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Is it OK to take a young child to a funeral?

Seeing the distress on her 10-year-old daughter Charlotte’s face as her mother-in-law’s coffin was carried into church, Katherine Nicholson instantly regretted allowing her child to attend a funeral so young. “She was distraught,” says Katherine. “She couldn’t take her eyes off the coffin and was …

A former Stanford dean explains the simplest thing parents can do to ensure their kids' success

If your kids aren't doing their chores today, don't be surprised if they have trouble collaborating with colleagues later in life.<p>That's the message …

Five healthy money habits to teach your kids

It's never too early to start teaching your children healthy habits, and that includes financial ones. From an early age, children begin to observe their parents in all areas of life, including their spending and saving and how they talk about money. Kids pick up on our attitudes about money just …

Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens

Ever since 1999, many pediatricians have clung to one main recommendation about kids and gadgets: you shouldn't show screens to any child under 2 years old. However, they've just loosened that once-firm policy. The American Academy of Pediatrics has softened its guidelines to permit screens for the …

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Success

Why I Let My Children 'Yearn' The Hard Way

I just hung up from a phone conversation with with my daughter, the college co-ed. She needed a little pep talk. She's upset because we are poor. Well, <b>WE</b> aren't actually poor. My husband and I do just fine. <b>SHE's</b> the one that's poor.<p>The poor struggling college student. It's a rite of passage and a …

Parenting

I’m Hard On My Kids Because I Don’t Want To Raise A**holes

I’m a mean mom and I’m okay with that distinction. In fact, I’m quite proud of the title my kids often bestow upon me. It’s taken me years of soul …

Motherhood

7 Tips For Raising A Daughter Who Doesn’t Have A Weight Obsession

You can take what you want from this. You should know that I have <i>zero</i> daughters, and that I am not a parenting expert. All I am is a daughter of …

Ben Affleck

What Good Parenting Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

This weekend, I attended my first ever, one-year-old birthday party (well, besides my own, I suppose).<p>Whereas most birthday parties up until now have involved discussions beforehand of where to get dinner and drinks, this one included discussions of feeding schedules and nap times. Also notable …

Parenting

The 7 Best Leadership Qualities (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Top 7 Leadership Qualities & Attributes of Great Leaders<p>Many leadership qualities have been identified that are important to great leaders across …

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

Did new parenthood bring you unhappiness instead of joy?

A survey has found that the birth of a first child makes most people as miserable as bereavement or divorce. Our panel share their experiences and emotions<p><b>Rachael McCall: My new-mother misery made me think of suicide</b><p>Whether the first months of parenting can cause as much grief as bereavement is an …

Numb

It's Just Emotion

Are your feelings helping or hindering the start-up process?<p>This story appears in the April 1997 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>We like to think that we're devoid of emotions in our professional lives--that we make critical decisions with a business head and not a bleeding heart. The truth is that …

Business Strategy

Do You Make These 3 Delegation Mistakes? - Lead Change

If you’ve been leading for any length of time, you know you should delegate. My earliest leadership memory is of delegating household chores to my …

Master the Art of Delegation by Avoiding These 5 Mistakes | The Fast Track

Delegating effectively is one of the most important things you can do as a manager, but it’s also one of the most difficult. Are you making any of …

The Ultimate Guide to Delegating (for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Delegating) | Inc.com

Is your to-do list a mile long? Do you spend your day in meetings and bring your work home with you because there aren't enough hours in the workday? Do you feel as though the weight of the entire company is resting on your shoulders?<p>If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might need a …

Leadership

How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, "I start with good …

New York Times

The Myth of Passion and Motivation: How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them.<p>Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with good …

Motivation

How to take a day off from your startup without feeling guilty about it

Often entrepreneurs share that they don’t have the luxury to take weekends off; even just one day off per week seems unachievable. This sounds …

How to Enjoy Life

Enjoying life is often thought to be a mindset, the result of reflection, action and gratitude. And while most of us lack sufficient free time to …

How Our Brains Stop Us Achieving Our Goals and How to Fight Back

As admittedly wonderful and fascinating as the human brain is, it definitely can feel like our brain is out to get us sometimes.<p>Summed up perfectly …

Procrastination

23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

A buddy of mine is a big-deal business professor at an even bigger deal university. And for reasons I still don’t understand, he asked me to come in …

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About half of Americans dream of opening their own businesses, according to a recent survey by the UPS Store, but with 50% of small businesses failing within the first five years, how do you know if you're an entrepreneur ... or a …

Entrepreneurship

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

HART: Love is not enough, kids need discipline

In Summary<p>Endlessly being told about other parents who let their children do whatever they want! Give kids an option and they’ll always be watching …

Parenting