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An Open Letter to the 'Sh*tty' Teens

Dear Teenagers,<p>By now you have heard about Rachel Canning. You know, the 18-year-old girl who left home and then decided to sue her parents. Her parents gave her an ultimatum. Either live under their rules or leave. So she left. She then sued her parents to keep paying for her education and money …

Let Her Say No

One of the most important parenting decisions we have had to make so far happened in the middle of the county fair.<p>We were exhausted. Our house was on the market; our youngest daughter, Penny, was an infant, and our older children were still young -- ages 5 and 3. One night we decided that, in the …

5 Healthy Ways to Eat a Rainbow

March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a …

10 EASY PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS - Kids Activities

• Rock Garden – Use a few household items to grow crystals on rocks. Let your kids add in their own ingredients to find out which help grow the …

What Happened When A Blogger Asked The Internet For Money To Be A Stay-At-Home Dad

Should stay-at-home dads receive compensation? At least one daddy blogger thinks so. That's why Adam Dolgin, the dad behind Fodder 4 Fathers, recently asked the Internet for help raising money for a $50,000 salary.<p>The writer posted the project "Help Me Be A Stay-At-Home Dad" on crowdfunding …

Your Kids' First Job: Rags to Riches

Some of our sports heroes are paid millions of dollars a year like Payton Manning, of the Broncos, at 18 million. Derek Jeter of the Yankees agreed to a one-year, 12 million contract. And, Shaquille O'Neal is reported to have made 20 million in 2013 -- and he isn't even playing any more. Actor …

Coping With Disappointment: The Rule of Sevens

My teenage son has had a crush on a girl for sometime and, while driving him to school the other day, I nudged him once again to ask that girl out. He very much wanted to ask her out, but was afraid of being rejected and ruining the friendship. I encouraged him to "just do it" and he kept telling …

Shouting 'Fire' in a Room of Scientists: Breastfeeding and Sensationalism

<i>By Melissa Bartick, MD, MSc and Briana Jegier, PhD</i><p>If you want to grab news headlines, all you have to do is say "breastfeeding has no effect on child well-being." It's like shouting "fire" in a crowded movie theater. You create a Jerry Springer spectacle of moms fighting other mothers about who is …

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering or smelling a little suspicious. "Somebody needs you," they say. I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me. I could be enjoying a …

Watch A 3-Year-Old Explain The Essence Of Doing Good Perfectly

Emily's Hair from FlyPress Films on Vimeo.<p>Little Emily James has beautiful hair, an adorable toddler voice, and a big heart. At the age of 3, she decided to donate her hair for kids with cancer to have wigs. And her parents, who own a production company, filmed the experience from start to …

Is Yelling the New Spanking?

Spanking is making a comeback.<p>In the news at least, as Kansas considers a law allowing "controlled" spanking as a disciplinary alternative for teachers and caregivers.<p>The legislation would allow for "...up to ten forceful applications in succession of a bare, open-hand palm against the clothed …

I'm Traumatized From Getting My Children Ready in The Morning

It's 5:45 a.m. and I hear the creak of my daughter's bedroom door open. Her sound machine is still on. I can hear the fake rain sound emanating from the distance. Then I hear the thumping of her little feet hit the floor. She runs directly into my bedroom and proclaims:<p>"Good morning mama!"<p>I …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

'Supernanny' Jo Frost: There's No Justification For Spanking

When it comes to spanking, "Supernanny" star Jo Frost give clear advice: Don't do it.<p>Frost joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd for a conversation about her new book "Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior." When a commenter asked for her opinion on physical discipline, …

What About Dad?

<i>Written by Rosemary Strembicki</i><p>As a woman, I can easily identify with the stories I so often hear from moms who are experiencing the overwhelming feelings that come with the life changes of being a parent. Whether they spend their days at home or in a workplace the responsibilities of managing …

Do Parents Really Know Best When Disciplining Their Children?

