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Helping Kids Deal With Extended Family On Vacations

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My brothers and their families are coming to stay with us this summer for two weeks. Between them, they have five children. As an only ...

What to Expect: The Early Days of Infancy

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. Bob Sears

Combining my professional and personal experiences, I have come up with five things for new parents and parents-to-be to 'expect' on this crazy ride:

Apologies Don't Start with the Word 'You'

Linda Durnell | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

How often do we listen only until we get the answers we are looking for?

Can Governor Brown Snuff Out Flame Retardants?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I never thought much about where we spend most of our leisure time -- in bed or on the couch -- until I started learning the frightening truth about dangerously toxic flame retardants.

3 Tips for Surviving a Summer Camp Schedule Disaster

Women & Co | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you find yourself in a summer scheduling bind, consider these helpful tips.

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

Your Teens are Sexting: What You Need to Know

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sending photos may seem like fun in the moment, but the consequences could be ghastly.

Life Lessons from My Children

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Kids can be our greatest teachers. When I am ready, mine are always there to show me what I really need to know.

Helping Parents Distinguish Love from Emotional Hunger

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

When we are misattuned to the developmental stages of our children, carrying them when they'd rather walk, breastfeeding them when they'd rather play, we undermine their confidence.

Raising a Difficult Child

Eileen Wacker | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Eileen Wacker

Could the hardest child to raise in fact be the one most prepared for life?

Lonely Mom Seeks Friends

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

Mothers need wing women. Someone to assure you that it is perfectly normal to bring your kid to the playground and forget his shoes. And your own shoes.

Imagining the Dad My Brother Might Have Been

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

My brother always seemed destined to become a father.

Debunking the Theory of Mind

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Bring up the word autism and you'll hear a great many theories. Simon Baron-Cohen is doing damage with a theory that was based on just 20 autistic participants.

My Big Boy Moves to the Big City

Judi Freedman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I made it through the tunnel and drove back to New Jersey with an empty car. I wanted to scream and yell at the landlord, but instead I called my son and told him how much I loved the apartment.

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

The Difference Between Adults and Grown-ups

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Daniel Moulthrop

The trick to parenting is in helping young people become grown-ups, capable of imagining consequences, rather than adults who have merely aged into adulthood. But how do you do that?

WATCH: Boy Found Hanging From Backyard Tree

Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

It's a parent's absolute worst nightmare. But it became a reality for Evelyn Briggs, who entered her Lancaster, Calif. backyard over the weekend to...

A Latino Father's Day Message

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

My one-year-old daughter was startled out of a deep sleep by her middle-aged father who wasn't hungry or gassy but was definitely wondering what life had in store for him 15 years or so years from now raising a teen-aged daughter!

The Extra Costs Today's Parents Face

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Being a parent is more expensive than ever. How much more can American families take?

What I Could Never Give my Father

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 08.17.2012 | Women
Maggie Lamond Simone

There is only film where my father should be.

My 3-Year-Old Guru: How Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Hindu

Vineet Chander | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Being a father has been a blessing in my life, yes, but it has also been a catalyst for my spiritual development in a way that I've never experienced before.

Overcoming A Painful Father/Daughter Past

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I know a lot about my father. Not because he lay next to me and told me stories before I went to bed, or took long walks with me and imparted wisdom and told me how much he loved me. He didn't do those things.

Father's Day Gift: Time

Charles Scott | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

In honor of Father's Day, here is a sneak peek at part of the first chapter of Rising Son about a 67-day, 2,500-mile bicycle adventure across Japan with my 8-year-old son Sho.

Celebrate Dad With Our Father's Day Playlist

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen

You and your dad might not have quite the same taste in music, but it'll be hard for him to dispute the sentiment behind this Father's Day-inspired pl...

Creating a Family of Entrepreneurs

Priyanka Jain | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Priyanka Jain

Some dads are great at tennis. Some dads are great at the piano. My dad is an incredible entrepreneur -- to say the least.