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Forming a Family, Step by Step

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Throughout my life, having a solid stepladder has steadied me and helped me to reach higher. At first I might have tread lightly, but now my footing is firm. I just take it one step at a time.

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined? At times I felt like I didn't deserve to feel so shattered, especially in the shadow of my parents' immense loss.

5 Ways to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

Sibling rivalry can be a positive learning tool; rivalry teaches children how to negotiate, share and be successful in different roles such as leader, follower, winner and loser. This life experience comes in handy when children are faced with similar challenges in their lives outside of the home.

Thanks Bode, for Letting Us See a Grieving Brother Cry

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda K. Wertheimer

Maybe NBC should have pulled the camera away sooner, but I don't regret that the world got to see how much Bode Miller loved and missed his little brother. His show of grief likely will help other grieving brothers and sisters with sorrow much more raw than mine.

Little Girl Can't Deal With Her Parents' News

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy

Little Cambria Job captured the Internet's heart -- or at least its attention span -- recently when she starred in a video where her parents told her ...

The Day My Daughter Learned To Share Me

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I had been noticing it lately with her dolls and stuffed toys, the role-playing, the goodnight kisses, covering them in blankets, feeding them, rocking them to sleep. But it was more than that; she was ready to share me with someone else who needed me too.

Little Girl Is Really Excited To Find Out Her Baby Sibling's Gender, Until...

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

A baby's gender announcement is a joyous time for all. Well, maybe not for this little girl who really (REALLY) wished she was getting a sister, a...

A New Reason Positive Sibling Interaction Is Important

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:23am EST (Reuters Health) - In large families, young kids can't always get a lot of individua...

15 Ways to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Here are some suggestions I have shared with parents over the years to help ease and manage sibling rivalry between children.

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

12 'Gifts' Of Parenting Twins We'd Like To Return

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

We agree twins offer unique gifts, as others have pointed out, but we also think they come with certain things we would rather give back.

Melting Icicles

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I'm trying so hard to support their evolution, but some days it feels like holding icicles in my hand. I am so tender, careful not to squeeze too hard or bend them in ways they aren't meant to go, but it's out of control.

6 Reasons To Have 6 Kids

Julie Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Sure, there are some days when I wonder what I've gotten myself into, worry about the world they'll inherit and consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine. But most of the time, I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids.

22 Unexpected Gifts Of Having Twins

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Holding a baby is delicious -- but holding your two infants at the same time is nothing short of a miracle.

Ethnic, Educated and Equal

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I simply didn't want to let people inside, fearing that if anyone got to close, they would hate me or know automatically that I was a black gay boy growing up in the segregated south.

8 Things Women With Sisters Understand Especially Well

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"If you don't understand how a woman can both love her sister and want to wring her neck at the same time, you were probably an only child." -- Linda ...

The Achiever, the Peacemaker and the Life of the Party: How Birth Order Affects Personality

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

I know that no two children have the same set of parents, even though they live in the same family. Why? Because parents are different with each of their children, and no two children ever take the same role.

3-Year-Old Knows Exactly What His Little Brothers Want For Christmas This Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Three-year-old Broderick, who goes by Brody, has taken the reigns this Christmas to ensure Santa does not overlook his baby brothers. Although he c...

These Men Have Sat On Santa's Lap Every Year Since 1980

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents

Posing with Santa is a holiday ritual most kids outgrow well before their high school graduation. But brothers Martin and Mike Gray, now in their 3...

Oops, I Ate the Whole Pie (and Other Tales of Holiday Addiction)

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

The usual holiday reality is sparkling moments shining through quite a lot of disappointment, which is usually caused by the fact that we and those around us often fail in our duty to behave like Santa's perfect little elves.

Baby's First Year Video Is Actually A Love Story Between Two Sisters

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents

Consider this the antidote to all sibling rivalries. Mom of two, Ilana Wiles, didn't think she would be making a "first year video" for her baby H...

'Tis the Season for Sibling Strife: A Survival Guide

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

This is the time when our fantasies of family harmony, and the realities of family cacophony, are most compelling. Not every sibling relationship can, or should, be saved, but you'll never know unless you resolve to think about it.

Arrogance or Love? The Biblical Story of Joseph

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Two years ago, my life-partner, co-author, and often co-teacher Rabbi Phyllis Berman and I wrote and Jewish Lights published a reinterpretation of the...

How I Owned Up to My Last Mental Facepalm

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Naomi Mac Millan

At the time, her answer made me feel sorry for her. At least that's how I took it. However, it was my brother-in-law's impromptu speech during the reception that caused me to rethink things. I realized I had it all wrong.

6 Homemade 'Apps' for Parents in the Digital Age

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

Do your kids spend more time Photoshopping your pet than actually petting it? Do you have to remind them to maintain eye contact when visiting grandparents? Are they lost in their phones as we "speak"?