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Teen Romance and the Romeo and Juliet Effect

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Is it normal for a 13-year-old boy to be expressing love at such a young age?

Becoming a Father -- the Cycle Continues

Andy Herald | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Andy Herald

We're part of an ancient and honorable tradition, with a heritage that wheels away into the mists of time further than even the mind can easily see.

Who's Bullying Who?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

While we must be prepared to seriously tackle the issue of schoolyard bullying, we must also start to look at this through a different lens.

When Dad is the Primary Caregiver

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Sheila Moeschen

Being a good father isn't about being a breadwinner, or about food, clothes, or a place to live. Being a good father is simply about being with your kids.

Raising Daughters in an Age of Thongs for Tweens

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

How do we mothers raise our young daughters to take pride in their sexuality when it is time, and in a manner that does not play into this wrongheaded sexualization of their bodies?

Gifts Fathers Can Give Their Kids

Dave Stone | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Dave Stone

Father's Day is within sight. This means Dads can expect a book or a power tool, a round of golf or an afternoon in the hammock. But what America becomes in the coming years will largely depend on the gifts that Dads give their children.

Here's How Much It Costs To Raise A Child

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — For $235,000, you could indulge in a shiny new Ferrari – or raise a child for 17 years. A government report released Thursda...

Like Father, Like Husband

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's a little creepy, how you marry your father. But cool. Awesome, really

Becoming a Dad Ruined my Life

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Zaki Hasan

Becoming a dad ruined my life. And I'm so glad that it did.

Why Are So Many Celebrities Adopting Black Babies?

Kristen Howerton | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

There are better questions to ask when it comes to transracial adoption and child welfare.

The Importance Of Unplugging At Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The dinner table is one of the last remaining places where tasks and chores are set aside in favor of simply enjoying family time. I hope we can keep it that way.

My Daughter's 'Inappropriate' Outfit -- And Its Aftermath

SParker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
SParker

Defiance is an alien concept in a rural Mormon community, but when it is packaged as safe, kid-friendly and uncontroversial it is quite popular.

My Daughter's Turn

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I'd like to be at Bonnaroo myself right now, sipping a cold beer and listening to Ben Folds play the piano. But it's her turn now. So I'll just sit back, and try as hard as I can not to worry.

Calling All Dads: How to Inspire, Understand and Support Your Daughter

Martha Burk | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Martha Burk

The most likely group of men that we can mobilize to get involved in women's issues are men who have daughters.

Restoring Our Nature: Kids in the Wild

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Our children can navigate the Web, and if we give them back their natural birthright, they can also navigate the woods and the beaches. One Green Hour a day -- maybe that's all it takes to restore not only our kids, but also our habitats.

How Do We Influence the Women Our Daughters Become?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

There's one area in which we consistently fail to support our daughter's confidence and self-worth: When it comes to talking to our daughters about sexuality, we leave them out in the cold.

Teaching Your Children How To Save Money

Hello Beautiful | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

How do you teach your children how to save? This is a very important question that I think needs more attention and an issue that a lot of parents ca...

'Expert' Fathers Who Didn't Know Best

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Andromeda Romano-Lax

Beware the easy slogan, the unproven bit of advice and the newly-coined parenting expert.

5 Things That My Dad Taught Me

Stephanie Penn | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Stephanie Penn

My father passed away in 1997, but lucky for me, he was around long enough to mold me into the woman I am today.

My Life As a Stay-at-Home Dad

LearnVest | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
LearnVest

I get a lot of praise for being an involved father. But it is a low bar, and making "dad" my full-time job does come at a price.

Why "Study Drugs" Undermine Real Success

Madeline Levine | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Madeline Levine

There is no drug that crafts an internal sense of self. Reliance on external reinforcements only gets in the way.

Here Comes the Son, Just in Time for Father's Day

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm giving Father's Day a nod of respect this year, because I finally get what it's all about. It's about your kid succeeding where you failed, and the amazingly good feeling that comes with such a sweet defeat.

Father's Day, Family Values and the Hunting Camp

Wayne Maines | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

Maines men don't talk about our feelings. Maybe if we had talked it would have stopped my worrying about the questions they were afraid to ask. Maybe it could have been a start.

Texting and Etiquette -- A Compass

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

As parents, we need to teach our teens about the etiquette of texting. Although we, too, grapple with the same errors as our teens, there is still quite a bit that we can teach them.

Before You Sign Up for that Extra Week of Camp…

Karen Dillon | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Karen Dillon

With the best of intentions, we hand our children off to a myriad of coaches and tutors because we think they will best prepare our kids for the future. But this can come at a high cost.