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Do You Know the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid?

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the challenges of setting screen limits, picking appropriate media, and figuring out Snapchat. We're raising "digital natives" but we're supposed to be the experts? Actually, no. It turns out, the most effective way to help your kid have a healthy relationship to media is by being their media mentor.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

Being a Role Model For My Kids Can Make Me Feel Like The "Bad Guy"

Jennifer S. White | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I want to show them how to curl up on the carpet in an extraordinarily sunny spot after dinner and play and create, but I need them to witness that sometimes, when you're a big person, we get our work done first.

Why Being 'Woke' In Hollywood Is So Important To Yara Shahidi

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

Yara Shahidi's self-awareness has helped her black girl magic shine brighter than ever in 2016. The 16-year-old actress has landed Essence magazine's ...

Why a Christian Can View Muhammad As A Prophet

Craig Considine | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Muslims are't at risk of anything when they say "I believe in Jesus." However, if someone says "I'm a Christian and I believe in Muhammad as a prophet," people might start to question one's credibility as a self-professed Christian.

The Day I Realized I'd Become A Woman 'Of A Certain Age'

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

A few lessons from my adopted grandmother: 'If you get invited, go. If you stop going, you will stop being included.' And the most important thing to do after you turn 80? 'Put your feet on the floor and get out of bed.'

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Good Savings Habits

Jacob Gold | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Jacob Gold

Before you can get into any specifics around money or saving, you need to simply start the conversation. Introduce your kids to spending and savings practices by showing them how you make financial decisions and use math everywhere.

A Professional Woman Is a Role Model for Her Children - The Life of a Dentist

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

How 'Breaking Amish' Star Kate Stoltz Broke Tradition to Pursue Dream in NYC

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
1,000 Dreams Fund

From making her first dress at 9 years old to getting kicked out of a strict Amish community and paving her way in the fashion industry, 'Breaking Amish' and 'Return to Amish' reality star Kate Stoltz has proven that she has a strong will to succeed.

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

While parenting is big, important work, that doesn't mean that it has to be a "mysterious" or "complicated" process. Live these "simple truths" as consistently as you can, and you -- and your kids -- are likely to be on the right track.

The Father My Mother Was To Me

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

For many years after my children were born, I feared becoming "him," my biological father. I focused on not being "him" and while doing it, I ignored the obvious -- that I did have a great father figure in my childhood.

Dear Dads, Thank You For Who You Are

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

We see you doing those hard things, those honoring things, those I-love-you things, even though it's not easy, just so they'll feel your love and not just hear of it.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Mommy is in the Mosh Pit

Holley Perry | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Holley Perry

What am I teaching my daughters by not facing my fear? This year, I'm going to get in the pit. I'm going to do it to show my girls that age is a number, but music is timeless.

Does Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Make Me a Good Example For My Daughters?

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

I wonder if they see (or will someday see) my lack of a formal career as an expectation of who they should be as adults.

An Open Letter To Taylor Swift

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

My gratitude stems from your willingness to make fun of yourself, to not take yourself seriously and serve as a role model for girls and women everywhere who, because of the fear of taking a risk and looking like a fool, hold themselves back.

Family Drives Us All Crazy During The Holidays, But Here's Why I Never Let My Daughter Know It

Laura Usky | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Laura Usky

Your kids, your nieces and nephews are paying attention when you think they're not. They learn how to interact with their siblings and cousins by watching the adults at family gatherings

14 Ways to Be a Better Role Model for Your Kids

Posted 01.29.2016 | Dr. Phil

Your kids are watching your every move. Are you the role model you want to be?

Role Model Mom

Tina Karkera | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Tina Karkera

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It's a title that's conferred upon you, whether you are ready or not.

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Dr. DeSanctis -- A Great Role Model for Me

Bill Marriott | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I will always love and respect this great physician not only for his superb diagnostic skills, but also because he cared for me and my dad as real people and took the time to ensure that we got the very best patient care.

Growing Up With Curly Top

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Ann V. Klotz

Growing up happens gradually. We cannot see around corners or know how our stories will turn out. As we grow, we hold onto certain images, moments, scenes. We carry them as sources of inspiration, humor and comfort.

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

A Real Man's Press Conference

Norm Stamper | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Okay, listen up all you so-called "reporters." I'm gonna tell you the f***ing truth about what happened after Barry's State of the Union.