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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.

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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.

Why Grandparenting Is Not A Parenting 'Do-Over'

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

I will not and cannot parent my granddaughter because as far as I'm concerned she is already perfection. I am blind to her issues and happy to hand the parenting reigns to my son and daughter-in-law. Let them be in charge of the hard stuff. I want to be in charge of ice cream.

Parents, Please Educate Your Kids About Adoption So Mine Don't Have To

Kristen Howerton | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

As I strained to hear, I heard one of the kids saying, "That is NOT your real mom." I had an immediate pit in my stomach. Surely they are not ganging up on him about adoption, I thought.

A Mama's Self-Analysis as Her Firstborn Heads to Kindergarten

Erin Cox | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Erin Cox

My oldest child, Ella, will be heading to kindergarten in two weeks... and I find myself experiencing a swirl of mixed emotions.

How to Go Back to School Without Anxiety: A Q and A with Dr. Tamar Chansky

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and as you gather your back to school supplies, don't forget to equip your child with some good tips for making it a great, anxiety-free transition.

The Most Ignorant Thing You Could Say To A Mom

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

A parent's biggest challenge -- and privilege -- is to watch these moments and try to make the most of them before they slip away. But those moments are just as important at 5, 10 and 15 as they are at five months, and it's not just Moms who bear this responsibility.

Questions Every Parent Should Ask about Kids and Technology

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

For parents hoping to make technology a healthy part of life for kids, it's essential to not only speak with children about online safety and digital citizenship, but also make it a running conversation.

Trouble Talking About Oral Sex

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein

If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.

One Long Week and the Birthing of Our Baby

Justin Cox | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Justin Cox

The birth she imagined for herself had evaporated into a cloud of tubes and wires -- and now scalpels and anesthesia. As I sat and waited in that hallway, my love for her and our baby really was all-consuming.

12 Things a Mom Is Not

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Over the past five and a half years, you have developed a skewed vision of my job description. So, for the time being, please view this as a letter of resignation from the following duties...

'Will He Survive On His Own?'

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I was aware that there were vacuous black holes in my son's mental database, holes that I should have filled before he left. But he was done listening. For now.

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Parenting

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

"There's no love more intense than the love we have for our children," says Arianna Huffington. "And wherever you find intense love, you're sure to fi...

Patience And Parenting

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

As an educator of teachers and counsellors, I never have to wait long to hear the next sentence that contains an expletive alongside the word "teenager." Having raised three of my own, I'm not unrealistic about the challenges that they can bring.

Texting, the Next Epidemic: Our National Well-Being Is in Jeopardy

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology
William B. Bradshaw

I'm not suggesting that everyone should stop texting or that our youth should spend all of their time in libraries reading and studying. We need a realistic solution grounded in awareness and balance that will last over the long haul.

50 Reasons to Have a Baby

The Stir | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
The Stir

To even things out, (and prove that I do actually enjoy parts of this gig), I thought it would be nice to list fifty reasons for having a baby. Well, fifty reasons for you to have a baby. I'm done.

Unprepared As a Parent

John Willey | Posted 10.18.2012 | Parents
John Willey

No one ever prepared me for the emotions involved in this whole parenting thing.

10 Websites to Help Teach Kids about Money

Women & Co | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you want to raise a money-savvy child in the 21st century, there are plenty of commercial, government and non-profit websites out there to help.

Swimming Lessons

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In the old-fashion parlance of the Talmud, a father is required to teach his son three things: The Torah, a trade and how to swim.

Kids 3.0: How to Raise Healthy Children in a Tech World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

I also saw significant parallels between children's development and the development of software.