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Back To School: The 70s vs. Today

Victoria Fedden | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Victoria Fedden

1. Take five deep breaths and say a positive affirmation. School begins in two weeks. It is the middle of July. Don't worry, you still have time to order BPA-free bento boxes and authentic Indian tiffins made with special stainless steel that did not involve any child-labor, sweat shops or animal cruelty.

What Every Caregiver Needs To Know About The Healthcare System

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I'm a senior trying to care for an even more senior parent. There are lots of us. We are grandparents who are struggling through our "golden years," some of us still working far beyond age 65. Many of us are trying to be good "children" for our parents at the same time we are trying to be present in the lives of our grandkids. It's a tough, multi-generational balancing act.

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.

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

Mom Photographs One-Handed Daughter To Show Her Life's Possibilities Are Endless

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is hope. A New Zealand mother uses photography to show her daughter that the possibilities for her...

I Might Forget You, But Please Remember Me

Patrick Quinn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Patrick Quinn

You guys make me laugh all the time and I know you look at me as your infallible leader in goofiness, make-believe and storytelling. But right now I have to admit, I'm scared. There's a chance I might forget you one day.

Beginning or Ending? When Our Kids Go Off to College

Madeline Levine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Madeline Levine

Our college-bound kids know full well that they are leaving their childhood and embarking on the extraordinary journey of crafting their future adult selves.

5 Tips To Make Parenting Your Teen a Joy (For Real)

KnowMore TV | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Teenagers are close to their peak of physical strength and intellectual capacity, but the part of the brain responsible for impulse control is among the last to mature and the circuitry that controls the intensity of emotional responses is overactive in the teen brain.

Teach Her That She's Worthy

Rachael Clarke | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

"Hi, Danny," said Micah. "I hear you've been spending a lot of time with my daughter." He looked at her intently. "You have to be very good to her, because she's very special." Tegan stood there for a moment, considering this, then giggled and ran into her room.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Are Male Cats Good Kitty Daddies?

Quora | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green
Quora

If it wasn't for personal experience I would have said the answer is no, but I once became friends with a wild male cat who showed me otherwise.

Since You've Been Gone

S. Isabelle Harounian | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
S. Isabelle Harounian

until our eyes meet again, dearest mother, until I am where you are -- above, beyond and over the clouds -- until then, know your heart beats in mine.

10 Reasons Why Back-to-School Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, I'm not one of those crazy people promoting Christmas already, I'm talking about the celebration heard around the nation when our kids go back to school!

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

A Little White Girl's First Experience Of Racism

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Amanda Smear Baudier

"Mrs. W, hi this is Amanda. I strangled Jamie too. We were just playing a scene from The Simpsons. They only got him in trouble and not me because he's Black."

Homeward Bound: The New Post-Graduation Destination

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

There's nothing wrong with staying at home, especially when it's the practical choice for a young career worker who's looking to remain in their hometown.

Parents of Addicts and Their Unexpected Change in Citizenship

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Parents of children who suffer from addiction are a special group. They're members of a club nobody wants to be a member of. In this case, membership doesn't really have any privileges.

6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

John Kinnear | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Love is not a finite resource. It is infinitely replenishable, and my capacity to feel it and share it with others is much bigger than I had ever imagined. Just like the TARDIS, I am bigger on the inside.

My Scores Are Too Small; My Nose Is Too Big

David Altshuler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
David Altshuler

I just got my SATs back: 680 math, which is terrible; 650 critical reading,which is even worse. I just don't see myself getting into any of the school...

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

David Scott Clegg | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
David Scott Clegg

I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator. And so are you.

Why I Won't Get Divorced

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

One minute I am stressed and miserable. The next, I sigh, my body softens, and I could not be happier. Literally. The highs are so high, they completely dissolve the lows.

Watch Out Matthew McConaughey, These Kids Will Steal Your Emmy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

Your "Aww" of the day is coming. Mom.me just put together a video of kids re-enacting different Emmy-nominated dramas, and the only way to describ...

7 Parenting Classes That Don't Exist, But Should

Crystal Ponti | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Crystal Ponti

Most parenting classes are awesome, teaching us the basic fundamentals and bringing us up to speed on things we'd never expect to happen once we have kids. But there are some classes that have yet to be offered, and I'm here to point them out.

5 Things Parents Are Not Obligated To Enjoy

Sara Goldstein | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I'm not about to bring another free loader with bodily fluids into my house. I've occasionally considered a goldfish and deemed them too much hassle less than 24 hours later. We are gloriously pet-free and I refuse to feel bad about that.

May in the Summer

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Diversity is a word I embrace and May in the Summer displays all its nuances in an engrossing and even affectionate manner.