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Are We the Biggest Losers?

Dr. Mandy Golman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Mandy Golman

We need a different approach. Teach someone to love their body and respect it at any shape or size, and then the healthy habits will follow.

The One Word You Should Use to Repel Men

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

My twenties were amazing. And horrible. At the the same time. I lived in New York with no money, too many roommates (and roaches!) and spent my days chasing my dreams and breaking my heart.

What's Your Legacy?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Are you creating a legacy you can be proud of? Are there any areas you'd like to develop more fully?

Not the Same or Different: A Better Way to Look at LGBT-headed Families

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Melinda Blau

LGBT parents aren't necessarily "better," but the fact that so many of their children seem to be resilient enough to deal with whatever life throws at them is a testament to both the individuals and their relationships.

Alena Hall

Behind Every Superhero Stands a Supermom

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents

Kitty Burton of Omaha, Neb., is the kind of mom who works constantly to protect her three children with love, support and strength. But when one docto...

The Top 5 Reasons Married Moms Cheat

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

A new survey sheds light on moms who stray outside their marriages and why they choose to do so. Victoria Milan -- a European site for married peo...

Our Device-Free Family Vacation Survival Story

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I feel grateful that we chose to drop out of our vast network and drop in to the true connection with each other. And even though it was temporary and imperfect, it was beautiful and it was ours. In every sense of the word, we went away, and I can't wait to do it again.

5 Questions to Ask College Financial Aid Officers

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Make sure you spend some planning time thinking about the questions you want to ask the financial aid officer so you don't get caught off-guard.

To The Woman Who Apologized To Me At The Supermarket

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I wanted to tell you that you didn't have to apologize, that nothing had gone wrong. The man had been kind, expressed joy in seeing my daughter. He had wanted to make her smile, and he'd succeeded. There's no being sorry for that.

I Didn't Have Sex For A Year, And I'm Still Married

Natalie Singer-Velush | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Natalie Singer-Velush

Once you have children and a mortgage and a puppy that just had to come home with you for Christmas and jobs and a bottomless fridge that is never well-enough stocked no matter how many times you go to the grocery store, marriage changes.

9 Myths About Young Parents -- And The Reality Behind Them

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

There are a million reasons to wait until later in life to have kids, but there are arguably just as many reasons to get started young if that's what you want.

Parents! Take a Vow of Abstinence... From Badgering High Schoolers With Annoying College Questions! 8 To-Dos Instead

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Ann Rasmussen

With the grueling college app ordeal behind them, you'd think high school seniors could revel in relief. But no. They cross the finish line, heaving and gasping, only to be pummeled by nosy parents who besiege them with inane, intrusive college questions.

I Fell Ass First Into Being a Father

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Oral Fixation

I couldn't begin to think of this inconvenient thing that was happening to me as a human life. What about my free time? What about my extra money for stuff I want? What about getting a scooter to be the hip, environmentally-conscious commuter that I always wanted to be? I can't tote a baby around on the back of a scooter!

The Real Autism 'Epidemic'

William Stillman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
William Stillman

If the word epidemic is apt in describing an unaccountable experience that affects us in a widespread manner, it best applies to those adolescents and adults over the age of 21 who have "aged out."

Flexible Work Arrangements: Priceless Perk or Career Killer?

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

At this point in my career, I wouldn't take a position with a company that didn't offer some kind of flexible work arrangement. And yet, I rarely take advantage of all flexibility I have.

The One Word That Keeps Me From Yelling at My Kids

Joy Gabriel | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Joy Gabriel

Sometimes the yelling is funny, sometimes it's maddening and it's almost always (heaven help me for this confession I'm about to confess) annoying.

How to Raise a Confident Child

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Real confidence only comes from endless practice, mistakes, setbacks, recovery and finally mastery. And kids only have these kinds of experiences when parents believe in them,

My Treasured 'Never' Tattoo

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

As I admired the heartfelt sentiment scrawled across my dainty wrist, a fast, fluttery sensation tumbled through my tummy. I realized that this was the first time I had experienced genuine excitement since Mom had died.

5 Ways To Have A Worry-Free Day

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Most of us are worrying too much on a daily basis. Worrying is not productive, and most of this worry limits our ability to think, produce, perform, and live life. I have several simple and effective strategies for managing daily worries that work for children, tweens, teens, and adults alike.

How I Learned to Love Baseball for My Son

Michelle Gale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Michelle Gale

Each weekend, during games on television, he would let me cuddle with him on the couch, discuss the latest and greatest plays and share in the pure emotion he felt for the game. The deal was sealed. I was hooked.

Changing the Cultural Conversation About Adolescence

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Since we are profoundly social creatures, it may not be such a surprise that our social experiences literally shape the wiring of our social brains.

Dadmissions: The Trains In The Basement

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It was the late '70s when my dad first showed me those boxes of Lionel trains being stored in the basement behind the furnace. These trains belonged to my father and my uncle when they were kids. These trains meant everything to them. My dad told me these trains were now mine.

Deborah Carberry: I'm One of Those People

Deborah Carberry | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Deborah Carberry

I am who I am because of the people in my life, not the things in my life. My family. My friends. The experiences I've shared with them. Knowing they believe in me. Knowing and feeling I am loved no matter what.

Allow Your Children to Create a Secure World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Early experiences in which your children feel safe to discover the world beyond you enables them to develop the sense of a secure world and gain comfort and confidence in being "out there" on their own.

Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents

Joe Paradise | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
Joe Paradise

We parents often think that when a child is able to read a book by him/herself that we should stop reading to our children. We have this fantasy that they will automatically become lifelong readers who love to sit with a book and read by themselves. But, this is the furthest thing from the truth!