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In order to raise compassionate, curious human beings, we have to surrender our illusion that we can protect our children from random acts of violence.

  • Ann marie Houghtailing
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Last year, I tried to make some changes as a parent so my young daughter didn't rule the roost. Here's what worked, what didn't, and what we'll try this year.

  • Estelle Erasmus
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  • 2 days ago
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The new Barbie has different body shapes. Is that the right thing to do?

  • Audrey D. Brashich
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The main joke gets old in this sequel to the 2001 comedy about dim-bulb former male models.

  • Jane Horwitz
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We were done. He offered to have a vasectomy. I waited for that appointment. And now?

  • Cara Paiuk
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  • 2 days ago
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With a house full of kids, every day is a series of desperate times, some more desperate than others -- but always calling for desperate measures.

  • Mary Widdicks
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  • 3 days ago
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No two children are alike — and neither are parenting tactics.

My son has died a thousand times in my mind. I wonder sometimes whether it will always be that way, and whether I will ever relax again. And at the same time, I have to hold boundaries and be a parent.

  • Jody Allard
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  • 3 days ago
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This party was my idea of a nightmare, but I told myself I was there for my daughter, and that my definition of fun was most likely not hers.

  • Chantal Panozzo
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In her book “The Importance of Being Little,” Erika Christakis delivers a strong case for child-centric learning.

How do you stay connected with your teen daughter and other questions answered by the author of the new book "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood."

  • Sharon Holbrook
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  • 4 days ago
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So many great books for Valentine's Day to read with your little one. Here are a few new greats.

  • Mia Geiger
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  • 5 days ago
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Even though he's grown up and moved out, the Super Bowl is still our thing. But the tables have turned.

  • Claude Knobler
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  • Feb 5
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This Nicholas Sparks adaptation is cheesier and more contrived than most.

  • Jane Horwitz
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  • Movies
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  • Feb 4
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En Fairfax, familias latinas aprenden técnicas de disciplina y a mejorar la relación entre padres e hijos

  • Por Milagros Meléndez-Vela
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  • Feb 4
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Despite all the culture I've tried to expose my daughters to, it's football that they love. I'm starting to catch on.

  • Jennifer Kuhel
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  • Feb 4
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My mother and grandmother were open about sex. In my case, coming of age in a sex positive environment made me take sex more seriously than I otherwise might have.

  • Alanna Schubach
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  • Feb 4
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This mother wanted to know what to do about her daughter and sex and a possible lie. Meghan Leahy advises.

I don’t want to double guess every homework assignment throughout my child’s education. But hanging 100 items off a hat seems particularly absurd because of its potential to be especially time-consuming, expensive and frustrating.

  • Cara Paiuk
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  • Feb 3
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