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To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.

The Hardest Part of Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

I think letting go is one of the most challenging and rarely thought about experiences in parenting. I know I had many moments when I wondered if I was holding on too tight as my son was growing up.

4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.

Bullying Has Nothing To Do With A 'My Little Pony' Lunch Box

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

You see, if a child does not wear a "My Little Pony" backpack/lunch box, then they will be bullied for something else. Bullying has nothing to do with a lunch box. If it was not a lunch box, then it would be for their weight, their height, their gender or their skin color.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

How Sharing Pringles Saved My Flight to Hawaii

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

On a recent trip to Hawaii, during the first six-hour leg and headed to Arizona, I settled in and looked forward to a relaxing flight. Until two children took the seats next to me.

An Open Letter To The 'Sh*tty' Teens

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

What Rachel Canning is going through is something I went through too. A lot of adults did and honestly, I would bet that your parents went through it as well. It is called the "sh*tty teenage" stage.

What About Dad

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

It seems to happen so quickly -- Mom feels taken advantage of and Dad feels like an outsider with no power; Mom becomes "the boss" and Dad spends less time at home; an outing with Dad becomes a treat instead of the norm. But with a little bit of intention the trap can be avoided.

What's Your Legacy?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Are you creating a legacy you can be proud of? Are there any areas you'd like to develop more fully?

50 Super Quick Things I Want My Kindergartner To Know On Her 100th Day

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Just be you. No one can do it better... But, call your mother while you're at it.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

Why Don't You Listen?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

As our children get older, even before they can speak, we can learn so much from their behavior. Why don't we trust children enough to know what they need?

Rosemary Strembicki: Holiday Presence

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The universal tradition of giving during the holidays has exploded into a circus of spending, stress and unfulfilled expectations. Let's take a breath and think about how we can reframe the message we're sending to our children.

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

Media's Shameless Role in Peddling Gender Stereotypes to Children

Lori Day | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

It's brilliant. It's lucrative. It's also a breathtaking act of psychological vandalism against our children. Media shapes perception, and perception becomes reality.

WATCH: Heroic New Yorker Rescues Baby From Awning

Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents

Qing Chen may insist that anyone would have done what he did to save a baby girl on Friday -- but it's clear a father's instinct played some role in t...

Is Dubstep Drugs?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy

Fred Willard has teamed up with Funny Or Die on something that'll make you laugh as much as it'll infuriate your parents. "Parent News" is what wou...

From 'Mommy' to 'Mother' -- A Treasured Transformation

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

Almost imperceptibly, I transformed from "Ma Ma" to "Mommy" to "Mom" to "Mother." The loathed task of doing laundry has lessened, but now when the children come home, it's one of the first things I ask. "Have any laundry that needs to be done?"

My Kids Are Biracial: Let's Discuss

Jenn Horton | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Just because I know something doesn't mean it should be known. I usually don't have any insight into what led them to their question or statement toward me. I just know that there's something in it that might not feel easy to navigate. Much of what is worthwhile is not easy.

Storytelling at Home for the Holidays

John McCormick | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

We spend too much time on shopping, entertaining, and shuttling around and too little time with the family. If only there was an alternative? Maybe there is. Try storytelling at home with the kids. It's the perfect activity for the holidays.

A Role Model Athlete for Our Children

John McCormick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

When it comes to the question of whether athletes are appropriate role models for teens, Robert Griffin III could be a game changer

Helping Our Children Navigate a Politically Partisan World

John McCormick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Shortly after this month's election, I overheard several of my son's friends talking "smack" on the playground about the election's winners and losers. Nothing too derogatory, but several voiced digs along the lines of, "I can't believe your parents voted for [Candidate X]."

Britax Recalls 60,000 Car Seats

Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

Britax has issued a voluntary recall of 60,000 convertible car seats due to a choking hazard. The car seats under the voluntary recall are Britax B...

How the Boy Scouts Can Restore Their Reputation in this Eagle Scout's Eyes

John McCormick | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

To restore its good name, the Boy Scouts must place the interests and needs of abuse victims before the protection of their own organization.

School Cheating Scandals -- What's a Parent to Do?

John McCormick | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Is there more that we as parents can do to find real solutions to cheating? What actions can parents take to affect real change so that cheating doesn't become an indelible part of our educational system?