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How the Elf on the Shelf Ruined Our Christmas

My wife and I have always enjoyed Christmas, even though the structure of the holiday has changed during our marriage. Gone are the days of lavishing gifts on each other because we had no one else to buy for. As it is with most parents, we are now content to live vicariously through the joy seen …

The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

• shares<p><i>A list of parenting action items, created in the hope that we can raise a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their</i> …

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6 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Keep the Pilot Light on Under Their Careers

There are many things I could have foreseen about my life, but what I never could have imagined was that I would be one of the one in three moms who opts out of the workforce after their children are born.<p>I am a cliché, the stay-at-home mom who moved to the suburbs and, facing a second or third …

Labor Economics

Woman swaps letters for candy in obesity fight - TODAY.com

Some children may be getting more trick than treat when they collect their candy this Halloween.<p>According to reports, a woman in Fargo, North Dakota says she'll be handing out letters, instead of sweet treats, to children she believes are "moderately obese."<p>Today<p>In an interview with Y-94 Radio in …

North Dakota

Swaddled babies at greater risk of hip problems, study finds - TODAY.com

Rosemarie Gearhart / Today<p>Ever in search of a way to quiet the fussy baby, parents increasingly have been turning to the age old technique of swaddling, in which babies are bundled tightly in blankets. But a new report suggests that while swaddling does actually soothe babies, it may also leave …

Pregnancy

8 Scary Social Networking Sites Every Parent Should Know

If you think you're hip to your children's online social habits because you know all about Facebook and Twitter, you've got it all wrong. Tweens and teens are increasingly leaving these sites in favor of new apps that offer richer features and a safe haven from watchful parents.<p>For some parents, …

Social Media

The Secret Magic Behind Netflix Customer Service

Pretending to be a fictional character or offering dating advice would probably get you reprimanded -- or possibly fired -- from the customer service department of most companies.<p>At Netflix, taking on the persona of a Star Trek captain during a live chat with a customer gets you on national TV, a …

23 Photos That Prove You're Definitely Not Cool Anymore

<b>You used to be cool.</b> Apparently now you're not. Here's how you can tell.<p><b>1. The Motorola Razr is already in a museum.</b><p><b>2. Corey and Topanga are parents now.</b><p><b>3. Boys don't even know what this means anymore. Maybe try twerking?</b><p><b>4. You have no idea what the kids are into these days.</b><p>Image = Tumblr: ianlicous<p>…

You Won't Believe This Netflix Customer Service Rep Is Real

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to The Huffington Post that this incredible, "Star Trek"-laden back-and-forth between a subscriber and a customer service representative is indeed real.<p>[h/t Reddit]

Ronald Reagan's White House Ghost Story

It wouldn't be Halloween if I didn't re-post my favorite White House ghost story.<p>Ever since the White House was first occupied in 1800, there have been rumors of hauntings, but I got this story direct from the President. No, not President Obama. I first heard about the White House ghosts directly …

The White House

"Funeral Selfies" Will Shatter Your Faith In Humanity

Image: Via Tumblr.<p>At the risk of sounding like a hand-wringing Jonathan Franzen disciple, let's all agree on one thing: While the Internet's many …

Duck Syndrome: How to Help Your Stressed-Out Teen

"Duck syndrome" was first identified by Stanford University in reference to its incoming freshmen. Like a duck gliding peacefully along the water but paddling frantically underneath, Stanford freshmen tried in earnest to appear at ease despite real internal chaos associated with the increased …

One-Third Of Children Under 2 Have Used Smartphones, Study Says

A new study by Common Sense Media has revealed a startling increase in the use of mobile devices among young children, raising serious questions about the long-term effects of the trend.<p>In a survey of 1,463 parents, the media-monitoring group found that the number of very young children using …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

Nutrition

When Will The Royal Baby Realize He's The Royal Baby?

Prince George with his pop, Prince William. Photo: Rex USA /Illustrated by Sydney Haas.<p>So, you're a baby. You think the mobile that hangs over your …

DIY Ice Cream Tonight In 5 Minutes Flat

Photo: Girl Gone Country/Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren</i> …

Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter

“The Circle” scared me into going off social media — and finally being alone with my thoughts<p>I get a sort of high when people retweet me. Let’s be honest: We all do. It’s pretty human to want to be liked, and more important, to be paid attention to.<p>But last month, two things happened that made me …

Misheard Song Lyrics From The 90s

Most common misheard lyrics from the 90s songs. The list of songs includes:<br>C&C Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat<br>Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit<br>U2: …

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …

DIY Curry With This (Very) Easy Starter Recipe

Photos: courtesy of Dinner: A Love Story<p><i>Let’s face it: You’re busy — too busy to mess around with complicated cooking at the end of the day. Still,</i> …

Glitter Jars

I've seen these jars all over Pinterest the last couple of months or so, sometimes called "mind jars" and sometimes called "calm-down jars", and …

20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids!

Keely McGuire has put together a list of 20 school lunch ideas that don’t involve – sandwiches!<p>What a great list. Most of the lunches on the list are …

5 College-Bound Conversations to Have Before Your Kid Hits Campus

When the <i>Princeton Review</i> released its list of top party schools this week, parents of college-bound students began pumping up their lecture material on drug and alcohol use. While these safety conversations are critically important, there are also a few conversations most parents don't think to …

How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?

I recently picked up Alain de Botton's <i>How to Think More About Sex</i>, which generated a very interesting conversation with a car full of teens about how they are taught to think about sex. Why not teach children, I suggested, how to have sex well, the way you teach them how to do other things? This, …

Parenting

Books

As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In <i>Unscrewed</i>, …

Fiction: “Americca” by Aimee Bender

In a brilliant new story, the masterful Aimee Bender imagines a household where disturbing gifts just keep arriving<p>When we came home from the movie that night, my sister went into the bathroom and then called out to our mother, asking if she'd bought another toothpaste as a hint.<p>I know I have major …