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Addiction Stigma Interferes With Legislation

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

We are conditioned and taught to detach, to make it alone. That strategy has not worked -- we have detached much too long.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

Obituaries and Valentines

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Obituaries and valentines: two words that one rarely sees side by side on the greeting card rack at the drugstore or on the list of options provided b...

Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

As my wife Julie and I approached the pool, I was filled with anticipation and no small degree of bittersweet dread. This was the end of an era for George, and for us. I did not want to be the dad doubled over and bawling, yet that knot in my chest just kept growing.

Maxed Out Parents: 5 Strategies to Ease Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Paula Davis-Laack

Six specific sources of burnout have been identified, and to date, much of the research about these sources has been related to work; however, I am surprised at how well they translate to non-work and specifically, to parenting.

What Getting a Job Feels Like Once You're a Mother

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

Here's the thing: I don't completely want to get back in the game. I want to spend every minute soaking up my daughter's sunshine. You miss stuff when you're gone.

Moving Forward

Joanne De Simone | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Joanne De Simone

Another young boy sped toward us on his bike. I made comparisons, knowing I was breaking another rule. Don't compare your child to anyone else. I couldn't help it. The sight of him seemed to reaffirm the success of our experiment. We were having a normal day in the park.

12 Easy Resolutions for a Healthier Home

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Don't microwave food in plastic -- transfer it to glass or dishware instead, where it's also safe for storage. If you have to use plastic, look for those labeled "BPA-free," and always let food cool before you store in plastic.

Qualities of an Ideal Parent

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert C. Jameson

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

Sometimes a Child's Refusal to Go With You Is a Test

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

For some children, divorce calls into question the very nature of parental love. The child may think to himself, "If my parents can decide they don't love each other anymore, maybe they can stop loving me."

5 Reasons Kate Middleton Should Start a Mom Blog

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

In the spirit of continuing to blend tradition and her own thoroughly modern mark on the royal family, this is my official royal request for Kate to add blogger to her title.

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

'Small Things Considered': A Father's Day Tribute

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

Throughout a childhood spotted with quits and failures, I've never felt like a quitter or a failure. That's a parenting trick bordering on magic.

Facebook Is My Baby Daddy

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Emma Johnson

As a single mom, there are lots and lots of things that I can handle really, really well. But there is one thing that I cannot do: I cannot be my own companion. And so I turn to Facebook.

Why I Love Being a Mom to Boys

Christine Organ | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

Whether building Lego towers or having a tea party, whether watching Star Wars or Cinderella, whether we are shopping for a prom dress or picking out a corsage, at the heart of each of those activities are connection, guidance and encouragement.

How Not to Fly With a Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Corcoran

For those who haven't had the pleasure of doing it, taking an energetic 2-year-old on an airplane feels kind of like transporting a sack of live bees. He's constantly moving, other passengers don't want to sit too close to you and every once in awhile, you get stung.

'Divorce Made Me A Better Mother'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Divorce

An upside of divorce? It can make you a better parent. Just ask author Eileen Workman. In a HuffPost Live segment on Tuesday, Workman said that he...

The Best Lesson My Kids Taught Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

I learned to sit on a curbside for hours with my 2-year-old son and feel contentment just by counting the different types of trucks that passed by. I felt delight as I watched them play in the puddles of a pouring rain. I learned to stay in the moment, where children naturally live.

The Controversial Kansas Sperm Donor Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

The media is abuzz with news that a man is being pursued for child support by the state of Kansas for a child resulting from his semen delivery to a lesbian couple's porch in response to an advertisement.

10 Things Every Child Needs to Know

Christine Organ | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

Children can break your heart in one instant, then cause your heart to swell to near-bursting the next. But through it all -- through the tantrums, homework battles and curfew fights -- we need to take a step back and think about what we really want our children to know and to learn.

For a Good Time at the Movies, Hire a Babysitter

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Even though I like children, there are a lot of places I would rather not see them. These places include bars, walking at a glacial pace on a crowded Upper East Side sidewalk, in double strollers when I am trying to get on or off the 6 train, and at graphic, R-rated movies about phone sex.

I Am Learning to Be a Parent of Grown Children

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I am slowly learning that the skills required for being a parent of grown children are quite different from those required to parent younger children. The early days seem easy now. These days require more: listen closely, practice restraint... not my strong suit.

Need a Big Idea, Mr. President? Here Are Two

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Donald Craig Mitchell

I would like to offer the nation two very big ideas. The first is a plan to de-leverage the $1 trillion in student loan debt, and the second is a plan which will ensure that every high school graduate can attend tuition-free any publicly funded college or graduate school.

Working Moms in Tech

Jennifer Wenner | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology
Jennifer Wenner

It's difficult to balance work and home life for any parent; however, I find it especially challenging to do it in the technology industry.