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Everything You Should Know About Applying to and Becoming an Engineering Major

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.

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.

In Defense of My Double Stroller 'Crowding' Your Sidewalk

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

My double stroller, cleverly branded a "mini," was as life-changing and liberating to me at 40 as car keys were at 16.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

5 Essential Summer Safety Tips

April McCormick | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

The warm beautiful weather, outdoor activities and family fun are plentiful this time of year. Unfortunately, so are the opportunities for sunburns, heat rashes, bug bites, water dangers and many more summer activity hazards. Here are five summer safety tips.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

Where Do Our Children Feel Safe?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Few people would disagree that we've become a divided society with our own thoughts and beliefs taking precedence over tolerance and understanding. But what is it doing to our children?

Dear Second-Time Moms, Please Stop Belittling Me

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

I don't think over-packing for an outing or fretting over my baby's routine makes me silly or lame or pathetic, the way moms of two or more tend to not-so-subtly imply.

U.S. NGOs Investing to Help Children Reach Their 5th Birthday

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

In 2012, 6.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. While this represents huge progress over past years, in far too many communities parents simply assume that half of their children will not make it.

One Mom's Plan To Break Her Kid's Picky-Eating Habits

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

If your child is a picky eater, mealtimes can be a struggle. So how do you get your kid to forgo a slice of pizza in favor of a plate of broccoli? Acc...

That Moment You Realize She's a Big Girl

Rachael Clarke | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I packed my daughter's first peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. Despite the simplicity of it all, it was a rather significant moment.

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

5 Tricks To Staying Healthy When Those Around You Are Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Charlotte Cowan M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Expect the frantic call. Your daughter's running late for a critical meeting. Her husband's out-of-town. The baby's t...

THIS Is What Happens When The Child Becomes The Parent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Peggy Scott just returned home from a lovely jaunt through Italy and Greece with her college daughter, Abigail. Abby was finishing up a semester abroad and her Mom joined her over there. Peggy's Facebook feed was filled with photos. It was a trip where Abby, having spent the semester abroad and with a newly acquired knowledge of all things European, took the lead.

5 Tips to Communicate With a Loved One Experiencing Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Kate, a 45-year-old working mother of three, has been providing care for her mother, Mary, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. W...

I'm Not Religious, But I am a Little Buddhist

Annie Battles | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Annie Battles

Meditation and Zen practice is a very personal business for my father, and while I would constantly see him meditating, I grew up unaware of the reasons why he did it.

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy Crush" or group chatting at all hours made me physically ill.

To the Wonderful Mom That I Met Today

Meg Harris | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Meg Harris

As we sat in line waiting for our children to be let in to the Dinosaur Dig exhibit today, we shared knowing glances as our boys raised their hands in excitement and answered every question that the very patient narrator asked.

What If I Moved In?

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

After I teach my picky eater program in people's offices, many parents ask (some beg) me to move into their homes. Lately, I've started thinking about a "break-your-picky-eater-from-the-inside" job. It wouldn't be hard. I'd need about a week.

The Case For Letting Your Child Eat Junk Food Once In A While

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents

This mom is challenging conventional wisdom about healthy eating in a big way. Charlotte Markey, a health psychology professor at Rutgers Universi...

10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

Regan Long | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

Yes, I am sure there is only one baby in there, but if you'd like to accompany me to my next check-up, maybe you'd feel better asking the doctor or perhaps scheduling an ultrasound so I can prove to you that there is, in fact, one human being in there.

The Difficult Road To Making Peace With My Big Breasts

The Next Family | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

I was prepared for them to grow when I got pregnant. I accepted that they'd expand when my milk came in. But I never imagined they'd turn on me, in a massive, G cup-sized way.

Family-Friendly Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens in Atlanta

Barbara Becker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

On a recent walk-through of the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, CEO Doug Shipman looked at the group of social justice activists and their families and said, "This is it right here -- skim, swim or dive. There's content for every type of audience."

Losing My Mother Defined Me, Unleashed Me and Changed Me

Jennifer Koppelman Hutt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Jennifer Koppelman Hutt

I feel sad that my mom was part of a generation that felt so ashamed of any odd thoughts or odd behaviors that she couldn't really laugh at what made her unique, fantastic and also impossible.

From My First Pregnancy to My Fourth

Regan Long | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

Going from two to three naturally added to the circus. However, in some respects, we had become experts at managing madness.