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5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

20 (More) Rules All Toddlers Live By

April McCormick | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

MAKE A MESS! That is your mantra. Make the most of every opportunity to wreck the joint.

Passion Reflections From a (Non) Ambivalent Christian

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

For a liturgical moment, then, last Sunday I was invited to be present to and not try to rush through the most devastating of place's in grief's landscape.

The Shadow of the 'Normal' Family

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Something inside this man. We so often search for observable manifestations of behavior that we forget that there is something even more vital and powerful that determines our actions: our inner landscape.

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

Dress Code For PARENTS Proposed At Florida School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

A Florida high school board member recently suggested a new dress code -- for parents. During a meeting earlier this month, Broward County school b...

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

Conscious Re-characterization

Jane Buckingham | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Jane Buckingham

"Conscious uncoupling" evokes a desire to make divorce seem positive, proactive and even somewhat glamorous. But, divorce is none of these things. It's painful, scary, uncomfortable, embarrassing and unpleasant.

Parenting Is the New Religion

Brian Leaf | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We just need to respect our differences and realize that the right way to parent comes down to our own assumptions. Down to our own particular parenting religion.

Tips on Creating a Safe In-App Environment for Kids and Parents

Catriona Wallis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of two boys aged 4 and 7 years, bringing up young kids in the age of mobile apps, I, like many parents, was adversely affected by In-App purchases appearing on my credit card that I did not authorize.

Not Everyone Gets To Go Home

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Your world shrinks when your child is hospitalized with a serious condition.

12 Lessons My Twins Taught Me In Their First 12 Months

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

12. Time is the most precious commodity in the world. This last year has gone by faster than any before. And that scares me. I want it all to slow down so I can savor every crazy, wonderful minute.

5 Ways Little Kids Are Like Hippies

Vincent Daly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Kids thrive on new experiences and revel in the joy of it all. Freedom, baby. Pure unADULTerated freedom.

It's Hard To Live Your Best Life With 'Poop' Written On Your Car

Melissa Sher | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

If I'm going to Live My Best Life, I need to do something about my car. It's a minivan. And it's dirty. Really dirty. I need to clean it immediately.

F*ck Judgment

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

Parenting is stressful enough as it is. So do us all a favor and can the judgment. We're all in this together, y'all.

The Challenge of Being Present With My Daughter As My Father Is Dying

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

It is so strange to go about your normal day-to-day activities when one of your loved ones is slowly dying. I find parenting to be particularly challenging right now. Being present with my daughter is hard. So is being patient. I am distracted. Full of emotions. On the edge.

The Paper Cuts That Don't Heal

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

There are moments lately -- a lot of moments -- when I have had enough of my 5-year-old and some of her recently-developed habits.

Exhausted By My Boys' Constant Motion!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

They are reasonably new inhabitants of the planet, programmed to discover all they can about the world around them. For some, that takes place through reading or making art, but for many children, learning about the world is a very physical experience.

The Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Want To Date His Daughter

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter. He begins with threats ("If you break her heart, I will hear i...

The Weekend I Talked -- And the Kids Listened

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

You know your kids have turned into grown-ups when they listen to your advice. Mind you, I don't mean take your advice. I mean listen -- gently and kindly -- as you talk away about how you did things when you were their age. Or how you did things last week.

Are We Too Focused on Our Kids' Happiness?

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Let us be clear -- we don't advocate suffering. And we're all in favor of happiness (and success and achievement). But we need to be wiser about how children truly become not only moral, but happier and high-achieving.

24 Applicants Were Terrified To Do This Job. Then They Found Out Why Billions Already Do It.

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

Do you have what it takes to handle the World's Toughest Job? It requires more than 135 hours per week, constant mobility, keen coordination and adept...

11 Things All New Parents Should Know

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

No one knows if your baby is gassy, but everyone will say, "Maybe he's gassy!" because it's not something they can help you with.

Self-Confidence Begins at Home

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being.

Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Mindsets are more critical than you may think. They are the implicit theories we hold about the way the world works. Furthermore, they govern our attitudes and our behavior. When expectations are out of sync with reality you get anger, disappointment, depression and guilt, just to name a few.