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13 Solid Pieces Of Advice For Parents Going From One Kid To Two

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a little girl Saturday and later introduced the new princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, to the world....

Keep Your Hands Off My Cheetos and Other Lessons Learned From My Kids

Christine Organ | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

Sometimes life is unfair and exhausting. Sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against us, like everyone has it better and easier, like everyone has more chocolate milk and Cheetos than us.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

The Forgotten One

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Leslie Lagerstrom

She listened politely as I shared Sam's latest trials and tribulations. When I paused to catch my breath, she pointed out my neglect in a way only a dear friend could, "It's good to hear about Sam, but you have another child, too... how is Josie?"

Making the New Baby/Older Sibling Meeting Special

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When my toddler came to the hospital to visit me and meet his new brother, it was strangely awkward at first. I know it sounds weird, but it felt like we were ex-lovers who had each gone through some rather huge milestone life changes and had to kind of re-navigate our relationship

When Parents Foster Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As a parent, you may be inadvertently fostering rivalry between your children; as a child, you may unwittingly be the pawn in your mother's or father's attempts at splitting and/or manipulating.

I Don't Want My Kids To Share Grandma

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I asked if we could just take my kids and she doesn't want to go if my nephews don't come. I'm guessing that means she wants me to help her take my nephews on a trip. I've tried talking to her about this issue and she thinks I am being selfish.

April Cruelty

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Ann V. Klotz

I didn't want the girls to worry about me, just to understand that grief spools out, that it's a rare day that I do not think about this young woman so many people loved and feel an ache. I want them to know that we are allowed to be sad, that feelings ebb and flow forever.

Saving Abel

Leila Johnson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Divorce
Leila Johnson

My embarrassment ran deep and the family dysfunction continued to swell. My brother and I however had a different pact than what was unconsciously agreed to with them. We held space for each other.

It's National Sibling Day, and My Kids Get to Celebrate Too

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

We've been asked many questions since choosing to adopt and becoming a transracial family. Did you get to name the kids? I thought all adopted kids had problems? Were your kids born addicted to drugs? Could you not have your own children? Do you do their hair?

8 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Sibling Relationships

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents

Today is National Siblings Day -- the holiday celebrates the oh-so-important brothers and sisters in our lives. "Just like Mother's Day and Father'...

32 Priceless Photos Of Kids Meeting Their Siblings For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents

Whether they are excited or dreading the addition to the family, meeting a new sibling for the first time is a big moment in a kid's life. To celebrat...

5 Ways Being The Middle Child Helps You In Life

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Recently, I've been trying to focus on how being a middle child is a positive thing and will actually prepare my son for the real world -- more so than being the oldest or youngest.

Top Parenting Experts Take On Sibling Rivalry

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

In honor of National Siblings Day (April 10), I asked a few of our top experts in the field of sibling relationships to offer the number one piece of advice they've found to help families who are struggling with sibling discontent.

13-Year-Old Becoming a Mean Big Sister

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is very difficult to see our child being mistreated, but even more so when the unkindness comes from one of our other children. And on top of that, it's as though you "miss" the daughter you once knew. Here are some thoughts that may be of help

What Is It Like to Have a Brother With Autism?

Katie Chodosh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Chodosh

Over the years, the way I talk and think about Jake has changed. Siblings can sometimes feel like the forgotten carer and so I was recently asked by Ambitious About Autism for tips and tricks for siblings growing up with someone with autism. Here are my top picks:

My Sons Love Their Sister, But Not Autism

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

As much as I want my children to accept and embrace what life gives, I don't want them to feel guilty for wishing that their sister could tie her shoes or write her name or talk to them about how life can be so mean and unfair. I want them to know it's OK to love their sister, while not loving that she has autism.

Dear Family Whisperer: 8 Game-Changing Strategies for Sister Who's 'Always Right'

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

You can change the conversation and your own behavior, but you cannot force anyone else to change. That said, if you stop doing the same old dance with your sister, she will have to come up with new footwork, too.

Gratitude For The Gifts Of Life's Challenges

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

I'm grateful for what I've discovered in the face of some challenging circumstances.

Celebrity Siblings Who Are In Show Business | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

Celebrity sibling rivalries can get INTENSE....

The One Thing You Need To Know Before Having Two Kids

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I didn't handle the transition from one to two kids very well. I've been trying to figure out why. Maybe it was just more overwhelming than I was prepared for. Maybe I needed more Zoloft than I was willing to admit. Maybe I was too rigid in my expectations. Maybe all of this has made me softer and more willing to bob along in the chaos.

Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

Chayet Chiénin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Chayet Chiénin

Say goodbye to the Olsen twins-- and hello to these sibling pairs, who are bringing their own unique vision to the world of African-influenced fashion.

3 Words That Made My Relationship With My Kids So Much Better

Galit Breen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

They were there to cheer on their sister; there didn't really need to be more than this to the day. It was enough.

Family's Big Sister News Is Interrupted By A Very Honest Admission

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

Finding out you're going to have a little brother or sister is the best moment ever, right? Eh, it's OK -- at least according to this little girl. ...

When A Brother Dies

Judith Newton | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Two years ago, in March, my younger brother died, quite unexpectedly. He'd been my only sibling and, both of our parents being gone, the only other person in my original family. His daughter had asked my daughter to tell me the news.