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Hitting Home: No One Has a Right to Be Violent

Mike Cruse | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

As a man trying to raise another man, I refuse to continue or cultivate a culture of, "Well, she was asking for it" or "Well, she shouldn't have provoked me." I will instead raise my son to make the CHOICE to be a good man.

Dear Mom On The iPhone: You're Doing Fine

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hicks

I don't know you. I don't know your story. But I do know that you don't need to watch every hop, skip, jump, twirl, swing, bite, song, dance, blink or breath to be a good mom.

Tough Love: My Most Excruciating Night as a Parent

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

During the four months before my son turned 18, I think I saw him maybe 12 times. He would leave early in the morning and return late in the evening. When our paths did cross, his eyes were glazed over.

Back-to-School and Back-to-Schedule

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

The month of August in our home is the "No Schedule" month. The kids are officially out of day camp. School hasn't started and it seems to be the furthest thing from our kids' minds.

Mobile Learning and the Long Tail of Education

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.08.2014 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

The challenge is for teachers to identify or learn the effective use of mobile learning to implement any combination of the automatic differentiation strategies.


Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Out on the trail, the loudest sound I heard was the rain when the wind shook it from the pines. Between the quiet, the rest, the reading and the walking, I had an unusual sensation that my chest had expanded and my head was lighter.

Being a Mother: The Expectation and the Reality

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

Expected: Natural delivery with no intervention Reality: 20 hours of non-progressive labor that required a C-section

To The Girl Who's Going To Break My Son's Heart

Katia Bishops | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

I wish you could see him as a 4-year-old boy on the playground last week. Maybe you would change your mind.

10 Bad Habits Parents Need To Break

Dynamom | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents

The fact is, we could all make better choices. But instead of focusing your energy on what we may be doing wrong, let's spend more time focusing on what we're doing that's right. Every time you have a parenting "win," give yourself a little credit. Go ahead, revel in your parental awesomeness!

A Message For My Children On Their First Day Of School

Leah Vidal | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

Today, you embark on yet another new chapter in your young lives, and as we rode the elevator down from the 17th floor I thought of so many things I wanted to say to you.

Why Soul Time Is Important for Women in Love and Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

By their very nature, women are nurturers and tend to give out more than they receive. Soul time is important for women to stay connected within. If women can make soul time a part of their daily life they will have happier lives and be more fulfilled in their relationships.

Dear Friend (A Letter To First-Time Expecting Moms)

Kate Baer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

In some ways I envy you. I envy your big round belly, constant admirers, and excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast. I envy your time, your naps, your organized nursery and neatly folded baby clothes. I envy your ignorance -- your wonderful, pregnant, pre-baby ignorance.

Work-Family Pioneer/CEO Chooses Fatherhood Over Career

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

Alan Thicke Opens Up About Parenting, and Relationship Advice for Son, Robin Thicke

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In an interview, I talked with Thicke who, by the way, has this great, strong, resonating voice that would have been perfect had he chosen to be an overbearing dad, however, as you'll see, was not the case...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year For Parents... and Kids

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

As dour as the faces of those two little kids in that ad appear, I'm not so sure that most kids are really all that bummed to be going back to school.

Just a Mom

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

I'm just a mom and I'll never be the leader of the pack. I'll never win a race. I don't have any extraordinary talents or skills. But I have a mother's heart.

5 Reasons Why Childbirth Is Easier Than Feeding Your Kids

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

Welcome to parenthood, and what could be our greatest challenge yet, feeding the little tyrants... I mean our beautiful children.

An Untold Story About James Gandolfini: Giving Up the Roles We Play

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Carmen

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." Amelia Earheart My oldest child and James ...

IQ Doesn't Predict Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Education
Daniel Goleman

To further understand what attributes actually predict success, a more satisfying answer lies in another kind of data altogether: competence models.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

A Letter To My Son On His Last Day Of Day Care

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

May you continue to experience joy through creativity and learning all the days of your life.

5 Lessons on Sharing

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

If kindness is a trait we want our children to embrace, we have to model it. We have to be conscious of how we treat others, what we say about them and how we respond when we're hurt.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.