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Want To Watch Your Entire Life Pass By In An Instant? Just Do This

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.

From My First Pregnancy to My Fourth

Regan Long | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

Going from two to three naturally added to the circus. However, in some respects, we had become experts at managing madness.

What Kind of Men Will Our Boys Become?

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

What makes a great man? Eeek, that's a tough one! Or, more importantly, what kind of men do we want our little boys to become? And, how can we better support them as they develop?

Everyone Says This Is The Key To Good Parenting. What If It's Not?

Beth Woolsey | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

We're teaching them to be human, after all -- flawed and still fabulous. Messy and still magnificent. Weird and still wonderful, and always deeply, deeply worthy of love.

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

The 5 Things I've Learned After 5 Years of Being a Dad

Quora | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Quora

Over the next five years, I would come to learn that this completely irrational rationalization about buying new stuff to satiate my never ending and nonsensical need to protect the baby from hard things wasn't a phase, but my new normal state of mind. There is a name for this condition: new Dad.

5 Things to Expect When You Send Your Kids to Overnight Camp

Tracy Morrison | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Tracy Morrison

Sure, they seem like clean beings at home. They shower daily, wash their faces and brush their teeth... but until their camp counselors actually physically force them into the shower, they will not shower. Just assume a few good swims in the lake will suffice.

The Taste of Kindness

Carissa Henry | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Carissa Henry

Sometimes words just aren't enough. As much as I am in love with words, as much as they tirelessly enrapture my mind each day, sometimes they just can't encompass the depths of what I feel.

The Story of Ferdinand: Talking With Kids About the First Children's Book on Gender Nonconformity

Lori Day | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lori Day

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf was published in 1936, just before the Spanish Civil War. Because it was widely viewed as pacifist propaganda, it was banned in many countries.

Can Better, Smarter Movies Make Better, Smarter Children?

John Farr | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Here's a bold statement: Giving your children the chance to watch classic films can be just as vital as anything they learn in school.

Is Your Life Coach Conscious or Unconscious?

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

I refer to my dad as an "unconscious life coach," because he unconsciously helped me to become the fulfilled, whole and healthy, and self-realized person I am, and continue to become.

How to Give Your Kid a Compliment

Dan Milledge | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Dan Milledge

My GOD Oscar, I was giving you a compliment! I was saying something nice about you, TO you. Give me that. (Grabs Lego) Oscar. Listen. Do I have your attention? Good. I am proud of you for the--

7 Findings From a New Report on Fatherhood

David Lapp | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
David Lapp

In the past decade or so, scientists have assembled an impressive amount of evidence that becoming a father transforms men's bodies. Moreover, children can be positively affected by the distinct way that fathers typically engage their children.

8 Awesome (Yes, Awesome!) Things About Toddlers

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

While it's easy to gripe about the annoyances, I think it's also important to embrace the sweetness of this stage.

Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

Richard Greenberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Your kid has just completed a year of school, they are moving forward and that means they're feeling older and more mature. As parents, we have to remember to give them a little extra freedom (if they've earned it) so that they can have these special and unique experiences.

Parenting News From The Future

David Vienna | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

This generation of flawless people are blamed for the death of the website Awkward Family Photos, which suffered a lack of content in recent years. So, a growing trend among new parents is to insert flaws into the genetic makeup of their unborn child or, get this, skip genetic alignment.

To The Woman In The Elevator Who Asked About This Bracelet

Mike Porath | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Mike Porath

I'd never worn a bracelet -- I don't even wear a watch -- but when you get a diagnosis like we did and you don't have any answers, you do whatever you can to show support.

'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is easy for little ones to love the idea of a little brother or sister, and an entirely different matter when that real baby is co-opting mommy's affection and attention.

Time for the Straight Talk on Time Outs

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Time outs are a proven parenting tool when implemented correctly. They are one of the few disciplinary strategies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce problem behaviors including non-compliance, oppositional actions and verbal and physical aggression.

What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrassed By You

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I spotted something on Facebook the other day that caused a parenting flashback. A woman posted how her overweight husband was at a school function when at some point during the festivities, her young daughter whispered in his ear and asked him to please leave. Why? Some of her classmates were commenting on his weight, calling him things like "fatso."

How Dads' Involvement Can Address the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

A new gender gap has emerged in our higher education system: women are enrolling in and graduating from college at much higher rates than men.

Included, Everyone

Rachel Adams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Rachel Adams

My son Henry, who has Down syndrome, goes to a school dedicated to inclusion, where students of many levels of ability learn together, and learning how to get along is considered an essential part of their education.

This Dad's 'Rules For Dating My Daughter' T-Shirt Is Pitch-Perfect

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

Here's a dad's "Rules For Dating My Daughter" done right: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(i...

Your Parents Lied and Cheated

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

Age -- and especially parenthood -- gives you some perspective. Suddenly, you understand your own parents in a whole new light. And that's when the realization sets in: Your parents lied and sometimes cheated.

My Daughter Gave Me a Report Card

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It took me 10 times as long to think of the questions as it did for my daughter to answer them. In the end, she gave me some very 9-year-old answers. But they still show some areas where I can grow and work to become a better dad and parent.