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Facebook Security for Parents and Teens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Facebook offers a hefty amount of security measures that parents and teens should know about. Here are a few highlights.

5 Tips That Will Change the Way You Parent Your Children

Kathie Holmes | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Kathie Holmes

When you rush from place to place, you tend to forget that you are actually raising children, not just keeping them busy and meeting deadlines.

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.

The Cadence of Co-Parenting: Staying Close Even After Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

There are not fewer things to coordinate when you become a single parent, in fact there are more. The things you once traded equitably, now fall 100 percent in your lap when it is your parenting time

My Best Day As A Mom, So Far

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

My best day as a mom came about six months after my worst day as a mom.

Devious Maid's Dania Ramirez On Her Humble Beginnings and Raising 7-Month-Old Twins

Caroline Presno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Dania Ramirez easily recalls her humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic. Her parents came to the United States when she was six-months-old and left Ramirez in the care of her grandmother. Now Ramirez, who stars in Lifetime's Devious Maids, is the mother of seven-month-old twins.

4 Steps to Talking with Your Children About Tragedy

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.

Sometimes It Takes A Village, Except When It Shouldn't

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

The bystander in Ms. Harrell's story seems to have skipped the parent-to-parent moment. Instead, Ms. Harrell's story opens a whole vortex of parenting worry I had never even considered -- the meddling stranger.

Oh Sh*t, I'm So Tired (A Poem For New Mothers)

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Yes, I'm tired, exhausted and bitter. Can't you tell I'm at the end of my wits? My poor brain is fried and my body hurts. Sleep deprivation is truly the pits.

10 Health Mistakes Busy Moms Make

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

A caffeinated latte or diet soda may seem like just the quick fix for an afternoon energy slump, but it can lead to a crash.

The ABCs of Being a Real Man

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Being a single mother it becomes more of a struggle because I have to be the female role model for my daughter and the male role model for my sons. Some days it's hard, and other days it's very clear what I expect from my boys.

The Secret To Healing Your Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationship

Sherry Amatenstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Amatenstein

I discovered the prevalence of midlife women still chained to the shadow of a toxic mother. When that woman spends years pecking at, rather than building her daughter's sense of security in the world, psychic scars result.

40 Words Of Wisdom Every Parent Needs To Give Their Child

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

I wanted to give my eldest a different birthday present this year and seeing that 'words' are what I do best, I chose to pass on some wisdom that I've learned over the years. Who knows whether they'll be listened to! Would I have listened to my parents at 24?

A Warning For Parents Of Millennials

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

All of us should be very concerned about the picture that's emerging around two of the most profound choices today's young adults will face, marriage and parenthood, because they are bearing the next generation of children.

An Open Letter To My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Philip Kovacs

It concerns me a bit that you are going to require him to "With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers." Did you know there are countries that don't teach reading and writing until kids are 7? Seven years old!

How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

Janie Porter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Instead of seeing banana-smudged faces that needed a wipe, or food-spattered pajamas that needed a change, I saw them.

Why We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Kristen DeFalco

Let's talk about rape. No, not the rape of women and girls that seems to consume the media, and has become a staple for just about every drama on television these days. I'm talking about the conversation that nobody is having; the rape and sexual assault of men and boys.

How To Survive Crisis Or Change As A Family

Mia Redrick | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

We made a decision as a couple that for us to thrive as a family we had to learn how to embrace change. We never complained to our children about daddy's dialysis treatments and schedule because we chose to embrace it.

You're Here. But You're Not.

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Let me see a raise of hands to this question (virtually, of course): how many of you are guilty of being physically present with someone, but not mentally or emotionally? I bet if I could see you all, I would see a lot of hands. I have to admit, I raised mine, too.

Letter to My Daughter of Love and Forgviness

Laura Loterszpil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
Laura Loterszpil

I know our relationship hasn't been easy. Starting from conception, I know the choice you have made to come into this physical world was a huge challenge to say, YES, I will come down. From conception, I know your life hasn't been a "bowl of cherries."

A Love Letter to Emilia and Francesca

David Kirsch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

I have learned that children are very forgiving. To their credit, they don't hold onto negative energy for any extended period of time.

Losing My Religion

Ashley Allen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Ashley Allen

My relationship with God has always been, um, complicated. When you grow up with a mom who frequently converses with God, and those conversations often lead her to pack up all your stuff and move somewhere overnight, you might occasionally want to give God the finger.

Exposed By My Children For What I Really Look Like

Bridgette White | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

My default mode is to see and focus on my flaws and imperfections. I'm starting to see a bit more.

Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

35 Secrets of Brilliant Coaches

Anne Josephson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Sports
Anne Josephson

While superior knowledge of the sport is a cornerstone of a brilliant coach, it takes so much more than content and procedural knowledge to be a brilliant coach or teacher.