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Sometimes You Need a Doula to Birth Your Inner Mother

Sarah Tuttle-Singer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Where'd I go? What happened to the girl who wore high heels, and read books and listened to NPR? What happened to the girl who knew how to twerk and put on mascara and wrote an honors thesis, who called her friends on their birthdays, and kissed her partner goodnight?

Our Child Plays With Barbie Dolls -- Is He Gay?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Alpert

Playing with dolls is a perfectly healthy behavior for a male toddler. No different than a female playing with dolls, a part of normal development and entirely consistent with a toddler's vivid imagination and creativity.

President Obama's Budget: Finally Good News (Mostly) for Kids

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

President Obama's 2014 budget proposal contains a lot of good news for children and families on the rough edges of America's struggling economy, putting real teeth behind his recent calls for creating ladders of opportunity and helping to level the playing field for millions of Americans wrestling with poverty.

LOOK: How Much It Costs To Raise A Child Today

VisualNews.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
VisualNews.com

According to some striking data presented in TurboTax's latest infographic, the average American can expect to spend between $200,000 - $500,000 on their child during the first 17 years of their young one's life.

A Gay Son and His Dad: "Why I am an Aging Advocate"

Bryan Pacheco | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Bryan Pacheco

"Dad, I'm gay. Please don't hate me," I said. He responded, "I love you no matter what. And I'm happy you're out now and can be yourself. I always knew you were gay. I was just waiting for you to feel comfortable enough to tell me."

Let's Protect Children 365 Days of the Year

Teresa Huizar | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

This April, as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's commit to protecting children from abuse not only today, but every single day of the year.

The Best Car Seat For Your Baby, Inside and Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Parents are realizing that just keeping their children safe in a crash isn't the end-all, be-all of car seats. We also need to think about the long-term implications of exposing our kids to the toxic chemicals the seats can be made with.

GPS for the Parent of a Teenager's Soul

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As I wrapped by scarf tighter around me and put my hands inside my poncho for warmth, I brought my teenager to mind. He was my question. What would improve our relationship? How do I make our everyday more loving and less adversarial?

Buddha Doodle -- 'Root of the Heart'

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.08.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Feeling Stressed, Mom and Dad?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

Few of us would claim to behave better when we are stressed or contend that our relationships, or the way we handle our responsibilities, improve when we feel pressured. So imagine how stress can feel to your middle schooler or teenager, who has far less experience to help him or her cope.

Did Cannabis Cure Baby's Brain Tumor?: "The Child's Being Called A Miracle Baby"

Posted 12.01.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Medical marijuana is gaining acceptance, but could it even help kids? Dr. William Courtney has seen it happen, and on Friday, told HuffPost Live host ...

How to Be Happy Like a Child

Toan Lam | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Looking back during those hard times, I do remember many happy moments. I've learned to surrender to things that happen around me because I can't worry about what I can't control.

For a Good Time at the Movies, Hire a Babysitter

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Even though I like children, there are a lot of places I would rather not see them. These places include bars, walking at a glacial pace on a crowded Upper East Side sidewalk, in double strollers when I am trying to get on or off the 6 train, and at graphic, R-rated movies about phone sex.

Back to School Stress

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

Funny how when we need sleep most, we can often find ourselves sleep-deprived.

Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Modern parents are almost obsessed with filling up their children's time. There are after-school classes, team sports, camps, lessons. What's often missing from the schedule is valuable time spent alone.

How to Talk To Your Kids About the Jerry Sandusky Trial

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports
Barbara Greenberg

We need to teach our kids that bad people come in all shapes and sizes.

Are We Addicted to Being an Enabler?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

We are not doing our loved ones a service by living in fear of their threats, trying to be best buds, believing this time will be different or too lazy to do anything about their actions.

Middle School 'Mean'?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

A mom or dad may be quite shocked to discover that their own daughter has, in Middle School, taken up behaviors that can only be described as, well, mean.

How Happy is Your Kid's Bedroom?

Sophie Keller | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
Sophie Keller

The photos in Jude's room make him feel that his family is close to him, even though they are all around the world.

Executive Function Dysfunction?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

In essence, parents would do well to understand that teenagers develop execution function capacities at different times and in individual ways.

Orphans Of Technology: Choosing Between Our Smartphones And Kin

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Like everything, humans included, technology resolves itself in contradiction. And yet, we must be mindful of what we are doing with technology, particularly when in the company of our children. Our emotional presence is the greatest gift we can offer our children.

Goodbye, My Child -- Hello Alien?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

With a little judicious self-understanding, awareness, patience and support, your Middle Schooler may not seem quite so alien after all, and you likely won't seem quite so alienated from them.

Are You One With Courage?: A Call to Action to Support National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Teresa Huizar | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

It takes courage for adults to recognize the signs of abuse and report suspected abuse. And it will take courage for all of us to engage in an open dialogue about child abuse.

The Meaning Of True Strength

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

To be strong is not to outrun sadness, but rather to learn to embrace it when it is here, to take good care of it so that it can heal. This is a warrior's strength, a wise parent's strength.

8 Ways to Mess Up Your Kids

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most parents REALLY want to be good parents. But since it is rare for parents to take parenting classes before becoming parents, we inadvertently do l...