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Explaining Politics to the Young

Mark Rice | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Rice

I was thinking about a conversation I had with my son the day before as we were preparing to walk up to my polling place. He's eleven and in sixth grade and is relentlessly curious.

Post-Election Ideas for Updating Your Now-Lonely Facebook Page

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We need to get posting again, America. Don't have any ideas? Borrow some of these.

I Left a Piece of Myself There

Lindsey Mead | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I left my body swollen with childbirth, with milk, with life. I left eyes so tired that they felt like they had sand in them. Most of all, I left behind my certainty. My certainty that I knew what I was doing, that my path was assured, that I was safe.

What I Told My Kid About Sandy and Climate Change

Jennifer Dorr | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Dorr

Last summer, the huge butterfly bush on the corner of our block had fluttered and buzzed with life. Sandy uprooted it. My 5 1/2-year-old daughter fixed her large brown eyes on me and asked, "Why did this storm happen?"

How Writing Changed My Thinking

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

It wasn't until I had crossed the threshold into motherhood that I came to understand the healing potential of writing. I needed all the coping strategies I could find to manage the overwhelming experience of new parenthood.

4 of Play's Lesser-Known Benefits

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

You probably already know that playing makes you smarter, more creative and happier. But if that research hasn't convinced you, consider the following.

My Son: The Upside of Hurricane Sandy

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

We live on Long island in New York, and like many in this state and others, we've lost power. Today is day #10, and we remain without electricity, heat, stove usage, hot water, cable or Internet service. On top of all this, today we are having a Nor'easter.

Life After You Lose: Congressional Candidate Faced Tough Question From 7-Year-Old Son

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

Brianna Hinojosa-Flores sought to make a difference in her district this year by running for Congress. “I wanted to be a voice for the people at ...

It Takes a Hurricane to Raise a Village

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Elections may come and go, but the tangible, almost village-like sense of community cultivated by Hurricane Sandy may endure.

Finding Nemo 3D Movie Review

Ambre Anderson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Welcome back, Nemo! Back with a 3D splash is Finding Nemo 3D. Whether you saw it the first time or not, this "classic" feel-good flick is worth revi...

Kids Music That Rocks! Exclusive Video Premiere by Justin Roberts

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Thorp

Our brood loves GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts. He's been called the "Paul McCartney of kids music" and mixes folk, punk, pop, and eighties ballads with a little Schoolhouse Rock.

The Tao of Breakfast Cereal

Sarah Maizes | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Do you know why I never wanted to grow up? Bran.

Parental Propositions

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

As we all get out to vote today, here is a list of propositions we can all rally behind.

How to Introduce Taxes to Your Children

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

As we walk, I'll point to different things and ask my granddaughter to tell me how they came to be. For example, I'll point to the road, and she'll say something like 'the men with the giant roller put it there.' I'll then ask her how she thought those men had the money to build the road.

Parents Can't Do It Alone: Everyone Is Responsible for Children's Health

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Policy makers, the public health community and food and media companies have a responsibility to take action to help parents raise healthy children.

Superstorm Sandy, Survivor's Guilt and a Psychic 3-Year-Old

Alysia Reiner | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

Even unscathed by the tragedy -- sleeping warm and tight with water and electricity -- you feel the surreal dichotomy of the deep gratitude that you are OK and the staggering pain for all those who have lost something.

Voting: More Important Than School

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

I loved the way their little faces beamed as they received their "I Voted" sticker, each of them so proud of being a part of something so much bigger than themselves and our quiet community

Why I Voted for My Kids Instead of Mitt Romney

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

Voting for someone my daughter's friends and teachers said to avoid was the best way I felt I could help her understand that just because her peers say something does not mean they are right.

WATCH: Divorced Dads' Rights: Father Fights For Say In Son's DNR Order

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce

While single-parent homes are more common than ever, less than 18 percent of custodial parents are fathers. Jack Frost, President of Father and Famili...

'We Still Don't Have Power and I've Officially Lost It!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It's easy for the rest of us to forget that for many of our friends, the fallout from the storm isn't over.

What I Hope All Parents Do on Election Day

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If he were president, my 7-year-old son told me, there would be no more wars. There would be no more robberies -- and nobody would get sick or hurt. He wouldn't let anybody die, either. What was so wonderful about it to me was that in his 7-year-old mind, being an elected official meant taking care of others.

Dad's Boys

Warren Adler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Warren Adler

It is often in the smaller details of observation that the truth lies. A good example of this is the aftermath of the presidential debates, not the main conflict.

Weathering Sandy Without the Kids

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

My children are all right. I can exhale. Hurricane Sandy was the first natural disaster my husband and I sweated out sans kids. Schools were closed throughout our area for a week, but in our home, there was no celebration of the unexpected bonus vacation.

Do You Feel Dumber After Having Children? (VIDEO)

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Can someone explain why I still have "baby brain" when my kids aren't babies anymore?

Despite Partisan Differences in America, the Job of Raising Children Rises Above

Michael Zacka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Zacka

In the final days of the election, it's easy to forget that Americans unite around some very common themes. Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, given the positive media response to their speeches, hit at the heart of one of America's most important 'jobs,' namely raising children.