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His Hands Hold Miracles

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Soon my grandson will celebrate his six-month birthday. Actually that's not quite true. Chances are only his family will celebrate this milestone. ...

What No One Told Me About Becoming A Dad

Bobby McMahon | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I'm glad I'm in good company, but while I'm all for learning valuable life lessons, it would have been really nice if someone had given us a heads-up about this one.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Talk, Read and Sing to Kids to Close the Word Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

With a boost from Hillary Clinton last weekend in San Diego, the American Academy of Pediatricians launched the next phase of its campaign to help close the "word gap" between children in high- and low-income families.

Helping Our Children Starts With Listening To Them

Carol Dyanti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Dyanti

Every child is their own person, with their own complications, and the job of a mother is a very impossible but very sacred one. It is my job, and I would like to suggest the job of each of us, to love them, to create a better world for them, no matter what.

California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

Deborah Kong | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

We must continue to raise quality in order to provide children with the kind of early experiences that are proven to boost high school graduation, increase college enrollment and completion, reduce crime and prepare a skilled workforce for the 21st century.

What's Being Done to Ease Detained Children's Trauma?

Sylvia Puente | Posted 10.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

My heart aches as I've learned that of the thousands of Central American children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, as many as 800 are less than five years old -- and as many as 94 of these children aren't even a year old.

How To Be The Perfect Mother

Lyz Lenz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Perfect mothers understand how privileged they are to be parenting in America. But the French are doing everything better. So, mothers, be confident in your choices, because you are probably doing everything wrong.

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.

10 Truths for My Infant Twins

Betsy Boyd | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

At this point in my life, I've cultivated decent emotional intelligence to make up for the lack of calculus, but I tend to be forgetful. So here are 10 simple but super helpful things I've learned (frequently, the hard way) that I'd like to remember to tell you over the years to come.

7 Things Every Grandparent Needs For Their New Grandchild

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yippee! The baby is here. And that probably means you’ll be spending as much time as you can with your new grandchi...

The Complicated Truth About Having A Baby

Caroline Beaulieu | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Caroline Beaulieu

When the tiny human cometh, all bets are off. And from then on, the question is never again whether or not it's worth it. The question is how you make it worth it for them.

Sorry, My Boobs Don't Want To Hang Out With You

Lyz Lenz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

This is why I can't come out to your concert, or have dinner with you, or indulge in that delicious second glass of wine. I love you. I miss you, my friends, I really do. But the ultimate truth is that my boobs don't feel the same way.

10 Things That Took A While To Come Back After The Baby Was Born

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

If there are any moms reading this who are still in that post-baby stage of figuring things out, I hope that you will feel comforted that you are not the only one struggling to navigate this overwhelming time of life.

9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Now that I have a 1-month-old child again, it has become abundantly clear that there are times when people just don't know what to say to me.

Still No Evidence That Touch Screens Are Good for Babies

Susan Linn | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science
Susan Linn

Dimitri Christakis, co-author of the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations to discourage screen time for children under 2, has changed his position. He did so based on what he frankly identifies as a "hunch" associated with development of the iPad.

How Do I Get My Infant to Sleep Through the Night?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Stefanie Wauk, Pediatrician, This is probably the most common question asked of pediatrician...

Shouting 'Fire' in a Room of Scientists: Breastfeeding and Sensationalism

Melissa Bartick | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Melissa Bartick

This week, a widely reported sibling study by Colen and Ramey concluded that breastfeeding has "no effect" on "child well-being." But, what's the truth here?

Do Infants Belong at the Theme Park?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Honestly, now. I know, I'm gonna get myself into trouble with this answer. But a theme park is no place for a kid that can't walk or talk.

The Importance of Everyday Interactions for Early Brain Development

Dr. Ann Mastergeorge | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Dr. Ann Mastergeorge

Can you remember the last time you played peek-a-boo with a young child? You may think it is just a fun child's game, but actually it is helping brains of very young children develop.

A Mother's Needs: The Downside of Attachment Parenting

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Lynn Shattuck

Parts of attachment parenting were working for Max and I both; if he was calmer, I was calmer. Other parts were not working so well.

17 Life Lessons For Our Soon-To-Be-Born Daughter

John-Michael Knowles | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
John-Michael Knowles

If you consistently turn your attention and work inward, focusing on learning and growth to make yourself better throughout your lifetime, things will unravel in the most beautiful of ways and you will become bulletproof.

Kate Sheppard

How Do You Take Care Of Infant Triplets When A Chemical Spill Has Ruined Your Water?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Courtney Baumwell thought she had a lot on her hands already, with 2 1/2-month-old triplets and a recent move to Charleston, W.Va. Then a chemical spi...

WATCH: We Love Animals Who Love Babies, And You'll Love Them, Too

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

This video sets a new standard for endearing. Whether you have a case of the Mondays or just need a good smile, these animals and their baby best frie...