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10 Websites to Help Teach Kids about Money

Women & Co | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you want to raise a money-savvy child in the 21st century, there are plenty of commercial, government and non-profit websites out there to help.

Swimming Lessons

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In the old-fashion parlance of the Talmud, a father is required to teach his son three things: The Torah, a trade and how to swim.

Kids 3.0: How to Raise Healthy Children in a Tech World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

I also saw significant parallels between children's development and the development of software.

American Idol Stars Reveals 5 Secrets of Success

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This week I had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with four American Idol finalists. I spoke with them about everything from parents to perseverance.

A Healing Balance

Carre Otis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance.

'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

My daughters like to talk. It's when they are not talking that I know something is up -- which is how I detected my girl was a bit apprehensive about her first day of kindergarten.

7 Things I Refuse To Feel Guilty About This August | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents

I used to consider my perennial "August lazies" a parental failing, but I'm starting to believe that fizzling out near the end of the summer allows me to embrace September with more pep in my step.

New Mobile App Helps Parents Make Sure Kids Get Playtime

Megan Rosker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

With all the guidelines handed out by pediatricians and experts on screen time, homework and diet, there is a lot of information a busy parent must keep track of. A new app can help.

Savoring the last Moments of Summer

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Kathleen Fordyce Rohan

I think about how there are only a few more weeks left before school starts and summer ends and we are back to earlier bed times, earlier mornings and no more lazy days by the pool.

Get Back-to-School Trends without Going Broke

Women & Co | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

With a little thought and some crafty ideas, you can outfit your little fashionista without going broke.

Bragging Parents and Teens: A Position Statement

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You should certainly be proud of your teens and all of their hard work. But perhaps you should consider carrying this pride in your heart, rather than to the grocery store and soccer field.

A Parent's Guide to Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Kristen Howerton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is not a kid's film that adults will tolerate, nor is it an adult film that children might sit through. It reminded me of Disney's Sunday Night Movies I watched with my parents as a child.

Caught in a Bad Romance? Relationships and the Transition to Campus Life

Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi

Parents must move away from being supervisors of their sons and daughters and closer to the role of "coach." And coaches, by the nature of their being on the sidelines, are wise to not "get in the game" with their college bound students.

We Swore We Would Be FUN Parents. What Happened?

Jenny Isenman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

I am EXACTLY the parent I swore I would never be... Are you?

A Letter From a Teacher to Students

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Most of you, regardless of whether you're a freshman or senior, are beginning to feel the anxiety and nervousness that comes with a new school year. I once faced many of the same fears, worries, insecurities and hopes that you do.

Do Babies Have A 'Moral Compass?'

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.16.2012 | Science

Do babies have an innate moral compass? In recent years, scientists have presented evidence that tykes have an inborn sense of justice, but a new stud...

Should Expectant Parents Share the News on Facebook?

Larry Magid | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

As with anything, you should think carefully before you post the good news that you're expecting. Do you really want to share this with the world? Is there anyone -- perhaps an employer or a family member -- who you're not quite yet ready to tell?

What's In A Name?

Julie Ross | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Julie Ross

As the mother I feel a loss. A sadness. A mourning for the little boy who used to live in the room at the top of the stairs: the one that, despite its feminine accoutrements, once (and still?) belongs to George, namesake of my grandpa whom I adored.

What You Don't See in My Instagram Photos

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents
Claire Bidwell Smith

Every day I take photos. I capture little moments of my life and post them on Instagram. The bright, blue California sky. My two girls holding hands. But they don't tell the whole story.

Don't Make the Mistake These Parents Did

Roland C. Warren | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Roland C. Warren

The film reminds us that while the pull for us parents may be irresistible, we have to refrain from defining our children before we know who they are.

You Can't Leave For College Until You Put Your Dishes In The Sink

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

This summer, our daughter, a rising senior in college, had an internship and lived at home. We were thrilled to have her back. Let's turn back the clock to June and take a peek into our world.

The Parenting Patterns I'll Never Shake

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When I had children, I knew the rhythms of my life would change. What I didn't realize was how etched and ingrained the changes would become. The patterns of parenting have come to define my days and my years. I live by them even after my children have moved on.

Online Games for Kids: Essential Safety Lessons

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

While parents of online game-playing children often focus on time and search limits, of equal concern to them should be establishing standards of online behavior for their children.

Baby Love Black Voices Style: Arlene & Javoris Hollingsworth

Posted 08.15.2012 | Black Voices

Mom-To-Be: Arlene Tayag Hollingsworth, 31 Dad-To-Be: Javoris Vantrel Hollingsworth, 27 Hometown: Houston, TX Due Date: August 4, 2012 How many mon...

Valuing Families and Our Nation's Future: The Joys and Economic Penalties of Parenting

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money
Dedrick Muhammad

While families must recommit themselves to stricter economic discipline and prioritize saving over spending on "wants," families cannot do it alone. Investing in children should be a national priority.