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Ask Mr. Sexsmith: I struggle with my feminist beliefs and my bedroom preferneces … help!

Dear Mr. Sexsmith, I am a strong, opinionated, sometimes bossy, lesbian. I have a huge passion for the empowerment, education and advocacy of women. I volunteer as a sexual assault advocate and have been involved as a Planned Parenthood educator. I am very vocal about breaking the cycle of female oppression in our culture. I […]

Parents of Baby Who Can't Open His Mouth Go to Unusual Source for Help

Post by Suzee Skwiot. How many times have we heard, "Don't go on the Internet for medical advice!" The best and most surefire way to get your burning questions answered is just to go straight to a doctor. Skip the online hassle and the pesky writers who are willing to shell out advice and go right to the professionals. Show More Summary

11 Epic Sexting Fails: Oh... Oh... Oreo Cereal?

You can't help but laugh when reading through this collection of 19 Motherly Text Message Fails. Parents trying to be hip is simply hilarious. But it's difficult to browse around the following gallery without feeling a twinge of sadness. Somewhere out there, some guy wanted to have virtual sex with his girlfriend... Show More Summary

Top Ten Ways Fathers Can Honor Their Mentors

In this excerpt from his new book, "My Father’s Day Gift," Dr. David Andrews breaks down ten ways that dads can gratefully acknowledge the father figures who helped shape their development as parents. The post Top Ten Ways Fathers Can Honor Their Mentors appeared first on The Good Men Project.

10 Essentials to Help Your Kid Rent an Apartment in NYC

This article was originally published on Better After 50. The other day, my husband and I received the following email from our 20-year-old daughter, who will be a senior at NYU continuing to live off campus: "Hi wonderful parents, I'm starting to look for apartments again. Here's the required paperwork I will probably need from you as Guarantors: 1. Show More Summary

School's list of tips to prevent bullying looks like it was written by a panel of playground bullies.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

RULE #10: Learn that scars are cool, and that your bully is helping you get cooler. (via Jezebel) The Lincoln Public Schools system is cowering in a corner and apologizing today after an onslaught of outrage from parents who were rightly...Show More Summary

Despite Progress in Helping Abused Children, More Needs to be Done

Seven-year-old Sarah suddenly seemed withdrawn and tired. She started to wake up with bad dreams and was wetting the bed for the first time in years. A letter from school expressed concern about her progress in class. Sarah's parents...Show More Summary

100 Things To Do Before Getting Pregnant

Here's a sampling of the multitude of things I've been told to do before getting pregnant, and I need to do ALL of them. Heaven help me. More » 100 Things To Do Before Getting Pregnant is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Advertising: A Children’s Book to Comfort Frightened Parents

The investment company T. Rowe Price has published a rhyming picture book to help worried parents plan for the cost of sending their children to college.

How toddlers learn verbs: New insight

Parents can help toddlers' language skills by showing them a variety of examples of different actions, according to new research. Previous research has shown that verbs pose particular difficulties to toddlers as they refer to actions rather than objects, and actions are often different each time a child sees them.

Quoridor Pocket Maze-Forming Travel Game helps you exercise your brain on the move

I know that we are a society that is obsessed with mobile devices these days, and Generation Z grew up in a digital environment, so much so that anything analog is looked upon in disdain, as they wonder how we, their parents, were able to live with knobs, dials, and the idea of sending snail mail to one another across time. Show More Summary

Study provides new insight into how toddlers learn verbs

Parents can help toddlers' language skills by showing them a variety of examples of different actions, according to new research from the University of Liverpool. Previous research has shown that verbs pose particular difficulties to toddlers as they refer to actions rather than objects, and actions are often different each time a child sees them. read more

Multiple births don't have to be an inevitable result of fertility treatments

While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn't have to be the case, according to...Show More Summary

Webbys 2014: Vote for Funny Or Die and Help Reunite this Boy's Parents!

Webbys 2014: Vote for Funny Or Die an... Vote now below! Submitted by: Pat O'Brien Regular Keywords: webbys Views: 7,577

Does bad parenting cause mental illness?

Over on our Facebook page, a reader posted: Supporters of families should protest SAMHSA's distribution of its new "Family Therapy Can Help" booklet. It's full of statements that imply that faulty family dynamics are the underlying problem in the development and persistence of mental illnesses. Show More Summary

Community Rallies to Help Teen Pay for Funerals of Parents Who Die Weeks Apart

The collective heart of a Central Kentucky community opened wide for an 18-year-old high school senior after his mother and father died just weeks apart and saddled him with the burden of paying for their funerals.

Telemedicine Training Offers Hope for Rural Parents of Children with Autism

Autism is on the rise, but resources for autistic children have historically been difficult to find in rural areas. This is problematic because early intervention can be critical in helping children develop the skills they need to succeed. In 2004, University of Kansas researchers Linda Heitzman-Powell and Jay Buzhardt had the bold idea of training […]

Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Might Want To Date His Daughter

Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter. He begins with threats ("If you break her heart, I will hear it snap"), but continues with words of tremendous love and awe for this human he helped...Show More Summary

Help your Kids Figure Out What to Do After High School

When kids graduate from high school, they have many options to make sure that they take a life path that is going to work well for them. Each of the four options below will help parents to point their children […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Moms Advised to Quit Co-Sleeping After Divorce

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Like many parenting issues, cosleeping is one of those parenting choices that's as divisive as religion or politics. Some feel it helps them bond with baby, while others feel it creates a bad habit for both parents and children. Show More Summary

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