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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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Why You Should Consider Speed Skating for a Hobby

Speed skating provides kids with a positive environment. Carl Hillís daughter Phoebe, six at the time, liked to skate but wasnít interested in hockey or figure skating. But she loved speed. Carl show…

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How I Stopped Hating Fathers

Ned Plimpton: Why didn't you ever try to contact me? Steve Zissou: Because I hate fathers, and I never wanted to be one. From 2004ís The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou I grew up in 1970s America;…

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Misconceptions About Childless Adults

The further I get into this parenting adventure, the more I am convinced that parenthood is truly not for everyone. This perspective comes not from any form of regret for my current lot, but more from…

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Does Mom Really Know Best?

Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com Witnessing our parents' aging process can be painful. Some people find the pain so unbearable that they find reasons to be angry with their parents. Some use ot…

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Defining Who is a Parent

I was recently contacted by a lawyer, on behalf of an old friend who is locked in a bitter custody battle for her 7-year old daughter, and asked to make a statement verifying, and validating, my fri…

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IVF: The Kids Are Alright

On July 25th, 1978 Louise Brown was born in the UK, along with hundreds of other babies. What made baby Louise singular and special, was the fact that her birth was seen as a scientific breakthrough, …

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The Pitfalls of Parental Worry

If you are a parent (odds are at least half of you reading this are) then you inevitably find yourself worrying about your children. Sometimes it is about the things you can't change, like: is my chil…

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The Politics of Parenthood: Mom and Dad Don’t See Eye to Eye

Over the last few election seasons, we have been treated/subjected to the shallow labeling and pigeonholing that comes with terms like "soccer moms," "security moms," and "NASCAR dads." There are assu…

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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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Thanks for all these enlightening clear and honest explanations.

I'm with Jan N. This guy has nothing on Henri Le Chat Noir.

The only massage I could tolerate was by my physical therapist. A regular massage is just painful d…

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