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How Many Days a Year Are Mother's or Father's Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I greet each Mother's Day and Father's Day with many wonderful memories of my own parents, who have been gone for some time.

A Q & A with Super Mom and Anchor Andrea Morehead

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Earl Martin Phalen

I'm honored Andrea Morehead could share some advice for other busy moms and her thoughts on early education.

Single Mom, Superhero

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

Over the years, I've clung to this label of "single mother." It has been my cape, my shield, the way I defend myself against anything or anyone who might hurt me.

Dad vs. The Dog Lobby: See Who Won and Why

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My first mistake was taking them to the local pet store "just to learn about different pets." Unless you plan on getting a pet, don't do this.

Wild And Precious Lives: Godspeed Graduates!

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Thinking of these graduates, I turn to Jeremiah, as I often do: "For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."

The Big Parenting Mistake We All Make

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 07.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Suzanne Perryman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAdults are really good at understanding the thoughts of others. Children -- not so much. Rebecca Saxe tells us the part of the brain responsible for thinking about others' minds reaches maximum growth during adulthood.

The Confession That Blew My Daughter's Mind

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 07.19.2013 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Every now and then, the girls have actual conversations while we're cruising down the road, my favorite among them being "What are you going to be when you grow up?"

How I Embraced The Brave New Digital World

Tira Harpaz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest. Everywhere I go, I am buffeted by references to cutting-edge websites, the latest iPhone apps and our brave new digital world. But what's out there for the over-50 set, and do we really need to fully embrace modern technology?

The Boston Bomber: Why Do Some Teens Seem Obsessed?

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
GalTime

It is hard to understand how Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could go from terrorist to teen heartthrob. So why have some teens taken to social networking channels with #freejahar? (Wrong spelling, but we get the point.)

Why I Enrolled My Kid in Computer Camp

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media contributor Whenever I try making summer plans with my 9-year-old daughter, she balks at the idea of camps, tellin...

Stop Painting Your Ex as a Horrible, Negligent Addict and Resolve Your Divorce Guilt

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

If you feel like your guilt is getting in the way of having a lower conflict divorce, explore those feelings with a therapist and try to get over it in a positive way.

My Worst Parenting Decision

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Whatever we imagine is going on without us, can go on without us. In fact, all things either continue, or will wait for us. There is never an extra moment with our children.

Beating the Odds of Divorce When Your Child Has Special Needs

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

It's often said that parents of children with special needs divorce at a higher rate than the general population. So, I asked John Gray: What do you think are the causes and what suggestions can you give to these parents?

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

Why I Want to Be My Autistic Daughter

Denise Henry | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

My daughter, Nina, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2011. While her vocabulary is quite large, her ability to answer questions about her behavior is limited.

5 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Whether you agreed on parenting styles before separation or parenting was one of the primary issues in your divorce, your family is changing, for better or worse. These changes don't have to be detrimental; positive outcomes are possible.

To Market, to Market: 11 Tips for Parents Joining the Food Revolution

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

If you have a picky eater who's well out of toddlerhood, do not despair! Whether you've gotten a bit off track with meals or are just starting to introduce solid foods, now is the perfect time to get going in the right direction.

20 Things Every Parent Should Hear

Beth Woolsey | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

If you pay attention, kids will teach you how to laugh loudly, how to love deeply and how to live fully. They will also ruin all your stuff.

The Burden of Knowing: How to Disclose Ambiguous Loss to Children

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

After an ambiguous loss, as after a parent's death, it is helpful for the remaining parent to tell the truth, in a timely way, in a manner tailored to the child's developmental capacity, and in limited detail.

Life Lessons Learned From My Toddler

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Toddlerhood is a challenging stage. My daughter has the newfound ability to express her wants, needs and excessively irrational, endless, countless, infinite demands with words, yet lacks the decency to keep it to herself.

The Sudden Realization That Made Me Very Mournful

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

When you are young, grandmothers seem so very old -- ancient, even. They favor knitting over Angry Birds, think texting is something you do on a skateboard, and prefer shopping at Sears for their 'comfortable slacks' rather than snagging a pair of cute skinny jeans at GAP. When you are young, even your own parents seem old-ish.

My 6-Year-Old Got in Trouble at School and Isn't Sorry!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When we require our kids to say the obligatory words, "I'm sorry" without actually meaning them, we teach them that words alone can let them off the hook and they don't have to genuinely feel empathy for whoever they have wronged.

Sh*t My Kids Say (Part 2)

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

As two white gay dads raising two amazing African-American boys, our house is always hopping. Here are quotations from our 13-year-old, Mason, and our 10-year-old, Marcus.

Supporting LGBT Workers and Their Families in Times of Need

Jared Make | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jared Make

When illness strikes or a child is born or adopted, workers should not have to worry about losing a job or critical income. The LGBT community must join the call for paid leave laws and ensure that all workers have the support and time to recover from illness and care for their loved ones.

What Muslim parents tell their kids

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

by Naazish YarKhan Chicago - Like all parents, Muslim parents have their fair share of do's and don'ts for their children. Unlike most parents though...