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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.

Dad Matters More Than Mom? What New Research Says

Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/15/2012 04:02 PM EDT on LiveScience For decades, psychologists and other researcher...

Lessons From My Fathers

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

And of all the lessons that I have learned, my father taught by his life and example that the most important gift you can give to anyone is simply showing up and being there.

A Toy Story Father's Day: Where Is Andy's Dad?

Hannah Brown | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

While the dads are being celebrated, give the single moms in your life copies of the Toy Story DVDs. These films feature a single-parent household headed by a mother, and while everyone carries on, Woody is driven by a fear of abandonment.

Elders Reveal The One "Magic Bullet" To Successful Parenting

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with over 1,200 of the oldest Americans in the Legacy Project, we asked them in detail for their advice about parenting. In our hectic and driven society, parents look endlessly for programs, gimmicks and therapies to improve their relationships with children. But what do the elders say?

Revenge is Wet: Why I Volunteered My Ex For The School Fair

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I'm not a (terribly) vindictive person, but some opportunities are too good to resist. Which is why I volunteered my ex-husband for the dunk tank at the school fair.

The Father I Want To Be

Dave | Posted 08.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Dave

Is there any harm in raising kids who treat gay people with respect? If our son turns out to be straight, there is still a very good chance he will have a gay classmate or a young gay neighbor. Do we want him to ridicule this child or sit by and watch others do it?

What I Know About Fatherhood After Losing My Spouse

Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents

In his book, "Mum's List: A Mother's Life Lessons to the Husband And Sons She Left Behind," St. John Greene tells the story of his romance with his wi...