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What Really Happens When Your Child Turns 18

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Kids don't come with instructions, yet we figure out pretty quickly how to nurture, teach, and protect them. I just didn't expect that we had only 17 years and 364 days to accomplish everything we set out to do, before the start of a whole new ballgame.

Another Season!

Posted 04.26.2013 | TV

"Parenthood has been renewed" for Season 5! NBC has officially renewed the beloved drama starring Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Peter Krause, Monica...

7 Mantras That Helped This Post 50 Mom Survive Parenthood

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

I have survived two decades of parenting by talking to myself. My incantations are my alter ego reminding me to put things in perspective, step back and take a breath and that things will probably be okay. So while the mom voice in my head is shrieking, at myself or my kids, there is a calmer quieter voice reminding me to count to 10 before I speak.

'It Was A Funny Timing Thing'

Posted 04.23.2013 | TV

Although it may come off as a bit odd that "Parenthood" star Lauren Graham is dating her on-screen brother Peter Krause, Graham says her relationship ...

What I Never Expected To Find In My 5-Year-Old's Diary

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Was it a place she wrote about what worries her? Is she describing her scary dreams at night? With a heavy, worried heart, I unlocked her diary to see what was inside. What did I find?

15 Things Never To Say To Parents Of Biracial Kids

The Stir | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
The Stir

These days, mixed-race babies account for 7 percent of the kids born to American moms every year. So why are the parents of biracial kids still hearing the same tired, old comments our parents and grandparents heard (or, God forbid, made!) back in the day?

A Book My Grandmother Would Like -- Finally!

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

I could call this the first book that I know for certain my grandmother would like, if she were still alive. But more seriously, it's also the first book in which I've written candidly about my feelings for my mother, who died in 2004 after many years of dementia.

9 Reasons Parenthood Doesn't Get Any Easier

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Sure, your little kids may not have slept, may have barfed in your hair and thrown tantrums in the grocery store, but teens still throw up, only now it is a much bigger worry, and good luck picking them up and putting them in their rooms when you want to change their behavior.

What Is 'Motherness?'

Jennifer Gilmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Gilmore

Adoption is a lot of things. It is a prism. It is an hourglass. It is dark cave. It is a light at the end of a terrifying tunnel. It is a beginning.

A Recipe For How to Raise a Perfect Child

Jeff Bogle | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

There's been waaaaaaay too much talk of bad dudes in the news lately. It's got me thinking about what goes into making a perfect person, about what ingredients we need to have in our parental pantries, if you will, to help us raise a great child.

7 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's a certain question that's guaranteed to get you a one-word answer like "good" or "fine."

The Possible Side Effects Of Parenthood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

A friend of mine is pregnant, and she's having a rough go of it so far. "You people who have had babies don't say anything about this stuff," she's been saying. My friend has a point: We should alert people to the possible side effects of parenthood.

How My Life Finally Came Full Circle

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

I come from a legacy of mothers who left their mark upon me, etching profound disturbances, carving hollows of loss. I was determined to be different, but there's something about wounding deep below the surface that's not easy to escape. I knew when I was nine that my mother and grandmother were not what I wanted to be, but the webs they wove caught me anyway.

Angels in White Lab Coats and Green Scrubs

John McCormick | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Two years ago this month, I experienced every parent's worst nightmare. My 10-year-old son and I were playing catch when I launched the ball in the air. What happened next is still a blur.

WATCH: Dennis Rodman Confesses, ‘I Don’t Know How To Be A Father’

OWN | Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

Many people know Dennis Rodman as an NBA superstar, a flamboyant public figure and notorious '90s bad boy. But he’s also a son and a father. In this...

What My Parenting Aptitude Test Looks Like

Christie O. Tate | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Christie O. Tate

An aptitude test is designed to assess and categorize us by mental ability before institutions will allow us to pursue a higher education or the careers of our choice. Can we all agree that parenting is a career? For example, it's mine. So where's my aptitude test?

Laura Prudom

Will 'Parenthood' Get A Season 5? The Cast Weighs In

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

Will "Parenthood" be renewed for Season 5? At the NBC series' PaleyFest panel on March 7, creator Jason Katims told HuffPost TV that he feels "really ...

A Boy's Promise to His Father

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

When I was a pup of 6 years experience in this world, I made a promise I honestly believed I had the ability to keep. I promised my father that I'd stay 6 forever. Until the end of days, a 6-year-old boy; wide-eyed and pudgy-faced.

Notes On Freedom And Culture: What Culture? Whose Freedom?

Alan Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

We need a new national conversation about the culture that produces both lousy and great movies, about a culture that embraces violence as the necessary price of freedom, about the kind of human beings we are becoming.

Christians And The American 'Baby Bust'

Kate Blanchard | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

People concerned about falling birth rates could more constructively spend their energy loving the neighbors they already have.

Life After Bartending

Tom Macy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Tom Macy

I'm still passionate about the artisanal craft of cocktails and think of them as my vocation. But there's only room for one source of sleep deprivation in my life, and now it's my daughter.

I'm Pregnant... and Freaked Out

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm worried I leapt too soon. That I don't have all the tools to be the best mother possible. Scared I don't and won't know what I'm doing. Fearful of the unknown. More terrified of the known (studies, statistics, friends' horror stories). I'm worried about giving up my life as I know it.

Amazing New Posters Of Your Favorite Shows

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

PaleyFest 2013 is kicking off this week and to go along with it, several shows are getting some very cool stylized posters. The PaleyFest features ...

Designing Your New Modern Family

David Duran | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
David Duran

While June Cleaver of "Leave It To Beaver" may continue to loom large in our Norman Rockwell vision of a family, today's reality is more Liz Lemon from "30 Rock."

Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

For me, spring begins when the air fills with the crack of the bat or the snap of a ball hitting a glove. It begins in February, when baseball spring training gets underway. As a parent, my real joy comes from watching Little Leaguers play. I can't wait to root for my kids on the ball field.