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What Many Adults Confess About Their Parents’ Split

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Divorce
M. Gary Neuman

There are millions of adults who experienced the trauma of their parents' divorce 20, 30 or 40 plus years ago. Some have found closure, but many more have not.

'I Changed My Mind When My Daughter Came Out'

Posted 03.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In the past decade, American support for gay rights has surged. In 2003, just 37 percent of the country supported legalizing gay marriage, but 10 year...

Still Here Thinking of You: A Collaborative Memoir of Maternal Struggle and Love

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Kathleen Reardon

If we think that life was totally different and better in years past, we may simply be engaged in selective recall. As Mother's Day approaches, pick up a copy of Still Here Thinking of You.

The Parenting Advice I Wish I'd Heard Sooner

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

"Remember, you're still you." That was the parenting advice I heard given to a mother-to-be last week. I loved it. It was perfect. I wished someone had told it to me when I was a new mom.

How To Talk To Your Children After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Too often, busy parents find themselves talking "at" their children, but not "to" them. And most especially, not "with" them.

The Stories That Bind Us: What Are the Twenty Questions?

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Marshall P. Duke

The major criterion for inclusion in this set of questions was that they test knowledge of things that children could not possibly have learned first hand.

The Secret to Every Mom's Sanity

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

From shuttling the children from soccer to swim lessons, to throwing together dinner after an exhausting day of work -- all of these duties can drive any mom crazy. However, there is one secret weapon that every mom can adopt to remain sane... working out!

Where Do You Get Your Information About Vaccine Safety?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Parents' worries about the safety of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are on the rise. And yet, doctors and scientists aren't more worried. What's going on?

For Young Kids, Medicine Poisoning Can Happen Faster Than You Think

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

Regardless of how it happens, it only takes a few seconds for curious children to get into medicine that could make them very sick or worse. That's why it's important to take a look around your house to make sure all medicines and vitamins are up and away and out of sight.

How Easter And Passover Can Make Your Family Happier

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

Over the next week, tens of millions of people will do something so familiar it's easy to forget how radical it is: They will commemorate the worst moments of their past. What rightful people put their most ignoble days at the heart of their identity? The answer: a people that wants to survive.

The 30 Best Things About Being A Single Parent

Posted 03.21.2013 | Divorce

Happy National Single Parent Day! Did you even know it was a holiday? In 1984, President Ronald Reagan officially designated March 21 as the day t...

Big Picture Parenting

Katie Hurley | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

We live in a culture of violence. Despite awareness campaigns, advocacy groups, and information overload, we continue to accept violence as the norm in this country. We don't consider the big picture until it slaps us in the face. Over and over again.

At The Zoo: Cute Baby Animals!

MiniTime | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

One of the great joys of a spring vacation is the chance to meet all the new arrivals born at zoos and aquariums around the country. Here's where to find most irresistible babies running -- and swinging, and swimming -- around this spring.

The Art of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.

It's Not Only Spring That Is Blossoming, My Children Are As Well!

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Their simultaneous blossoming has taken the form of them all needing new shoes at the same time but this time it was different. This time I could see the culmination of many life experiences coming full circle and I could see them revealing the individuals that they are growing up to be.

Teenagers, Nudity, Cell Phones and Social Media: The Parenting Nightmare of 2013

Kirsten Bischoff | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Kirsten Bischoff

Parents need creative solutions. We all know that the best defense is a good offense, so as a parent I try to constantly stay abreast of what the "cool" social media sites are, and where my daughter is engaging.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

Leaning In, Similarly Yet Differently

Carissa K | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Carissa K

I believe that many of us do have a few different dreams that co-exist. Choice, circumstance, hard work and making your own luck... we all end up on our own unique path, going our own unique direction.

The Magic of a Napkin Dispenser

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

As babies like to do when their mothers are seconds away from taking the first bite of a meal, my infant son started to cry. He was crying because he was hungry. I tried to decide if I should feed him or just eat a few bites of bagel myself. Feed him or eat? Feed him or eat?

To My 2-Year-Old

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

When I see you walk the streets of New York, it makes me cry. You look like you fit right in and that you are your own, independent person. It's as if you were never a baby who fell asleep in my arms. You look like you just showed up one day, fully-formed. It's amazing and incomprehensible.

Angels in White Lab Coats and Green Scrubs

John McCormick | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Two years ago this month, I experienced every parent's worst nightmare. My 10-year-old son and I were playing catch when I launched the ball in the air. What happened next is still a blur.

How to Foster Your Child's Unique Gifts

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

If there is one thing attending TED 2013 proved, it is this: No matter how young or how old we are, we all have unique gifts and talents.

Boys and Public Restrooms: When Is It Okay to Go Alone?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Out of all of the "When is my child old enough" scenarios, this is one that gets my heart racing and palms sweating. I regularly tell them that my job is to keep them safe and healthy and, I'm sorry, but sometimes that means doing stuff they don't want to do and not getting to do things they would rather.

Why My 11-Year-Old's Video Is Better Than Anything I've Ever Made

Babble.com | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

There are several reasons why I like it so much. First, it's short and sweet, so that's always nice. But more than that, it's pure and simple while still being profound and deep. And that's hard to do.

Cancer With a Toddler in the House: Why Some Rules Just Don't Apply

Jeff Sirlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sirlin

Parenting is hard. Parenting a toddler is especially hard. Parenting a toddler while going through six months of chemotherapy is indescribable.