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7 Things I Know After My Paternity Leave

Michael Kress | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Michael Kress

The experience was, not surprisingly, as much -- or more -- about my older kids as it was about the baby.

My Best Friend And I Had So Much In Common -- Until My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

2014-04-09-parentslogo_m.jpg | Jamie Pacton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents

Ashleigh and I met in eighth grade. We survived high school together, stayed in touch through college, and eventually ended up in our hometown, marrie...

The Conversations We Should Be Having About Special Needs

Dana Points | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Dana Points

More than ever, kids with and without a diagnosis are playing and going to school side by side. They seem to get along pretty well. But what about their grown-ups?

25 Packaged Foods That Are Healthy And Kid-Approved

Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

Finding snacks for your kids that are healthy, quick, that they'll actually want to eat is nearly impossible. To solve that dilemma, Parents magaz...

Elizabeth Smart's Autobiography: A Story of Survival

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Because of the book, Elizabeth Smart is coming into another season of notoriety. Before, it was as a 14-year-old victim. This time, it's as a 25-year-old, who is both victim and victor -- one who defeats an enemy or opponent.

Keeping It Real

Jennifer Meer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

Parenthood isn't about perfection. How could it be? At its core, it is the business of imperfect humans raising other imperfect little humans to the best of their ability and loving them with everything they've got.

America's 10 Best Beach Towns For Relaxing Family Vacations (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

Stressing about your summer vacation? If you're looking for a stress-free family vacation that's fun and affordable (and doesn't involve standing in l...

The Recession and Birth Rates in the U.S.

Gregory Rockson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Gregory Rockson

Declining birth rates will have serious implications on social welfare programs like Social Security, since a decrease in the labor participation rate and an increase in the rates of retirement will make such programs almost insolvent.

Recession Hit Access To Quality Education, Parents Say

Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

The Center for the Next Generation and Parents magazine recently surveyed over 2,100 parents across the country about how the recession and ensuing sl...

WATCH: 'Today' Show Expert Tells Blended Families 'Pick Your Battles'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Divorce

Two blended family experts stopped by the "Today" show Wednesday to offer tips for step-parenting success. Psychologist Michelle Callahan talked a...

Ads Targeting Parents That Would Never Appear Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2011 | Parents

Sometimes there is just too much scary news for parents -– there’s arsenic in apple juice, SpongeBob will rot your child’s brain and play areas ...

Anya: From Foster Child to Potential Cover Girl

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Sure, every mom thinks her kid is the cutest. It's probably hard-wired into us so we will love whatever little bundle of baby we end up with. That may...

True Confession: I Loved Having a Newborn

Louise Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louise Sloan

These days, it seems like all the cool new parents complain -- bitterly and hilariously -- about having an infant. But I actually loved it.