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Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Shy Kid

Babble.com | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Wouldn't it be great if people realized that shyness was not a personality flaw that they need to change?

10 Childhood Favorites, All Grown Up

Food52 | Posted 11.10.2012 | Taste
Food52

Childhood favorites -- we love them for a reason. From s'mores at summer camp to chicken soup on a snow day, childhood favorites easily bring back nostalgic memories by the mouthful.

As Summer Turns to Fall

Tom Falco | Posted 09.06.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco

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So Cal Community Leader Opens Up about Child Molestation

Mike Spradley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Spradley

I also want parents of sexually abused children to let go of the guilt. They should know that in many situations, there's nothing that can be done to prevent the abuse.

A Kid-Friendly Trip To Nantucket

Fathom | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Fathom

Maybe it's the fog and the palpable history of the place, but Nantucket has a reputation for being one of America's most haunted spots, and ghost stories have circulated for hundreds of years.

WATCH: 6-Year-Old Outsmarts Magician

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents

The footage may be over 20 years old, but the moment is timeless: A 6-year-old named Murray proves to a magician on television that kids tend to be sm...

What My Sons Realized About Me That I Couldn't

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

"You only snack when you're sad. But the thing is, you're not sad. You're happy," my son replied. "And you feel bad about it. Like you're hurting Dad or you don't deserve it or whatever. Well you're not, and you do. Capeesh?"

Mindfulness: We Know We Should Practice It, Here's How

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

How, when your phone is buzzing, your kids are fighting and your dinner burning, can you focus on living in the moment?

If Life Gives You Lemons, Take Out Your Toolbox

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Not everything that happens is fixable, but what can be changed by sheer will power is the way you react to them.

Kids Get $65 A Month In Allowance

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.24.2012 | Money

Gone are the days of piggy banks. Kids these days just aren't saving much. According to a recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs, kids th...

Photographer's Son's Cuteness Is Just Unbearable

Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents

Our hearts melted when we came across a photo of toddler Ethan and had to share with the world (you can thank us after you click through the gallery)....

An Open Letter to the Video Game Industry, From a Mom Whose Son Loves Gaming

Hayley Krischer | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Video Game Industry, could you do us this favor? Could you try, try try to accept that this kind of sexism is real. That it's not just denigrating to women and girls, but it's denigrating to men and boys as well.

7 Ridiculous Things Schools Have Banned This Year

Babble.com | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Written by Joslyn Gray for Babble.com Gosh, we like to ban things. In recent years, we've seen schools ban everything from Silly Bandz and skinny je...

JOKE: Hard Work

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A young boy is doing poorly in math at public school. His mother decides to send him to private school to rectify the situation. Lo and behold, af...

Questions Every Parent Should Ask about Kids and Technology

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

For parents hoping to make technology a healthy part of life for kids, it's essential to not only speak with children about online safety and digital citizenship, but also make it a running conversation.

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Parenting

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

"There's no love more intense than the love we have for our children," says Arianna Huffington. "And wherever you find intense love, you're sure to fi...

What's So Bad About GEs?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I believe we have a right to know what's in our food -- from calories to fat content to genetically modified ingredients -- so we can choose healthier foods for our families.

WATCH: Do You Stay Together For The Sake Of The Children? From Dr. Sue Johnson

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

If you're in an unhappy relationship, should you stay together for the kids? Relationship expert Dr. Sue Johnson weighed in on this complex question w...

Dadmissions: Grocery Line Confessions

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Today, I was at the store and the guy in front of me had a jumbo bag of ice, a party bottle of Maker's Mark Whiskey, shrimp cocktail, and a couple of other party supplies. It's Sunday night. I had a 4-pack of Charmin, a package or Oreos, and a soda.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Just how connected are our kids today? According to Pew Research, close to 100 percent of teenagers aged 12-17 are online, and 80 percent of those kids are on social media sites.

Why You Shouldn't Cross State Lines for a Date

Pamela Kripke | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women
Pamela Kripke

I didn't have to actually agree to make the trip, of course. But he was a neurosurgeon. Potential dates who are not neurosurgeons get less leeway in the gender tango.

Mothers Go to War

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

While the knowledge and experience of professionals merits respect, parents should never forget the following: Parents know their children better than anyone else.

7 Things I Refuse To Feel Guilty About This August

Babble.com | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I used to consider my perennial "August lazies" a parental failing, but I'm starting to believe that fizzling out near the end of the summer allows me to embrace September with more pep in my step.

A Unique Care Option for Seniors and Their Families

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

How can multi-generational families enjoy summer living that is easy -- or at least easier? One solution is to let elderly family members take a turn at getting out of the house through Adult Day Stay.