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Another Way to Get Kids to Eat

Amber Dusick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Amber Dusick

I'm hungry. The kids just ate but I neglected to make something for myself. As usual.

Ann Brenoff

Her Path Was Forged By Her Special Child | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty

I'm in the place I was meant to be in. Because of Emily and the profound change that having a child with a disability has brought about in our lives, I have found what I was meant to do with my life.

The Worst Thing You Can Do To Your Kids Post-Split

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

It's only natural that after divorce, parents -- lacking the support and help of a spouse -- often turn to their children to get practical help and emotional support.

How To Help The Whole Family Get A Good Night's Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Rosen M.D.

I was really pleased to read this study. Its findings confirm what I have repeatedly seen in my own practice (and family): kids are very adaptable, especially when it comes to how and where (and with whom) they fall and stay asleep.

Is a Child's Behavior Always a Reflection of His Parents?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Being away from parents is a good thing. It gives kids room to grow and explore in new ways. We will still be the most influential people in our children's lives, but they don't have to be -- and shouldn't be -- our mirror image.

Empty Nest's Silver Lining

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Friends told me how great it was when their kids had left home and how much they actually enjoyed their empty nests. They assured me that I would feel enormous pride watching them become independent adults. I'm not there yet, but I've started a list to find that silver lining.

The Things We Carried: Learning to Live with Less

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

Part of the challenge of this adventure is about learning to live with much less. Specifically, how to pack five people into five bags that weigh less than fifty pounds and can fit in the tail of a six-seater Cessna 210.

PG Movie Review: ParaNorman

Ambre Anderson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Ambre Anderson

ParaNorman is kind of like the cartoon version of the Sixth Sense , except Norman doesn't conceal his ability, despite all the ridicule he receives.

'What Do You Want To Do With Your Life?' Is The Wrong Question

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Maggie Lamond Simone

I don't know what I enjoy anymore. I hadn't anticipated that it would ever come up, apparently, because in the grand plan of my life, I didn't plan for this. I knew I wanted to have kids, and I knew I wanted to be a writer. I've done both, yet suddenly they're not enough.

Drats! I Could Have Been Famous

Karen Bergreen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Karen Bergreen

Hollywood producers wanted somebody to attack other mothers for their choices; that's what makes for good television. Even if it is a mischaracterization of the debate. I can't.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Preschool Will Never Hurt Me

Adrian Kulp | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Between the fingernail's worth of Cheetos dust permanently left in my eyeball and the graphite in my thigh, forgive me for feeling a little apprehensive about sending my little girl into the lion's den of public education...

The Most Important Thing You Need To Know About Co-Parenting

Lisa Helfend Meyer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Helfend Meyer

For divorcing couples with young children, resolving immediate critical issues -- from custody and time-share arrangements to education and religious involvement -- is just the beginning of their long-term work as co-parents.

Get a Rock and Talk

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Robert Koehler

He'd won his case. He got custody of his daughter. This is the limit of conventional justice: "victory," which of course means defeat for the other person, in this case, the mother of his daughter. Why not celebrate? But Bill Heenan had the nagging feeling that his daughter was also one of the losers in the decision.

I am a Parent

Rob Furman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Rob Furman

Does my week sound familiar? Of course it does because as parents we know that giving our children every opportunity to explore their strengths and supporting their needs is our parental responsibility and our passion.

Real and Imagined Fears About Your Stolen Baby Photos

David Vienna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

The debate over content creator's rights online roars above the din every now and again. But when that stolen content is a picture of your child, the stakes seem higher than just a missing byline.

Children's Immersion in Technology Is Shocking

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our default is connectivity, so being connected has become the norm and our comfort zone. Any break from that norm takes us out of that comfort zone and can create real feelings of loss and anxiety.

A Play-Doh Manifesto (September 16th is National Play Doh Day)

Lisa Hickman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Hickman

Our leaders need Play-Doh to deescalate their tantrums and get into the mindset of shaping a world that our preschoolers will thrive in both today and tomorrow.

Which Parent are You?

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Grown And Flown

There is simply no better place to learn about yourself as a parent than the sidelines of a 12-year-old's soccer game.

The Don't Parenting List

Marva Soogrim | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

Leadership begins with the parent. By setting an example, parents establish a guideline for their children that will last a lifetime.

Mentally Preparing For The High Holidays

Jordana Horn | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Jordana Horn

Elul is really hard for me: In the darker moments of Elul, and in the darker corners of my mind, I berate myself. But in the course of this month, I try to find ways in which I can be a better parent and person -- and there are plenty.

A New York Mom's 9/11 Lessons for Her Daughters

Rebecca Levey | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Levey

Everyone in my childbirth preparation class had a 9/11 story. My pregnancy was in the shadow of that "recovery."

Saki Knafo

Mexican Moms More Nurturing Than White Ones, Study Finds | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

According to a new study published Tuesday, Mexican immigrant mothers performed better on some measures of parenting than white mothers did. The st...

Michelle Obama Is Not Mom-In-Chief: Who Is?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

Michelle Obama hit the bull's eye in her Democratic Convention speech. But naming herself "mom-in-chief" -- while endearing -- missed the mark.

Finding Julian

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Upon hearing that our second child would be a boy, I walked out of the doctor's office, crossed 8th Avenue and stepped into a Mexican restaurant to drink something with tequila in it.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.