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On Raising a Mixed-Race Son in a Time of Fear

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I am afraid of what my son will and will not look like because in a lot of ways, this will determine how I will have to parent him, to prepare him for the world. Will he "pass" as white, as Jewish, as his father is? Or on a dark night coming home from a party, will his face betray him?

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

An Apology To Both of My Exes' Mothers

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

I mean, really, what woman is going to be good enough for my son? And if there is such a woman, is she going to love him as unconditionally as I do? I shudder at the thought, which is crazy, because I'm trying to put a nice gentleman into the world, not a neurotic momma's boy.

The ABCs of Being a Real Man

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Being a single mother it becomes more of a struggle because I have to be the female role model for my daughter and the male role model for my sons. Some days it's hard, and other days it's very clear what I expect from my boys.

Why Everyone Loves America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock On Her 50th

High50 | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
High50

At 50, the Oscar-winning actress is funny, beautiful, hot, talented and has Hollywood eating out of the palm of her hand. High50's Alexa Baracaia looks at why everyone loves America's sweetheart, Sandra Bullock.

What Would You Do If You Only Had Hours To Live?

Dianne Harman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

My husband and I were in Seattle recently visiting our son and daughter-in-law. My son was debating whether or not to take a position he had been offered at a large increase in salary. We were discussing it and he made the statement, 'But I don't know how many lunches I have left.'

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

Like My Mother Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

My mom has been gone for over 20 years now, so it's not like I would be repeating an incident from yesterday. But she ticked off what I'd said, and I thought, Wow, I do do that. Without even realizing it, every day I'm leaning on, laughing at and listening to my mom.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Son Is Selfish!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Be explicit. When you hold your own "I" in check, help him notice: "Waiting on this line is so annoying. I feel like yelling at the lady behind the counter, but she's doing her best. Besides, I'm not the only one who has to wait."

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

Shut Out? Here's How to Get Back Into Your Son and Daughter-in-Law's Lives

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Regardless of how it happened, you haven't seen your son, grandchildren or your daughter-in-law in weeks, months, maybe even years. You've called, emailed, and texted. You've tried everything you can think of to turn things around, but nothing changes -- except that their anger towards you seems to be growing.

That Time I Attended the Maxim Super Bowl Party With My Father, His New Wife, and My Boyfriend

Benjamin Solomon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Solomon

Though I have an enviable relationship with my father (for a gay man) and hang out with him and his wife occasionally at their home in New Jersey, I was taken aback by the randomness of his request. We don't often go to exclusive nightlife events together.

"They've Got My Number"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Not many people know this, because I just made it up, but when Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and said, "Watson, come here, I want you," he heard a voice on the other end say, "This isn't Watson. You have the wrong number."

Lessons We Have to Be Reminded of and the Places We Least Expect Them to Come From

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Campbell

Always do the right thing, not just for you or the person you are doing it for but for the eyes of those you don't know that are watching.

'Getting Old Sucks!'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

My father has only been truly old, as defined by his health and functioning, for perhaps five years, yet he was young and vigorous for decades before that. It takes time for perception to catch up with reality, but I'm not sure it ever does.

"Love Your Mother"

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Once when my children were in their early teens, I did a ceremony in the back yard with them. Kneeling on the grass, as they stood watching skeptically, I patted the ground and said, "The Earth is your mother.

The 'Innocent' Comment I Couldn't Let Slide

Erin Scot | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Erin Scot

I know a lot of parents worry about things like "how to raise a man properly" and the like. I don't want to worry about that. I don't care about raising a "man." I care about raising a person. Specifically, a good person. Specifically you.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

"Stubble, Stubble, Toil and Trouble"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was in high school and was just starting to shave, which led to so much blood loss that I should have been honored by the Red ...

Listen Up, Dad: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Your dad may feel that you are "in on the joke," and indeed this may have been par for the course in the past. However, it's now your job to make it abundantly clear times have changed and you will no longer tolerate being publicly humiliated. You have a responsibility to advocate for yourself.