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How Not to Raise Your Kids

Susan Vernicek | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Susan Vernicek

I want to share a few parenting tips that have saved my husband and I from added stress, anger, jealousy and feelings of failure as new parents.

I Still Don't Have All the Answers and Other Parenting Nuggets of Wisdom

Melissa Chapman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I have to admit that this past year -- her first as a teenager and my first parenting a teen -- has been a major learning experience for me and has forced me to re-examine our relationship as well as my parenting fails.

A Birthday Letter to My Tween Son

Amy Heinz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I realize it's your birthday and you get to make the wish, but tonight, as you blow out your candles, I will be hoping with all my might that your tween years are filled with kindness.

How A Social Media Post Led A Teen Into Sex Trafficking

Posted 05.01.2015 | Dr. Phil

Hope, 17, says three years ago, she was abducted by someone she met online and forced into prostitution. “It all started because I posted on a socia...

It's Payback Time

Allison Hart | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Allison Hart

My mother will read this and tell me that it's not about vindication. That she would prefer it if I never had to endure this stuff. But that's not all true, and I know it.

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Introducing PowerToFly Connect: An App For The World's Fastest-Growing Women's Placement Platform

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Katharine Zaleski

Today we're introducing PowerToFly Connect, a free app on iOS and Android devices. It's clear that as we continue to match women with work that valu...

Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 to 10

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Eva Lesko Natiello

Between forkfuls of asparagus risotto, she asked, "What if someone asked you to rate yourself as a mother? What would you say, on a scale of 1 to 10?" It's a waste of time to skirt my daughter's hypotheticals. "Umm, I don't know. An 8?" "What? Why an 8? Who's better than you?" she asked.

Building a Child's Self Esteem On Stage and Off

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

While I certainly want my son to have a positive academic experience, there is more to school, life and ultimate success than grades. Building self esteem comes from more sources than that.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable of being a little bigger, a little louder, have a little more impact, a bigger punch, if you will.

Why Alone Time For You Is Good For Your Kids

Cheryl Elizabeth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Cheryl Elizabeth

If my kids never saw me take time to refuel and rest, often through pursuing my hobbies and passions, would they grow up thinking they always have to be working, serving and doing?

3 Major Perks Of My Parents' Divorce (And I Don't Mean Double Christmas)

Toria Sheffield | Posted 05.17.2015 | Divorce
Toria Sheffield

We're so indoctrinated to think of divorce as a bad thing for children, but the more I think about my own life and perspectives on relationships, the more I am certain that they were shaped -- and shaped positively -- by my parent's divorce.

4 'Mommy-Shaming' Victims Share Their Stories, Speak Out Against The Disturbing Trend

Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

Most jobs require a degree, certification or, at the very least, an adequate amount of training. Want to get married? Yeah, you’ll need a license fo...

That Frightening Time When Your Child Is Learning Autonomy

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

2-year-olds: It doesn't matter if shoes don't match or if they're different sizes. Just put them on. Shoes are shoes are shoes. Stop trying to match them and put them on the right feet, parents.

Trust Your Inner Compass

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

Always a seeker, my journey has now taken me in the direction of unraveling my self talk. By that I mean the voice in my head that is hell bent on me being a "good girl." It's the voice that shames, cajoles and judges everything I do. It's been with me for as long as I can remember.

Parenting Advice: Don't Kill Them

Ijeoma Oluo | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Ijeoma Oluo

You deserve an award for not evicting what is surely the world's worst houseguest. Acknowledge that, and instead of beating yourself up for feeling the way anybody would feel if a fellow human had just literally sh*t all over them, pat yourself on the back.

My Baby Girl Mimics My Mothering (And That's Not Always a Good Thing)

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Melanie McKinnon

My adorable baby girl, barely broaching the world of full sentences, just taught me something I will never forget. She simply mirrored my own actions, and I did not like what I saw.

All Gone?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Louis C.K., Parenting Buddha

Sara Goldstein | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I've long since given up the notion that children are magical, spirited snowflakes, or that I have to maintain the illusion I have any idea what I'm doing as a parent.

Why I Took My Daughter to a Homeless Shelter On Her Birthday

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

During my daughter's birthday celebration last month, I took an unconventional approach and introduced another way to commemorate her special day.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me it Would Be So Fast

Mara Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

If only I'd known how little time I'd have with them. If only I'd known that it would be over even faster than it started. Just slow it down.

The Timer And The Ticking Clock Of Parenting

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Parents are in a mortal battle and locked in an eternal death match with time. Except the only way we survive it on a daily basis without losing our damn minds is by keeping it on the back burner and putting it out of sight and out of mind for brief periods of time.

We Bet You Won't Be Able Tell Who Made These Messes: Kids Or Dogs?

Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents

Dogs and kids! Photos and videos of their antics account for approximately 1 million percent of the most adorable things on the Internet. But beneath ...

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

When you're a parent you have to make lots of decisions. I haven't check the stats, but I'm guessing it's something like a million decisions every day and it can be exhausting! So it definitely helps to have short cuts to make things easier on yourself.

5 Tips for When Your Kid Argues About Everything

Monica Swanson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Monica Swanson

I like a kid with an opinion. I appreciate a kid who thinks about things, and isn't afraid to speak their mind. They've got spunk. They're usually a lot of fun to be around. There are plenty of positives about these kids.