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Learning a New 'Brand of Brave' As My Son Spreads His Wings

Margie Warrell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Margie Warrell

At the core of what I've learnt from Lachlan leaving home is that there are many different ways we are called to be courageous throughout the course of our lives.

Tupperware, Shtupperware

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Comedy
Liane Kupferberg Carter

I have an embarrassing confession. Last week I was invited to a Tupperware Party. That's not the embarrassing part. The embarrassing part is that I went. It was an invitation I didn't dare refuse.

Island Fever

Tiffany Beveridge | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Tiffany Beveridge

Something interesting happened the other night. I was sitting in bed reading. My husband was out picking up the kids, who'd gone mini golfing. Eventually, I heard them walk through the door, laughing and talking.

So You Think I'm A Bad Mom For Not Playing With My Kids At The Pool

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hicks

You do what works for you and your family; I'll do what works for my kids and me. If we seem to have the same ideas about parenting, great. If we don't, OK. If we do things in different ways, let's just leave it at that: different. Not bad, not worse, not a shame. Just different.

25 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To College

Becky Blades | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

No matter how young or old our children are, the laundry is rich with memories and metaphors. Because like parenting itself, laundry is inescapable, repetitive, and never really finished.

A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Next week, this playground I'm writing from will be teeming with messages. Those messages aren't up to us. But when our boys return, we can make sure our homes are teeming with messages, too.

Mistress No More

Jennifer Gardella | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Gardella

My man's reaction to this left me speechless: "We cannot involve your children in this too early; I do not want your girls hurt again." I was stunned. Could he really care that much?

College Parenting 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.

How Team Sports Raise Champions

Leah Vidal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

Whatever these little boys turn out to be as they grow into the men in our lives, our daughter's lives, and our communities, I hope they take the lessons they are learning today and hold them close to their hearts.

Family Travel Planning for Outdoor Adventures- Los Tweens

Cristy Clavijo-Kish | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Our family absolutely loves the National Parks. We planned and waited until our twin girls turned eight so we could head out on our first real adventure including hiking in Yellowstone National Park.

Empower Your Children to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children who are entrusted with a reasonable amount of responsibility to figure out and solve their problems bounce back with more resilience when they experience a setback.

Why Scott Wolf is 'All in' As a Father and Family Man

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

When it comes to his wife, Kelley, and his three children, actor Scott Wolf is "all in." He enjoys sharing equally in the day-to-day duties, including diaper changing and making lunches. Wolf always new that he wanted to find a soulmate and partner to create a family with...

Life Before and After Kids

Angela Keck | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

I had my first child at the age of 30; maybe that's part of the reason why it seems like my entire life is sectioned into before kids or after kids. There's such a clear difference between life before and life after children, and I have a feeling this is true for each and every mother.

10 Ways Working Moms and Stay-At-Home Moms Have The Exact Same Day

April McCormick | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

The other day while talking with a friend about the ridiculousness of the so-called "Mommy Wars," I realized that regardless of whether a mom is working out of the home or in the home, both women are essentially spending their day doing the same things.

Curing Students of Nomophobia

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Do you know this word? Nomophobia is a term describing a growing fear in today's world -- the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact. Among today's high school and college students, it's on the rise.

Three Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child For the Complications of Life

Debra Fine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Allowing children to hone the skills needed to become productive members of society may cause a few bumps in the road now, but by doing so, they will be able to successfully navigate the twists and turns of the future so they, too, can enjoy the ride.

5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take care of yourself as a parent. Your kids are watching you. They need to see that life is worth living as an adult. It's hard for kids to be happy when their parents are sad.

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

How Back-to-School Shopping Reinforces Gender Norms -- and How to Fight Back

David M. Perry | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
David M. Perry

As parents, with or without our kids' input, we make choices that shape their entry into new social contexts. We tell them what is "normal." We set them up to fit in or stand out. And the choices, for parents and children alike, can be overwhelming.

I Got In! And Then I Dropped Out

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Most of the performing arts college applicants I advise come from middle class families. They earn too much money to qualify for federal aid, and don't earn enough to pay what they consider to be unaffordable tuitions.

The Differences Between The First And Second Child

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering -- for example, increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me about the differences between baby number one and baby number two.

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!

Here's Why Parents Have No Business Giving Their Kids Life Advice Anymore

Michael Price | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Price

The only person who knows what's best for your kids is your kids. That may sound like a radical and ridiculous idea, but think about it.

The Right Parenting Style

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Tami Shaikh

As parent, I think our parenting style has changed also. We want our children to be critical thinkers and leaders, so we encourage them to question us and believe in their own decision. Yet we are sometimes shocked at their independence and confidence.

A Letter To Dad: Thank You For Everything I Never Saw

Jordan Gray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Jordan Gray

I want to thank you for the times that you let me see you cry, so I could understand that when my friends told me that "boys don't cry," they weren't telling the truth.