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Having a Conservation Conversation With Your Kids

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Events like picnics, swim parties, sporting contests and family vacations provide ample opportunities to spark conversation and instill in our younger generation a greater appreciation for the environment.

Gender Equality: On Showing Early, Not Telling Later

Maggie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Maggie Hollander

It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.

My Best Day As A Mom, So Far

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

My best day as a mom came about six months after my worst day as a mom.

End of Summer Festivals In And Around New York City

MiniTime | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
MiniTime

From now until the end of September, there's everything from musical and dance events to Italian feasts to a Hong Kong Boat Festival that are out of this world and great for kids of all ages. Here's a shortlist of what's coming up so you don't miss out on their best offerings for kids.

9 Creative Decorating Ideas for Kids' Rooms

Domino | Posted 07.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Playful, colorful, and comfy. Little ones deserve stylish spaces, too.

The 3 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Most

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Divorce is a grown-up experience that can bring us to our knees. In addition, it can hurt our kids very deeply as they have neither our years of experience, nor our understanding.

Would You Eat At This Restaurant Completely Run By Kids?

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

What happens when several groups of 7-year-olds take over a restaurant to plan, prepare, cook, and serve a meal? If you answered a 5 alarm kitchen fire, you're surprisingly wrong. Well, at least in this case.

10 Reasons Why Being A Boy In The '80s Was The Best

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The '80s epitomized great (and a few not so great) clothing styles. The shorts left little to the imagination, but kids today don't appreciate the natural air conditioning these provided.

These Guys Showed Up At A Children's Hospital, Proved That Superheroes Really Do Exist

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Good News

When children at a New York City hospital looked out of their windows Wednesday morning, they were met with a super-sized surprise: There, suspended i...

Sorry, 'British Nanny,' I Let My Kids Choose Their Sippy Cups

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

My kids are human beings. With whom I am in relationship. It is one characterized by affection, trust, and attachment. I believe my children heed my influence because they feel secure and loved and free to make wise choices and empowered to behave well.

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

The world has many flaws, even more than I realized before I became a dad of daughters. But there are also a million things that are great, and awesome, and inspiring about it. This is one.

This 7-Year-Old Has Some Wise Parenting Advice For Jimmy Kimmel

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents

Jimmy Kimmel became a dad again earlier in July, and this time, he decided to skip the baby books and go to a more obvious source for parenting advice...

Dad Documents His Sons' Awesomeness In Gorgeous Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

When Wes Armson saw his two sons cracking a smile, letting out a laugh or even sneezing for the first time, he wanted to remember it forever. He’d s...

How Not To Swear Around Kids

Paige Kellerman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Paige Kellerman

I try. We all do. But the fact of the matter is, it's almost impossible not to cuss after you have kids. So, after much research, here are the things that help me...

The Myth of Adulthood

Annie Battles | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

Part of growing up, it would seem, is slowly realizing one's perspective is not the only one to exist. This realization is a slower process, however, than one would imagine.

Imagine A World Where Kids Eat Their Veggies

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Can you imagine a world where children desire vegetables over fried foods and desserts?

Should Parents-To-Be Draw Up Pre-Pregnancy Contracts?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents

Expecting couples have a lot to prepare for. Who will feed the baby? Who will change the baby? Who will be the one to get up for those 4 a.m. wake up ...

Why This Woman Would Rather Have Dogs Than Kids

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kim Bode has four adopted dogs and looks at them as her children. Actually, she thinks higher of them than that. "They're like my kids, but I think...

Why Parents Like Me Hate Camp

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

Please explain to me why I would pay someone to tell me that I cannot call or speak to my daughter for two weeks?

20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

MiniTime | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Skip the city's famous casinos and grand shows this year. If you're on a budget, then rejoice.

Sorry, Kids -- I Will Never 'Let' You Beat Me

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The thing is, games aren't always just about fun. Sometimes they can teach us about life.

10 Ways to Make Doctor Visits a Little Easier for Your Child

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

It doesn't take long for kids, especially those with chronic issues, to develop phobias to doctors, specific offices and treatments. From my years as a waiting-room hopper, I've learned how to make the best of doctor's visits for me and for the kids.

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

School Lunch Project: Easy Pita Pizzas

Laura Fuentes | Posted 07.18.2014 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Your child will feel less deprived and fit in with his pizza eating peers a bit better with a pita pizza in hand, don't you think?

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.