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Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Three is the age of extreme emotion. One minute I've got a sweet-as-pie charming little girl who can squeeze not one cookie, but two out of me with a smile and big bear hug. Minutes later, she spits in my face .

10 Ways Raising House Plants and Kids Are Similar

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.

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.

Video Game Fans Are About To Be Really Jealous Of 'Action Movie Kid'

Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents

Supervillains beware! Action Movie Kid is at it again. 3-year-old James already made headlines with his special effects-filled adventures, complime...

Why I Use My Louis Vuitton As A Diaper Bag

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I look at me, I see a woman; a woman whose present version is inclusive of the woman she use to be. The woman who had a career that didn't involve baby wipes, who once enjoyed wearing heels and ridiculous amounts of eye makeup, who spent an hour straightening her hair, and who thought the best accessory was the perfect handbag.

3 Simple Minutes to Think the Best of My Daughter

Mama Bean | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

We've never had to break stride before; it's always been a given that we hold hands when cars are nearby; an easy and understood agreement. But as those 10 meters stretched out before us, I realized that the game had changed.

This Talented Toddler Can Sing The Blues With The Best Of Them

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

Meet Luca, a talented toddler who isn't even two years old yet, but can somehow play harmonica and sing the blues with the best of them. (Or at least ...

Dear Cashier

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

He fights back and is inconsolable. He is frustrated with my pleas and pulls at the boxes we are parked beside. I watch in utter horror as the 10-foot chip bag tower tumbles to the ground.THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

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."

Why Acting Like a Toddler Is a Great Idea

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Mary-Lou Stephens

There is a small space between experiencing something in our lives and reacting to it. For most of us, that space hardly exists.

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

How Teaching Prepared Me For Parenthood

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

Teaching taught me the value of lesson planning, to have a game plan, but to also go with the flow, read the situation and be spontaneous. Kids crave boundaries, but you have to be flexible and be willing to deviate fro script. I've learned to read the room and adjust.

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're not speaking.

Toddler Found With 48 Packets Of Heroin

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

At a New Jersey day care on Monday, 48 glassine envelopes of heroin were found stuffed inside a 2-year-old's jacket pocket, police say. The toddle...

How To Survive A Road Trip With A Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
John Corcoran

Going on a long road trip with kids is kind like watching a Ken Burns documentary. You have a feeling you should be enjoying it, but you're really not. And you end up just wanting to take a nap.

My Girl Can Ignite a Fire

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I think of myself, how my own spunkiness has been tamed, lessened with politeness and from experience, and I am so glad that the spiritedness has come full circle.

Watch How Far They'll Go For Candy

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

Who knew that candy had the power to turn two young grasshoppers into ninjas? This dad knew. ...

Toddler Apologies -- In Verse

Jessica Smock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

But I do wonder what my toddler son would compose -- if, of course, he could write -- if he learned about my favorite poem to teach kids: "This Is Just To Say" by William Carlos Williams.

Everything About This Video Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

Not everyone was immediately so gung-ho about Halloween festivities last night. "My girlfriend's daughter wasn't sure she wanted to trick-or-treat...

Toddler Learns A Lesson About Making Friends With Whales

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.01.2013 | Parents

This toddler just learned firsthand that beluga whales can be mischievous playmates. It seems the pair are developing a special bond; the little bo...

This. Little. Girl. Right. Here.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

This precocious little star taps to the beat of her own foot, and no one, and we mean no one, can stop her from stealing the show and having the best ...

Iceland With a Toddler - A Photo Blog

Limari Colon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Limari Colon

"Why Iceland?" My friends ask me when I tell them I just returned from an awesome trip. I'm happy to report it was our best trip yet! We had the time of our lives and I've got pictures to prove it. Here's what you can do if you're planning a trip to Iceland with a toddler:

Toddlers Just Can't Escape Their Tiny Shadows

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents

Peter Pan was able to lose his shadow, but to these toddlers' dismay, they cannot. Though we admit, watching them try is pretty adorable. Via Fun...

Baby Can't Even Comprehend How Cool His Ball Popper Toy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents

Having to listen to the annoying noises of a ball popper toy is soooo worth it just to see this baby's priceless expression. Via Toddletale...