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In Praise of Teachers and Social Media

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

We truly live in an amazing time, in which we have the powerful potential to connect with one another by way of the very tools that also threaten to separate us. Let my story be a reminder that social media is a tool, just like a hammer.

How Fatherhood Transforms A Man

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact

How does fatherhood change a man? Three dads from a variety of backgrounds -- both traditional and non-traditional -- shared their experiences with Hu...

Finding Kindred Spirits as a Kid

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

My son Seth, age 11, has a couple of friends he's known since a young age, but has otherwise not connected with many like-minded kids. Elementary school has been tough in that way. Kindred spirits don't always easily present themselves.

Dear Husband, I Don't Love You More Each Day

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

We've been through good times and bad (just like they made us say in those wedding vows that felt so phony to us), and it's been kinda awesome, at times -- and other times, it's really sucked.

3 Ways to Prepare for an Empty Coop

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Unless you plan to move into the dorm with them, it's going to help if you anticipate letting go. You can start when they are young. It just takes practice!

What 53 Hours in a Hospital Teaches You About Your Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I thought horrible accidents weren't supposed to happen on beautiful weekend mornings. Certainly not when you're less than five feet away from your 6-year-old daughter, who's playing on a tree branch less than two feet off the ground.

What Your Kids' Camp Counselors Want You To Know

Beth Woolsey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

Dear Parents, Thank you for trusting us with your whole world, because we know that's what you've handed us -- your whole world, and your trust along with it, and we're grateful.

Yagana Shah

WATCH: Dad's Hilarious Reaction To Son's Tattoos Is Priceless

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty

Every kid knows, if there's anything worse than angering your parents, it's disappointing them. However, for one kid, it's actually pretty amusing. ...

Dear Daughter on Your Last Day of Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The most important part of your education isn't what school you go to, who attends it or even who teaches there. It's not about the facilities, the reputation or prestigious alumni

Why I Still Use A Baby Monitor For My Big Kid

Michelle Longo | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Michelle Longo

He's only 7. It's not like he's 10. That would be excessive. I'll turn it off by 10. Twelve at the latest.

I Thought We Had More Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I am supposed to be the one to soothe him, to tell him... what on Earth am I supposed to tell him? That it will be fine? That it sucks? That I'm sorry?

Leave It to Ritalin

Susanne Antonetta | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Susanne Antonetta

We did have Ritalin as a therapy for attentional problems in the 1960s; it simply wasn't dispensed as it is now. In the CDC's latest figures, 11 percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, and a big chunk of those diagnoses were made before age six.

The 'Slenderman' Debate and What Parents Need to Know

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The Internet offers an unprecedented treasure trove of information and resources for all of us, and for our kids. But the recent "Slenderman" incident, for lack of a more family-friendly phrase, has thrown a spotlight on the uneasy relationship that parents have with the online world.

What Every Graduate Needs To Know About Real Life

Laura Munson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

I can never remember if the word 'commencement' means beginning or ending. My knee jerk reaction is to think that it means ending, though my writer's mind quickly corrects it.

An Open Letter to Parents

Brendan Draper | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brendan Draper

We know the world is changing. Gay marriage is gaining support in households as well as in courts and legislatures, but there's still the fundamental problem that coming out as a gay man puts you in a minority community with majority parents.

Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

15 Things I'd Do Differently If I Could Parent All Over Again

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Some grandmas and grandpas consider being a grandparent their second chance at parenting, their opportunity to do things right, do things forgotten.

What I Learned About Raising Children From a Wise Old Lady

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

Just because something works well for one stage of a relationship, it doesn't mean it will work for the next. Don't make rules that keep you in bondage.

Disagreeing on Discipline: How Parents Can Resolve Conflict and Present a Unified Front

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched? Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.

Let's Give Father's Day its Due

Deanna Glick | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Deanna Glick

Essentially, a father's job is to love, educate and support their children. Beyond that, the role can become a bit murky, with dads taking a backseat when it comes to parenthood.

Trans Dad: My Kids' Favorite Stuffed Animals Are Transgender

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Just in time for Father's Day! Willy Wilkinson is a Bay Area father of three kids, author, and public health consultant. In this video he tells adorab...

How Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Made Me a Feminist

Bustle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Bustle

I've come to recognize that there is a political dimension to my domestic choices and my work. If men don't decide to be more involved around the house and with childcare, and more candid discussing these decisions, then the gender dynamic in our culture that sees women as primarily responsible for children or affected by having a family will never change.

Best Father's Day Gift Ever? A Break From Being a Father

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

This gift is for those fathers who are currently in the thick of child rearing and father-dom. You know who you are... your off time is dedicated to...

A Dad's 5 Life Lessons For His Children

Nicole Scott | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

You taught us so much and it's these lessons that give us direction for who strive to be, gave us the standard in who we looked for in a spouse and the model of how we hope to parent our own children.

How to Exit The House With Children, Option 2

Dan Milledge | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Dan Milledge

Cast: Dan=Dad , O=Son (age 5), T=Daughter (age 3).