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I've Never Been More Thankful for My Hands-Off Parents

Quora | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents

How did being raised by clueless parents affect your development? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

How A Mom’s Behavior Might Be Alienating Her Teen Daughter

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Dr. Phil

Gina claims her 18-year-old daughter, Alexis, was "kidnapped" by her “survivalist” boyfriend and says she fears he is brainwashing her against the...

Tips for Having Conversations With Your Kids

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teens can be quite sensitive to feeling heard. They enjoy being greeted when they come home from school but not questioned about their day, especially grades when they first walk in the door. Let them tell you in their own time about what they are doing with their friends, their feelings about kids they like and don't like and why they feel that way.

Summer Break: A Great Time For Young People To Discover The Joy Of ‘Giving Back'

Vicky Dinges | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Vicky Dinges

If you've volunteered, you know how powerful that experience can be. Let's help young people discover their potential to change the world around them, starting this summer.

How to Avoid Raising a "Shadow Sibling"

Lynn Perkins | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

With the Olympics kicking off in a couple weeks, America's finest athletes will be competing to bring home the gold. As a parent of young kids, it le...

Banned From My Household Years Ago, Nintendo Comes Back to Haunt Me. Pokémon Go -- Away!

Janis Couvreux | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Janis Couvreux

The latest craze, fad, and craziness that has burst upon the pop culture scene is Pokémon Go, brought to us by, once again, Nintendo. I thought this company was dead! Well, at least in my mind it was. I had buried it years ago.

To The New Mom Struggling To Make Friends

Rosie Majka | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Rosie Majka

Get out there, Momma! Put on pants, brush your hair, try to look like a normal human being, and go make some friends. You got this!

13 Things A Mommy NEVER Wants To Hear

Lisa O'Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Lisa O'Driscoll

I'm sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg... what are the things that you never want to hear?

An Adventurer's Guide To Boredom

Anne Armstrong | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Anne Armstrong

Unstructured time gives kids the chance to explore their inner and outer worlds, which is where creative thinking begins. This is how they learn to engage with themselves and the world, to imagine and invent and create.

2 Things You Should Never Withhold From Your Kids

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 07.03.2016 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

A few months ago, I was having a chat with a mummy friend, so of course we ended up talking about our kids. She was telling me that her little one was...

'I Never Knew How Lonely One Could Be In A Marriage'

Carly Israel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Divorce
Carly Israel

I found myself Googling, "Should I stay for the kids." I begged God to tell me what to do. I cried daily as I walked around my perfect house. Six y...

Why 20-Year-Old Says She’s Forced To Choose Between Her Daughter And Her Boyfriend

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Dr. Phil

Adriana claims her mom and her stepdad are making her choose between raising her child and being with her boyfriend of two years, Matt. “I have chos...

5 Confessions of Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Shea Curry | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

My girls have said the "F" word and "oh, sh*t." I'm not a perfect parent. I don't always say the right thing. Sometimes I forget that these little monkeys I live with act like parakeets -- repeating everything I say. Both my husband and I are guilty of this.

Love, Lead, Let Go and Worry Constantly

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

I recognize now that so many of the lessons I have learned about leadership have come to me through my experiences as a parent. I don't think I saw that clearly until recently. I approach both roles in much the same manner, and the effect on me has a similar manifestation.

Small kids = Small problems; Big kids = Big problems: True or False?

Angie Scott | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Angie Scott

We are a growing company; have been for 10 years. We didn't start this business to sit around and see how it goes. We started it to grow. BUT, who wou...

3 Ways Norm-Challenging Parenting Will Help Your Child

Daily Bits Of | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Daily Bits Of

Do girls have to wear pink princess dresses? Can boys dress up as Elsa? Is there another way to read storybooks? These are a few of the exploratory q...

The Story of the Neverending Meltdown

Michelle Zunter | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

As parents, we all know they're going to happen. Meltdowns. The red-faced, snot-covered, tear-smeared emotional overloads that happen to our children, causing them to temporarily malfunction and drive parents to want to hide in the closet with a bottle of anything alcoholic.

One Thing Every Parent Must Understand About Their Child

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 05.30.2016 | Dr. Phil

“I think there are some fundamental rules that, in life, we just need to embrace. And one of those is you just simply don’t reward bad behavior,...

A Big Helping of Kids' Fashion, Hold the Stereotypes

Gail Cornwall | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Gail Cornwall

Punky Brewster. Transparent. Sex and the City. Blossom. In art, as in life, fashion is one of the primary ways we express and experiment with our identity. "You are what you wear" means that what you wear can be pretty damn important.

Dear First Born: It's Not You, It's Me

Jessica Johnston | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Jessica Johnston

You could be very successful or make tons of mistakes, and I'm not going anywhere. There is no mistake or decision that would make me go anywhere -- not one. I couldn't be prouder or love you more.

10 Things I Never Knew I Was Capable Of Doing, After Kids

Kim Delatorre | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Kim Delatorre

I am sure we have all thought about life before our precious little ones. I remember being SO fit and healthy! I remember having energy like no other. But, I also remember a HUGE void in my life, because I wanted little ones!

26 Tell-Tale Signs You Were Raised In The Suburbs

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing quite like growing up in suburbia: The smell of fresh-cut grass, the sound of neighbors' kids playing down the block, deer hanging out...

Three Year Old Teaches Dad, Life is Actually Full of Butterflies | #TalkToMe

Brett Berhoff | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Brett Berhoff

I was honored to receive an invitation to the Huffington Post #TalkToMe series. Fortunately, my Daughter had some time available for an interview. ...

What Moms Really Want for Mother's Day

Alyson Seligman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Alyson Seligman

When it comes to Mother's Day, gifts are lovely and of course, I'd take anything on my blog wish list in a heartbeat, yet there are some priceless, largely intangible gifts that can be way more enticing.

So You Want to Date My Son?

Brittany Fryman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Brittany Fryman

He stands less than three feet tall and yet still I think about his future incessantly. Will he be a baseball player or an engineer? Will he be a picky eater or an adventure seeker? I don't know the answers to these questions but the one thing I can guarantee is that no matter what my little guy grows to love, I will always love him. I am after all his Mama. I'm the #1 women in his life, at least for now.