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Childhood

Live Like Picasso -- Nurturing Fluid Intelligence and an 'Artistic Dimension'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

Childhood is a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when children gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that the human species as a whole remains adaptable.

On Having an Accent in America

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

It's as if I am back in my seventh grade English class and forced to read a passage from some book out loud. I can still hear the snickering from my classmates as I stumbled over difficult passages, not understanding a word.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 2

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

If our child cries more than we sense is warranted by a current experience (be this a physical tumble or an emotional hurt), it could be that some stored-up feelings are finding release.

It's Time to Let Parents Be Parents And Kids Be Kids

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rosenberg

The job of a parent isn't to solely keep their child safe; It's to teach them to be ready to live in the world.

Why You Don't Need 'It All' to Be Happy

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Ingrid Vasquez

I grew up wearing hand-me-downs and eating from dollar menus, and I was often left wishing for more toys under the Christmas tree. You'd think I'd say I didn't have much -- I lived in a trailer home, I shopped at thrift stores and my family survived off food stamps. But the truth is different.

Doritos and Me: A Lifelong Love Story

Ashley Allen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

Like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Spencer Tracy and Kathryn Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Doritos and I have a passionate AND complicated relationship.

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

Why I Commemorate the Anniversary of My Father's Death on Social Media

Jackie Oshry | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Jackie Oshry

For at least one second, 17,000 people are forced to think about and remember my father. Whether they knew him or not, they know me. They either learn for the first time that my father is no longer with us, or they reflect on their own memory of his passing. No matter what their thought process is, they are remembering my father too.

Spanking as Child Abuse

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Why is physical punishment not acceptable when visited on adults and acceptable when visited on children?

Why Choppers Are For Emergencies (Not Hovering Over the Kids)

Christina Larmer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Christina Larmer

Here I was thinking they'd call the Department of Child Protection and report me for bad parenting. Turns out, it's gold medals all round.

Sister Act: That Time My Mom Thought She Was a Nun

Ashley Allen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

My mom had been raised Catholic but in the years since divorcing my dad (and also apparently after having a night of steamy baby-making with a mystery man), she had become a born-again Catholic.

My D Day: The Death of My Dad 46 Years Ago

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

As I remember his passing at the 46th anniversary of his death, I ponder about the 'what-ifs' and how we miss his presence all these years. I also acknowledge my good fortune and blessings as I enjoyed 15 years with a phenomenal dad whose legacy has lived on through his children and grandchildren. His short biography has made a profound influence on my life for good.

Yagana Shah

13 Vintage Childhood Foods That Still Make Us Scream 'Yuck'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty

There are certain things that just taste like childhood. An orange creamsicle reminds you of sweaty summer days, where you chased down the ice cream t...

Spaces Between Beliefs

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

We don't just become who we are. The outcome is very much influenced by decisions we have made along the way, people we've observed and seeds that have been planted personally or by others about our abilities, limitations, preferences, values and principles.

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

What I Want for My Daughter and Her Beautiful Imagination

TueNight | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
TueNight

For TueNight.com by Aliza Sherman My 8-year-old daughter asks me if kids teased me at school when I was younger. When I ask her if she is being tease...

How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.

Why I Stopped Waiting

Susannah Lewis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

We wait for a holiday, a vacation, a break, a change. We sigh, we tap our foot, we moan about long lines, days of the week, seconds on the clock. We wait and we wait, and we don't realize that in the grand scheme of things, all of this slow waiting is hiding the fact that time is flying.

Summer, Then And Now

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

Summer ruled when I was a kid because I was a kid. I made it awesome by running and climbing and dancing and playing with friends. She can do that too. And will. Year after year.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

The Two Biggest Secrets of Parenthood

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

I was truly horrified when Ford learned to ride a bike eight years ago. I actually had to go inside and let Dustin handle the lessons. In one afternoon, my firstborn child became intimately familiar with the pavement.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.