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Parenting: It Doesn't Have To Be That Hard

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

We make parenting harder for ourselves because we think it should come naturally. We make parenting harder on ourselves because we think the kids are making it hard on us without realizing we are missing some skills that could make it easier.

World's Best Playing Mom

Rachel Cedar | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cedar

I realized that it is in fact NOT a sparkling bathroom or clean sheets that measure the success of my parenting. Rather, it is the genuine belly laughs and the twinkling eyes of my boys when we are playing that are my most treasured trophies

How Michelle Duggar, Mom Of 19, Finds Time For Herself

Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

"Me time" isn't easy to come by when you're raising a kid. So, multiply that by 19... how does Michelle Duggar do it? She carves out her own night...

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

When You Should Really Start Talking To Kids About Sex

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents

Every parent worries about those milestone conversations that will shape their kids' morals, manners and views on sex. Sometimes, it's difficult broac...

Tax Time: All The Ways Your Kids Can Save You Cash

GalTime | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents

As you start to gather your documents and tally your receipts for your taxes, don't forget to write off your kids! There are many tax breaks you can claim with Uncle Sam if you have children and some you may not even know about.

The Phase of Raising Tough Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Watching your children teeter on the threshold of adulthood is a thrilling and frightening thing. It's waiting to see whether the crops you planted -- of lessons imbued, forgiveness granted and love showered -- will yield a successful harvest.

Would You Wish Your Life on Your Children?

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Childhood isn't easy. And it's a whole lot harder when parents are counting on their children to make them happy -- with a good grade, a positive attitude, a full social calendar, a home run at the game, a scholarship, great SAT scores and perfect attendance.

5 Tips to Transform Teen School Indifference to Engagement

Todd Kestin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Is your teen struggling in school? Does he seem apathetic? Have you lectured, grounded and threatened until you have no idea what else to do?

Why Parents Are So Terrified Of Having An Average Child

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I think mediocrity is underestimated. I spend a lot of time with mediocrity, and I find its company charming and comforting. In fact, at the age of 53, I might just be the Hester Prynne of average moments, roaming around with a big 'M' on my chest.

The One Phrase Every Parent Needs To Share With Their Child

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

A friend mentioned recently that her young daughter had had her first encounter with mean girls at school. The girls were being girls and, although they had all been 'best friends forever' yesterday, today it was her daughter's turn to be the group's pariah-du-jour.

Are Educators Honest With Parents?

Rob Furman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

Even though we know that the parent plays such an important role in the education of their children, it is very difficult to look a parent in the eye and say, "You are the reason your child is having such difficulty in school."

Getting Ready to Go Off to College When You Have a Chronic Disease Like Type I Diabetes

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I happen to know something about this because my daughter, Marejka, was diagnosed with type I diabetes five months before she left home to attend Stanford University. Needless to say, that was a challenging time for both my daughter and our family.

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?

It Is Not My Job To Make My Kids Happy

Grown And Flown | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Being a parent calls on every physical, intellectual and emotional resource we have. It is a long, complex process, and I, for one, made it a whole lot harder than it needed to be.

Two Words Our Daughters Should Say -- And Believe

Michelle Cove | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Being able to accept praise expresses to the world that we understand our value. If we can't learn how to identify and own our strengths, privately and publicly, we can't possibly reach our full potential, whether it's personal, professional or otherwise.

4 Creative Ways to Bond With Your Kids

KnowMore TV | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

We all get busy with our kids. We drop off. We pick up. We go to play-dates, birthday parties and school plays. With so much time with our children, you'd think we'd feel fully connected everyday. But all time spent isn't quality time.

6 Things Only The Mother Of A Teenage Boy Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

I have both a son and a daughter and can say this with 100 percent certainty: In my case, it's been two totally different parenting experiences. From ...

Why Wishing Colin a Happy Birthday Is Important for Your Kids

GalTime | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

When 10-year-old Colin told his mom not to bother planning him a birthday party because he has no friends, his mom decided to prove him wrong. She created the Facebook page "Happy Birthday Colin" for her son who has Asperger's Syndrome.

10 Tips on Good Parenting

Sadhguru | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

Parenting involves a certain amount of discretion. There is no one standard rule for all children. Different children may need different levels of attention, expressions of love, and toughness.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Sarah Maizes | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

I have a job, a house to run and three kids to raise, and it's not like there's a whole lot of time for me to compost banana peels.

Autism: A New Cultural Competency

William Stillman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
William Stillman

Understanding autism cultural competency includes making compassionate accommodations when and where possible in consideration of someone's sensory sensitivities. This requires not only awareness but compromise.

On Parenting

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

We might not like witnessing or vicariously experiencing the pain of our child, but there is a danger in the automatic assumption that pain and struggle are to be avoided.

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?

The 2 Things Required for Success

Jane Shure | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jane Shure

We need to get a whole lot better at helping young people develop the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of future rewards.