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The Existential Angst of Hong Kong's 'Monster Parents'

Yuen Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

The term "monster parent" was first coined in Japan to describe excessively protective parents who meddle in every aspect of their children's lives, and constantly complain to and about their teachers.

Not My Child

Brandy Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brandy Williams

How about we spend time focusing on arming students -- and their parents -- with tools to be successful and competitive; in lieu of determining the worth and ability of that kid, based on current struggles

Why My 9-Year-Old Daughter Shops for Clothes in the Boys' Section

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

It is so striking to me that as my daughter has access to educational and economic opportunities that were unimaginable to her grandmother -- or even to me -- she is, at the same time, confronted by a paradoxically narrow notion of what being a girl is.

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Whether it is a new baby, a big move or Mommy's going back to work, our kids need us to help them find their way along life's tumbling, twisting path.

Using Evil For Good

David Vienna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

I may have been an actual villain in my house, but my boys were heroes. That's more important to me. I'm currently growing a mustache so I can twirl it the next time this happens.

Parenting FAIL

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

In these columns, I tend to focus on the joys, idiosyncrasies and contradictions of being a peace-loving, simplicity-seeking parent in a hyper-violent...

Public Humiliation Is The Same As Bullying

Nile Cappello | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Nile Cappello

I come from a generation -- and more specifically, a family -- for which this "parenting method' is unheard of. I put "parenting method" in quotations because what these parents are doing isn't parenting at all. It's bullying.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler's First TV Shows

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Anyone who thinks that "binge-watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler.

A Shoulder to Lean on When Moms Need It Most

Jennifer Garner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Garner

Having a close network of fellow parents to lean on and learn from, not to mention a supportive family, has made parenting easier for me. Meanwhile, in isolated, poverty-stricken communities across America, too many moms and dads face parenthood all alone.

Lisa Belkin

The Only Parenting 'Philosophy' You Really Need

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

My two boys are standing at the top of a hill at the edge of our dead end street. Each has a scooter, and a helmet, and an eye on the slope stretched ...

WATCH: How A Sextuplet Mom Shops On A Budget

OWN | Posted 10.04.2013 | OWN

With 2-year-old sextuplets to care for, parents Mia and Rozonno McGhee have become pros at shopping on a budget. But after seeing the success of extre...

War of Words: Circumcision and the Internet

William M. O'Barr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William M. O'Barr

Hippies were some of the first to want to keep their sons "natural" by not circumcising them at birth. In the last couple of decades, this idea of challenging accepted wisdom has gained considerable traction.

A Rebellion of the Scheduling Sort

Emma Jenner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Parents claim to want a saner lifestyle where an evening is characterized more by play than by traffic. But what does this new awareness actually mean?

Three Moms, One Child and a New School Year

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

This a story of a mother with two mothers who is raising children with another mother and an ex-partner mother. That's a heck of a lot of mothers! Combine these admittedly confusing family dynamics with the start of the school year and you've got a situation that's complicated at best.

Jan Cloninger: Parenting and the Third Metric

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

If you are parenting and want to explore the possibilities for yourself and your children, it all comes down to three basic aspects: Know yourself. Know your child. Love your child unconditionally.

Christine Bronstein: Work-Life Balance Is a Hoax

Christine Bronstein | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Christine Bronstein

I check email over breakfast, and I definitely sleep and exercise less than I want to. Sometimes, I drink my coffee in the shower. A snapshot of my day would not provide anyone with an ideal picture of balance. But a snapshot of my life would be a whole different story.

A Mother Writes About the Purpose of Motherhood

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Something changed in the 20-plus years that I've been a mom. Something dramatic happened. Somewhere along the way, I stretched. And it wasn't just my belly.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

Don't Blame Me -- My Child Has DMDD, ODD, and ADHD: The DSM-V, Parenting and Labels

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Avidan Milevsky

The haphazard labeling of children has the potential of creating a parental lack of responsibility. It is much easier to blame some chemical imbalance for a child's behavior than engage in the excruciating hard work of proper parenting.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Balance a Full-Time Job, Kids and Your Own Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Successfully balancing a full-time job, kids and your art is all about various forms of sacrifice. This balance is a work in progress. I allocate my time and concentration so that each pursuit essentially takes turns being compromised.

Parents: Start Mentoring Your Kids!

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

Today's system values students for their academic proficiency, but not for their individuality. So by supporting this system, parents unwittingly end up valuing children for what they can do, not for who they are.

Is It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pushing So Much Cheese?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Cheese sticks. Grilled cheese. Cheese quesadillas. Pizza. Macaroni and cheese. Many toddlers I know eat cheese daily. Some eat cheese multiple times throughout the day. And parents think they're doing the right thing: getting enough calcium into their kids.

ObamaCare: Run the Government Like You Raise Your Children

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Goldberg

I vote that we make decisions with our children in mind. When in doubt, the government should ask, "What do I want for my children?" The answers should be clear.

Do Stay-at-Home Dads Have More Fun?

Rachel Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levin

Everyone knows Dad is the fun one. Now that more dads are staying at home, are they really enjoying parenting day in, day out as much as they did during their traditional two-hour window?