Parenting

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The History of Cinco de Mayo

True or False: Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's independence. >>

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How a Mother Taught Her Daughter to Admire Real Women

For Emma Moore, Disney princesses will not do. >>

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Should Kids Have Cell Phones?

In a rant, Louis CK said smartphones are ruining people’s abilities to experience their own… >>

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Get Crafty: Paper Towel Tie-Dye

This creative, colorful craft project will brighten up a rainy afternoon. >>

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Easter Games for Kids

Keep the Easter fun going and going with these fun ideas for indoor and outdoor games. >>

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5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>

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Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, but there are things you can do as a parent… >>

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How Much Should You Reveal Online?

Learn how much you should share online and how to protect yourself with privacy settings. >>

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This Dad’s Sandwich-Bag Art Is Unbelievably Awesome

In May 2008, graphic designer David Laferriere drew a chicken on his son's sandwich bag. This… >>

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An Adoption Story That Started at Saks

A chance conversation at a lunch counter led me around the world—and to the child who was meant… >>

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Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind. >>

Voices and Views
Rick Bragg on Parenting

Award-winning journalist Rick Bragg shares thoughts on the departure of his son—and his "empty… >>

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Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby’s Name?

They didn’t name their son Messiah because it means God, and they didn’t think a judge could… >>

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You Be the Judge: A Grandmother’s Rights

A woman argues that she had a right to see her grandson, but her daughter claims she tried to… >>

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Should a Sperm Donor Share Custody?

She never would have agreed to let him be the donor if she had known he was going to expect to be… >>

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Top 13 Christmas Movies for Kids

We recap the classics—and offer a few recommendations you may have missed—in this… >>

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10 Things to Know About the Flu Virus

Want to know how to avoid the flu? Here's what the virus would tell you if it could: whom it loves… >>

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Immaculate Obsession: A Neat Freak Recalls a Childhood of Chaos

Ours was a house of things, items saved and stored. We didn't have conversations or emotions; we… >>

The Fit, Fun School I Wish My Kids Could Go To
The Fit, Fun School I Wish My Kids Could Go To

It’s easy to sound the alarm on childhood obesity—and share the shocking stats (rates have… >>

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Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>