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7 secrets to better parenting

What does it mean to be an intentional parent? The term "intentional parenting" seems to have originated sometime in the 1990's. It's become popular …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Cory Silverberg is elevating in-home sex-ed to an art form, one kick-ass book at a time. His first kids' book on reproduction, called <i>WHAT MAKES A BABY</i> (for preschoolers through 2nd-graders), combines inclusive language, helpful descriptions, and bright, bold and beautiful illustrations by Fiona …

Comic Books

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

Parenting

Being a New Mom In Denmark Vs. The United States: Personal Experiences

<i>See also: Personal Experiences: Raising Kids in Denmark Vs. The United States</i><p>Yesterday I wrote about the differences between the pregnancy and birth experiences of my friend Erica, a married American mom who has lived in Copenhagen for 9 years, and my own, a mom of two living in New York City. …

Parenting

The Parenting Cliché I Cannot Stand

At the start of Lent this year, I was the sleep-deprived mom of a 3-month-old baby. I published a Facebook status that said, "For Lent, I'm giving up sleep. #newmom."<p>Funny, right?<p>It got 45 likes and several comments from commiserating and empathetic mommies and daddies, saying "Amen!" or "Piece of …

Parenting

7 Parenting Rules I Flat Out Refuse to Follow

Rules, rules, rules. Every day is something new.<p>We need to drink more milk. Eat less sugar. Get more sleep. Spend less time on our devices. Exercise more. And drink less alcohol, unless it's red wine, in which case 1.5 glasses per evening with a well-balanced dinner is good for you.<p>I don't mind …

Parenting

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

Camping

Motherhood is lonely — and new moms have it the worst

Research finds feelings of post-partum depression fall on a continuum, and 90 percent of mothers are on the scale<p>Entering motherhood is a rite of passage for most women. For many new moms, however, the first months and years can be a lonely place. A new study finds that several types of social …

Postpartum

3 scary signs your marriage has entered 'pre-divorce' phase

In the courtship phase of a relationship, a lot of talking takes place. Couples talk about favorite foods, hobbies, likes and dislikes. They discuss …

15 simple things you can do to stay happy at work

The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.<p>Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious …

3-Month-Old Baby Reportedly Blinded After Family Friend Forgets To Turn Camera Flash Off

A recent photo opportunity reportedly took a horrific turn for the worse when a 3-month-old baby reportedly suffered a life-altering injury. …

Parenting

This mini LED projector will turn your backyard into an outdoor theater

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Pottery Barn Outdoor movies have long been a mainstay for public parks; each summer Manhattan's Bryant Park plays host to cult classic …

Living Rooms

This Restaurant Will You Give You a $10,000 Gift Certificate if You Name Your Baby Quinoa

Your kid may resent you forever, but at least he or she have a full belly?<p>Parents throughout our history have given their babies some pretty ridiculous names. Some that stick out from 2014 include Ruckus, Princecharles, and Legendary, thanks to a roundup from <i>TIME</i>.<p>And although many of us health …

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

When my husband walks in the door after working late, his first words to me are "Thank you." He's thanking me for taking care of the kids and the usual tasks of the day -- dinner, baths, bedtime routines, clean up.<p>He usually follows it up with "I'm sorry" for having worked late, even though it was …

Parenting

Do you want a family photo like Kate Middleton? Photographer reveals how the Duchess of Cambridge got the perfect shots of Prince George and Princess Charlotte

• <b>Kate took the first official photographs of Princess Charlotte herself</b>• <b><br>An amateur photographer, the Duchess put her camera skills to good use</b>• <b><br>FEMAIL</b> …

Family

Important and Not-So-Important Things I Want to Tell My Kids, From A to Z

<i>Raise your hand if random things pop into your head at 2 a.m. that you want your children to know. (Hold on, let me put my hand down, because it's hard to type this way.) I've compiled some of mine and hope you might add your own advice in the comments.</i><p><b>Aging:</b> Two of the greatest things about …

Parenting

Here's What First-Time Moms Should Know About Breastfeeding

All praise nipple cream.<p>They had a lot of great and smart wisdom to share. Here is some of their advice for new moms:<p>"I am a huge proponent of breastfeeding, but that being said...it doesn't fit everyone's lifestyle. <b>The most important thing is to feed your baby in the manner that best fits you and</b> …

10 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Divorced Parents

According to psychologist and researcher Judith Wallerstein, “the highest impact of divorce on children comes 15-25 years AFTER the divorce, when the …

Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist

Young children today are less able to read human emotions than pupils four decades ago, an expert has said<p>Children struggle to read emotions and are …

Two women held captive in Ohio house of horrors for decade release memoir | Fox News

When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.<p>Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight …

Crime