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

Sylvia Puente | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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...

The Gift Of Slowing Down

Deborah Carlisle Solomon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Deborah Carlisle Solomon

It's not always easy to be fully present and attuned to a baby or young child who can't keep up physically or verbally to let you know, "Hey wait a minute! Slow down!" So, what can we do?

This Dog Won't Let His New Baby Brother Cry Alone

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2013 | Parents

You know that feeling when you have a 1-month-old who won't stop crying? Just because he needs a big ol' burp. You may just want to howl too. Like thi...

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

Four Cases Of Rare Infant Illness Linked To Refusal Of Routine Shot

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are reporting four Tennessee cases of a rare infant illness that have been linked to parents refusing a routine shot...

Need Ideas For Baby's Halloween Costume?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

Babies look cute no matter what you put them in, and Halloween takes that idea to a whole new level. Babies dressed as Yoda, a pirate, a monkey and mo...

STUDY: Bed-Sharing Makes Breastfeeding Easier, But Could Still Raise SIDS Risk

Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breas...

For The Desperate New Mom Who Thinks She's Crazy Alone

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

I know now -- now that I'm three kids in -- that being a new mom and losing your mind have plenty in common.