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Are We Being Those Parents?

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As my husband drives us back home, I sit in the car and wonder if today was a rescue. I wonder if we were being "helicopter parents."

Ask Parenting Expert, Carrie Goldman, A Question!

Posted 09.04.2012 | Women

I am so excited to have Carrie Goldman, a prominent voice in the anti-bullying movement and author of "Bullied", joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo...

How Our Kids Turn Out Isn't Really Up to Us

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Each child was born with a different temperament, a different passion, a different way of navigating through life. I see traces of myself and my husband in them, but they are their own people.

What My Sons Realized About Me That I Couldn't

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

"You only snack when you're sad. But the thing is, you're not sad. You're happy," my son replied. "And you feel bad about it. Like you're hurting Dad or you don't deserve it or whatever. Well you're not, and you do. Capeesh?"

11 Pieces Of Advice For All New Moms

JJ Keith | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

When in doubt, ask yourself what a pioneer lady on a wagon train would think is important. Suddenly, organizing baby socks will fall off your to-do list and you'll feel a lot better about your day.

Turning the Morning Blitz into School Day Bliss

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

In my household, there is a vast difference between school mornings that go smoothly and those that involve nagging, missed buses and tears. It's the difference between heaven and hell.

Of Lice and Men: V

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Our first date was set for a Friday at a steak place downtown. My first meet and greet of my virtual dating career.

The Experience That Taught Me There’s Life After Divorce

Emma Johnson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

"Where's the daddy spider?" asked my daughter, Helena. "He's across town in his own web. The baby spiders visit him on weekends."

Of Lice and Men: IV

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The way some people, upon hearing of a bank robbery or a murder, feel unaccountably guilty -- so I, as soon as Errol was sent home, felt itchy. Yet, was mine a real or a phantom infestation?

Back To School: A Simple Word Of Advice For Stressed-Out Moms

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Now, watching the young mothers flailing about in the school supplies aisle at Target, I just want to pull them aside. I want to tell them to be kinder to themselves, to go on a last picnic or trip to the beach with their kids, and to soak up the remains of the summer sun and the fleeting years with their children.

A Van Is Emptied, And A New Stage Of Parenting Begins

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.01.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

On paper that minivan provided 150 cubic feet of space, enough to transport almost all my son's possessions. On this day it held a lot more than that.

Why It's Important To Let Your Child Make Mistakes

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.01.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As parents, our responsibility is to keep kids unharmed. That doesn't mean shielding them from all possibility of defeat. It means letting them fail safely. Here's how to help your child take risks -- and make mistakes, inevitably -- safely.

The Week's Best Mom And Dad Blogs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, the school year starts for two mom bloggers; Tanis Miller’s kids reenact a scene from her childhood; and Ilana Wiles reali...

Being a Working Mother Is Hard -- That's Not News

Elizabeth English | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth English

If you are reaching for the C Suite, then you will probably not become the first grade room mother, attend every performance and game or be home every night for dinner. What being a high-achieving mother doesn't mean, however, is that your children will necessarily suffer emotionally

Death Wish: Dealing With a Negative, High-Maintenance, Aging Parent

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Watching a parent become weaker, sicker or more enfeebled is stressful, of course, but most adult children can bear that. It's when that parent becomes vicious, hostile and resistant to help that stress crosses over into distress.

Why Teen Popularity May Be Miserable

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I think that you should encourage your daughter to make a few good and solid friends. This will be much more beneficial to her than chasing after the often elusive popular kids.

5 Healthy Ways To Comfort Your Kids Post Split

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.30.2012 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Admit it. You feel guilty about your divorce. So guilty, in fact, that you want to buy your kids presents to try to make it up to them.

Brazil Grants Gay Man Paid 'Maternity' Leave

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | Gay Voices

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's social security agency has for the first time granted a four-month "maternity" leave for a man in a civil union with another man...

Mindfulness: We Know We Should Practice It, Here's How

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

How, when your phone is buzzing, your kids are fighting and your dinner burning, can you focus on living in the moment?

How to Transition Kids to a Back to School Schedule

Women & Co | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Here are four tips to help transition your kids to a back to school schedule.

How to Be Truly Happy

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

I tend to think the hallmark of good parenting is more about how well you teach your children to do for themselves. And I think what you teach them to do for themselves will largely determine their success and happiness in life.

Of Lice and Men: III

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

"How dare she put my hair in a rubber band," Cole muttered once we were alone. After his diagnosis, we walked dejectedly through the school parking lot and on our way to the car.

Back to Class: Your Kids and Your Money

David Geller | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
David Geller

It's time for kids to go back to school, and it won't be long before our children start reaching for our wallets to keep up with their friends' spending habits.

Her First Day

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Last night, I packed her Hello Kitty lunchbox carefully -- cucumbers, cherries, yogurt, and a peanut butter sandwich, cut into bite-sized hearts and flowers, hoping the hearts would remind her that she is loved. Somehow, it didn't seem enough.

We Need More Than 'Glee'

Amelia | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices

When my 7-year-old son announced to us that he is gay, the last thing I thought about was television. But as he has continued to hold firm to this identity, I have become aware of the lack of gay characters in the television shows and movies he likes to watch.