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STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

How My Husband and I Raise Money-Smart Kids

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money

One of the most practical ways that we impart money savvy to our children is by constantly reinforcing the notion that money isn't just for spending.

Parenting Expert: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

The Next Family | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

There are some really uncomfortable moments while raising kids. Those moments -- though they take years off our lives -- are to be expected. And we commiserate with each other, and we live through them.

On the Humanity of Education

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

At some point in the engulfment of SAT scores, stellar extracurriculars, and preschool admissions interviews, on the conveyor belt churning out our valedictorians, we've hit a snag: We stopped educating our hearts.

The Easter Moth

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Leaning in for closer review, Sadie and I both catch a slight body quiver, but our excitement dissipates as we realize its leg is broken. The two of us make a grim, silent eye pact to do what we can to save it, or at least make it more comfortable dying.

Your Daily Guide to an Awesome Spring Break Staycation

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Let's face it: Not everyone can go to Bermuda for spring break. But sometimes a "staycation" is just what the doctor ordered, because you can hang out with the kids and tackle spring cleaning.

Why Safer Playgrounds Might Not Be Better For Kids

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents

A Washington University in St. Louis study determined that urban public school children get more exercise when spending recess outside, rather than in...

Fighting for Science in the Classroom and America's Future

Michael Haas | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Michael Haas

The next generation of inventors, policymakers, and CEOs will determine the fate of the environment and our economy. In order to ensure that these future leaders are up to the challenge, a commitment to comprehensive climate science education is needed today.

Why Life In Your 30s Is Better (And Worse) Than In Your 20s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

It gets better: more simple, more meaningful, more established, more fulfilling, more STABLE. You'll have fewer fights, cry less tears and make fewer bad decisions. But you'll also have less fun.

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

5 Ways Little Kids Are Like Hippies

Vincent Daly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Kids thrive on new experiences and revel in the joy of it all. Freedom, baby. Pure unADULTerated freedom.

F*ck Judgment

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

Parenting is stressful enough as it is. So do us all a favor and can the judgment. We're all in this together, y'all.

Get Out of My Uterus, Stranger

Chelsea Bond | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Chelsea Bond

Turning 30 didn't put my biological clock in a race with anyone else's. If I don't bring up my uterus and what I am or I am not doing with it, you shouldn't either.

5 Tips for a Successful Family 'Racecation'

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First and foremost, it's a family vacation. So, you'll want to make sure you plan enough fun things to keep your entire family entertained and happy during the trip. You may be worried about the race, but the rest of your family shouldn't be.

The 9 Kids You Meet on a Field Trip

Claire Wapole | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

While most students assigned to parent chaperones happily go along with the field trip flow, the following list of archetypical personalities keep chaperones on their toes.

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 06.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.

The Best City For Family Travel

Tom Gilmore | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

This Midwestern Metropolis is perfect for families. Not only will it offer enough entertainment and culture to keep a smile on your kids' faces -- it does so at a cost low enough to keep a big smile on yours.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Parents: Do Alcohol Advertisers Target Our Children?

David Jernigan, PhD | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
David Jernigan, PhD

The take-home here is that the self-regulated guidelines are not protecting youth from alcohol exposure. As a parent, what I'd most want to know is the following: Are these companies targeting advertising for their products to my child?

23 Reasons My Son Jack Is Out Of Bed

Wendi Aarons | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

"My spine hurts. Oh, wait, I meant my kidneys. No, wait, my spine. Kidneys. Spine. Kidneys. Sp... hey, can I have a peanut butter sandwich? With no crusts on it?"

5 Ways to Take Center Stage and Say No to Martyrdom

Lorraine Roe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Lorraine Roe

Being put-upon has it's rewards. For instance, we can complain and perhaps get some attention. We can blame circumstances for our unhappiness. But honestly, no one likes a martyr for long...

How to Survive Spring Break at Home

Lynn Perkins | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

No plans for a family vacation this spring? No worries. Here are five strategies for surviving school-free days at home with the kids this Spring Break and having a fun, memorable time together without venturing far from home.

I Play a Game With My Kids Called Meditation

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Amy Shah

Sometimes, it's the first time of the day that I get to really look into my kids' eyes and engage with them. They're not moving, eating or watching something. They are just focused on the task at hand, and we can have a meaningful exchange.

Mommy, What's Basil? Musings on How to Grow a Good Eater

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 06.09.2014 | Home
Heritage Radio Network

Turns out, my kid is incredibly food motivated. From a safe perch on my arm, he is fascinated to stir some onions sautéing in a pan and use a stick to poke holes in the ground next to me when I'm sticking some pea seeds into a neglected and happily forgiving garden bed. He's excited to mirror the behaviors I was taught as a kid: to grow, to harvest, to cook.

WATCH: Porn Dad Didn't Expect This Reaction From His Kids

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents

Pornography mogul Farrell Timlake had a strategic plan of telling his kids that he works in the porn industry. “It was sort of a conversation th...