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A College Chick Returns to the Nest: One Year Down, Three More to Go

Judy Silk | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Judy Silk

My daughter's first year of college yielded some valuable lessons -- for both of us.

Mom, Mind Reader

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

I want my son to know that while I'm always there for him, I can't get inside his head.

Kids and Entitlement

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

Do your kids have chores, or do you think they are an out-of-date idea? Is paying for hard work a good incentive, or is it a blatant disregard for child labor laws?

The Piercing

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

A month ago, my soon-to-be 15-year-old asked if she could get a piercing for her birthday. "Sure," I said, distracted by work emails. I figured I'd fight this battle at a more convenient time.

Athletes on Trial: Explaining Steroid Use to Children

John McCormick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When my baseball-loving son asks about Roger Clemens, what do I tell him?

The Dude's Guide to Surviving Your First Pregnancy

Jay Sokol | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jay Sokol

Maximize use of the "Expectant Mother" parking spaces everywhere you can. Your window is small, much like your wife's bladder for the next few months.

Be Yourself: How My Son and I Fought Bullying

Milissa Farley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Milissa Farley

As a mother who wanted -- and still wants -- her son to be happy, I always felt bad about how everyone perceived him, and tried to mold him into something he wasn't. That's until I decided to do something about it.

Why Seeing My Son's Class Video Made Me Rethink Everything

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

The video captured my son's school experience from kindergarten through fifth grade. Happy, smiling kids filled every frame, but there was one thing wrong: It was mostly all news to me.

How to Scar Children for Life or When Bedazzling Goes TOO Far

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

At a baseball game recently, a mom friend and I were having a bout of witty banter that went terribly, horribly, irrefutably awry.

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

ivillagelogo | Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

Written by Gina LaGuardia and Patty Onderko for iVillage Breastfeeding may be the healthiest choice for your baby, but that doesn't mean it's alway...

Helping Kids Deal With Extended Family On Vacations

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My brothers and their families are coming to stay with us this summer for two weeks. Between them, they have five children. As an only ...

What to Expect: The Early Days of Infancy

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. Bob Sears

Combining my professional and personal experiences, I have come up with five things for new parents and parents-to-be to 'expect' on this crazy ride:

Apologies Don't Start with the Word 'You'

Linda Durnell | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

How often do we listen only until we get the answers we are looking for?

Can Governor Brown Snuff Out Flame Retardants?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I never thought much about where we spend most of our leisure time -- in bed or on the couch -- until I started learning the frightening truth about dangerously toxic flame retardants.

3 Tips for Surviving a Summer Camp Schedule Disaster

Women & Co | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you find yourself in a summer scheduling bind, consider these helpful tips.

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

Your Teens are Sexting: What You Need to Know

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sending photos may seem like fun in the moment, but the consequences could be ghastly.

Life Lessons from My Children

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Kids can be our greatest teachers. When I am ready, mine are always there to show me what I really need to know.

Helping Parents Distinguish Love from Emotional Hunger

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

When we are misattuned to the developmental stages of our children, carrying them when they'd rather walk, breastfeeding them when they'd rather play, we undermine their confidence.

Raising a Difficult Child

Eileen Wacker | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Eileen Wacker

Could the hardest child to raise in fact be the one most prepared for life?

Lonely Mom Seeks Friends

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

Mothers need wing women. Someone to assure you that it is perfectly normal to bring your kid to the playground and forget his shoes. And your own shoes.

Imagining the Dad My Brother Might Have Been

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

My brother always seemed destined to become a father.

Debunking the Theory of Mind

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Bring up the word autism and you'll hear a great many theories. Simon Baron-Cohen is doing damage with a theory that was based on just 20 autistic participants.

My Big Boy Moves to the Big City

Judi Freedman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I made it through the tunnel and drove back to New Jersey with an empty car. I wanted to scream and yell at the landlord, but instead I called my son and told him how much I loved the apartment.

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.