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The Mommy Interview

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

What if we had to meet our children ahead of time (like the hiring manager on a job interview) and make our pitch for the job? ("My experience includes keeping a cat alive for over a decade now.")

What Is Mindful Parenting?

Carla Naumburg | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

I snap at my daughters when I'm frustrated, I'm terse with them, I'm distracted by my iPhone, my to-do list, what I'm going to make for dinner.

An Open Letter to New Mama Me

Beth Woolsey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

In the night, when you're sitting on the hard floor with your crying baby and your crying self and your despair because you want to just stop it but you don't know how, I wish you could zoom out and see that you're one of an ocean of mamas rocking on the floor in the night.

The Worst Advice Ever Given To Parents -- Going Back To The 1700s

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents

Written by Libby Copeland for Slate In the annals of bad baby advice, a dubious prize goes to Tennessee preacher Michael Pearl, who provoked outrag...

Practical Ways to Teach Values to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Values are a pretty darned touchy subject to bring up these days when it comes to raising children.

What One Deeply Disappointed Dad Said To His Children

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty

Who here hasn't felt a little disappointed in their children's decisions? Maybe you're not the hugest fan of their spouse or maybe you really wish the...

For Kids to Play Well in the Same (Digital) Sandbox, Parents Must, Too

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about how powerful it will be if we all stop doing things like texting and driving, putting away the digital devices at dinner, and not using our cell phones in public spaces. Think about how powerful it would be if we started paying attention to the offline connections that matter.

Half-hearted Homework Isn't Making the Grade

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My fiancé and I are having trouble getting his seventh grade son to care about the quality of his homework. What can we do to get him to do a better job?

Respect Your Wife, Teach Your Son: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Noah Kass

My wife feels I don't respect that she has a career too. Recently, our pre-teenaged son has been acting out in school by insulting girls in his class. I know she blames me for his behavior. I'd love for someone to help shed light on how that's my fault.

Rude vs. Mean vs. Bullying: Defining the Differences

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It is important to distinguish between rude, mean and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene.

The Most Valuable Present You Can Give Your Teen

Andy Braner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Don't put too much emphasis on buying your kid the latest 'cool' gift.

The 10 Rules of Carpooling

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to propose The Carpool Protocols, a manual that addresses the realistic needs of parents as they put their children in the care of others to share rides to and from common destinations.

Are you Parenting Like Your Parent?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Have you ever had one of those moments where you scold your child, using words you never use or threats you'd never see through? Afterwards, you stand there stumped for a few seconds wondering, "Where did that come from?" Then, it hits you -- you sound like your mother or father.

The Information Void: Boys, Parents and Porn

Andrew Smiler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Andrew Smiler

In order to make sure boys aren't relying on pornography to develop their sexual values, we all need to shift from "The Talk."

Need-Blind Colleges

Jodi Okun | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

While most college-bound students are aware that there are academic requirements for admission, many don't know that some schools also base their admission acceptance policies on a student's financial ability to afford their tuition and fees.

Thanksgiving Turkey: Let's Get Fresh

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

The timer finally popped up. "Dinnertime!" was announced and I proudly placed the perfectly cooked turkey on the holiday table. The bird glowed and I enjoyed the ooohs and aaaahs. I'll never cook turkey again.

6 Ways To Conquer Stepparent Anxiety

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2013 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Have you ever felt the anxiety of anticipating your step kids' arrival? Did you secretly feel as if you don't want them to come?

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Put Your Big Girl Panties On' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.24.2012 | OWN

Nicole, a wife and mom from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been married to her second husband for three years. Now she has reached out to relationship ex...

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Turn The Cameras Off' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.23.2012 | OWN

On the November 24 episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help a woman, Nicole, who ...

Stepmothers’ Secret Confessions

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 01.22.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

The women have a "dirty little secret." They come to my office, leave messages on my phone, call me on Skype and send emails from all over the country.

In Praise of Turkey and Tradition

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

We make pot pie at our house each Thanksgiving -- a savory Pennsylvania Dutch meal that features the most perfect blend of onions, potatoes, thick squares of doughy goodness and meaty strands of chicken. Only we use turkey on this festive occasion.

6 Simple Habits That Will Recharge (And Revive!) Your Family Dinners

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

If you're not feeling connected to your spouse after work, if family dinner in your house has disintegrated into a chaotic free-for-all, then it's time to make some changes to your evening meal routine.

An Experiment in Not Minding My Own Business

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

How do you thank your kid for helping you grow up?

5 Things Kids Need Besides Smarts

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My kids are smart. They have a genetic predisposition. I was smart. Their dad was smart. We had high GPAs. We graduated college with suma-cum-somethings. We were a parent's dream. Until Henry graduated, couldn't get a job and had to borrow money from his parents.

The Teens Are Home From College

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have been dying to see your teenage college freshman and have been planning for weeks for their arrival home from their first few months of college. Well, let me tell you that you are in for some surprises.