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Sibling Revelry

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

I never wanted a child. I always wanted children.

Is the American Happiness Formula Making our Kids Depressed?

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

We have become approval junkies always looking for the next fix, the next hit of validation and approval. The problem is that our goals (Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval) are all extrinsically based.

9 Worst Ways To Have 'The Talk'

nickmom | Posted 09.14.2012 | Parents

Written by C. McFadden for NickMom It’s the question every parent dreads: "Mom, where do babies come from?" If you’re worried that the birds an...

Camp Xanax

Meredith Gordon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

Next time Mom gets one of her really cool ideas, it better come with a Xanax. For me, not for her. She's having a great time.

The Truth I Didn't Want to Acknowledge About My Parenting

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Having identified the ways in which we compound each other's stress, it's easier to laugh at ourselves: "Oh, we're doing that thing again."

The Week's Best Mom And Dad Blogs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, the school year starts for two mom bloggers; Tanis Miller’s kids reenact a scene from her childhood; and Ilana Wiles reali...

5 Easy Ways To Help Your Kids Be Happy

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

If you weave gratitude and appreciation into your family's day-to-day life, happiness will occur naturally.

7 Ways To Help Your Child Adjust To A New Baby

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My husband and I just had a baby boy, and our 4-year-old daughter is not adjusting well. She was happy that she was finally going to ha...

8 Ways To Stop Your Preschooler From Name-Calling

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, When my 3-year-old is angry or frustrated with me, which is pretty often these days, she calls me names like "stupid poo-poo head." I h...

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Parenting

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

"There's no love more intense than the love we have for our children," says Arianna Huffington. "And wherever you find intense love, you're sure to fi...

Don't "Raise Happy Kids!"

Dr. G | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Before you decide that I am heartless and ranting, please understand that I wish happiness for my children. I just don't want them -- or me -- to see their happiness as my responsibility. It's not!

'My Kids' Grandparents Won't Enforce My Rules'

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, I have a lot of trouble getting my parents to enforce my rules about bedtime, appropriate snack foods, etc. when my children spend the ...

Raising My Rebellious Girl

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 10.13.2012 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

Having grown up as a rebellious girl myself, it's hard not to be nervous for my daughter, knowing that she'll have to navigate a world that is at turns opposed to her flourishing. But then she wows me again and I feel a wild sense of pride well up inside me.

WATCH: Will Kelly's Kids Follow In Her Footsteps?

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Kelly Ripa, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo, and we she told me all about her three kids and what they wan...

Yoga: How We Serve Inner-City Schoolchildren

Rob Schware | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Debbie Cohen started teaching yoga in 1996 and began working with children in schools in 2002. She later went on to found the Core Yoga in Schools Program to serve Boston public schools.

Kids and Video Games: Health and Safety Issues

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Scott Steinberg

Where video games and kids are concerned, education and engagement are always key.

6 Steps To Stress-Free Playdates

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

I don't have a problem with a movie or video game here and there, but I've found that too much of either makes my kids a little nutty. And some of the movies they'd watched at my friend's house made me feel uncomfortable, too.

The Cost of Raising an Olympian: How to Finance Your Child's Dreams

Women & Co | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Whether her goal is a place on an Olympic podium, a professional sports career or a college scholarship, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to budget for her dreams now.

Why Summers Make Me A Total Wreck

Joslyn Taylor | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Joslyn Taylor

Guilt just feels fruitless, so I try with every fiber of my being not to succumb to it. Except in the summer.

Kids and Entitlement

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

Do your kids have chores, or do you think they are an out-of-date idea? Is paying for hard work a good incentive, or is it a blatant disregard for child labor laws?

Why Seeing My Son's Class Video Made Me Rethink Everything

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

The video captured my son's school experience from kindergarten through fifth grade. Happy, smiling kids filled every frame, but there was one thing wrong: It was mostly all news to me.

21 Parenting Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Every time I come home my kids run to the door jump up in my arms and yell, "DADDY!" It's great. When does that excitement stop?

These Are the Days

Lindsey Mead | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

These are the days when most of the time you feel 18, but once in a while you feel excruciatingly aware of every single hour you've lived.

6 Tips for Helping Kids Try New Foods

Amie Valpone | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Amie Valpone

Get your family inspired by the fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season at your local farmers markets. If you don't have a farmer's market near your home, try to find a CSA and get weekly produce delivered for your meals.

20 Parenting Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Isn't it amazing how persuasive kids can be and how they can change your entire routine and how you feel no longer matters, but it becomes all about them?