I am feeling a strange sense of deja vu. Over a year ago I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post entitled, Those Bad Breasts. It was a story of news p...
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Concerns about obesity are real, as are concerns about eating disorders. Shaming children never helps. Let's use National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month to empower our kids and families.
Managing our emotions is crucial to our success but it comes at a price: stress, emotional exhaustion, dissatisfaction with the "job," health problems.
Desperation can make for odd decisions, but for those of us attempting to manage the feelings of overwhelm as we do our best to live our lives with an autistic child, it's a too-familiar feeling.
I no longer have the energy to put into the PTA. Or, better stated, I have that energy but it's not energy that I wish to devote to the PTA anymore.
A new website where kids can create music desires to spread the joy of music creation to millions regardless of skill, training or economic status.
The Florida appeals court that threw out that state's ban on gay parent adoptions yesterday didn't need this study to rule against the junk science ...
Huffington Post blogger Daniel Heimpel, founder and project director of Fostering Media Connections, was interviewed on "C-SPAN's Washington Journal" ...
There's good news for parents with healthy children who just aren't as tall as their peers. It's okay to be a short kid, and research shows it.
The best books, essays and poems make you laugh, "Oh God, me too," about things we can barely admit to ourselves. Works that when we read them, remind us that we are not alone, even in our crazy-times.
It's a confusing message when we attach a price tag on culpability. Especially to our kids.
Rick and Melissa Lawson had been married for 12 years and had five sons. After chasing her dream of being a singer for three decades, Melissa struck g...
I believe that it's the lack of education and support for new moms that are primary factors driving these statistics.
My first instinct was to push harder, get stricter, take away every coveted piece of clothing in her closet--to show her who's boss. But who does that best serve? Her ... or me?
There are some kids who are genuinely terrified to step back onto the schoolyard after having endured an awful year at the hands of bullies.
LeapFrog's new initiative, Tag. Give. Read. aims to help more U.S. children learn and love to read. LeapFrog is making it easy for anyone to "give the gift of reading."
CHICAGO — Swallowing button batteries can be fatal or cause serious harm, and research suggests that severe injuries in children, though relativ...
The challenge is not that you are going to have conflicts with your children, but whether they develop into full-scale war that drives you and your children apart.
I'm wondering if it's time to rethink the label "soccer mom" for myself.
Parents of young ones: get with the program and start the process now. Teaching manners is teaching basic human kindness. We can use a lot more of that in our world.
When he rides the bus, my son has time to digest his day, let go of most incidents and settle into his own skin again. Even Clark Kent needed his phone booth to rectify his two worlds.
I wonder whether we Europeans -- who place so much importance on modesty -- cannot perhaps learn something from our transatlantic cousins when it comes to praising children.
I know, the moral of this story is supposed to be that losing my job and staying at home with my daughter turned out to be everything I ever wanted. But it's simply not true.
It's late as I write this -- even the cats look sleepy -- but I was just watching a documentary on HBO that made me think of you. It was...
Desperation is the shared feeling almost all parents of autistic children feel at some point. It may be fleeting, but I have yet to meet a parent who did not feel some degree of it.
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