If parents were to base their disciplinary decisions solely on scientific research, spanking would be a strategy of the past. More than 100 studies document the negative effects of spanking, while positive associations with physical discipline are nearly non-existent.<p>Still, two-thirds of Americans …

Watch Them Blossom

Fifteen years ago, I cut out a quote from a parenting magazine. It's purposely taped to the inside of my kitchen cabinet, so I see it every morning. It reads, "Accept a child for who he is and watch him blossom." I found it 15 years ago in a Christian parenting magazine and the morning I found it, …

Would You Wish Your Life on Your Children?

I use this question as a guiding principle for my life. I am writing this article on a plane in February headed on vacation with my husband. No kids. Do I want my kids to go on vacation someday with their life partners and leave their kids with a trusted sitter? Yes! When I go out with my …

The Phase of Raising Tough Kids

My mother's lifelong friend, Mrs. Ryan -- and that's what we called her -- was like a second mother to my sister and me. She raised four kids of her own, three of whom were older than us. When my mother would lament some new challenge with her own children, the experienced Mrs. Ryan would respond …

6 Ways Having Kids Is Like Not Having Kids

I'm a firm proponent of the idea that becoming a parent doesn't have to change your entire life, but even I have to acknowledge that it definitely <i>does</i> change it. Just not that much. Your personality and interests and even your lifestyle can survive the transition to owning children, believe me. My …

Whatever You Do, DO NOT Give This to a Toddler

DO NOT under any circumstance hand a phone over to a toddler. If you do, it will be gone. Forever. As in, bye-bye phone. The toddler will become obsessed with it, NOTHING will compare. They will search you, your pockets, handbag... EVERYWHERE, until they find <i>their</i> precious phone. And when they find …

Keep Your Little Movers Safe With This Baby-Proofing Checklist

Baby's on the move? Run! No wait, better make sure it's safe. Here's a checklist for all you parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have little ones moving about your home. Curiosity can be adorable, but did you know how much trouble a child's sense of exploration can be? …

The Mom Blogger Community: How 'Turning The Other Cheek' Brought This Group to Power!

By the end of 2014, it is estimated that 4.7 million mom bloggers will make up the mom blogging community in the United States -- up from 3.9 million mom bloggers in 2013. That's a whole lotta chatter going on amongst moms and there seems to be no end in sight as countless numbers of moms join the …

Dear Son, It Was An Honor To Hold You

Dear Son,<p>I held you on Friday night for the first and last time ever. It was one of the saddest, proudest, most heartbreaking, and beautiful moments of my life. It was an honor to hold you.<p>I'm proud of you, son. Even though you only made it halfway through the pregnancy, you have left a mark on our …

'Mothering Can be More Demanding than War Reporting -- Where you Actually get a Break Sometimes'

When she'd appear on CNN International reporting live from Moscow, I remember thinking, <i>What a formidable journalist.</i><p>More than a dozen years later, I am happy to report I still find her formidable. But this time, my thoughts are very much, <i>What a formidable mother.</i><p>Siobhan Darrow -- author of <i>Flirting</i> …

DIY Matchbox Car Garage **UPDATED**

Hi friends! There has been such an overwhelmingly positive response to my Do-It-Yourself car garage project that it became very clear to me that I …

Jo Frost's Toddler Rules

• <b>Author:</b> Jo Frost<p><b>SILVER MEDAL WINNER, NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS</b><p><b>From the beloved TV disciplinarian and bestselling author of Supernanny comesan amazingly simple five-step program of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior, and create long-term peace and</b> …

For All the Dads

We were watching the Olympics the other night, and the commercial thanking moms for all the sacrifices they made came on. Because of dedicated mothers, we have Olympic athletes. But apparently, only because of the moms.<p>Then today, I saw this on my Twitter feed -- "A Love Letter to All the Tired …

Three house rules to live by

Raising caring, thoughtful children all starts with respect, inside and outside the home. No matter what other rules apply in your household, …