewinsky turned 40. There was a TV split scree...

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

9 Ways Older Moms Are Different From Younger Ones

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

With Mother's Day upon us, it feels like an appropriate time to celebrate being an older parent. Truth is, I don't even have a clue what that means. I'm older than whom? Every other mother in the class? (Well, someone has to be, right?) I'm older than what? Your grandmother, your dog in human years, the tree in your front yard?

Who's Really Raising All Those Young Single Moms' Babies?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Increasingly more unmarried 20-somethings are having babies, the U.S. Census Bureau tells us. What the U.S. Census Bureau doesn't tell us is who is supporting and raising those kids. Here's one not-so-crazy thought: A lot of midlifers are getting pressed into service to help raise their grandchildren.

Boomerang Kids: Coming To A Couch Near You

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

My friend leans forward, gripping her latte with both hands. "He looked so peaceful, lying there on the couch with an afghan bunched under his head," she said. "I could hear him snoring slightly -- just like he did when he was a baby. Sound asleep. And you know what? I just wanted to smack him on the head and scream 'Get up! Get up! Get your lazy ass up and do something!'"

Rita Wilson On What Her Mom Taught Her About Parenting

Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty

Happy Mother's Day! On this day that honors the women who bore us, Huff/Post50 Editor-at-Large Rita Wilson pays tribute to her own 90-year-old mom. In...