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WATCH: How to Make Sure Your Boys Become Gentlemen

HooplaHa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents

It is every mother of boy's dream to raise polite, kind young men. What is the trick? While there is no sure fire way, there are some tips that can help.

A Letter to My Son About Girls and Kindness

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Stand up to the boys who view girls as objects. Show them that boys CAN be gentle and kind. Teach them that a girl is their equal in mind and body. Encourage the girls around you to disregard the negative and embrace the positive.

'My Dad's Amazing'

Sara Lindberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Thursday night was a buzz of energy in my house. In fact, the last week has been one non-stop continuous question. "When is it going to be Friday?" As soon as Cooper realized that it was the night before the BIG DAY, he became a little man on a big mission.

Mental Illness Is a Laughing Matter... If You Want

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael C. Bryan

Mental illness is a superpower. I wish my mother had lived long enough for me to have told her that.

My Relationship With My Son Is Better Because I'm Divorced

Abby King | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

I know what was going on and roughly, what our parenting dynamic would have looked like down the line had my ex and I stayed together. Thanks to my divorce the mother that I am to my son is more expansive than what was possible in my marital union.

How Men Reacted To Their Moms Getting Catcalled

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women

Some men might not have firsthand experience with catcalling, but when sons sat down to watch video of their moms being catcalled, the issue...

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

Mother of Game: Lessons From the Sidelines

TueNight | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

In his 10 years, my son has turned me into a woman with an understanding of actual Game. I have become something I hardly recognize: Soccer mom. Basketball mom. A Mother of Game.

We Are Mothers - By December McIntyre

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Kindness Blog

Some days we wake up wondering if this madness will ever end because we don't think we can endure another day. Other times, we stare intently at our children with longing hearts, hold their tiny faces in our hands and beg them, please stay here in this moment with me forever.

My Son and the Other Woman

Jaye Watson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I don't like my son's wife. I don't like that he spends Christmas with her family. I don't like that he does whatever his wife wants. My son is 10 years old so, technically, there's no wife. But there will be, and I like to be prepared.

7 Things Sports --and Wrestling--Taught My Sons That I Could Not

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Michele Weldon

For millions of American parents, Saturdays -and Sundays-- are again fully booked with carpooling, cheering from the sidelines and unfortunately so...

Teach Me to Be a Man, Dad

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I was deeply moved this week. I am frequently moved when I meet with families in the privacy of my therapy office but this week I was particularly touched. I watched closely as a 15 year old teenage boy told his father that he'd like him to be more involved in his life.

I Am a Funny Kind of Jew

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Iris Ruth Pastor

Purists will say I shouldn't be texting so close to the Sabbath. Nor encouraging my sons to text on that holiday too. But once again, I find myself drawing something meaningful, significant and of lasting value from my Judaism and using it to bring solace, joy and rich meaning to my life.

Trying To Keep Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Erris Langer Klapper

I SO didn't want to be THAT mom. You know the type, whose life revolves around her children to such an extent that she decompensates the summer before her firstborn goes to college. Nope. Not me. I'm productive and busy.

How to Raise Your Son to Be a Caring Man

Caitlin Grace | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Caitlin Grace

I realized when I became a solo mother just how vital a role raising sons was -- I was shaping the men of the future, raising the next generation of men and I wanted to raise men that were in touch with their feelings and able to articulate them.

5 Benefits of Having Little Brother My Daughter Doesn't Realize

Claire McCormack | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Claire McCormack

Little brothers: the quintessential pain in the ass. Ask my daughter and she will tell you there are exactly 0.00 benefits to having a little brother. As someone with two older sisters and no brothers, I beg to differ.

What I Learned From My Mom As We Planned Her Funeral

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I was honored to know my mom and I'm grateful she let me share in her journey. It was a bittersweet gift filled with life lessons. I was lying on the sofa beside her at her home when she took her final breaths, and though it was of course a time of grief, she made sure we were ready.

Slugs, Bullies and Raising a Boy

Vicki Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

My son came home from preschool one day and said a boy was mean to him. I tried to get some specifics -- what did he do? Did he say something? Take away a toy? My son didn't explain much. I tried not to worry.

I Have Two Boys But Wish I Had a Daughter

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I think once you stop berating yourself for being a "bad mom" and accept that your fantasies are just normal fantasies, then you can move past them and think about whether to have a third child with a clearer mind and heart.

My Son Went 'Off-Grid' 3 Years Ago

Jonni Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jonni Gray

Three years ago, everything changed for my son and me when he was struck and killed in a pedestrian crosswalk by a distracted driver. Parents who hav...

A Mom of Boys

Aimee Atkinson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Aimee Atkinson

I know there are many fart jokes and smelly hockey equipment days in my future... and I can't wait. I will be the loudest mom cheering for my boys at the football game, and I will play video games with them until my fingers fall off. I will continue to grow, learn and love with them. Because they are my boys. And I am their mom. And that's exactly how it was destined to be.

Present and Accounted For

Karin Schott | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

I was a single mother, shellshocked by a long labor. I was 26. The baby was just 14 hours old. The day was filled with a series of nurses, social workers, doctors, friends and my baby's father all coming through the door.

When There's No Father on Father's Day

Terri Linton | Posted 06.23.2015 | Divorce
Terri Linton

Understand that everything that I impart to you is to cultivate your best you. I can't tell you how to be a man. But I can show you how to be a man of dignity, honor, and grace. Live life with passion and do your best at all times.

Of Sports, Culture and Racism

Sandra Carreon-John | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports
Sandra Carreon-John

This past week, we mourned the heartbreaking tragedy in Charleston -- nine lives cut short by the heinousness of hate, one life providing a physical manifestation for the malice of malevolence. And our country is forced to look at itself in the mirror again.

Things My Dad Never Did

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

All my life I've been impressed by my father's accomplishments, but now something funny has happened -- I realize I'm just as impressed by the things he's never done.