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A Thank You Letter to The Boy Scouts of America

Dr. G | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Thanks for helping me avoid teaching my children to side with the bullies.

When Is It Safe?

Cory Zacker | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

With each independent outing, my son's confidence grows and my nerves relax. And then a day like today happens and you remember how frightening the world can truly be.

Leaving the Apartment: Was it Worth It?

Monica Wyche | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Monica Wyche

Two days ago, I wrestled with the Ergo baby carrier, our infant son successfully secured inside, and headed out to walk our dog. It marked the first t...

After Big Brother Is it Big Mommy?

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Inderpal Grewal

If it all comes down to trust, why buy the software?

My Daughter Thinks I Hate Her

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

Sometimes hostility is just a test. Sometimes anger is really an affirmation. And sometimes, when you learn to read between the lines, hate mail looks a lot like a love letter.

The Dark Side of Looking at Camp Pictures Online

Dr. G | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

There are three reasons that I genuinely wish there was no such thing as overnight camps posting pictures of kids online during the camp session.

What You Need to Know about Technology and Your Family

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Technology can be a hugely beneficial part of kids' lives. But to realize its full potential, you've got to prepare them to meet its ups and downs.

Decorating For Baby's First Birthday, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie weighed in on how to decorate for a baby's birthday when he visited me on Mondays With Marlo. And if you'd l...

Will You Be My Friend?

Ron Brounes | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

On the ride home, we declared them "keepers," made plans for future trips our families could take together and even joked about upcoming weddings between their sons and our daughters.

What Happens When Trophy Kids Divorce?

Nancy Fagan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

Trophy children are motivated when they are able to see how they will benefit from a situation. In order to find the divorce payoffs, trophy kids should spend time brainstorming what they want when the divorce is final.

Drinking As a Way To Fill Time

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

With all that time to fill on the horizon -- the horizon of the empty nest -- will I return to the habit I acquired in my twenties?

How a Dark Knight Turned into a Very Bright Night

Jim Higley | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

"I think I just want to stay home tonight, Dad. You want to watch a movie here? Just you and me?" I went over to the couch he was lying on and felt my teenage son's forehead.

Ask Talk Show Host Kelly Ripa A Question!

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

I am thrilled to be meeting with talk show host Kelly Ripa on an upcoming episode of Mondays With Marlo. Kelly will share her expertise on family life...

Playing Favorites

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

I love Jay and Wally the same, but I've also discovered that I don't always feel equally close to both of them.

Are We Morally Obligated To Be Optimistic For Our Children And Grandchildren?

Karin Kasdin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Karin Kasdin

Presidential candidates always make me cringe. The process makes asses out of everyone. But I have to believe, for the benefit of future generations, that democracy is worth the long slog to November.

12 Things I Want My Boys To Know

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Since this is the Internet and there's room for everything on here -- like recipes for coconut bacon brownies -- I'm revising my letter to my sons.

Do As I Say vs. Do As I Do

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I'm a flip-flopper. Maybe I'd make a better politician than a parent.

Education Has No Purpose

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Even if we carefully keep in mind the wide range of formal and informal activities that comprise "education," the question regarding its purpose still misleads. The Question implicitly assumes that education does, in fact, have a purpose.

It Starts with a Story

John McCormick | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Storytelling, in short, teaches a child to walk in another's shoes.

Why Parenting Is Easier After Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

There is big flaw in the system when it's easier to be a good parent and a good partner when you're not married to the father or mother of your kids.

What Happens When You Can't Afford Your Children?

June Carbone | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
June Carbone

Since the Great Recession, a larger portion of adults worry that they cannot afford children. Doing so often requires a stark choice between jobs essential to the family's solvency or adequate supervision of the young. The class contrasts are wide and growing starker.

What Constitutes 'Having It All'?

Jane Shure | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Jane Shure

If "having it all" depends upon not being there for your kids when they need you, then, in my book, that definition need to be challenged.

Do Your Responses Make Your Child's Problem Better or (Gulp!) Worse?

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Have you ever been in a situation with your child where, "out-of-the-blue," they seem to want to fight?

3 Steps To Becoming A Super Stepmom

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Did you know that only about one-third of stepfamily marriages last? The statistic begs the question: What is the deciding factor between the families that make it and those that do not?

5 Concerning Tween Trends

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Our tweens are growing up a bit too quickly and are paying the price for it.