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Your Child's Good Mental Health Starts in the Womb

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

What can moms-to-be do to ensure the best mental health for their soon-to-be child?

6 Baby Products You Really Don't Need

The Stir | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
The Stir

The truth is, you need very little to raise a child, and most of these products marketed to parents are useless at best, no matter how much they make you want them.

Bully Me No More

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Lee's energy is so positive, energetic and even ebullient that it's hard to imagine his life being anything but charmed. So when he revealed that this play was inspired by his 6th grade diary entries, I was more than shocked.

The Evil Toddler Meme Is Here

Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy

It's no secret that raising kids is tough, but have you ever suspected your toddler of being downright evil? That's what the Evil Toddler meme is ...

When Siblings Fight: Should You Step In?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's tempting to think that our children will be best friends, naturally and without conflict. But while we can encourage our kids to treat each other with kindness and respect, we can't force them to get along.

He Said/She Said: When You're Both Work-from-Home Parents

Women & Co | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

My husband and I have both worked in and outside of our home. We've also taken turns with the daytime job of raising the kids. Though working outside the home is no piece of cake, we both agree that being a work-from-home parent is far more challenging than most people realize.

Brilliant Bottom-Line Basics for October

Susie Spain | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Susie Spain

In September, kids are mostly on their best behavior, or sort of. By October, they start finding their way into challenging and dangerous situations like drinking and driving.

The Most Heartbreaking Thing My Son Said To Me After Divorce

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.18.2012 | Divorce
Carolyn Bucior

A year after the divorce, Erik said the words that changed our family's course. "It's my fault Daddy left," he said. "If I was perfect, he wouldn't have left."

Giving In to Your Kids' Nagging Does Not Make You a Good Parent

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Children will nag; it's in their nature. We parents feel bad not giving in, and that's in our nature. It's all OK. You're not alone in wanting to be good parents in your eyes and your children's at the same time.

Study Connects Parent's Education, Income To Child's Learning, Brain Development

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists found a correlation between a parent’s income and education level ...

A Different Day, a Different Time

Ron Brounes | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

When I was growing up (half a century ago), life was different. Telephones had rotary dials and did not double as game consoles. Kids sat next to the TV because we didn't have remote controls to change to the other three channels and rabbit ears needed constant adjustments.

Halloween Goody Guide for the Mindful Mom

Margaret Hyde | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Margaret Hyde

What is a Halloween-loving mom to do on Halloween? Do you say no candy and become the witch who ruined trick-or-treating?

Be An Ally To Help Youth In Crisis

Abbe Land | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

This time of year can be especially challenging for many school-age youth. Ally Week is a good time to commit to making it easy for the young people in our lives to ask for help and letting them know that asking for help is good and should be celebrated as courageous.

Three Cheers for Healthy Helicopter Parents

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

We aren't overprotective, we're involved. And we are here to stay

Okay With Being Done

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Six -- yes, SIX -- of my very closest friends are pregnant. Everywhere I turn, I'm hit with a swollen uterus. If pregnancy were a contagious disease, I'm sure I would have caught it by now

Make Every Day the Day of the Girl

Megan Rosker | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Megan Rosker

Perhaps this will inspire each us to think of our girls for the next 364 days, bringing awareness and support to the other half of our world population.

Are Teachers Overpaid?

Rob Furman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Rob Furman

This is a question that is always up for debate. Of course, if you ask teachers and people in the educational world, they will say that teachers are not only NOT overpaid, they are drastically underpaid.

My Daughter Is a Perfectionist!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many children struggle with perfectionism, whether they are adopted or raised by their biological parents.

Parental Inspired Nostalgia

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

I never forgot those days in my childhood, but I'd never truly missed them. Until now. I miss them now because my kids don't have the same freedom.

When You Were Born They Broke the Mold, Then Again, Then One More Time

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am amazed that siblings growing up in the same house could be so different from one another. My daughter, Amanda, my sons, Alexander and Danny, may share a common genetic code, but that's about it.

26 Reasons I Love My Wife

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 12.17.2012 | Weddings
Pete Wilgoren

When my wife and I got married we wrote our own vows. I carefully crafted mine on the morning of the wedding on that piece of cardboard which comes in the package of new underwear. It was an A-Z list of reasons I love my wife.

Regnerus Still Wrong on Same-Sex Parents

John Corvino | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Christianity Today just published an interview with the "embattled" sociologist Mark Regnerus. Unsurprisingly, the interview perpetuated the right-wing's popular characterization of Regnerus as the victim of political correctness.

PHOTOS: Dogs Are The New Kids

Rabid | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents

Dog owners often claim that their dogs are just like kids, and thanks to a raft of new products and services, they're getting closer to being right.

Zipper Penis

Amber Dusick | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Amber Dusick

How exactly do you explain to a 3-year-old that Mommy's magical healing kiss powers come with certain use clauses and limitations?

Apps And eBooks To Get Your Kids In The Halloween Spirit

Winston Sih | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Winston Sih

With Halloween just a few weeks away, here are a few apps for you to load on your smartphone to get your family in the Halloween spirit!