Parenting Tips

How a Mother Taught Her Daughter to Admire Real Women
How a Mother Taught Her Daughter to Admire Real Women

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

5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation
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. >>

Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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

This Dad's Sandwich-Bag Art Is Unbelievably Awesome
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… >>

An Adoption Story That Started at Saks
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… >>

Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?
Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

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

Rick Bragg on Parenting
Rick Bragg on Parenting

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

Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby's Name?
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… >>

You Be the Judge: A Grandmother's Rights
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… >>

Top 13 Christmas Movies for Kids
Top 13 Christmas Movies for Kids

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

10 Things to Know About the Flu Virus
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… >>

Immaculate Obsession: A Neat Freak Recalls a Childhood of Chaos
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… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
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… >>

Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants
Ridiculous Trend: Sorority Rush Consultants

When I saw this recent New York Times story about a growing industry of college sorority rush… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men
Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men

If you're trying to get pregnant, switch off the television. So say researchers who found a link… >>

Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off
Big Win for Women!: School Sports Pay Off

Once upon a time—40 years ago this month, to be exact—a revolutionary piece of… >>

13 Things a High School Coach Won't Tell You
13 Things a High School Coach Won’t Tell You

These insider tips from high school coaches across the country are guaranteed to improve your game… >>

Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism
Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism

Melissa Fay Greene’s adopted son was angry and depressed—until a science fair project they… >>