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Boy Gets Booted From Team For 'Being Smart,' Mom Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

A youth football player in Lunenburg, Mass., has been kicked off his team for "being smart," his mother says. Michael Nowd skipped a grade five yea...

Kids Yoga May Help Relieve ADHD

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

September ushers in autumn, back-to-school, and National Yoga Month. In honor of National Yoga Month, here are three ways yoga may help relieve ADHD in kids.

Breastfeeding Shaming Reaches New Heights

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents

Breastfeeding-shaming turned a bit more aggressive in New Zealand recently. A worker at an employment office threw a blanket twice on a nursing 7-m...

Cranky Toddler Embodies Monday Morning Blues

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

Yerin Park has been entertaining us all with her adorable sleepy time since she was a baby. Now she's in kindergarten, and ready for action! Or is she...

Mom Told 'No Breastfeeding' At Pool, Despite State Law

Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents

A mother in Illinois expressed concern earlier this week after an employee at her local YMCA told her she could not breastfeed in public. The woman...

WATCH: Mom Publicly Shames Daughter For Twerking

Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents

When Miley Cyrus starting twerking onstage at this year's Video Music Awards, she became the controversial topic of morning talk shows for days. An 11...

WATCH: Who Needs Peanuts And Cracker Jack?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

Game-used cowhide? Yum! A young fan gets a souvenir baseball from a ballboy at Tuesday's Minnesota Twins-Oakland A's game in Minneapolis and prompt...

WATCH: Olympic Weightlifter And Daughter Will Lift Your Spirits

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

The family that pumps iron together charms the Internet together. In the adorable video above, Russian weightlifter Dmitry Klokov, a silver medalis...

How to Prevent Child Identity Theft Part Two: What Business Can Do

Joe Ross | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Joe Ross

Child identity theft is a growing problem. It is cruicial for businesses to make sure any personal information they collect for children is properly protected.

WHOA: Mom's FYI For Teen Girls VERY Controversial

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

One mother's advice became another parent's point of outrage this week, after a blogger's "FYI" to teenage girls sparked a contentious debate over fem...

WATCH: 'Stranger Danger' Experiment Scares Parents

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

Stranger danger. It's every parent's very worst nightmare, and according to one British television show, it deserves your attention. That's accordi...

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

Woman Gives Birth In Dizzying Location

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

As numerous mothers can attest, when a baby decides it's time to come out, there's very little anyone can do. New mom Lisa Clinard found this out the ...

Joy Resmovits

Poll: Most Americans In The Dark About Basic Education Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Have you heard of the Common Core State Standards? If not, you're in good company. Neither have most Americans, according to a PDK/Gallup poll rele...

Shocking Letter Tells Parents To 'Euthanize' Son With Autism

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

A disturbing letter targeting a teen with autism has shaken the boy's family and rallied the local community to their defense. The anonymous note w...

Mother's Outrage Over 'Softcore Porn' Ad Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

Rebeca Seitz's Thursday began like any other lazy summer morning as she and her children sleepily ate their breakfast while watching "Good Morning Ame...

3 Questions To Ask Before Kids Go Back To School

Posted 08.09.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: It may seem like summer vacation only just started, but in some par...

Outrage After Airline Allegedly Snubs Breastfeeding Mom

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

The actions of an American Airlines flight attendant provoked outrage this week after an anonymous mother alleged that she was mistreated and insulted...

LOOK: Store Pulls T-Shirt That Shocks, Angers Parents

Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents

It's neither funny nor cute to suggest girls can't -- or won't -- like math in school. The Children's Place found that out the hard way this week, ...

Award-Winning YA Book Pulled From School Reading List After Parents Complain

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

An award-winning young adult novel that mentions masturbation was reportedly removed from the sixth-grade reading list of a New York City school after...

WATCH: Infant Conjoined Twins Fight For Their Lives

Posted 07.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Doctors in India are working to save the lives of a pair of male twins born sharing one body with two heads. Delivered in the Tonk district of Raj...

WATCH: Toddler Overcome After Hearing Herself For First Time

Posted 07.25.2013 | Parents

For the first 14 months of her life, Reyn Schadt's world was silent. "Finding out that she had hearing loss was shocking. I really didn't know much...

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for Girls

Lori Day | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out.

LOOK: Children In Horror Scenes Will Give You Nightmares

Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents

Joshua Hoffine loves to creep people out. Over the past decade, the self-proclaimed "horror photographer," based in Kansas City, Mo., has been terr...

From Oreos to Apple Slices: An Update

Caron Gremont | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

There are always other barriers to making a change such as limited storage space, lack of time to cut food, budget constraints or teachers who find cookies and chips effective rewards in the classroom. Accept that these are barriers -- and work with the school to creatively find solutions.