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Fears, Phobias and Foibles

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 08.02.2012 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

My son will always struggle more than his neurotypical peers to master the art of reading non-verbal cues, but I have found that practice really helps.

Ugly Parents

Charlie Capen | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I can't take it anymore so I'm writing this down ... on my phone. I'm watching a dad. He's the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Grotesque.

The Depiction of Autism and Why it Matters

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Being in contact with these kind autists has taught me more than any specialist, article, book or news show. These people with their writing and blogs have opened my mind to the very real possibilities that exist for my daughter. This gives me hope.

20 Parenting Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Isn't it amazing how persuasive kids can be and how they can change your entire routine and how you feel no longer matters, but it becomes all about them?

Digital Gluttony

Lisa Wexler | Posted 07.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Wexler

If you've read the papers lately, you already know how fat we are. The American Heart Association tells us that fully one third of our kids are at lea...

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Projects for Kids

Margaret Hyde | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Margaret Hyde

The most memorable Father's Day gifts are the ones made by kids with their own little hands for their dad. Every dad has enough ties and mugs, but you can never have enough keepsakes made with love.

Healthy, Budget-Friendly Menu Options for Kids

Women & Co | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

What resources do you use to make healthy, budget-friendly choices?

Are You Feeling Swallowed up by Social Media? How About A Time Out?

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

There will always be a new technological temptation, but true living will always be unplugged. Teach your kids that today and they will someday thank you for that... perhaps even in person!

Why Won't My Kids Do Their Chores?

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, When I was growing up, my brothers and I always had chores on the weekends. We didn't like it, but we just did them. My own kids -- 9 a...

A Letter To The Preschool Class Of 2012

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

When did completing two years of preschool begin meriting a diploma? If anyone deserves to be celebrated, it is the parents who survived the trying preschool years.

Nurturing Your Child's Passion Without Becoming a Dreadful Stage Mom

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

There's clearly a fine line parent's walk when they want to strongly encourage their kid's talents but not overly pressure them or burn them out.

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.

Storytelling in the Age of Screens

John McCormick | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

How do I tear the kids away from flashing lights and explosions and get them to sit with a book or tell a story?

Surviving A 2-Year-Old's Attack

Jason Good | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

Though I fear for my skin and internal organs, my son is goddamn adorable. He's my first choice for "People I would let excavate my throat," and "If you had to pick someone to accidentally give you a spleenectomy, who would it be?"

An Enemy of the State

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 07.29.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

More and more school districts are asking for budget increases to hire investigators and detectives to follow around low-income mothers and their kids to ensure that they aren't 'stealing an education' from the state. Really?

Rated 'M' for Mainstream

Monica J. Vila | Posted 07.29.2012 | Parents
Monica J. Vila

I set out to talk to the moms and dads behind the creation, production and distribution of video games to find out how they handle the negative perception on the part of friends, family, and neighbors.

How a Teenage Boy Taught Me to Be a Mother

JJ Keith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

For the first year of my daughter's life, everything was big: big love, big frustration, big anxiety, big mood swings, big me. Not since I was a teen had I been so transfixed by my own now-shriveled navel.

How We Can Make Each Other Feel Like Rock Stars

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Who, I would like to know, can resist wanting to feel appreciated and adored in an authentic way?

Healthy Pregnancies Aren't Just Down To Mums

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

This isn't the government telling people what to do, and it certainly isn't the government telling mums they're on their own in bringing up a baby. This is about supporting them through every step of the way and being the one-stop-shop for useful suggestions on how to give their baby the best start possible.

The Day a Plane Crashed on Our Street

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 07.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Wendy Fontaine

It is a house like any other on our street. Small and neat, with a few tidy shrubs in the yard. The only sign that disaster occurred there is a patch of flattened sod near the sidewalk. Where the plane crashed.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear

Sarah Chang | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Sarah Chang

I don't profess to be fearless. In fact, I'm scared of a great many things.

The Big Post-Divorce Secret I Kept From My Son

Angela Lutin | Posted 07.26.2012 | Divorce
Angela Lutin

As my marriage fell apart and my ex saw us even less frequently, our son shifted into what he considered his role of "Man of the House." And, in one of many mistakes I've made in parenting, I let him.

Compete, Pout, Martyr and Shout

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

How could we learn anything other than that which we grew up immersed in, and usually, are genetically predisposed to as well? The only way we could be any different or more imaginative, is if we put conscious thought and effort into it. Are you doing that?

How To Stop Your Smartphone From Getting Between You And Your Child

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

When your child sees that you are choosing to be with him and not the phone, the computer, the laundry, or the baby, that strengthens your connection.

13 Secrets Of Successful Communication With Your Kids Post-Split

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.25.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

It's no secret that one of the biggest challenges a parent faces after divorce is staying in good communication with your children.