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'She Can Have Some Of My Hair': After Seeing Girl Without Hair, Toddler Moved To Donate Hers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.03.2014 | Good News

This young girl is truly benevolent beyond her years. Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine watched a video from Extra Life, a charity...

This Toddler's Killer Dubstep Dance Moves Will Even Blow Skrillex Away

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

This kid really knows how to tear up the dance floor. A video uploaded to YouTube illustrates the unbearable cuteness that is a little dancer name...

20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

Chris Cate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

All of your friends are asleep. You like your medicine. I'm not going to tell you again. Mommy and Daddy think vegetables are delicious.

10 Excellent Uses For Your Household Toddler

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

With an eye on getting some return on my investment, which included 10 months gestation, 12 hours of labor, opportunity cost of maternity leave and part-time work, as well as expensive hair appointments (okay fine, boxes of color bought at Rite Aid) to cover the gray hairs she has caused me, I have come up with some uses for my toddler.

5 Steps to Help You Lose the 'Parenting Pound'

Chris Cate | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

For your physical and mental health, it's always best to associate your children as the antidote to weight gain and not the reason. So with that in mind, consider this 5-step five step plan babies and toddlers use to help you lose the parenting pound, or at least keep it down to a pound.

The DIY Guide To Preschool Applications

Suzie Skougard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Suzie Skougard

Start padding those resumes, just like you do to your own, and you're going to be rocking that "Proud Parent to an Honor Roll Student" bumper sticker in no time.

10 Parenting Milestones You Should Laugh And Not Cry About

Chris Cate | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

If any milestone is deserving of a page in a scrapbook, it's the first time a parent sleeps for more than seven consecutive hours, whether that happens at night in a bed or face down in an office.

An Introduction To Soccer For 3 And 4-Year-Olds

Chris Cate | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

You must want the ball like you want chocolate cake for breakfast and breakfast cereal for dinner. Sure, sitting down and picking grass might look like a great idea when a player on the other team does it. But that is your chance to kick the ball while the other team is down.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

21 Reasons My Toddler and I Aren't Making It Out Today

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Toddler has set his chair atop the coffee table, and is seated on it like a king upon his throne. I set about carefully removing him while he loudly laments the injustice of his sudden dethronement.

Parenting Never Gets Easier

Sarah Bregel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

One day your 4-year-old will be throwing the most massive public tantrum and you'll be staring into you cuddly baby's eyes thinking, what's so bad about this? When he's up again to nurse at 4 a.m., you'll think the opposite.

Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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.