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HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Anne Ginther, Co-Founder & Executive Director Of RandomKid

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Lying to My Kids

Alex Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alex Grossman

Back in the early 1970's, I remember finally realizing some older kids were messing with me, and a proud smile creeping across my face. I'm now the father of two children. And, alas, history repeats itself. Sorry kids.

Disney's Planet Challenge Gets Kids Involved In Environment, Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The second annual Disney's Planet Challenge is encouraging kids in grades 3-8 to get involved with environmental conservation and helping their commun...

How to Get Kids to Read Again

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Books like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter are going to be the saving grace of literature. Do modern youth want to see Stonehenge? They would if it was remodeled into a motocross track.

These Kids Today

Jim McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McGuire

People who make negative comments about today's students are comparing a slower paced less challenging time with today's high speed world.

Healthy Caramel Apples with Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brigitte Mars

Apples Apples, native to Eurasia, are members of the Rosaceae (Rose) Family, relatives of peaches and pears, and known botanically as Malus species...

Kids Banned From Restaurants? Parents Duke It Out

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

I had the craziest parenting experience, not once but twice this week. I was sitting in a restaurant eating dinner with my son, thrilled to witness h...

Education, Seth Godin, Factory Workers and the Taiwanese Water Bird

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Stiffelman

By fostering outside-the-box thinking in our children today, we'll position them to truly succeed in the lives they live tomorrow and ever after.

10 Kid-Friendly Events Happening In NYC THIS Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For the first weekend of October, there are tons of harvest and Halloween-themed events you can bring your kids to. From author signings to Yo Gabba ...

"Mom, What's for Dinner?" A New Resource Helps Answer the Question

Anna Lappé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anna Lappé

Do these three words -- 'what's for dinner' -- send a shiver down your spine? Thankfully, a website launches today that provides parents of kids of any age tips to respond to this question with aplomb.

Peaks, Potties, Perspectives

Gotham Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gotham Chopra

Twenty months after my son Krishu was born, my wife Candice granted me a ten-day furlough to travel to Italy to embark on an arduous bike trip through the Dolomite Mountains.

What Are We Overlooking In Our Kids Today?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Kids get labeled with one diagnosis after another with an overemphasis on their negative traits and less emphasis on the possibility that there's something inside that is quite beautiful.

National Self-Interest: The Reason to Pass the Dream Act Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

While the opposition cries out that the DREAM Act is a kind of back door amnesty for undocumented workers, it is actually a sensible, rational strategy to meet America's economic and social needs.

10 Kid-Friendly Events Happening In NYC THIS Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With school now in full-swing and memories of summer fading, the weekend can seem...boring. Never fear, we found 10 great events this weekend that w...

A Letter to My Son As He Adjusts to Middle School

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Hey Charlie, It's late as I write this -- even the cats look sleepy -- but I was just watching a documentary on HBO that made me think of you. It was...

Cleaning Your Silver Lining

Amy Domestico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Domestico

Dear God, Something happened today that I do not think has ever happened in the history of man kind, it was the kind of something that you know you c...

How Your Service Today Can Make a Difference for Future Generations

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

What better way to help shape our nation's future than by personally investing in our children's education and empowering young people to own their future economic success?

For Some Children, Going Back to School Means Getting to Eat

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

For low-income families who struggle to overcome hunger, back-to-school season brings an end to the strain of putting additional meals on the table when the free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable.

ER Visits For Concussions Soar Among Kid Athletes

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' spor...

Pets vs. Kids: Are You Barking Up the Wrong Parenthood Tree?

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

When it comes to the battle between Team Pet and Team Kid, just 10 reasons should be more than enough to convince you to go for the former.

The Long Goodbye -- Taking the Kids to College

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Eileen Ogintz

"Are you going to cry, Mom?" my son Matt asked me on the plane ride. I honestly didn't know. We were on the family trip we'd spent more time preparing for than any other. We were taking Matt, our oldest child, to college.

School Lunch: One Meal, One Dollar, Part 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook. What kind of lunch could you make for $1? That's approximately the amount schools have to spend on in...

John Kavanagh, Arizona State Senator, Plans Bill To End Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

AP | By MICHELLE PRICE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP)-- Emboldened by passage of the nation's toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wa...

Why Teach Kids in Museums?

Jim McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jim McNutt

My father-in-law, Ed, a sometime chess partner and a long-time public school math teacher, was always involved with numbers and organizing things. He...

A Brief History of a Meditator

Gotham Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gotham Chopra

A series of new studies have recently come out touting the benefits of teaching kids to meditate. Well stop right there: allow me to say with utmost humility -- here stands the expert.