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A Love Letter to Emilia and Francesca

David Kirsch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

I have learned that children are very forgiving. To their credit, they don't hold onto negative energy for any extended period of time.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to NOT Be 'The Bad Guy'

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Getting enough sleep and eating well are critical for your child's growth and development. However, a few sugary treats and the occasional late night won't compromise his health in the long run.

Becoming a Man

Jack Anderson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

To celebrate his rite of passage into manhood, Seth Anderson wanted to drink the best made Manhattan, with his dear old dad, in Manhattan, where he was born as a native New Yorker exactly two decades and one year ago.

Why I Fear We're Raising A Generation Of Ungrateful Kids

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

The other day I got into an argument with my youngest teenager. He was complaining about our family's strapped financial situation and was quick to point an accusatory finger at me. He understands that I'm a struggling writer trying to earn a buck, but he couldn't resist asking when I was going to get a real job. The argument quickly turned sour.

The Trinity, 'Heavyn,' and an 8-Year-Old

Sue Gober | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Sue Gober

I was helping my granddaughter Peyton clean out her closet the summer after third grade when we found an old school project toward the bottom of the p...

30 Principles That Turn Good Kids Into Good Adults

John M. Simmons | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

It has been my desire to raise my children to be adults, not kids. Following are 30 principles we have tried to rely on in our family in our attempt to reach that goal.

I Miss The Village

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 07.26.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

I miss that village of mothers that I've never had. The one we traded for homes that, despite being a stone's throw, feel miles apart from each other.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

An Open Letter to British Nanny Emma Jenner

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children need boundaries and limits and will feel scared and out-of-control if they are not enforced. But limits enforced without compassion and understanding of the predictable upset are counter to a child's development

5 Secrets of Raising Charitable Kids

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Charity begins at home -- as does empathy, generosity, kindness, responsibility, honesty and a host of other relationship-building traits that make life worth living.

The Paths to My Heart

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Losing a child is like losing a limb that only the parents of the dead child can see missing. It is a limb that you must learn to function without.

How My 5th Grade Teacher Helped Me Cope With Divorce

Kate Fisher | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Kate Fisher

As a child I fought hard to overcome the day-to-day challenges divorce introduced into my life. My parents were perpetually at odds, and while the war waged on between them I often wondered how to find my place in the world.

When It Pays to Think Inside the Box

Sue Gober | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Last summer my granddaughter, Brooke, played in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

Permission to Cry

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

nd then I knew. She didn't need me to tell her it was going to be OK. Or to stop crying. Or to move on. She needed permission to feel it.

11 Ways To Reclaim A Relaxing Summer For Your Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It's worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.

Dear Moms, You'll Always Be in the Shadows

Anjali Joshi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I'm OK with being in your shadows. When you're busy exploring this complicated world, you won't think twice about me. You won't look back to see if I'm still there. Because you won't need to. You'll know.

Number One Way to Not Forget Your Child in the Car? Be More Present

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

I am definitely not a perfect parent. Sometimes things slip my mind, but I can assure you I never forget my kids in the car. So, my solution and challenge for all parents: Be more present. Be better. Thrive. Hold yourself accountable to be more aware so things like this do not happen.

A British Nanny's 5 Reasons Why Modern Parenting Is In Crisis

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them.

Views of the World: Cup or Series? What Ann Coulter Teaches Us About Cultural and Emotional Intelligence

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Cosmin Gheorghe

I am definitely not what my American friends call a "sports guy." But it was with great astonishment that I recently read the article called "America's Favorite Pastime: Hating Soccer," written by a certain outraged Ann Coulter.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

The Father of All Problems

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

We all want our kids to have better lives than we do (just as we have all vowed not to be like our parents). I just wish I could relax and not worry so much about him making the same mistakes I did and start letting him go instead of clinging to how he and I used to be.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

One Mom's Plan To Break Her Kid's Picky-Eating Habits

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

If your child is a picky eater, mealtimes can be a struggle. So how do you get your kid to forgo a slice of pizza in favor of a plate of broccoli? Acc...

THIS Is What Happens When The Child Becomes The Parent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Peggy Scott just returned home from a lovely jaunt through Italy and Greece with her college daughter, Abigail. Abby was finishing up a semester abroad and her Mom joined her over there. Peggy's Facebook feed was filled with photos. It was a trip where Abby, having spent the semester abroad and with a newly acquired knowledge of all things European, took the lead.