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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.

Yagana Shah

10 Hilariously Awkward Parent Photos Sure To Embarrass Teens Everywhere | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

There are dozens of awkward moments between kids and their parents. Like when your parents catch you in a compromising situation with your significant...

Communication Is Key for Caregivers

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kuntal Joisher

Having a doctor give a detailed breakdown of the disease and caregiving advice throughout its progression is invaluable when it comes to giving care, and coping as a family. Here are the most impactful takeaways I took from the experience.

My Son Doesn't Act Out On Play Dates And I'm Not Necessarily Happy About it

Katia Bishops | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

While my heart overflows with pride, love and appreciation for the little man I'm raising, it also burns with pain.

How I Survived My Daughter's Sleep Away Camp

Rachael Stark | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

What is it about my generation? Like Navy Seals, the "Mom Squad" stands at attention, ready to swoop down and scoop up our children at a moment's notice. But from what? From growing up? Do we spend too much time with our kids and need to get a life -- as the expression goes?

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Every Couple Should Want At Least One Daughter | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures...

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactiv...

12 Steps to Help You Talk With Your Children About Suicide

Wendy Silvers | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Wendy Silvers

Death, dying, and grieving brings up fear and anxiety for many children and adults. Sometimes adults aren't sure how to talk about death, or, in this case, suicide with their children and the children in their lives.

Backpacks for Everyone

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Galit Breen

As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the the thought of new school supplies. I love neat piles of notebooks, brand new pens, and erasers in every color.

Should You Have A Baby Shower For A Second Or Even Third Child?

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Cheryl Seidel

Should people expecting their second or third child have baby showers? Specifically, if the second child is of the same gender, should that family have a baby shower and expect gifts? Is there basic baby shower etiquette for families with multiple children?

Dear Problem Parents: 3 Ways You Sabotage Your Child

Debra Jenkins | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Debra Jenkins

We want you to know about three issues you create for us -- and by default, your kids. You're the ones who fixate on the small things so much that you miss the big picture. You're the ones who think everything is someone else's fault.

Parentlessness, Loneliness, and All Those Other Good Things

Michael McNair | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael McNair

There was a grave realization I came to when I spoke with my mother over the phone a few days ago. Without coming out and saying exactly what I wanted...

3 Financial Firsts All Parents Should Prepare Their Children For

Andrew Plepler | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Andrew Plepler

As parents, some of our greatest joys come from witnessing those “first-time” milestones in our children’s lives. I’m experiencing one right n...

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Dear Family Whisperer: Letting Him Do the Small Stuff HIS Way

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

A lot of women complain about their husbands not doing things their way. They also tend to blow those differences out of proportion. The result, sadly, is that husbands, fearing criticism, often do less and less, a situation that leads to "chore wars."

Back to School, Back to Sports, Time to Huddle Up About Sports Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Youth sports are, and should always be, a valuable experience, filled with challenges, competition and fun. But too many kids are stuck on the sidelines because of an injury that is preventable. In 2013, 1.24 million kids sustained a sports injury severe enough to go to the

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

10 Reasons Why I Am Done With 10 Reasons Why Lists

Megan Egbert | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

I didn't have to think twice about whether I should reply back to the blog site and offer up my 10 Reasons article, or even offer to create another one. I knew after writing one of these lists, and being exposed to hundreds of them daily, I was done.

This Baby Is Genuinely Scared That His Storybook Might Contain A Real, Live Lion

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents

There's a first time for everything, as the saying goes. And this baby's first encounter with a lion's roar is purr-fect. In a video from YouTube u...

A Dozen (or so) Ways to Tame the Back-to-School Freak Out

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Tara Kennedy-Kline

When I finally realized that the temporary insanity I was experiencing in my clients was actually full out anxiety, I took a look at all the habits, actions and tools I used as a child and even now as a parent coach and mother, to tame the Back-to-School Freak Out.

Why Don't We Tell Women The Truth About Motherhood?

Mia Redrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The truth about motherhood is that you have to design and create a working formula for your own life. Someone else's DNA isn't your story or your obstacle.

I See You There, Judging My Child

Angela Keck | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

There are a lot of things about my child that you don't see. You don't know that he loves me with his whole heart, without reservation and without hesitation.

Back to School - Or Not? Five Reasons to Consider Learning Without Schooling for Your Teen

Catherine Gobron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Catherine Gobron

Here we are in August and teens across the country are getting ready to go back to school. Some of them are looking forward to it. And some are not....