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16 Ways My Dog Has Made Me A Better Parent

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

If we remove reward and punishment, what do we put in its place? The key to effective discipline is to establish mutual respect and to expect cooperation

20 (More) Rules All Toddlers Live By

April McCormick | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

MAKE A MESS! That is your mantra. Make the most of every opportunity to wreck the joint.

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

The Disappointment of Modern Sex

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

A few hours later, my parents, Simon and I were having tea and some Linzertorte. Suddenly Simon said, "Oh God, here we go."

Tips on Creating a Safe In-App Environment for Kids and Parents

Catriona Wallis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of two boys aged 4 and 7 years, bringing up young kids in the age of mobile apps, I, like many parents, was adversely affected by In-App purchases appearing on my credit card that I did not authorize.

Not Everyone Gets To Go Home

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Your world shrinks when your child is hospitalized with a serious condition.

12 Lessons My Twins Taught Me In Their First 12 Months

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

12. Time is the most precious commodity in the world. This last year has gone by faster than any before. And that scares me. I want it all to slow down so I can savor every crazy, wonderful minute.

The Paper Cuts That Don't Heal

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

There are moments lately -- a lot of moments -- when I have had enough of my 5-year-old and some of her recently-developed habits.

10 Creative Ways to Help When Your Help Isn't Wanted

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Parents are driven by a need for control, and their adult children are driven by a need to solve problems, get things done, and tick items off a to-do list. That disconnect can be crazymaking -- for both sides.

Today, My Son Became a PhD!

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

People often comment about how lucky I am to have such a smart son. Yes, I consider myself blessed. But I also know all the challenges, sacrifices and determination that it took to get him to this day.

Improving the Odds for America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.

A New Dad's Sincere Thank You To His Barista

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Thanks for understanding that being a parent sometimes leaves me like this.

Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

Regan Long | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

It's tough being a parent for all of us. There are different worries that I'll endure and battles I'm sure to face, but I'm a mother -- it's my job to worry. There will never be another day for the rest of my life that I'm not worried about my children.

Are Parents Really Threatening Their Children's Futures By Posting Bath Time Photos?

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

Many people speak about keeping the anonymity of their children intact by leaving their names and photos out of articles they write, but with the technology available now, how much is that impeding the information being readily available to employers and college admissions officers?

20 Students Stabbed: It's Time to Wake Up

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Yet another act of mass violence in one of America's schools hit the headlines this morning. This time it's not a shooting, but some 20 high school st...

Six Words of Advice for Parents of College-Bound Juniors

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.10.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It may be hard for parents to watch students struggle at first with this important task, just as it wasn't easy to watch them strike out at the plate, listen to their first violin solo or feel them let the clutch out too soon.

11 Ways My 21st-Century Children And I Are Different

Lindsey Mead | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

My father always told me that one of the most essential life skills was the ability to read a map while traveling. Grace and Whit just assume a destination will be punched into a GPS and we'll be guided there.

Parents: Do Alcohol Advertisers Target Our Children?

David Jernigan, PhD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
David Jernigan, PhD

The take-home here is that the self-regulated guidelines are not protecting youth from alcohol exposure. As a parent, what I'd most want to know is the following: Are these companies targeting advertising for their products to my child?

7 Types Of Parents I Can't Stand

John Willey | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
John Willey

I don't like parents who pigeonhole others into certain categories of parenting. They are the ones who think they are better than everyone else, like they have been a parent for almost 10 years or something so they think they know everything.

Are You a Parenting Sell Out? (Take The Test)

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It was the selfie that started everything. It was a selfie before the term selfie even existed and it launched me into a whole online world of documenting every aspect of my life as a dad and, as a result, the lives of my kids.

Do I Carry My Birkin?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 04.10.2014 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Now that the weather is finally showing signs of spring, it is time to start thinking about applying to NYC private schools. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or applying out of his/her current school, here are some tips to make sure the process goes smoothly!

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.