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How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Hogwarts is run by white people, and let's not touch racism and Tolkien. Where are the South Asian superheroes? The Black people in Dr. Seuss? Make sure your kids know the world they see has missing pieces, missing people and missing stories.

Goodbye, Skinny Genes

Sarah Maizes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Sure, over the past 15 years I've given birth twice -- once to twins -- and I noticed that I am rounder, softer... a bit more "zaftig." There's a lot more "stuffing," as my daughter referred to it recently while pointing to a mound of bare skin bulging out between my pants and t-shirt.

Guarding the Next Generation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we truly are going to guard the next generation, we must engage communities to raise the bar on human health -- with a clear and specific focus on preventing cancer. If our children are going to have a healthier future, then cancer must not be an expected stage of life.

7 Best New Fall TV Shows for Teens and Families

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We've sifted through this fall's new stuff for titles that could work for families, plus some classic shows that offer fun watch-together experiences. And remember, there are plenty of family-friendly shows available through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

I Never Knew Ramen Noodles Could Be Cool

Lauren Stevens | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

If there is one thing my son has taught me, it is to slow down and take in my surroundings, giving myself over to each experience, no matter how mundane or insignificant it may seem.

Do You Want To Go Jail? Let Your Kids Play Outside

Toni Nagy | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Of course we need to protect our children, but that also means helping them learn how to protect themselves. A generation of kids who has never once felt the autonomy of making their own decisions will potentially grow up to be a generation of very insecure adults.

What I Wish She Knew

Allison Hart | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

Befriend the nerds, the geeks, the weirdos. When everyone grows up, these are the people great husbands, wives and best friends are made of.

The Deep End Of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.

MISSING: One Bunny Boy

Miranda Gargasz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Miranda Gargasz

All those well-meaning mothers with all their time-tested advice neglected to let me in on the pain that is mothering. How many mothers told me when I was pregnant that one day I'll turn around and a half-formed man will be living in my house and my precious baby will be missing? How many mothers told me that the day will come when I can't coax him into bunny ears for a picture even if I promised him unlimited video game time? How many mothers told me how much my heart will hurt when I realize my baby simply isn't a baby anymore?

Why I'm Going To Let My Daughter Fail Math

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

This year, I've decided I'm not going to stand over her with a timer and a cupcake to coax her to the finish line.

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.