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Motherhood and the Art of Crying on Cue

Kellie Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kellie Martin

When I was a teenager I worked on a show that was about a family. As with real families, my fictional family on "Life Goes On" had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me.

ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences -- and Problems for a Lifetime

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Many youth experience events in their early life, through no choice of their own, which can be deeply stressful to a developing mind and brain -- both highly sensitive to beneficial and detrimental influences. The Born This Way Foundation is opening doors for many youth to have the full life they are born to live.

It's OK to Eat Like a Kid

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Arguably unacceptable in intellectuals during this era of springbok-cheek custard, our approach to food is as different from occasionally desiring comfort foods: Being a childlike diner is neither a personality flaw nor a quirk nor a mere emergency measure. It is an orientation, a permanent trait of which we might as well be proud.

Why Blurry Photos Make Me Smile

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

There was my darling firstborn bundled in his infant snowsuit, wrapped as tightly as a mummy, just before we strapped him in the car seat. I remember the way he blinked twice in surprise when a snowflake feathered from the sky and landed plop on his nose.

LOOK: Wise Words From Kids We Can All Learn From

Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

When Things Go Out of Hand

Christine Eilvig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

If we are not aware of what's going on when we are in these patterns or if we experience resistance to the healing process. Then we will go in and out of awareness when things remind us of a place we have been before and in no ways want to repeat.

If Children Are For Learning, Then Let Them Play

Bethany Wilinski | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Bethany Wilinski

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI worry that the focus on developing standards and assessment measures to frame and evaluate children's learning in pre-K programs obscures the need to think deeply about what children in these programs should be doing on a daily basis.

A Booby Trap

Abby Heugel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Women
Abby Heugel

Last week I overheard the neighbor kid say that he got to touch a boob, which got me thinking. First, he made it sound like a pretty big deal so I wondered if I should send a card or buy him a balloon or something to celebrate, but decided against it. Second, what is the big deal with boobs?

The Right to Be a Girl: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality

Purnima Mane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The rallying cry for girls' education, ending early marriage and pregnancies, and preventing gender-based violence is resonating with a more global and diverse audience than ever before.

Never Too Old for Halloween

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

It's impossible to believe, but in less than three weeks, it'll be Halloween again. It's impossible to believe because it's nearly 80 degrees and instead of being blistery cold, it's like another August, but of course it's not.

What I Want to Give My Children

Jessica Halepis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Halepis

I'm finally beginning to understand that one of my main priorities as a mother is to give my children a childhood, the childhood I felt I never really had.

All Growz Up With Melinda Hill: Andy Dick

Melinda Hill | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

We Are All Messing Our Kids Up Together And It's OK

Brenna Jennings | Posted 11.29.2013 | Parents
Brenna Jennings

I don't have to please my daughter all the time. She can hurt. She can feel slighted, ignored, even betrayed by me sometimes, and she will live because I love her and I am sure she knows it.

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 11.28.2013 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

I want my kids to remember that there were times when their mother looked them in the eye and smiled. And for me, this often means shutting my laptop, putting down my phone, taking a break from my my to-do list and just giving them time.

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 13-19)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of childhood, sacrifice, and impact for you to ponder and practice this week.

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

Media's Shameless Role in Peddling Gender Stereotypes to Children

Lori Day | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

It's brilliant. It's lucrative. It's also a breathtaking act of psychological vandalism against our children. Media shapes perception, and perception becomes reality.

Confessions of an Aging Swing Kid

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Jeffrey Shaffer

I don't have a large backyard, but if I ever get one, I know exactly what outdoor feature will be on top of my 'want' list.

A Tale of 4 Anti-Heroes: Alex, Lance, Eliot and Anthony

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Pam Allyn

These men, lost inside their hubris and narcissism, have stolen these narratives from our children. They leave us to explain what it all means while they continue to make us watch them. It is not fair to our children. I wish these men would go away, disappear from the public stage, and go off to deal with their pathologies in private.

Some Say You Should Teach a Child to Swim

Jennifer Meer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

It was one of those moments when I saw my kids. I mean really saw them. They weren't babies. They weren't just keeping themselves afloat. They were really swimming. They were scanning the pool for my approval and thumbs up, not for my arms to encircle them and hold them up.

The First Thing You Learned How To Cook

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

From scrambled eggs to cherry cobbler.

Mountains and Meadows and Some Kind of Wonder

KidSpirit | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Imagination takes energy. Perhaps this is why adults are often less imaginative than children; with all of the work and responsibility that adults have to deal with, it's sometimes difficult to find time to be creative. Not to mention it's downright exhausting.

EXPLAINED: How Babies Learn Fear Of Heights

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

As any parent knows, babies aren't born with a fear of heights. In fact, infants can act frighteningly bold around the edge of a bed or a changing ta...

Beating The Heat 70s Style

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I think the moms had a secret summer schedule: rotate the hosting house, sprinkler placement and Kool-Aid. That facilitated cool kids, happy dads and beautiful lawns.