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Get Your Butt Outside

Dawn Weber | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Dawn Weber

The sun shines bright on the sidewalk, Your bike's in the garage, cast aside, While you sit, transfixed to an iPod, Please -- get your butt outside.

This Is What Happens When Kids Try Brussels Sprouts

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste

Do all kids really loathe eating vegetables? A group of children are bucking the stereotype this week as they discover a previously unknown love of th...

7 Reasons Why This School Is Banning Halloween

Karyn Pickles | Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

This gem scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday: A friend's children's school has decided to forgo Halloween this year in favor of... I don't know... Friday, I guess. The decision was attributed to the "staff" and the reasons behind it were given as follows.

The 6 Steps To Good Digital Parenting

Stephen Balkam | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

This is probably the first technological era in human history where the kids are leading the adults. It is very humbling to have a 7-year-old explain how to upload a video.

Can You Trust Your Child?

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Trust your child. Really, just try it. Trust that he or she is doing the very best they possibly can under the circumstances. They are calling none of the shots. They have few rights and zero power. Not to mention their still-developing brains and emotional instability.

The Soul and The Mind: An Indian Outlook on Progress

KidSpirit | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

I believe in the sanctity of my culture and our age-old value system. That a handful of our people indulge in immoral acts no way implies that our entire population is sinful or corrupt.

The 3 Rules Of My House

Sara Goldstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I will take my coffee peacefully. No, I'm not making some for you. You want to help me make it? Fine. Take notes on my ratios. That could actually be useful information for Sunday. How old do you have to be to drink coffee? I don't care how old you are, you just have to have a job.

Parents, Do You Suffer From This Awkward Problem Too?

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

The second mom or dad has a distraction, the kids will likely view this as a challenge to their ability to hold mom or dad's FULL attention, no matter what the circumstance. And believe me, they will accept this challenge and it will be awkward for the parent.

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

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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.

A Different Kind Of Power Nap

Jennifer Latch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Latch

When I think back to what it was like when I had a toddler and a newborn, the memories are a little hazy. That period was a combination of happiness and overwhelm.

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

This Halloween, Teal is the New Orange

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Orlofsky

On Halloween, it doesn't matter if you're dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman; if you're living with life-threatening food allergies, candy is your kryptonite.

Baby Drama

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Nikkya Hargrove

One month before news of this story broke, my wife and I hung up the phone with our cryo-bank, ordered another vial of our donor sperm and are currently waiting for the right time to try again. What if the sperm waiting at our doctor's office for us isn't what we anticipate? Would we be mad? Yes.

Live Like Picasso -- Nurturing Fluid Intelligence and an 'Artistic Dimension'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

Childhood is a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when children gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that the human species as a whole remains adaptable.

Spending the Holidays at Sea

MiniTime | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel

When the air turns crisp and cold, cruise lines know families look to flee Old Man Winter with a sunny, tropical escape. That's why many cruises enhance their holiday offerings to lure families onto the ships.

The Virtualization of Childhood

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Internet, the global system of interconnected computer networks that was created to defend geographic boundaries, has now morphed into a system that transcends the very same boundaries

Mayor De Blasio's Bold Move: Putting Low Income Kids and Families First

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the allocation of $130 million in taxpayer funds to repair 35 parks and playgrounds in low-incom...

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Today, as I walked the midway with my family, I felt grateful for all that Tracie and I have experienced in our thirteen years, grateful that, despite the newness of our separation, we could come together as a family, in peace.

Full Moon Riot: The Perils of Mothering a Werewolf

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

Now that this month's hideous full moon is finally waning, I feel like it's semi-safe to write about the onslaught of terror that occurs in my house every month... and I'm not referring to MY "time of the month."

A Good Day With Grant

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Gil Laroya

Some days aren't always about politics or smartphones. It's 7:10 a.m. Sunday morning comes around like it always does, but today feels different. Bet...

The Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves When We Make School Lunch

Rob O'Donnell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Rob O'Donnell

Making school lunch used to be so simple. I seem to recall having two options as a kid; Bologna and Cheese or Cheese and Bologna – both on white bre...

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

Operation Kid Freedom -- Making Our Communities Safe For Children to Take Risks

Frida Berrigan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

When I was little, I loved going to the library with my brother. It was in an old mansion across a street and up a steep hill about 200 yards from our house. We would set out on our own with our due-back books -- big kids on the way to the library.

Teach Your Kids How to Become Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Steve Siebold

Even parents who have not been the most financially successful can set an example by continuing to try and teach their kids about failure and success.

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

What's a surefire way to stay involved with your kids' media picks and create an opportunity to discuss them? Host a family movie night!