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Kids Helping Kids Thrive

Darell Hammond | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

These are three shining examples of the amazing impact kids can have on their fellow peers. Caring and engaged adults, of course, play an important role in the happy and healthy development of children.

Obesity on the Nile

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.

How Do My Kids See Me?

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

In the beginning, I was their home. I was everything, but now things are a little... different.

10 Signs You Have Become a Mamma Italiana

Juliet Linley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

As an expat mom in Italy, you are initially confused, then bemused, by many parenting practices in the land of Mamma Mia.

The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

On the rare occasions we're granted a parental sabbatical, I've noticed a disturbing trend -- we miss our damn kids too much!

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Jim Steyer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.

Baby Finds Ostrich Enormously Hilarious, Cannot Stop Giggling

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents

Sometimes the simplest things in life are also the most entertaining. Don’t believe us? Just ask this baby, whose recent encounter with an ostri...

Goodbye, Skinny Genes

Sarah Maizes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Sure, over the past 15 years I've given birth twice -- once to twins -- and I noticed that I am rounder, softer... a bit more "zaftig." There's a lot more "stuffing," as my daughter referred to it recently while pointing to a mound of bare skin bulging out between my pants and t-shirt.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

Little Boy Learns Mom Is Pregnant, Finds The Idea 'Exasperating'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents

When a mom tells her kids that she's going to have another baby, their reactions run the gamut. Sometimes they're thrilled, other times they're trauma...

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

New App 'Kinder' Set To Rock The Playground

Omer Rosen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

Tired of waiting for others to make your plans? Had enough of disappointing afternoons? Now, there's another way. Now, you're in control. Now, there's Kinder.

A Healthy Back-To-School Menu To Ease You Back Into The Routine

Kelly Pfeiffer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Taste
Kelly Pfeiffer

I've teamed up with my favorite blogging gals to create a healthy back-to-school menu to help you ease back into the routine.

This Mom Of 10 Captures Portraits Of Children In Nature, And The Results Are Pure Magic

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents

There’s something dreamy, almost otherworldly about the portraits captured by Nevada-based photographer Lisa Holloway; and that, it seems, is exactl...

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.

A Mother's Summer Heart

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

How is it possible to be ready for something to end, yet not really wanting it to? To feel like time goes by too fast and too slow all at once?

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

I Might Forget You, But Please Remember Me

Patrick Quinn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Patrick Quinn

You guys make me laugh all the time and I know you look at me as your infallible leader in goofiness, make-believe and storytelling. But right now I have to admit, I'm scared. There's a chance I might forget you one day.

An Apology Letter To My Second Child

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

I'm sorry you look like a candidate for "What Not To Wear," baby edition. Your brother had all brand-new, super-cute clothes, and you wear mostly his hand-me-downs, so that's why it's hard for me to figure out why you are always so disheveled.

The Deep Water Testd

David Kirsch | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

Parenting is a series of "deep water tests." How we love, guide, teach and nurture our children through life's tests will help our children be all that they can be.

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

If you find yourself getting upset or angry over a situation, always remember it could be worse and try to laugh. I find myself laughing at a range of incidents with my four children.

'Enjoy Every Moment' Includes The Later Ones, Too

Emily Ballard | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Emily Ballard

As parents, we're instructed to "enjoy every moment" and are constantly reminded that "it goes by so quickly." The implication is that once on the other side of parenting our children daily, we'll be aimless and a little bit empty.

9 Baby 'Lasts' I'll Miss (And Also Celebrate)

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

These lasts are usually unexpected and often not even noticed until they're long gone. Then, you might mourn these little moments that made your baby a baby.