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Apparently Idiots Can Be Level-headed, Too

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I am so grateful for the people in my life who need me to be there for them and at the same time remind me that I am not in this chaotic world left to fend for myself.

How to Bully-Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

With new data revealing that both bullies and victims are at higher risk for suicide, our eyes are opening to the fact that we're faced with a potentially life-threatening situation. So what can we do to protect our children against the painful effects of bullying?

The 9 Scariest Playgrounds In America (And Their Wild Makeovers)

Darell Hammond | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

The winners of our 'Scary Playgrounds!' contest are committed to turning these decrepit playgrounds, pictured below, into vibrant community playspaces that encourage healthy, creative, unstructured outdoor play.

Parenting in the Age of YouTube

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

It's a good question to ask ourselves as parents -- it's a good exercise to imagine yourself being videotaped, and to ask yourself whether you'd make any real changes to your style.

College Anxiety: Modern Families Caught in The Middle

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Just when I thought I was one of a handful to embrace the comedy in college-bound families, Hollywood put its hand on the pulse of family angst.

The General Strike Is A Teachable Moment For Families

Turnstyle | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: DENISE TEJADA/Turnstyle News Protesters at Occupy Oakland. On Wednesday November 2, 2011 an estimated 4,500 protest...

A Mother's Love for a Daughter Who Is a Son

Amelia | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As everyone was getting settled into their separate conversations, I turned to Monica and asked about her kids, a daughter and a son. And that's when she told me her 18-year-old daughter was now her son, Dominic.

Do You Want To Dance? Not Like That, Say Schools To Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Parents at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland are concerned about their teens' dancing styles. The dance moves are called "Freaki...

Are Dad Bloggers the Most Important Feminists Online Today?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Nathan Hegedus

Believe me, dad-blog-level parenting is not the easy road for a dude. It's much easier to turn into a cubicle slave, play golf all weekend or hide nightly in a man cave.

Digesting the Thanksgiving Sandwich: Three Tips for Those Parenting Children and Parents During the Holidays

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty
Donna Labermeier

Are you a member of the "Sandwich Generation?" Have you been placed in the position of "parenting" your aging parents while raising your own children? To keep calm and maintain your sanity, here are 3 things you can do to bring peace to your Thanksgiving festivities.

Entertaining Our Kids, Have We Gone Too Far?

Abi Cotler | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Abi Cotler

If we choose to let a marketing department decide what's entertaining for our kids, we could unwittingly be playing a high stakes game that doesn't end until they go off to college with a laser show, just to be sure they're paying attention.

Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Haydee Morales | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Haydee Morales

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened. Or have they?

The Amazing Race: The Irony of Halloween

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment
Hemanshu Nigam

I decided to watch the most recent episode of The Amazing Race after a night of walking the neighborhood streets with my six-year-old in search of the...

Stroke

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty
Robin Gorman Newman

My father had a stroke over a week ago, and his life changed in a flash, as did mine. Overnight, I became acutely aware of the challenges of being a later in life mother caring for a young child and senior father.

What NOT To Do When Parenting Teenagers

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents

In the contest for best parenting book titles, Anthony Wolf would win hands down. Admit it, you have bought some just for those titles: Get Out of My ...

Can You Hear Me Now? The Secret To Communicating With Kids

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Asking a three year old to say please, eat his vegetables, walk instead of run, listen, stop throwing things, or share and then expecting compliance is a surefire path to Crazytown.

Zero Tolerance: Older Parents Refusing To Raise Spoiled Brats

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2011 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know that you are never too old to love a child and I know that I love my kids more than I want my next breath. But I also know that I just have no patience for bratty kids so I didn't let mine become them.

"Very Funny!" Why Sarcasm Is No Laughing Matter for Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Sarcasm relies on a type of subtlety that most children under the age of eight do not pick up on.

PFOWS: What The 'Parents For Occupy Wall Street' Want

goodmenproject.com | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

It started simply enough. Dana Glazer and I (Dana is the documentary filmmaker of The Evolution of Dad) were playing email-tag, trying to find a day t...

News Alert Re: Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Barbara Greenberg

Here's the latest on bullying victims-Asian American kids particularly those between the ages of 12 and 18 face more bullying than members of any other ethnic group.

8 Leadership Skills for Work and Home

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

We humans need to learn many skills to be able to function most productively in different situations. Learning to be a good and effective leader is one of these skills that can be beneficial.

What It's Like To Raise A Slacker.. And A Perfectionist

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

I have a soft spot for slackers, they are individualists. But as a mother, I'm stumped. I have one slacker and one perfectionist. My slacker was born ...

Why Parents Help Tweens Violate Facebook's 13+ Rule

danah boyd | Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents
danah boyd

Parents often want their children to learn how to be responsible digital citizens. Allowing them access is often the first step.

Tips For Parents Whose Child Is Being Bullied, From Rosie O'Donnell

Posted 12.31.2011 | Women

Rosie O' Donnell, Mom of four, shares tips for parents whose children have fallen victim to bullying if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];A...

Raising Sensually Aware Sons

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices
Lori Bryant Woolridge

Talking is always good, and the mother-to-son conversation is especially important. It's our job as mothers to counter the asinine and inappropriate media messages our sons receive and teach them to respect and admire women.