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Help! My Daughter And I Are Always Fighting Over Our Differences

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, We are an older couple with only one child, after trying for many years to have a family. I love my daughter very much, but we are extr...

CPR, Take The Refresher!

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Anjali Varma

If you have a child older than 2-years-old and haven't taken a CPR class since the birth of your child, you may be unaware that in the last two years, the CPR guidelines have changed. I

Parenting: It's All About Perspective

Darryle Pollack | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

With due respect to Dr. Spock, Dr. Brazelton and now Dr. Sears, no one has figured out a fool-proof method of raising perfect children; it's a daily pop quiz that requires learning on the fly.

Teaching Kids The Value Of Unhappiness

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Emotional literacy is one of the realms of development that must be woven into growing up. Children need to learn to recognize, name, access and live with myriad feelings, including the strong ones, all of which are healthy and normal.

Is the Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Over the Line in Terms of Good Taste?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Shannon Turlington, Mother This photo is designed to be shocking and (pardon the pun) titillating. ...

Circumcision: The Movie

Michael Solomon | Posted 05.10.2012 | Comedy
Michael Solomon

I suppose we'll never know exactly how the first circumcision pitch went, though it's outcome may partially explain why all these millennia later, so many of us are drawn to the movie business.

How To Get Rid Of Divorce Guilt

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 07.10.2012 | Divorce
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Those of us who have been through divorce often struggle with low-self esteem, keeping ourselves stuck in a guilty, unworthy place.

Like It or Not, Your Kids Will Turn into You

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

You'd think it tragic if your kid didn't get to fulfill his or her full potential, but what about you? Have you taken the time to think about and discuss what you really want to do with your life?

Summer Home Tips: Allergy Friendly

Robin Wilson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Robin Wilson

As you return to your summer home, there are many things on the maintenance list and given the damp weather this year, many homeowners are reporting mold related issues. Plus, with the high pollen count and allergens, we are also hearing more about bouts of wheezing and sneezing.

The Trouble with Teens

Michelle Lamar | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Michelle Lamar

As the mother of two teen daughters, there are daily parenting challenges that can't be found in parenting books. The "third circle of hell," also known as parenting teenagers, can be rough.

Middle School 'Mean'?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

A mom or dad may be quite shocked to discover that their own daughter has, in Middle School, taken up behaviors that can only be described as, well, mean.

5 Absolute Rules of Raising Teenagers

Michelle Lamar | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Michelle Lamar

If you haven't experienced the third circle of hell in parenting, a.k.a parenting a teenager, you might want to skip this blog post.

Choosing the Right Camp for Your Kids

Women & Co | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

By Dawn McAvoy, Chief Marketing Officer, Women & Co. For me, signs that spring has arrived include: gradually warming temperatures, the first flower ...

My Kids Don't Agree That A Little Work Never Hurt Anyone...

Jane Crockett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Jane Crockett

Perhaps there is no more hard work for my children to do, but to work hard will never fail them.

Teaching A Kid To Throw A Frisbee

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.29.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It takes more effort to teach a kid something than to sit back, watch them fail, and trust fate and time to set things right. So I decided yesterday morning to try and teach Jay to throw a Frisbee.

Coaching Our Kids To Fewer Injuries

Kate Carr | Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

If you are a parent or young athlete, do you know how much training in sports injury prevention your coaches have had? How do you help coach a child to fewer sports injuries?

Little White Lies Moms Tell Their Babysitters

The Stir | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
The Stir

After all, I want to make sure the sitter won't be scared off by what really happens in my house. You know what I mean, right?

My Kids Want a Dog. Do I?

Scott Shamberg | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

I'm a sports person. I'm a people person. I am not a dog person.

Five Ways NOT to Raise Bullies and Mean Girls

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's possible -- very possible -- to raise exceptional, morally-grounded children no matter what your family looks like. The development of your child's moral character depends less on whether there is a male or female figure or two parents. These values come from one place: you.

Becoming a Natural Mom, Eagle Style

Sherri Edwards | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

Have you noticed lately that some celebrity moms are taking mothering to a new level?

Why Bashing Your Ex Is Bad For The Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.18.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I know it's challenging sometimes not to criticize your ex, especially when you feel totally justified in doing so. Find a friend or therapist to vent to. Don't do it around your children.

Mommy War Madness

Toni Nagy | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Toni Nagy

You can be the most sacrificing altruistic mother in the world and your child will resent you for making them your world and never teaching them empathy because you always hid your pain.

6 Steps To Pain-Free Post-Divorce Conversations With Your Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.13.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Put yourself in your child's place and you will likely make wiser decisions when it comes to talking about sensitive areas in their life.

How Can Wealthy Families Teach Their Children to Live Frugally?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora We are fairly well off after a few good opportunities in Silicon Valley. ...

The No-Scream Discipline Solution

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

In my own defense, let me say that my kids have developed earplugs that allow them to completely tune me out. Words like work, chore and NOW fall on deaf ears.