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Ban Parents on the Sidelines?

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

Youth sports bring out the worst in parents.

Back to School Stress

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

Funny how when we need sleep most, we can often find ourselves sleep-deprived.

The Emptier Nest

Julie Halpert | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Julie Halpert

Before you know it, those little ones will be heading out the door for good, and you will be looking at your child's unmade bed and empty room, wondering where the time has gone.

What One Broken Crayon Taught Me About Parenting

Melissa Sher | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I'm not a Tiger Mom. I'm not Free Range. And I'm not trying to Have It All. Sometimes -- often -- I'm just trying not to lose it.

Todd Akin's Teachable Moment

Monica J. Vila | Posted 10.26.2012 | Parents
Monica J. Vila

"What is rape, mom?" My 12 year-old daughter asked.

My Daughter's First Crush Came Earlier Than Expected

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I always ran through scenarios for the girls and their first boyfriends. It involved scaring the boyfriends, embarrassing the girls and making sure the boys knew dad would be watching.

LISTEN: Teaching Your Children Bravery

WNYC.org | The Brian Lehrer Show | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of "Growing Up Brave: Expert...

Of Lice and Men

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Allow me to begin at the beginning. I am a single mom. This is the story of our lousy year.

eSports and How to Stay Connected with Your Grown-Up Kids

John Pavley | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Looking around the vast auditorium floor I see only a handful of parents. But that's ok. I'd rather spend a weekend in the world that my kids inhabit than force them to suffer through mine.

Childhood Cancer: Can Your Marriage Survive It?

Leann Reynolds | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Leann Reynolds

When a family learns that one of their own has cancer, it can bring them together or tear them apart. This is even more of a challenge when it is a child who has been diagnosed with cancer, a disease that will at the very least interrupt this time of innocence in their young lives.

First Grade and My First Tears

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Why wasn't I crying with the other moms on the first day of Kindergarten? Should I be faking it? Could I pinch myself hard enough to well up tears?

Our Summer of Self-Sufficiency

Kerry Lyons | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

If I decided to take a more introspective look at our "DIY Summer," I would have to admit that I can be an impediment to our children's self-sufficiency. It's hard for me to accept "their" way of doing things. After all, no one can make "hospital corners" like I can or load the dishwasher just so.

Was I Wrong to Post This Picture of My Daughter and Myself on the Internet?

Babble.com | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

These ladies had latched onto one another. Mob mentality had taken hold. And in the middle of it all was this simple pic of me and my little girl.

Tips For Separating From Your Child

Anjali Varma | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
Anjali Varma

Fall is fast approaching and many children will be attending school for the first time.Here are a few tips that we have found to be effective in easing this separation process.

Could Your Child Have Too Much Self-Esteem?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

As with most parenting challenges, we are called upon to strike an all-too-elusive balance between two extremes: the tough love approach and the phony praise approach. There's more to effective parenting than either extreme offers. Here are a few ways to find the middle ground.

The Back-To-School Frenzy Ignites Wisdom And Bittersweet Memories For Empty Nesters

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

In just a few years, the challenge for parents has become even more daunting as kids constantly measure themselves against the lives of their friends on Facebook. ...How can parents imbue their children with the sense that the greater race is within them?

Back-To-School Time With A Gay Kid

Amelia | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

We don't have a script to follow, because we are the only ones we know with a gay kid in elementary school. But the fact remains: We are our child's biggest advocates, and we need to be that for him.

Baby's Journey From 'Dead' To Now

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents

Most parents are amazed by their children. But 37-year-old Shelagh McAlpine of Glasgow, Scotland, calls her baby a miracle. McAlpine was rushed th...

10 Steps To Breaking The News Of Your Split To The Kids

Natalie Gregg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

There are few harder moments in parenthood than telling your kids that it's over between mommy and daddy.

How to Cut the Cord When Your Kid Goes Off to College

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Adele Scheele

In the absence of the responsibility of day-to-day parenting, use that empty space -- called the "empty nest" for good reason -- in far more profound ways than you had expected to.

Cara Santa Maria

Can A Baby Cry In French?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

Can babies cry in French, German, English? When do they start to develop their own dialects, accents, even individual voices? To learn about the scien...

'50 Shades'...10 Years Later

Bethany Meyer | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

Dear Ana, I'm writing to give some insight into a day in your life with Christian and your children in 10 years' time. You're probably more shocked by this snapshot of your future than you were upon first entry into Christian's red room of pain. I know.

Should Spanking Your Kids Be Illegal?

| Posted 10.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Earlier this summer we informed readers that, contrary to its repu...

7 Ridiculous Things Schools Have Banned This Year

Babble.com | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Written by Joslyn Gray for Babble.com Gosh, we like to ban things. In recent years, we've seen schools ban everything from Silly Bandz and skinny je...

The Key to Raising Confident Kids? Stop Complimenting Them!

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The point isn't to criticize children. But it's to recognize that self-esteem really, truly comes as the result of achievement -- in the classroom, on the field, at home -- rather than false accomplishments.