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Study Suggests An Activity That May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying

Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 1, 2014 5:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience ...

Loving Food That Loves Us Back, Extra Space at The Table

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a geographical midpoint between living to eat, and eating to live. It's where health comes from the pursuit of pleasure, and pleasure comes from the pursuit of health.

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring.

Pizza Toppings Real Italians Swear By

Posted 05.28.2014 | OWN

Experts tell us what eaters in Naples and Rome really put on their pies. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethan...

Meet Your New Favorite Chicken Recipes

Posted 05.20.2014 | OWN

Easy enough to memorize; delicious enough to earn a spot in your regular rotation. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500p...

9 Indisputable Truths About Kids And Dinnertime

Beau Coffron | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The hardest part about dinner used to be choosing what to eat. Now it's choosing whether to change your children's clothes to the ones that can be thrown away afterward -- or just stripping the kids naked to throw directly into the shower when it's all over.

5 Recipes I Wish My Mom Had Taught Me

Posted 04.22.2014 | OWN

It's never too late to learn how to make a cheese ball, to cook beef until it's meltingly tender or to bake a classic birthday cake. By Lynn Andria...

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

10 Ways to De-Stress Dinnertime With Young Kids

Kate Solomon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

How does dinnertime look in your house? I cling to dreams of family bonding and quality time, but lately, that's just not the reality.

This Tradition Will Transform The Way Your Family Eats

Laurie David | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Laurie David

The idea is simple: Use the one day of the week we do have time to cook -- Sundays.

How To Make Delicious Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Food Fanatic | Posted 04.23.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

This eggplant parmesan recipe is flavorful and has the perfect crispy texture without the extra oil from pan frying.

5 Life Skills The Olympics Can Teach Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Of course, scheduling regular family dinners together is an important ingredient for raising well-adjusted children. But after the last two weeks, I also believe the same principle applies to watching the Olympics as a family.

The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Have Begun!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi Story to read: LET THE ...

End Mealtime Battles Forever With These 5 Simple Words

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy." I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in.

Gearing Up For The Super Bowl With Your Kids

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Super Bowl XLVIII Story to read: NFL's Super Bowl History...

Blended Families Make for a Spicy and Happy Meal

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 03.05.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

We're a blended family, although our parenting styles don't always mix well. Dinner time can be an occasion where we're more like oil and water than peanut butter and jelly.

Family and Food: Giving Thanks

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Wendy Gaynor

We understood more than ever that year what it truly meant to give thanks. Ruby was recovering, granted it was at a snail's pace, and we were blessed.

12 Tips for Avoiding Tears at the Table

Becky Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Becky Johnson

Just because well-intentioned parents forced their kids to eat foods they loathed or sent them to bed without supper, doesn't mean we have to perpetuate the madness. Our generation also grew up with lots of obesity, anorexia and other food disorders.

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.

The Innocuous Move That Ruined A First Date

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In the early part of the last decade, when I was not quite a novice with online dating, but had yet to achieve a Master's Degree in the art of finding love on the Internet, I met ChampagneLady58.

Why We Don't Need Family Dinners

Grown And Flown | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Family dinner is less about the "dinner" and more about the "family." Two decades of parenting experience bears this out.

How We Kept It Together When My Husband Left For A Year

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

It was a dangerous idea, inviting people to my house weekly for dinner while raising three young boys. But when my husband left for a year-long deployment in November 2011, I was one dinner shy of total desperation.

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Family Dinner

Parenting.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

When we moved from New York to Toronto last year to create a less hectic life for our kids, one of the things I was most excited about was eating family dinners together every night.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.