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Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

Six Flags Summer

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

The music blaring from the speakers made me feel as if the entire park had frozen since I'd last been there as a teenager, only to start up again as I walked through the gates.

39 Reasons Why My Son Won't Eat Dinner

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

My 4-year-old son has a new reason every day for why he won't eat.

Be Creative and Get All Crafty

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Isn't it great when we get to experience that whole you get to be a kid again through your child thing? Because I think that's happening now.

11 Ways To Reclaim A Relaxing Summer For Your Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It's worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.

Boy's Lullaby To Baby Brother Sets 'Sibling Love' Standard Impossibly High

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents

"This is a whole new level of cute." That's how an astute YouTuber described this adorable video of a 6-year-old boy cradling his baby brother ...

A New Definition of Motherhood

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Roshini Raj, M.D.

The idea that your own children would not call you a good mother is the nightmare every working woman dreads -- hence the guilt. But does working hard outside the home preclude being a good mother? It depends on your definition of motherhood.

New Moms Talk About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

For new moms, heading back into the office after maternity leave can be tough. In a HuffPost Live conversation, mothers shared their experiences with ...

Note to Self: 'No-Gifts' Birthday Parties Don't Work

Hinda Mandell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Hinda Mandell

You thought you were being enlightened and anti-consumerist. You thought you were saving your friends money, a trip to the toy store and the hassle of gift shopping. Your intentions might well have been sincere, but really, you were just being annoying.

4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Having a choice of a million apps is a good thing. But many app developers may not have considered the seriousness or risk of a data breach. When it comes to your kids, shouldn't you?

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

2-Year-Old Takes First Steps On His Prosthetics, Tells The World, 'I Got It'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents

From the moment he was born, 2-year-old Kayden Kinckle had mammoth obstacles to overcome. He had an omphalocele, a birth defect in which internal orga...

Why Do We Always Hate on the Hot Mom?

Regan Long | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

She's walking toward you, gorgeous smile, gorgeous hair, gorgeous figure (even after popping out a handful of kids), and despite her glowing aura about her -- admit it. You're secretly hating her.

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of User Testing Mobile Games on Kids

Catriona Wallis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Catriona Wallis

Tips on how to get the most out of user testing mobile games on kids An exciting phase in the creation of mobile games for kids arrives when the game...

Do Mobile Devices Affect Kids' Health?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

All of us are constantly exposed to the radio frequency fields around these devices. The health effects of such sustained and repeated exposure is still being studied, with mixed results.

My Kids' First Slurpee

Beth Leyba | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Beth Leyba

"Who wants a Slurpee?" I suddenly asked. I glanced in the rear view mirror, expecting excited replies at mom's spontaneity and generosity, but was met with blank stares. "What's a Slurpee?" replied the older one.

31 Days Of Summer Fun With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Summer days can be looong when you have kids at home, so I did a bit of research on Pinterest and came up with a 31-day plan to keep us occupied.

Life Lessons Through Rock Music

Linda Roy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Linda Roy

Of course there are lessons to be learned from rock music. As a songwriter, I know this and I try to use it to everyone's advantage. After all, the songwriters I'm referencing all went through their own stuff and toiled to put it all to paper in a concise and relatively snappy, relatable fashion.

You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Many kids are spending too much time indoors (likely in front of a screen) and not enough time outside. Wherever you are this summer, remember to get outside to connect with nature... and your kids!

Is Pro-Marijuana Pro-Propaganda?

Theodore Caputi | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

There's a lot of buzz going around about marijuana legalization. Now that Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana use, mar...

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

My Love-Hate Relationship With Summer Camp

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

I hate camp songs. Sure, they are cute at first. But when your kids sing them over and over, morning and evening and all weekend -- especially those "repeat after me" songs -- it's enough to drive me loony.

Marijuana: Thief of Human Promise?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

I am among a number of educators who intuitively believe drugs like pot are more insidiously harmful -- at least to kids -- than presently realized. Now a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience gives data to support this view.

This Is What Kids Need From Their Divorcing Parents

Honoree Corder | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

I realize something is happening, but I don't really know what it is. Life is different, I'm scared to death and unsure of my future. Here's what I need from you, my parents.