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Raising Daughters: Sometimes Dads Just Need to Listen

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

Two years ago today, my father died. It was a difficult experience for my mother and my siblings, and still today I miss him. I miss seeing him work...

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses. Ebenezer Scr...

The Secret To Girls Blazing Their Own Trail

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

We truly take it for granted that the world is literally at our fingertips. My father often tells stories of going to the library and searching throug...

I Hope She's Not Fat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

"Look at all those rolls!! And that tummy," a fellow mom said adoringly. "Yeah, but I hope she's not fat when she gets older," replied the toddler's ...

Saving Face -- A Love Story (of Sorts)

Amy Sewell | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Sewell

"The prospect of surgery scares me. I'd like to observe how my face changes with time. I'd like to see myself grow old, to discover what I can discov...

Muhammad Ali Was My Father

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Ali, we looked to you to find what we didn't know existed; integrity, masculinity, compassion and charm wrapped in a ball of handsomeness. And we're still trying to emulate that today.

What We Expect From the People Who Inspire Us

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Harper

This is how we all grow. And, at the end of the day, when we find the grace to understand that the people we admire most are not perfect, that sometimes they make poor decisions, they struggle or suffer, then we have the grace to forgive those things in ourselves as well.

Ready to Go the Extra Mile for Your Summer Interns?

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

I want to ask corporate America, I want to ask you manager and leader, to dig deep and remember what it was like to step into the big shoes of your first job or internship. Who helped you?

It's Never Too Late for Moms to Model Healthy Behavior

Dawn Zier | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

This Mother's Day, take stock of your own words and actions and take solace in the fact that making small changes can have a great impact on our children's self image, eating habits and long-term health. I can't think of anything more motivating.

#TalkToMe with Twiniversity

Natalie Diaz | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Natalie Diaz

I've been insanely inspired by the recent #TalkToMe phenomena and it's prompted many great conversations with my twins. Here is our most recent discus...

Building Future Inventors, Disruptors and Technologists Is Exciting and Fun!

Matt Grob | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Matt Grob

It's easy to assume that technology will always march on, and that our devices will always get better, faster and cheaper. But without inventors, disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist.

#TalkToMe: My Son Wanted to Know My Darkest Secrets!

Leisa Peterson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Leisa Peterson

I should have expected my son to throw in a creative question right from the start of our #TalkToMe conversation. After all, the question comes from an 11-year-old who has over two million views on his youtube channel and show no signs of letting up.

What Is Normal?

Emma Davidson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Emma Davidson

What do we even mean by labelling things "normal," are we tagging them as socially acceptable? If you're not "normal," does that make you abnormal? A word that we so frequently associate with weird and therefore a lack of social acceptability?

Where Character Education Is Undone

Shauna Letellier | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Shauna Letellier

Our children, our young people, the ones we've been spouting all our positive mottos to, they are the witnesses, and sometimes the imitators, of the most distressing display of all: our blind hypocrisy.

The Current Depiction of Masculinity Isn't Cutting It

Brook Price | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Brook Price

The definition of masculinity is fairly straightforward -- the possession of qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man. However, society has shifted its collective perception of what it means to be masculine.

What Presidential Candidates Could Learn From Pope Francis

Susan Scott | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Susan Scott

While it may sound a bit cheeky, and certain political purists may roll their eyes at the sentiment -- we need Pope Francis. If he were running for president, he'd get my vote, and I'm not Catholic. I love this Pope.

You Are a Swimsuit Model Whether You Like It or Not

Lisa M. Hayes | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Lisa M. Hayes

Let's talk about what it means to have a bikini body, shall we?? In case you don't know me, I'm not just a head shot. I do have a body, and I'll just...

10 Female Pop Culture Icons We Want Our Kids to Look Up To

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Women who kick butt, rock out, and break barriers are the ones we want our kids to know about. These are women who defy stereotypes and embody character traits we would like to see in our own kids: perseverance, courage, empathy, and creativity.

Manning vs. Newton: What About the Kids?

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Allison Hudson

Could he have handled himself in a manner that would have drawn less criticism? Absolutely. But why do we need or expect to immediately hear from a player who just lost the biggest game of his career to date? And why do we have any expectations on how he should act?

You Should Be Binge-Watching This TV Show With Your Daughters

Meg Conley | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Meg Conley

There are a lot of big problems in the world. And it could be argued that a lack of good TV shows for 6-11 year olds is not one of the more sweeping issues. But, in our little corner of that big problem-plagued world, the depictions of girlhood I am able to hand to my girls matter.

Sheryl Sandberg on Creating Global Corporate Culture

Quora | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Quora

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

7 Best Celebrity Role Models of 2015

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Celebrities matter to kids. They get lots of praise and attention -- and always look good (even when they claim #nofilter). But as parents know, not all celebs are great role models. Many are famous for things we'd never want our kids known for (looking at you, Kim). Others might be attractive, have a gorgeous Instagram account, or a pretty voice -- but what do they do with their fame?

Mike The Knight: Mike's Bravest Mission - A Great Role Model for Pre-schoolers

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.08.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Mike the Knight is a Canadian/British animated TV series created by Alexander Bar and Written by Marc Seal. It airs on Nick Jr in the US and it is ava...

You Can’t Watch This Video Of Cam Newton And Say He’s Not A Role Model

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.26.2015 | Sports

In an open letter that went viral last week, a mom condemned Cam Newton's touchdown "dabbing" as evidence that he's not a role model, but later change...